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South Lewisham Group PracticeEmail:LEWCCG.G85005firstname.lastname@example.org Conisborough CrescentLondon, SE6 2SPTel: 02034745959
Daily clinics run from 8.30 to 11.30am and 3.00 to 6.00pm weekdays, there are some afternoon clinics that start at 1.30 and 2.00. Late evening clinics on Mondays & Thursdays from 4.50pm to 7.40pm, pre-bookable appointments for workers/commuters from 7.00 - 7.40 and can be booked in advance.
Saturday Clinic (one Saturday a month & one doctor only for Chronic Disease monitoring/reviews).
Nurses clinics Daily Monday to Friday 8.30 - 11.30am and 2.00 - 6.00pm
On Tuesday & Wednesdays by appointment with the midwife 9.15am - 12.15pm and 1.30 - 4.00pm
For new mums/babies @ 6 weeks. This is a clinic for pre-booked appointments with a Dr to complete 6week checks for both mum and baby held on Monday afternoons between 2 and 4.30pm.
Please ensure that you see the Health visitors before your appointment to have the baby Weighed/measured, child health checks, immunisations and advice can be obtained from all the health professionals.
By appointment with a doctor on a Friday afternoon. Appointments will be offered to patients on a waiting list who have been referred by clinicians.
By appointment with the doctor.
By appointment with the nurse.
By appointment with the nurse, who will refer you to the doctor if necessary.
By appointment with the smoking cessation counsellor.
By appointment with the doctor or nurse.
By appointment with the chiropody clerk based in the health centre.
If you are contacting us regarding your test result, please be prepared to wait at least a week or longer for some blood tests to be uploaded to your clinical record(x-ray results can take up to three weeks).
Please call the surgery between 10.30 - 11.30am and 3.00 - 4.00pm only for all results.
For reasons of confidentiality, results can only be given to the specific patient to whom they apply. Receptionists are instructed only to tell you the doctor"s comment on the result.
If any test is abnormal or you would like further discussion or interpretation, please submit an eConsult admin request or a telephone call with your doctor.
The blood test clinics are run by Lewisham & Greenwich Trust and are held Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 4.15pm, by appointment only. Children can be seen only before 4pm. The telephone number to book an appointment is 02030492446, do not call the surgery to book an appointment as this clinic is not run by the surgery and we do not have access to the appointment booking . Please remember to carry out any special instructions given to you by your doctor. If you do not bring your blood test form with you, your blood test might not be done.
If you are collecting your test form from reception you must show ID. When attending for your appointment please wait outside and use the intercom buzzer to let the receptionist know you are here.
Due to the current pandemic we are following guidelines to keep patients, visitors and the staff safe and practicing social distancing rules.
SOUTH LEWISHAM GROUP PRACTICE have a Surgery Pod in the practice waiting area and it is be there to help your doctor to provide even better healthcare. It is available for you to use the Pod to measure your blood pressure and check your height/weight yourself, and what’s more, the results can be accessed straight away by your GP. Using the SurgeryPod before your consultation means you have more time with the doctor for discussion and treatment. You can use the SurgeryPod at any time during practice opening hours, no need to make an appointment!
Besides measuring blood pressure, the SurgeryPod can monitor your Body Mass Index (BMI), and a number of other tests that your doctor might need to assess your health can be done using the SurgeryPod.
The SurgeryPod isn’t there to replace visits to your doctor; it’s to make them better. Using the SurgeryPod helps your doctor help you.
How does it work?
The SurgeryPod uses a touch screen, so you can press on the screen and it will recognise the selection you made. By following the instructions on screen, you can easily find your way around the SurgeryPod.
If you’re newly registered to the practice then the receptionist might ask you to do a ‘New Patient Check’. This helps the admin staff to gather information about you without having to fill out lots of forms. If you are an existing patient, start off by using the ‘Standard Checks’ test so you can get used to using the equipment. Your GP may direct you to other tests if needed.
Using the Blood Pressure Machine Needs Picture here
During some checks, the SurgeryPod will ask you to use the Blood Pressure Machine. It’s the large white device next to the SurgeryPod, with a hole for you to put your arm through. It’s called an Arm-In Blood Pressure Machine.
The SurgeryPod will have on screen instructions for how to use the Arm-In BP, but we’ll explain it here as well. When the SurgeryPod asks you to put your arm through the machine, put it in all the way up to the shoulder. You should be sitting comfortably. The SurgeryPod is good because you don’t have to be in the doctor’s office while your blood pressure is being measured, so if a visit to the doctor makes you nervous now is a chance to measure your blood pressure while you’re undisturbed and relaxed. It also saves time in the consultation.
After that screen shows how to place your arm in the blood pressure device, there is a screen with blank boxes and ‘Systolic’, ‘Diastolic’, and ‘Pulse rate’ next to them. This is when you should use the blood pressure device. Press the green button on the top of the machine to begin. The cuff inside will close around your arm and tighten, it might be a bit of a squeeze but don’t worry: it has to be quite tight to get the measurement right. As it tightens you should see the numbers on the screen rise, and then once it’s stopped tightening the numbers will go down at then eventually it should stop, and it will show your Systolic and Diastolic blood pressure, and your pulse rate. And you’ll notice, they’ve automatically appeared on the SurgeryPod screen. And you’ve measured your Blood Pressure using the SurgeryPod. Once you’ve finished using the Pod, the results can be accessed immediately by your GP.
Weighing yourself using the Scales eed Picture here
The scales are very simple to use. When the SurgeryPod tells you to, press the grey button on the front of the scales. You can do this with your foot if you like, to avoid having to bend down uncomfortably. Once the on button has been pressed, wait for the display to reach zero – and then stand on the scales. Stand still and try not to move. The scales will take a few moments to measure your weight, and then it should appear on the scales: as well as on the SurgeryPod’s touch screen. Easy!
And that’s it! You should have everything you need to use the SurgeryPod. The SurgeryPod doesn’t replace your doctor but it is a convenient and efficient way to help you and your doctor better look after your health.
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