Travel Clinics

TRAVEL CLINICS

Unfortunately due to a national shortage of travel vaccines we have had to cancel all future travel clinics until further notice. We are still able to provide the yellow fever vaccination which is £50.00 and MEN ACWY which is £30.00
If you need any further advice, please contact the surgery and book a telephone appointment with one of our nurses

Services

Test Results

Results will be given face to face during a routine appointment or over the phone by a doctor.

Cervical Smears – Everyone who has a smear carried out at the surgery will receive their results by letter from the hospital. This will tell you the result and follow-up arrangements. If you have not heard after eight weeks please contact the surgery and we will chase the result.

Pregnancy Tests – the doctor or nurse will make arrangements with you for these results.

Other Investigations – These will be given personally, by the doctor or the nurse, at a follow-up appointment or by letter

Foreign Travel and Immunisations

Foreign Travel
Practice nurses are happy to help you with medical aspects of overseas travel: documentation, immunisations, protection against malaria and medical advice.

Malaria Tablets are no longer available on the NHS. We are able to issue these medications on a PRIVATE prescription. Please check with the nurses about charges for other travel vaccines.

Unfortunately due to a national shortage of travel vaccines we have had to cancel all future travel clinics until further notice. We are still able to provide the yellow fever vaccination which is £50.00 and MEN ACWY which is £30.00
If you need any further advice, please contact the surgery and book a telephone appointment with one of our nurses.

It is best to make an appointment 8 weeks before your holiday.

Flu Vaccinations
Each year, in early October, we begin our Flu campaign. We invite patients who are over 65 and those with certain conditions to attend for a vaccination.

 

HIV OneClinic at the Riverside Medical Centre

You can now receive your HIV care at a new service called the OneClinic at the Riverside Medical Centre.

Appointments are

•     At convenient times
•     In a GP Practice rather than an HIV service
•     Confidential – other patients in the waiting area won’t know you’re attending the HIV clinic
•     Tailored to meet your needs

Is the OneClinic right for you?

In order to use these clinics you need to be:

Receive your HIV care at the Caldecot at Kings College Hospital. At present, if you are seen at another HIV service you will need to transfer your care to Kings.

Your HIV should be “stable” and you should be generally well.  This means:

•     If you’re ON HIV medication you should have an undetectable viral load.  Ideally you will also receive your medication on Home Delivery.  This can easily be arranged for you.

•     If you’re NOT ON ARV’s you should have a CD4 that is more than 350.

 

OneClinic times

Clinics at the Riverside are on a Friday

Early Bird Clinic – the first appointment is available at 7.30am

Late Clinic – the last appointment is at 7.30pm, convenient if you have commitments during the day.

 

Your OneClinic doctor and nurse

The service is overseen by Dr Michal Brady, an HIV Consultant.  His role is to ensure that the clinic is safe and effective and meets your needs.

If you already see another HIV consultant at Kings you can keep seeing them as needs be and do not need to transfer your care to Dr Brady

Dr Brady will see you if you need to see a doctor and he will also be able to see you for your yearly Consultant review.

The clinic is staffed by Peter Richards, an experienced HIV specialist nurse who will provide your HIV care.  He will perform your tests, give you your results and ensure you receive your medication.

Benefits

We are able to offer clinics outside the normal 9am-5pm, so attending your HIV appointments will have less impact on your life.

We can also offer a rapid, same day CD4 test. The test is done on a finger prick of blood and results are ready in about 15 minutes. .

We are hoping to offer other services normally offered by GP’s such as flu vaccines.  This should reduce the number of overall medical appointments you need to make during the year.

You will also have direct access to other services offered by Terrence Higgins Trust such as access to Counselling and qualified Advisors who can help you with state benefits, employment, immigration and housing issues.

Terrence Higgins Trust also runs the MyHIV website, which is a free online service with interactive tools and a community space forum.  Here you can keep track of your appointments and medication with SMS reminders, record your CD4 and viral load results and communicate with others in the forums.

Contact
If your interested and would like any further information, please contact Mark Young 020 3299 9000 or send us an email