Service We Provide
Antenatal and postnatal care
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.
Child Health Checks
Child health checks are carried out at the surgery by the doctors and the Health Visitors and the National programme is followed
The Croydon Family Planning Clinic is now based at Croydon University Hospital (Mayday).
A wide range of contraceptive services are available from the doctors and nurses at the surgery:
- Contraceptive advice about long-term and temporary contraception
- Oral contraception
- Emergency contraception - 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.
- "Coils" - Intrauterine contraception
- Referral for specialist contraception services
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.
Long Term Conditions
The Practice provides a full range of services for patients with asthma, heart disease and hypertension and diabetes
The Practices provides a minor operation service for problems that do not need referral to specialist dermatology clinics.
Sexual Health Services
Ask a Doctor or Nurses at the Surgery for advice or information if you are worried or think you have an infection.
Services are also available at the Genitourinary Medicine (GU Medicine) Clinic at Croydon University Hospital (Mayday).
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.