Clinics/Services

If you would like to book one of these clinics, please book your appointment online, or contact us on Kings Road Medical Centre 020 8422 1667 or Eastcote Surgery 020 8866 1238.

Asthma Clinic 

In recognition of the increasing prevalence of asthma in our community we ask patients to book a appointment with the practice nurse who will ensure that treatment is effective by checking inhaler technique and measuring lung function regularly.

REMINDERWe would advise all patients attending for asthma appointments please remember to always bring along their inhalers.

Patients are required to have annual asthma reviews with the practice nurse. Acute asthma problems and emergencies should be seen within normal surgery consultations – appointments can be made with our reception staff.

Cervical Smears

Smear tests for women involve an examination of the cervix (neck of the womb) to check for changes which occur before cancer develops. These changes can then be treated. Please click the link below for more information.

Cervical Smear Information

We recommend that women between the ages of 25 and 49 years are encouraged to have a smear every three years and those aged between 50 and 64 every five years, unless advised otherwise by a doctor.

Smear tests are usually performed by the Practice Nurse. We have a recall system in place to advise women in advance of their next smear test.

If you are newly registered with the practice, please inform us of the approximate date of your last cervical smear in order so we can put you into our recall system.

Patients wishing to check their results (and it is always wise to do this) should wait between four to five weeks before doing so – the approximate time taken by the laboratory to process the tests.

Child Immunisations

Nurse Castledine runs a baby clinic on Tuesdays at Kings Road Medical Centre to give immunisations after the initial schedule of immunisations has been discussed.

The practice urges all parents to have their children fully immunised. If you require to see the doctor or the practice nurse, please make an appointment with either.

Routine Immunisation Schedule

Routine Immunisation Schedule

COPD

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a lung condition encompassing diseases such as bronchitis and emphysema.
Patients suffering from this condition are usually over 40 years of age, get breathless on exertion, may have a chronic cough and usually (but not always) have a history of smoking.
Nurse Castledine runs a specialised service to help patients with COPD. Patients with COPD will require annual reviews, this can be booked via reception.

Seasonal Flu Vaccination 

65 years old or <65years old and have a long term condition

This is a vaccination that is given every winter and protects you against Influenza. It is a common infectious viral illness spread by coughs and sneezes. We recommend it as the illness can be very unpleasant, and most will make a full recovery, but it can last for a week or two.

Whooping Cough Vaccination

As part of your ante-natal care all pregnant women are now offered vaccination against whooping cough when they are 16-38 weeks pregnant. This is due to the sharp rise in the number of whooping cough cases in the UK. Please book a vaccination appointment with the nurse when you are between 16-38 weeks pregnant.  Please click the below link for more information on Whopping cough.

Whooping Cough Information

Dietician Clinic

Kings Road Medical Centre runs a dietician clinic every alternative Monday morning for patients of both surgeries. Referral is made via either the nurse or the doctor at the surgery.

Pre- Diabetic

Non-diabetic hyperglycaemia, also known as pre-diabetes or impaired glucose regulation, refers to raised blood glucose levels, but not in the diabetic range. People with non-diabetic hyperglycaemia are at increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. They are also at increased risk of other cardiovascular conditions. The practice runs a specialised service for patients with pre-diabetes and an appointment can be booked with the Healthcare assistant please call our reception staff to book an appointment.

Family Planning Clinics

We do not offer a separate clinic for family planning but would be happy to advise on all aspects including the coil. If you are on the pill we must see you to check your blood pressure every 6 months. If you run out and are not able to see us immediately we will allow you one month’s additional supply after that you must find the time to come in. You may see the Practice Nurse for this.

Emergency Contraception

If you are at risk of pregnancy, perhaps a condom split or came off , you missed the pill or you were not using contraception at all ,then you need emergency contraception. Emergency contraception can be obtained in several ways and there are two types of emergency contraception.

