103-105 Grove RoadWalthamstowLondon, E17 9BUTel: 0844 445 2221
Dr Shah is a trained medical acupuncturist and a member of The British Medical Acupuncture Society. Acupuncture treatment is beneficial for a number of painful conditions such as chronic neck and back pain, painful joints, migraine and painful periods. Acupuncture has the benefit of avoiding the side effects associated with a number of medications used for such chronic conditions. This is a non NHS service.
All women aged between 25 and 64 are routinely invited for the cervical screening examinations (smears) every 3-5 years, depending on age. Regular cervical screening is the best way to detect early changes in the cells in the cervix (neck of the womb). Early detection and treatment can prevent cancer developing in around 80 to 90% of cases.
This is a national screening check carried out by the doctor and is recommended to all new born babies between 6 to 8 weeks. This assessment allows you to discuss concerns about your baby's growth and development. It is usually combined with the first child immunisations which are administered at the same time.
The practice offers the full range of routine contraceptive services including contraceptive pills, IUCD (coil) insertion and Nexplanon (Implants)
Emergency contraception: The morning after pill is recommended within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse and the IUCD (coil insertion) within 5 days.
Some contraceptives, including emergency contraceptives, are available at pharmacies and family planning clinics.
The nearest family planning clinic is based at: Oliver Road Medical CentreOliver RoadLondon E10 5NFTel: 020 8430 8310Fax: 020 8430 8211
These include blood and urine tests, X-rays, scans and cardiac investigations.
Flu vaccines are recommended for all patients suffering from heart and chest conditions, diabetes, those over the age of 65 years and others in the 'at risk' category. The vaccination programme starts in October each year and early vaccination offers maximum benefit.
Childhood immunisation is a vital aspect of prevention against a number of serious infective illnesses. We provide the full range of recommended childhood immunisation. Please also ensure that we have the full immunisation history of your child to allow us to advise you on the immunisation programmes.
We provide tetanus, polio and other immunisations for adults as they also require protection against these serious infections. For those in certain occupations e.g. health care workers, those serving in the police or fire services, working in care homes, etc, Hepatitis B vaccination is highly recommended.
Specialist reports and examinations for insurance, employment, immigration and emigration purposes are available.
The practice provides a cryocautery service for warts, verrucaes and small lumps. In addition, we provide excisions of lumps such as cysts, lipomas and skin lesions including moles. Joint injections for a variety of painful conditions are also undertaken.
We are aware that many patients may not be eligible for NHS services or may wish to consult a GP outside the NHS. We provide the full range of primary care services, diagnostics and referral for specialist opinions. This non NHS service does not apply to patients registered at the Grove Medical Centre under the NHS.
This vaccination is recommended to all those in the same at risk category as the flu vaccination. This is usually recommended once in the lifetime. Please ask for further information.
We run a number of other special clinics and services including:
The Grove Medical Centre provides comprehensive travel advice and immunisation service. It is also a registered Yellow Fever Travel Centre. You are advised to contact the practice nurse as soon as your travel arrangements are confirmed as some immunisations are required to be given well in advance of travel to offer full protection.
Please discuss your requirements with the practice nurse at least 6 weeks prior to your journey.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)
You do not require a doctor's sickness certificate for any illness lasting seven days or less. Your employer may however require you to complete a self-certification form (SC2) which is available from your employer or on the HMRC website .
If you are sick for more than seven days, your employer can ask you to give them some form of medical evidence to support payment of SSP (statutory sick pay).
It is up to your employer to decide whether you are incapable of work. A medical certificate, now called a 'Statement of Fitness for Work’ (see below) from your doctor is strong evidence that you are sick and would normally be accepted, unless there is evidence to prove otherwise.
You could also provide evidence from someone who is not a medical practitioner, e.g. a dentist. Your employer will decide whether or not this evidence is acceptable. If your employer has any doubts, they may still ask for a medical certificate from your GP.
The 'fit note' was introduced on 6 April 2010. With your employer's support, the note will help you return to work sooner by providing more information about the effects of your illness or injury.
For more information see the DirectGov website (where this information was sourced)
The Grove Medical Centre offers all its services on a private patient basis to those who are not registered at the Centre. The Centre has the state of the art technology to provide an efficient and up to date clinical service from its modern premises.
The practice team consists of experienced doctors, practice nurses and an administrative team which looks after all the needs of all private patients.
The practice offers the following services to private patients
NON-NHS (Private Fees) - April 2012
The centre offers a comprehensive programme for identifying the risk factors for heart attack and stroke. This may also include a blood test and following the detailed assessment, a customised action plan will be recommended to reduce your chances of developing a heart attack or stroke.
The centre helps patients with weight problems by offering advice on diet, exercise and, where appropriate, medication to help lose weight.
The centre promotes screening for sexually transmitted disease. It offers screening for Chlamydia for those aged between 16 and 24, both male and female.
The Grove Medical Centre provides services for all types of vaccinations and immunisation. This includes the national immunisation recommendations for all age groups as well as specific requirements for those travelling abroad. The centre is a Department of Health registered Yellow Fever vaccination centre.
Contraception is an important aspect of modern life to prevent unwanted pregnancies. The Centre offers a full range of contraceptive services including contraceptive pills, injections, patches and the insertion of IUCD (coil).
The Grove Medical Centre promotes exercises for healthy living and for improving the outcome in a number of chronic medical conditions. Apart from providing advice, we also refer patients, where appropriate, to the prescription exercise programme at the local sports centre.
The health and social dangers of smoking are well recognized. The Grove Medical Centre supports all its patients who wish to give up smoking by enrolling them in special clinics. This service consists of psychologically preparing the patient to give up smoking. This is followed by nicotine replacement treatment which may consist of patches, gums and tablets.
Further information on smoking cessation is available from www.nhs.gov . Smoking cessation advice is also provided by local pharmacies.
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