Dr Jefferies and Partners, NHS Doctors in Fulham.

Services

Carers Services

We offer a range of services to aid those who care for others, feel free to contact the surgery for more information and advice or visit the NHS website.

Cervical Screening

Cervical screening is a method of preventing cervical cancer by detecting abnormal cells in the cervix. Women between the ages of 25 and 49 are invited to be screened once every three years, and women aged between 50 and 64 are invited to be screened once every 5 years. If you have have a history of abnormal smear results you will be invited for screening more regularly.

If you are due a cervical smear the Surgery and Local Health Authority will contact you inviting you to book an appointment to be screened, you can make an appointment at one of the following clinics in Hammersmith and Fulham - "Smear Screening Centres", or book an appointment with one of the Nurses at Dr. Jefferies and Partners.

Make sure we have your most recent Smear Test Results by filling in a simple form.

Useful External Links

NHS Cancer Screening

NHS Choices Cervical Screening

NHS Cervical Screening FACT SHEET

Child Immunisation Clinic

These are held every Tuesday afternoon between 1.30pm - 3.00pm.

We strongly recommend that all children are fully immunised against Diphtheria, Tetanus, Polio, Whooping Cough, Measles, Mumps, German Measles (rubella), Meningitis C and haemophilus. All these immunisations are available at the Practice.

Sick children should not be brought to this clinic, but will be seen during normal surgery hours.

Download the Immunisation Schedule.  

Chronic Disease Management

Long term illness clinics are available for the following diseases:

  • Diabetes
  • Bronchitis
  • Asthma
  • Chronic Heart Disease
  • Thyroid problems
  • High Blood Pressure

These clinics are run by the Nurse, the Doctor and a Health Care Assistant. Patients with any of the above conditions will be required to have a review at least once a year to ensure they are well controlled and that they are receiving the most adequate therapy for their condition. The patient will see the Nurse or Health Care Assistant for a general review which includes physical examination, some tests (blood tests, lung function, etc) and education.

Depending on how well controlled you are sometimes the Nurse will ask you to see the Doctor to review the results and management. Some of these reviews take longer that others, so when you book your appointment please mention which review you need so we have enough time to carry out a thorough check.

District Nurses

Specialist nursing services work closely with the Practice, providing care in the home.

They can be contacted by:

Tel: 020 8846 6782
Fax: 020 8846 6778

Family Planning

A contraceptive service is available from the Practice Nurse and the Doctors. Please make an appointment during normal surgery hours.

Doctors can provide you contraception pills, injections and patches on prescription. We do implants insertion. In addition to this, we give advice on long term contraceptive methods for example: IUD, Mirena, Sterlisation etc.

Repeat pill prescriptions are available from our nurses.


The family planning clinic will run most Tuesdays from 4.00pm - 6.00pm from the beginning of August 2012.

Family planning clinics can be used by women, men and young people, including those who are under 16 years of age.
You can refer yourself to a family planning clinic, or you can be referred by your GP, or another health worker.

The clinic will be run by:
Dr Azmat Qureshi GP  MBBS, BSc, MRCGP, DRCOG, DFSRH
Miss Mellony Campbell Practice Nurse

Family planning clinics provide a range of services including:

  • Fitting and checking of coils (intrauterine devices, or IUDs)
  • Confidential advice about contraception
  • The combined oral contraceptive pill 
  • The progestogen-only pill 
  • Progestogen injections 
  • Free emergency contraception
  • Confidential advice about STIs
  • Cervical screening 
  • Unplanned pregnancy advice 
  • Pre-conception advice and fertility awareness information
  • Fitting and checking of caps, diaphragms, and coils (intrauterine devices, or IUDs).
  • Implants insertion

Please book online or call 02073851965 to book an appointment. Alternatively you can walk in and check if there is any appointment available on Tuesday between 4.00pm and 6.00pm.

Fulham Health Clinic

There are a number of services that are run from these premises that are offered on a Private basis. They are not part of the NHS, so fees are usually payable.

The services listed below are offered on a Private basis.

Health Visitors

Community Health Visitors are attached to the Practice and can be contacted by:

Tel: 020 7385 6126 or
020 7385 6150
Fax: 020 7385 7871

Hospital Referrals

Patient Choice
A referral to hospital can be a daunting experience, fortunately, since April 2008 - there has been the introduction of Free Choice

Free Choice means that if you're referred to see a specialist, you can now choose to be treated at any hospital in England that meets NHS standards. This includes NHS hospitals and independent hospitals.

Free Choice is simple and effective so if you need a hospital referral ask your GP during a telephone consultation about your right to choose.

Influenza Vaccination

Flu vaccination is available for all our vulnerable patients. This includes patients who are over 65 years, together with diabetics, asthmatics and patients with heart problems and anyone aged 2,3 or 4 are allowed to have a nasal flu vaccination. We recommend most strongly that if you fall into one of these groups that you have a flu vaccination each year.

