All the doctors are interested in these important problems. Please do not hesitate to make an appointment to discuss them.
It is helpful to know if you have a Carer (someone who takes on an unpaid caring role) or if you are a Carer for someone else. We have a page dedicated to Carers where you can also register with us as a carer so we can provide you with additional support.
Clinics are run by the Health Visitors at the Surrey Docks Health Centre on Wednesdays 1-3pm only. Childhood immunisations are still available in the practice on Tuesdays and Thursdays by appointment.
We can offer flexible appointments to working parents, please ask reception for more details. Further information can be found here:
General contraceptive advice
All the GPs are trained to discuss all forms of contraception, although if you are specifically interested in the contraceptive Implants or IUDs (Intrauterine Device. A device inside your uterus, also known as coils) we recommend booking with Dr. Thacker, Dr Seyfollahi or Dr Browne as they are trained to fit them (please see below for further information). Dr Doble is able to help with implants but not IUDs. We have specially trained family planning nurses who can be seen if you have already been started on a pill or injection and are not having any problems. They can also help with sexual health screening and smear tests. Free condoms are available on request from the GPs or nurses.
Contraceptive pills, patches, rings and injections (Depo)
All GPs are able to prescribe these and administer the contraceptive injection. If you have been using these for several months or years and have no problems, you can also book to see the nurse for continuing with these forms of contraception.
If you would like a contraceptive implant inserted or removed, you will need to speak to a GP first, and it would be best to do that with a GP who inserts and removes them (Dr. Thacker, Dr Seyfollahi, Dr Browne or Dr Doble).
You can either book a face to face appointment, or a telephone appointment. The GP will discuss what’s involved and will arrange an appointment at a later date to insert or remove. Feel free to book an appointment to discuss even if you are not completely sure of your choice.
Coils and Intrauterine systems (IUS)
If you would like an IUD inserted, you will need to speak to a GP first and it would be best to do that with a GP who inserts them (Dr. Thacker, Dr Seyfollahi, Dr Browne). We recommend booking a face to face appointment for this. The doctor will discuss what’s involved and will arrange an appointment at a later date to insert it if you wish to do so.
Feel free to book anappointment to discuss even if you are not completely sure of your choice.
If you wish to have an IUD or IUS removed, you can book any appointment with the above GPs to do so without a prior appointment. Please be aware if you do not wish to become pregnant you should not have unprotected sex seven days before it is removed.
Counselling is available from one of the counsellors who run regular sessions at the surgery. If you think you would benefit from this service please make an appointment with one of the doctors who will assess your suitability and arrange a referral if appropriate.
Drs Marsh and Humphrey offer a very limited range of minor surgical procedures. Please book an appointment to discuss this with the doctor. A number of doctors offer joint injections for various conditions, please contact reception for further information.
Advanced Nurse Practitioner
An Advanced Nurse Practitioner is a registered nurse who has received additional university education to increase their ability to treat, diagnose, counsel and educate patients. The Advanced Nurse Practitioner can also provide the information you may need to better manage your health or condition.
Advanced Nurse Practitioners are trained to see patients of any age with new onset health problems. You will need to see a Doctor if you have complex health problems. The receptionist will be able to advise on suitability. The ANP is able to issue a prescription if necessary.
Further information can be found on our What can Advanced Nurse Practitioners help with? page.
Practice Nurses and Health Care Support Workers
Our Practice Nurses and Healthcare Assistants hold surgeries by appointment only. Between them they perform a wide range of services including:
- Blood pressure checks
- Stitch removal
- Ear syringing
- Travel vaccinations
- Cervical smears
- Exercise on prescription referrals
- Urine Tests
- Flu Vaccination (usually during September and October)
- Weight advice
- Health checks
- Chronic Disease Management
- Management Longterm Conditions including: Diabetes, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), Elderly assessment for patients with multiple conditions
If you have just found out that you are pregnant, you can now refer yourself to the maternity services at Guy's & St Thomas' OR at King's College Hospital. Please do so as soon as you have found out that you are pregnant. You should hear back from the hospital and have a midwife appointment at 10 weeks. If you have a long-term condition such as diabetes, hypertension, thyroid problems, please see a GP for us to refer you and amend medications etc.
If you are already pregnant and seeing our midwife colleagues, please note that their clinic has now moved to the Artesian Health Centre, 138 Grange Road, London, SE1 3GF . All midwife appointments now take place at the Artesian, rather than at Albion Street.
Additional information can also be found in the 'Your pregnancy and baby guide' on the NHS Website.
We offer the following services
- Screening for sexually transmitted infections e.g. chlamydia, Gonorrhoea for men and women.
- Testing for HIV infection
- Treatment of infections
- Sexual Health advice and information
- Pregnancy testing and advice
- Fertility and infertility advice
- Emergency contraception (the "morning after pill")
- Free condoms
We are involved in the National Chlamydia screening programme for those under 25 years.
Please note that all consultations are CONFIDENTIAL and this includes patients under the age of 16 years.
Please book an appointment with either a doctor or nurse.
We recommend that most women have a smear every three years. These can be done by any GP or by the specially trained practice nurses in their appointments.
We are happy to deal with all enquiries regarding foreign travel, including vaccinations recommended and general advice. If you are planning to travel abroad, please contact the surgery 6 to 8 weeks or more prior to travel in order to allow sufficient time for your required vaccination course. We provide a wide range of travel vaccinations (except Yellow Fever).
To find out more please see Travel Health and Vaccinations.