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31 Queenhill RoadSouth CroydonSurreyCR2 8DUEMAIL: CROCCG.H83014COMMUNICATIONS@NHS.NET, Tel: 0208 651 1141
If your child is unwell and you need advice from the practice then please contact us as you usually would. Please do not delay contacting your practice and seeking advice if you and your child need it. During the COVID19 pandemic, don’t come to the practice – contact us first.
People who live or work in Croydon have access to a wide range of urgent care services including booked appointments within three GP Hubs from 8am to 8pm, seven days a week, if you require medical assistance that cannot wait for you to see your own GP.
To access a Croydon GP Hub, call 111. Find out more on www.croydongphub.co.uk, locations and travel information for the hubs are mentioned below. GP HUB CENTRAL CROYDON
GP HUB PURLEY
GP HUB PARKWAY
Please see the Croydon GP Hub posters below:
The Practice provides a minor operation service for problems that do not need referral to specialist dermatology clinics. The Practice is also one of the three host sites for the Croydon Minor Operation Service.
Ask the Doctors or Nurses at the Surgery for advice or information. If you are worried or think you have an infection, the Croydon service is the Genitourinary Medicine (GU Medicine) Clinic at Mayday.
Advice about contraception and a wide range of contraceptive services are available from the doctors and nurses at the surgeries.
"Coils" - Intrauterine contraception
Referral for specialist contraception services
Services are also available at the Croydon Family Planning Clinic now based at the Croydon NHS Walk-In Centre.
Usually the "morning-after pill" - is available from the doctors or nurses at the surgeries. It is also available directly from the local pharmacies if the surgery is closed. Information about emergency contraception is available on the website of the Family Planning Association.
Antenatal and postnatal care is provided by the doctors and our attached midwives according to local and national policy. The Practice does not provide a home delivery service but you can discuss this with the midwife. The current schedule of recommended routine antenatal visits is shown on our pregnancy planner page. This may vary if the hospital or GP feel it necessary.
Once you find out that you are pregnant, the first person you will be likely to meet, is your doctor who will refer you to a qualified community midwife.
Your midwife has done between 3 - 5 years of training in order to qualify, and has a wealth of experience in dealing with normal healthy women in pregnancy and childbirth. She is the person with whom you should consult, and should she feel that you need the intervention of a doctor, she will refer you to him for advice.
She is responsible for providing all your antenatal care needs, assessing you when you go into labour, delivering your baby and caring for you afterwards. She will also provide you with the education that you may need, to help you through the birth and afterwards. Unless problems develop, there should be no need for you to receive care from a doctor, as birth is a natural occurrence, and for most women, will progress normally to a normal delivery.
Cervical cytology tests (smear tests) are recommended for all women between the ages of 20 and 65. The Practices follow this national screening programme.
Croydon Primary Care Trust and the Practices recall women for these tests on a 5 yearly programme.
Appointments for this smear test should be made with our skilled Practice Nurses or booked at the NHS Walk In Centre.
Child health checks are carried out at the surgery by the doctors and the Health Visitors and the National programme is followed
Birth - Hospital doctor
6-8 weeks - Doctor
8 months with hearing test - Health Visitor
18 months - Health Visitor
3.5 years - Doctor, if there are any concerns
Immunisations for young children are usually carried out in a clinic but immunisations for older children can be done at any time to fit in with play groups or school times.
The immunisations are arranged with the Practice Nurses. View the childrens vaccination schedule
Please contact the Practice nurses when your child's immunisations are due. We will send you a reminder if we do not hear from you.
Health Visitors employed by Croydon Community Health Services are attached to the Practice.
Health Visitors lead a team of people who may be involved in the care of your children. These include community health nurses, registered nurses and nursery nurses.
They will normally visit you when your baby is born, and then follow your child until they go to school.
Health Visitors have links with specialists in the health service and other agencies. They can refer your child for tests if, for example, there are concerns about hearing, sight, etc. In these situations, they can act as an advocate for your child.
They also work closely with Social Services and the Police if there are concerns about child abuse. They also work with children with special needs and those who are born with a disability
The Practice provide a full range of services for patients with asthma. Our nurses are highly trained in this subject and run regular asthma advice and assessment sessions. Please ask the receptionists about this.
The Practice has a very active programme for identifying, monitoring and treating patients with heart disease and hypertension.
The Practice follows the latest NHS guidance and we have developed and are involved in the Central Croydon Clinical Governance Programme for heart disease and hypertension.
The Practice runs an active recall programme to ensure that patients with heart disease are on the correct treatment and are having the recommended investigations. Please ask one of the doctors for further information
The Practice follows National guidance and the recommendations of the Diabetes National Service Framework.
The Practice works closely with the Diabetic Department at Mayday Hospital, Diabetic Specialist Nurses, Dietitians, Chiropodists, the Mayday Eye Unit and others to provide a package of care to monitor diabetes, maintain health and prevent complications.
For most people is an unpleasant but self-limiting illness, the main symptoms lasting up to about a week. Treatment is symptomatic and those affected are advised to stay at home, rest and drink plenty of fluids.
The Practices organise an annual flu immunisation programme.
At present, flu immunisation is recommended, and available under the NHS, for
those over 65 years of age
diabetics on medication
asthmatics and other respiratory illnesses
those with chronic liver disease
Travel immunisations can be arranged with the Practice Nurses. We normally keep most immunisations in stock at the surgery. Yellow Fever immunisations can only be obtained from special centres - ask at the surgery for information. Find out more about countries and vaccinations needed on our travel information page
Please note that people in the 50-64-year old age group will not be vaccinated until November and December, providing there is sufficient vaccine, and no appointments will be offered for this age group until then. This is to ensure that those who are most at risk are vaccinated first. If you are 50-64 and you are in one of the other groups which is eligible for the flu vaccination, for example you have a health condition which puts you at risk from the flu, you will be invited earlier.