Clinics and Services

We offer a full range of general medical services. Our clinicians are available to provide all aspects of medical care including health promotion, contraceptive advice, antenatal and postnatal checks, as well as chronic disease reviews. Please ask at the front desk for more information.

Doctors

Doctors at the Andover Medical Centre provide these additional services:

Intrauterine Device (IUD) Clinic - this clinic is run by Dr Varma usually on Monday mornings or afternoons. You will need to book a single appointment for IUD counselling first and then another appointment for the IUD insertion.

Postnatal Checks - 6 week checks. Please remember to register your new baby prior to this appointment (you will need to provide the practice with your baby's red book and birth certificate). The doctor (usually Dr Varma or Dr Roy) will review both the new mother and the baby.

Practice Nurse

What can our Practice Nurses do for you?

Chronic Disease Reviews: 

  • Diabetes;
  • Asthma;
  • COPD;
  • Hypertension;
  • High Risk Diabetes Mellitus and High Risk Cardiovascular Reviews;
  • Spirometry Screening;

Primary Prevention:

  • Family Planning/Sexual Health Screening;
  • Cervical Smears – please book appointment for your smear test to take place 2 weeks after the last day of your period;
  • Breast Screening;
  • Removal of Sutures;
  • Wound care;
  • Ear syringing;
  • Administration of B12, Mental Health and Contraceptive Injections, Hormonal Injections and Zoladex Implant. 
  • Childhood Immunisations - For advice on immunisation schedule and further reading please check the NHS choices website.
  • Travel Vaccines*- the majority of the required travel vaccines can be arranged at the surgery. If you are planning to go abroad it is advisable as part of your travel preparation to make sure you have appropriate vaccinations. Some vaccines require more than one dose to be administered and time to become effective, therefore we advise that a travel appointment takes place at least 6-8 weeks before your intended date of travel. Some of the vaccines are not free on the NHS and an administration fee is payable, for which patients have to pay in advance of administration on the same travel appointment. Please note we do not take credit cards, we only accept cash, so be prepared to save you coming back. For further advice on travel we recommend you visit the NATHNAC website.

*Frequently required vaccines: 

  • Hepatitis A, Tetanus/Diptheria/Polio, Typhoid - all these vaccines are free 
  • Hepatitis B (3 injections) – payable per dose;
  • Hepatitis B - booster – payable per dose;
  • Meningitis ACWY – payable per dose;
  • Yellow Fever – payable per dose;

 

Healthcare Assistant (HCA)

What can our Healthcare Assistant do for you?

  • New Patient Health Checks;
  • NHS Health Checks;
  • >75 Health Checks;
  • Weight management;
  • Smoking Cessation Advice;
  • Spirometry Screening;
  • Phlebotomy (this service is limited to patients with severe mobility restrictions – please enquire within);
  • Blood Pressure monitoring;
  • Removal of Sutures;
  • Wound care;
  • Flu vaccinations;
  • Chlamydia Screening;
  • Urine dipstick; 

Medical Reports and other administrative requests

Medical reports and private medical certificates - please seek advice regarding administrative requests at the reception desk first. You may not always need an appointment with the doctor if your request is of an administrative nature (solicitor or insurance report for instance). Please note that some medical reports may take up to 40 days to complete and an administrative fee may apply.

Housing - please refer to guidance leaflet below

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Practice links with local services

Get Back on Track

Get Back on Track is a new FREE service designed to support individuals* at risk of becoming unemployed due to ill health. (*Must be registered with an Islington GP)

  • Get Back on Track supports a return to work  to either existing roles or alternative, more suitable employment opportunities
  • Provides guidance for individuals who don’t wish to return to paid work referring them to other appropriate support
  • Increases access to primary care resources

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Locality Navigator and Islington Age UK

Islington Age UK is dedicated to helping any adult in Islington make the most of their life.

Locality navigators from Islington Age UK can help provide advice and links with other local services. They can see patients over the age of 16 and provide help with a wide range of issues be it social isolation or benefits and housing application advice. Please enquire at reception should you wish to arrange an appointment with a locality navigator through the practice. Alternatively you can contact Islington Age UK directly via email (gethelp@ageukislington.org.uk).

Help on Your Doorstep

Help On Your Doorstep (based on the Andover Estate) provide a free & confidential information, advice and guidance service on a wide range of issues such as welfare benefits, debt/financial hardship, employment, skills and learning, health & well-being and fuel costs and much more.

Contact:
Tel: 020 7281 9542020 7263 9466
E: finsburypark@helponyourdoorstep.com