The first type is a form of the pill and is effective if taken up to 72 hours after unprotected intercourse. The second type is to insert an intrauterine device (coil) and this is effective for up to 5 days after unprotected sex. The pill can be obtained from

  • The Practice. If you come within 72 hours then we will be able to prescribe it for you but you will need to see the doctor. All consultations are confidential Prescriptions from us are free.
  • From a Family Planning Clinic. The nearest one is at the Caryl Thomas Clinic in Headstone Drive 0208 861 5924. Prescriptions from them are free

It’s worth remembering that emergency contraception can fail and it does not stop pregnancies outside of the womb known as ectopic pregnancy. It is therefore vital that if you miss a period you must come back.

Emergency contraception is no substitute for regular family planning and you should discuss this with us as well.

Flu Vaccination

An influenza vaccination is particularly recommended for patients with heart, lung or kidney disease, diabetes and residents of nursing and rest homes.
Please contact our reception staff in early September for details of the vaccination dates.
If you are housebound, a home visit by one of our practice nurses will be arranged to administer this vaccination.

Intrauterine Devices

The intrauterine contraceptive device (IUCD) is an effective method of contraception which is also known as ‘the coil’. You might have heard these being referred to as the Copper Coil, Copper T or Mirena coil.

Dr Ranjini Kudli Nagaraja performs IUCD Fitting in the practice. Please book an appointment at reception with her.

Adults and MMR

16 years old and born after 1957 –  Measles Mumps and Rubella
Since early 2016, cases of measles have been confirmed across London and the East of England, This programme was introduced in April 2013 to immunise patients over the age of 16 years who are not fully vaccinated. Measles is a highly infectious viral illness that can be very unpleasant and sometimes lead to serious complications. The MMR vaccine also protects you against Mumps and Rubella (2 other conditions that can have serious complications and health issues)

MenACWY

18-25 year olds – Meningitis ACWY vaccination

If you are born between 18-25 years old, we highly recommend having the Meningitis ACWY vaccination which will protect you against 4 of the 12 strains of Meningitis. Meningococcal disease is a life-threatening infection. Most people will make a good recovery but at worst meningococcal disease causes very severe illness that can rapidly result in death.

Pneumococcal Vaccinations

The pneumococcal vaccine protects against serious and potentially fatal pneumococcal infections. It’s also known as the pneumonia vaccine.

Pneumococcal infections are caused by the bacterium Streptococcus pneumonia and can lead to pneumonia, septicaemia (a kind of blood poisoning) and meningitis.

At their worst, they can cause permanent brain damage, or even kill.

Who should have the pneumococcal vaccine?

A pneumococcal infection can affect anyone. But some people are at higher risk of serious illness, so it’s recommended they’re given the pneumococcal vaccination on the NHS.

These include:

  • Babies
  • Adults aged 65 or over
  • Children and adults with certain long-term health conditions, such as a serious heart or kidney condition

 Shingles Vaccination -70- 78 years old 

This is a vaccine that is given to patients aged between 70-78.

A vaccine to prevent shingles, a common, painful skin disease is available on the NHS to people in their 70s.

The shingles vaccine is given as a single injection into the upper arm. Unlike the flu jab, you’ll only need to have the vaccination once and you can have it at any time of the year.

The shingles vaccine is expected to reduce your risk of getting shingles. If you do go on to have the disease, your symptoms may be milder and the illness shorter.

Shingles can be very painful and uncomfortable. Some people are left with pain lasting for years after the initial rash has healed. Shingles is also fatal for around 1 in 1,000 over-70s who develop it.

It’s fine to have the shingles vaccine if you’ve already had shingles. The shingles vaccine works very well in people who have had shingles before and it will boost your immunity against further shingles attacks.

Travel Vaccinations

The travel clinic is run by Nurse Castledine. Patients who are planning to travel overseas, whether on business or pleasure should contact our reception staff at least 8 weeks beforehand to enquire about their specific vaccination requirements.
There is a charge for some travel immunisations and prescriptions not covered by the NHS – a list of these charges is available from our reception staff.