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Clinics & Services

Asthma

This service helps patients with breathing difficulties caused by conditions such as asthma, allergies and other lung problems. 

We encourage our patients with asthma to be reviewed 6 to 12 monthly dependent on severity. Our asthma-trained nurse will do these reviews and set up repeat prescriptions so you can order prescriptions online or via a smartphone. We do have use of a nebuliser for those who are having trouble with their asthma and this will be done as a priority.

If you as an asthmatic patient are having any problems with your asthma please call our GP On-Call Line between 9:00 and 11:00 and speak to one of our clinicians – INHALERS CAN BE ISSUED AS AN EMERGENCY IF YOU HAVE RUN OUT but you will then be asked to attend for a review when you are better.

Also Asthma UK is an excellent website with animated inhaler devices, pod casts, lots of literature.

To learn how to use your inhaler correctly or check you haven't slipped into bad habits watch the video appropriate to your device.

Learn how to use a peak flow meter correctly.

Blood Tests

This service is run for the purpose of taking blood from patients as requested by your doctor. You can arrange an appointment with the Health Care Assistant Monday to Friday (except Wednesdays). To obtain the results ensure you sign up to SystmOnline or call us between 09:00-11:00 if you wish to discuss your results with a clinician.

Diabetes

This service helps patients with diabetes manage their blood sugar, medical condition and lead healthy, active lives. Over 2 million people in England are living with diabetes, a condition which results in too much glucose (sugar) in the blood. To remain symptom-free people with diabetes must monitor their diets carefully and manage regular treatments such as injections and tablets. To find out more, please speak to your Doctor / Nurse or contact our reception for more information. Weblink:  www.diabetes.org.uk

We run a dedicated clinic twice a month specifically for our patients with Diabetes to address all your health-care needs in a 'one-stop' clinic to help make managing your Diabetes easier.  Please ask reception for further details and join our facebook group

https://www.facebook.com/kchcdiabetesgroup/ 

Immunisations

Flu Vaccine - The flu vaccine is the best protection available against an unpredictable influenza virus which can cause serious illness and even death. You have a pivotal role in helping to prevent the spread of the virus during the winter months. Ring your GP practice to book an appointment today, don’t delay. Unsure if you are eligible, click on this link:

Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) / Meningitis ACWY Vaccinations - It is very important for students to have had 2 doses of combined MMR vaccine. Please check this information and visit the Health Centre if you have not done so. You are also strongly recommended to have had the Meningitis ACWY Vaccine. More information is available here

Maternity care

This is provided by the doctors who will be able to review your care through your pregnancy, including referring to the hospital of your choice when required.

Minor Surgery Clinic

The Centre offers a Minor Surgery Clinic that treats lumps, bumps, skin lesions and joint injections on Tuesday afternoons. This is run by one of the doctors who specializes in minor surgery and works alongside one of the nurses.

Please book an appointment with one of the Doctors for a referral to the minor surgery clinic.

Same Day and Emergency Assessment

Same day and emergency appointments are available Monday to Friday.

To access same day and emergency assessments please call the On-Call GP on 020 7848 2613 between 9:00 - 11:00.

If your problem occurs after this time you can still call reception who will be able to navigate you to the pathway you need.

Situations not appropriate for Same Day and Emergency Appointments

For the following situations you need to make a routine appointment with the doctor/nurse:

  • Accommodation letters (Doctors appointment).
  • Certificates of good health for placement.
  • Medical certificates for longstanding problems.
  • Medical certificates for missed lectures up to one week. (see section on Forms & Certificates for this above)
  • Referrals to external agencies for ongoing problems e.g. physiotherapy.
  • Repeat medication review.
  • Review of existing medical problems for which you have seen a GP before.
  • Routine smear tests.
  • Starting a contraceptive method for the first time.
  • Travel health / travel vaccination.

Sexual Health Clinic

You can receive treatment or be screened for Sexual Health related problems through our:

  • Dean Street Sexual Health Clinic: who are based at 56 Dean Street but work at the practice on Mondays and Fridays during term time.
  • Dean Street Express- Walk-in sexual health testing for people who are symptom free.
  • Health Centre Nurses/ Doctor: who can screen/ treat/ refer you accordingly.

If you would like to be seen please call 020 7848 2613 to make an appointment or if you have any concerns call the nurse advice line between 09:00 – 11:00 Monday to Friday. Tests normally include: genital swabs, urine tests, blood tests. More information about sexual health and contraception can be found HERE

www.asksexpression.com/ask/

Smoking Cessation

The Health Centre's works closely with Kick It who hold two Stop Smoking Advice clinics at the Health Centre on Fridays.

Clients' non-smoking status is validated by conducting carbon monoxide testing through use of a carbon monoxide monitor during all face-to-face encounters where possible. Where no face-to-face encounter occurs, telephone follow-up is conducted and smoking status verified.

The Smoking Cessation service runs in conjunction with No Smoking Day,  Stoptober and though out the year.

Support to stop smoking

King's College London is a smoke-free University. This means no smoking in indoor and outdoor spaces  

We understand that giving up smoking can be difficult without support, which is why King’s is offering stop smoking clinics for staff and students.

Click here for more information

Over 40's Health Checks

Get your free midlife MOT, for adults in England aged 40-74 without a pre-existing condition, it checks your circulatory and vascular health and what your risk of getting a disabling vascular disease is.

Why should I get checked?

As we get older, we have a higher risk of developing something dangerous like high blood pressure, heart disease or type 2 diabetes. Your NHS Health Check can spot early signs and help prevent these happening to you, which means you'll be more likely to enjoy life for longer. 

Start by taking the online heart age test to see how healthy your heart is 

What lifestyle changes can I make?

Once you've had your NHS Health Check, your healthcare professional will discuss your results with you. You'll be given advice and support to help you lower your risk and maintain or improve your vascular health . But you don't have to wait until your NHS Health Check appointment to make healthy changes. 

What questions should I expect?

Your NHS Health Check will involve a brief personal history and a review of some key personal details.

This will involve questions about your:

  • ethnicity
  • smoking status
  • family history
  • physical activity
  • diet
  • alcohol consumption

Also, your healthcare professional will need to do at least three simple and routine health tests. These tests are nothing to worry about, but are crucial for properly understanding your "heart age".

The health tests include:

  • Diabetes risk assessment 
  • Body Mass Index(BMI) 
  • The blood pressure test
  • The cholesterol test

Don’t wait, call us to book an appointment with your nurse to have your health check done.

Womens Health & Contraception

Contraception

Our Practice Nurses are family planning trained and are able to advise on all aspects of reproductive and sexual health including birth control pills, IUCDs (contraceptive coils), diaphragms, contraceptive patch & injections, implants & the contraceptive vaginal ring. Contraceptive implants and coils (copper IUD and Mirena IUS) can also be fitted at the Health Centre.

All contraception including barrier methods for safer sex are available free of charge.

They can also be obtained free from any Family Planning centre. To find a Family Planning clinic click here.

Cervical Screening

In the UK, cervical smear tests (or pap smears) are offered to all women between the ages of 25 and 65 years of age. We recommend that all women have a cervical smear every 3 years. Over the age of 50 recalls are every five years.

For more information on Cervical Screening please click here.

If you have had a smear test abroad or privately please let us have a copy of the result so that we can update your records and allow the national screening office to send you appropriate recall reminders. You can send it to us at kingscollegehc@nhs.net or drop it into the reception team.

 
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