The practice offers a wide range of services which you can read about below
Our Clinics and Services
Antenatal and Postnatal Care
Antenatal and postnatal care is provided by the doctors and our attached midwives according to local and national policy.
The Practice does not provide a home delivery service but you can discuss this with the midwife. The current schedule of recommended routine antenatal visits is shown on the NHS website. This may vary if the hospital or GP feel it necessary.
Cervical cytology tests (smear tests) are recommended for all women between the ages of 25 and 64.
The Practices follow this national screening programme.
Croydon Primary Care Trust and the Practices recall women for these tests on a 5 yearly programme.
Appointments for this smear test should be made with our skilled Practice Nurses.
Information about Child Health Checks and Immunisations
Child Health Checks
Child health checks are carried out at the surgery by the doctors and the Health Visitors and the National programme is followed
- Birth - Hospital doctor
- 6-8 weeks - Doctor
- 8 months with hearing test - Health Visitor
- 18 months - Health Visitor
- 3.5 years - Doctor, if there are any concerns
Immunisations for young children are usually carried out in a clinic but immunisations for older children can be done at any time to fit in with play groups or school times.
The immunisations are arranged with the Practice Nurses. Please contact the Practice nurses when your child's immunisations are due. We will send you a reminder if we do not hear from you. Find out more about the immunisation schedule on the NHS website.
Advice about contraception and a wide range of contraceptive services are available from the doctors and nurses at the surgeries.
- Contraceptive advice
- Oral contraception
- Emergency contraception
- "Coils" - Intrauterine contraception
- Referral for specialist contraception services
Usually the "morning-after pill" is available from the doctors or nurses at the surgeries.
It is also available directly from the local pharmacies if the surgery is closed. Information about emergency contraception is available on the website of the Family Planning Association.
First Contact Practitioner
This service is for patients who are suffering from joint or muscle pain.
If you have a problem that affects your neck, back, joints or muscles you are able to a First Contact Practitioner (FCP) instead f a GP.
What is a First Contact Practitioner (FCP)?
An experienced physiotherapist who has the advanced skills necessary to assess, diagnose and recommend appropriate treatment for problems that affect your neck, back, joints or muscles. They act as your first point of contact and offer advice and referrals for further treatment and scans.
Why see an FCP instead of a GP?
Around one in five people book in to see their doctor with a neck, back, joint or muscle problem and often have to wait for a GP referral to get access to physiotherapyadvice for their conditions. Seeing a FCP gives you the opportunity to see the right person at the right time. The expertise of the FCP means that you will have quicker access to the treatment you need.
Health Visitors employed by Croydon Community Health Services are attached to each of the SCMP Practices.
Health Visitors lead a team of people who may be involved in the care of your children. These include community health nurses, registered nurses and nursery nurses.
They will normally visit you when your baby is born, and then follow your child until they go to school.
Health Visitors have links with specialists in the health service and other agencies. They can refer your child for tests if, for example, there are concerns about hearing, sight, etc. In these situations, they can act as an advocate for your child.
They also work closely with Social Services and the Police if there are concerns about child abuse. They also work with children with special needs and those who are born with a disability
Long Term Conditions
The SCMP Practices provide a range of services for patient with asthma, heart disease and hypertension and diabetes
The SCMP Practices provide a full range of services for patients with asthma. Our nurses are highly trained in this subject and run regular asthma advice and assessment sessions. Please ask the receptionists about this.
Heart Disease and Hypertension
The SCMP Practices have a very active programme for identifying, monitoring and treating patients with heart disease and hypertension.
The Practices follow the latest NHS guidance and have developed and are involved in the Central Croydon Clinical Governance Programme for heart disease and hypertension.
The Practices run an active recall programme to ensure that patients with heart disease are on the correct treatment and are having the recommended investigations. Please ask one of the doctors for further information
The SCMP Practices follows National guidance and the recommendations of the Diabetes National Service Framework.
The Practices work closely with the Diabetic Department at Mayday Hospital, Diabetic Specialist Nurses, Dietitians, Chiropodists, the Mayday Eye Unit and others to provide a package of care to monitor diabetes, maintain health and prevent complications.
Once you find out that you are pregnant, the first person you will be likely to meet, is your doctor who will refer you to a qualified community midwife.
Your midwife has done between 3 - 5 years of training in order to qualify, and has a wealth of experience in dealing with normal healthy women in pregnancy and childbirth. She is the person with whom you should consult, and should she feel that you need the intervention of a doctor, she will refer you to him for advice.
She is responsible for providing all your antenatal care needs, assessing you when you go into labour, delivering your baby and caring for you afterwards. She will also provide you with the education that you may need, to help you through the birth and afterwards. Unless problems develop, there should be no need for you to receive care from a doctor, as birth is a natural occurrence, and for most women, will progress normally to a normal delivery.
The Practices provides a minor operation service for problems that do not need referral to specialist.
Please ask your GP about this service.
Ask the Doctors or Nurses at the Surgery for advice or information.
If you are worried or think you have an infection, the Croydon service is the Genitourinary Medicine (GU Medicine) Clinic at Mayday.
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