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Community Services

When the surgery does not provide the service in-house, the doctors and nurses will refer patients for community services.

Baby Clinic 

The baby clinic is held on a Wednesday afternoon between 1pm and 3pm at 60 Patmos road, SW9 6AF (Tel: 020 3049 6437). The clinic runs according to a first come, first serve basis. This clinic is for weighing and advice; regrettably, sick babies cannot be seen in this clinic.

Community Matron

We have a Community Matron who visits patients in their homes.  All patients are referred by the practice.

District Nurses

The District Nurses visit our patients in their homes when they are housebound and unable to come to the surgery for treatment such as taking bloods, changing of catheters, giving B12 injections, dressings etc.

Minor Eye Conditions Service (MECS) 

MECS is a NHS funded service for all that are registered with a GP within Lambeth and Lewisham. If you have a sudden concern with the health of your eyes or if your GP advises you to attend – you may be entitled to an appointment with a specifically accredited optometrist. These community based practices offer ease of access to highly trained health professionals with specialized equipment, with the aim of helping to manage your eye complaint.

Pre-appointment Advice - Please bring a list of your current medication, your spectacles and contact lenses with case and solution (if applicable) to the appointment.

You may need to have eye drops instilled as part of the examination that temporarily affects your vision. Please do not drive to the appointment.

Data Protection - In order to evaluate the effectiveness of this service, some non-identifiable data, such as age, ethnic origin, the type of eye problem and how the optometrist dealt with it, is collected for review. Your personal data such as your name, date of birth or address will not be collected.

Bereavement Services and Counselling

Lambeth Branch of Cruse Bereavement Care is now able to provide the local community with one-to-one support. Information and advice is available to bereaved people, who are invited to contact the branch at any time along the bereavement journey - however, wherever and whenever their loved one died.

Patients can self-refer to this service by calling the branch on 020 8939 2532. You may be asked to leave a message and someone will call you back as soon as possible or you can email the service at  lambeth@cruse.org.uk

Lambeth Talking Therapies

Lambeth Talking Therapies Service is part of the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies service (IAPT). The service is available to anyone 18 years and older who lives in Lambeth or is registered with a Lambeth GP. 

They offer talking therapies for people experiencing mild to moderate depression, general anxiety and worry, panic attacks, social anxiety, traumatic memories and obsessive compulsive disorder. They also offer help with other problems including anger, eating, and relationship or sexual difficulties.

They offer appointments at many GP surgeries and clinics across the borough of Lambeth.

If their service isn't right for you, they will suggest alternatives that are more likely to meet your needs and put you in contact with an appropriate service. 

Again, you can self-refer to the service or a doctor or nurse will refer you.  Ask a doctor or nurse for further information.

Foot Health and Chiropody

We have an in house chiropodist every Monday bookable by appointment.

The community podiatry (foot health) clinics offer a range of services to assess, treat and advise patients on any foot condition.

Podiatrists (healthcare professionals trained in all aspects of care for the feet and lower limbs, including the most common foot problems) provide expertise in preventing and treating disorders of the foot and ankle.

You must be registered with a GP in Lambeth or Southwark to access this service. 

They aim to help you to:

  • relieve pain
  • maintain function and mobility
  • prevent or minimise deformity
  • reduce the risk of ulceration and amputation.

Treatment is provided through individual care plans and carried out in community health clinics.

Urgent foot problems

You can also refer yourself to your nearest urgent clinic if you encounter an urgent foot problem. 

Conditions that qualify as requiring urgent assistance:

  • sudden pain in your foot
  • recent injury
  • if you notice blood or discharge on your sock/hosiery
  • if you think you have an infection
  • ulcerations
  • pre-ulcerous corns (red/brown/black discolouration beneath corn)
  • inflamed ingrowing toenail.

Please note: nail cutting and hard skin, corn and callus removals are not carried out at the emergency clinics.

The urgent clinic is a non bookable clinic and patients are treated on a first come first served basis. Unfortunately during busy periods there may be a significant wait.

Please be aware that the podiatrist may assess and advise only. Treatment is not guaranteed.  The nearest clinic for our patients is:

Elmcourt Health Centre, 214-218 Norwood Road, London SE27 9AW

Tel:  020 3049 5700

Wednesdays 11.00 am to 12.30 pm

 
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