The flu vaccination does not give you the flu.

Methotrexate Clinic

Some patients need to take Methotrexate for certain conditions such as arthritis or psoriasis.

This drug suppresses your immune system which keeps your disease and symptoms under control. Although, this is a highly toxic drug and therefore needs to be monitored closely. In the Methotrexate Clinic, which is led by a Practice Nurse and supervised by a senior GP, we take routine blood tests every six weeks to make sure your body is responding well to the drug and that you do not experience any side effect or complications.

These clinics are run every...

You cannot get a prescription for Methotrexate unless you attend this clinic.

If your Doctor has prescribed you Methotrexate and you are not being monitored anywhere else please make an appointment with a nurse.

Midwives

Antenatal and postnatal care is shared between a hospital specialist, your GP Practice and the local Midwife.

Minor Surgery

Various procedures such as, excisions, injections in to the joints, implants and abscess drainage.

Patient must be seen by a doctor prior to booking an appointment in the minor surgery clinic.


The minor surgery clinic runs every Wednesday morning from 8am till 12pm.

Non NHS Services

The Practice is able to provide a range of services not covered by the NHS. These include certain travel vaccinations, medical insurance and legal reports, pre-employment medicals and HGV driving medicals. An appointment will need to be made and a standard fee will be charged. Full details are available from reception, please contact Ali.

 

Take a look at our Fees For Non NHS Services.

Nursing Team

The nursing team at the Surgery consists of 2 - 3 Practice Nurses who are available by appointment for a full range of nursing services such as:-

  • Immunisations, including the flu vaccination from October each year & the pneumococcal vaccination (check with the nurse to see if you are eligible for these vaccinations on the NHS).
  • Wound dressings
  • Blood Pressure checks
  • Health Promotion and long term illness clinics
  • Cervical smears; remember that it is important for all women under the age of 65 years who have not had a hysterectomy, to have regular smears every three years
  • Travel vaccinations; please leave plenty of time before travelling, as some vaccinations need to be given up to 4-6 weeks in advance of travelling. A fee will be charged for some vaccinations that are not covered on the NHS.

Phlebotomy

If you require a blood test, this will be carried out by appointment with the Health Care Assistant.

It is very important that you are aware whether or not this is a fasting blood test, in which case nothing can be eaten or drunk for 12 hours before the blood being taken. Click here for more information about fasting blood tests.

Pneumococcal Vaccination

The pneumococcal vaccination is also available for the over 65’s and those who are at risk i.e. Diabetics, Asthmatics, COPD patients etc. Please check with the Nurse to see whether you are eligible for this vaccination on the NHS.

Sick Notes

Sick notes will only be provided on a booked telephone appointment basis.

Travel Vaccination Clinic

  • Our Nurses are able to provide comprehensive travel advice. This includes immunisation, malaria prophylaxis, information and general advice on health and safety while travelling abroad.
  • Some vaccines are not stocked but can be ordered or obtained from the pharmacy. If you have a query about these please contact the Surgery.
  • You must leave sufficient time for your vaccination programme to be completed, before you travel. This should be a minimum of four weeks before departure, but 6-8 weeks is preferable.
  • The Practice is able to offer a range of NHS and private vaccinations. Private vaccinations, such as Yellow Fever, Japanese Encephalitis and Meningitis ACWY are charged for, as they are not available on the NHS.
  • Our Nurses will be able to advise you on what vaccines you require for your particular destination.

Travel Vaccination Pricings:

Yellow Fever: £50

Private Travel Prescription: £18

Rabies (course of 3 injections): £135

Meninginococcalocwy: £45

 

Well Women Services

Our Nurses provide a number of services aimed at the specific needs of women. These include the following:

  • Cervical smears
  • Health Advice
  • Breast check advice
  • Menopause advice
  • Pre-menstrual syndrome
  • Screening for certain infections
  • Pre conception advice

Warfarin Clinic

If you are taking Anticoagulants (most commonly Warfarin, sometimes Sinthrome) for a short period of time or as a lifelong treatment, you should be attending an Anticoagulation clinic. This group of drugs makes blood to take longer to clot and can make you prone to bleed for which is necessary to monitor your blood closely.

In this clinic, which is led by a nurse/healthcare assistant and supervised by a senior GP, we take a blood sample from your finger and perform a test that measures how long your blood takes to clot and adjust your medication dose in order to keep your therapy safe and under control. It is extremely important that patients on this treatment attend regularly to reduce the risk of complications.

If your Doctor has prescribed you Warfarin, Sinthrome or any other anticoagulant (please note that Aspirin is not an anticoagulant) and you are not being monitored anywhere else please make an appointment for the Anticoagulation Clinic.

These clinics are run... and will be with Fiona.