Our practice hosts and runs the following services and clinics:
- Held by Midwife from Whittington Health
- Opening Times Every Monday Morning 9.30am – 12.00pm
- Additional Information The antenatal clinic monitors both your and your baby’s health during pregnancy and aims to provide you with information to help you make an informed choice regarding your maternity care.Antenatal care is offered to all pregnant women, although this clinic is held for women booked at the Whittington Hospital only. All appointments are made by calling the surgery – you will need your hospital number. (If you are booked in under another hospital you can see your GP for antenatal checks at 25 and 31 weeks if requested by your midwife)The surgery also holds a postnatal clinic on Monday afternoons 2pm-4pm. These appointments are booked directly by your midwife when they visit you at home after the birth of your baby. These patients do not need to be registered at the practice and may have given birth in different hospitals.
- Held by Nurse A. Miller or a Pharmacist
- Opening Times : 8:30am – 11:40pm every Thursday
- Additional Information INR Monitoring for Warfarin Users: This clinic exclusively serves patients from the Whittington Anticoagulation Clinic who are stable on Warfarin and prefer appointments at their Doctors’ Surgery. Patients undergo a finger-prick blood test, receive immediate results, and schedule their next clinic appointment during the visit. Referrals are accepted only from The Whittington Hospital Anticoagulation Department, submitted via fax or email to Nurse A. Miller or the pharmacist. These healthcare professionals verify records before contacting patients with appointment details. Nurse A. Miller or the pharmacist handles all clinic appointments, and patients can relay appointment change requests through Reception.
- Held by Nurse A. Miller or Nurse S. Simmonds
- Additional Information Asthma advice and care is available from our nurses.
Our aim is to provide education, continued monitoring and good control of asthma through nurse reviews.
Ring for a double appointment in a nursing surgery.
- Held by Nurse A. Miller
- Additional Information This clinic focuses on Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) although it will cover other conditions.Patients may be referred for Spirometry (lung function tests) to diagnose smoking related chest problems.The clinic is run once a month only. You will need to be referred by your GP or nurse practitioner. You will then be contacted by one of our nurses and offered an appointment.
- Requires GP Referral?Yes
Child Health Surveillance (CHS)
- Name 6 Week check baby clinic
- Held by Dr A. Yue (in her absence Dr R. Taylor, De W. McIntyre or Dr N. Grover)
- Opening Times: 9:30am-12:00pm every Thursday
- Additional Information The first scheduled examination in child health surveillance (CHS) is the six-week check. This forms part of a routine set of examinations which are standard practice. The check will be carried out by a doctor and will include; a physical examination and a review of your baby’s development.You should book this in advance with reception for when your baby is aged between 6 and 8 weeks old (Please ensure you register your baby first) Mothers will need to book their own separate postnatal check with a doctor 6 weeks after giving birth.
- Held by Nurses
- Opening Times: – Book a nurse appointment
- Additional Information A comprehensive infant and pre-school immunisation programme that follows the childhood immunisation schedule offered to everyone in the UK for free on the NHS. You can be seen in any nursing appointment from Monday till Friday. Appointments can be booked directly with reception. See immunisation schedule here.
Contraceptives – Other
- Name Coil/Implant
- Held by Dr S. Dickie, Dr S. Joseph
- Additional Information Our clinicians will fit and remove coils and implants for registered patients either during a coil clinic or in pre arranged slot between the doctor and the patient. There is a different process that is followed for the fitting and removal of coils or implants. The first step is to book an appointment, ideally with Dr S. Dickie, Dr S. Joseph or Nurse A. Miller (although you can also see another doctor) to discuss the options and the next stage of the process will be fully explained to you and you will be given a coil/implant pack. However, if you feel confident about which method you would prefer without seeing a doctor or nurse then please ask reception for a coil/implant pack directly.
- Held by Mrs I. Bard
- Opening Times Tuesday and Thursday mornings
- Additional Information Mrs I. Bard offers appointments to patients who have been referred by their GP.
If you have a problem that is affecting your mental well-being, you may find it helpful to talk it through in confidence, with someone who is professionally trained, independent and non-judgmental.
If you think you would like to see a counsellor, please discuss a referral to this service with your doctor.
- Requires GP Referral? Yes
- Name For patients with type 2 Diabetes
- Held by Dr R. Chappell, Nurse A. Miller and Pharmacists
- Additional Information An annual review to support patients to manage their diabetes, optimise control and prevent long term complications. We hope to start each review with the patients’ priorities for health improvement.Patients with type 2 diabetes will be invited to attend and encouraged to have blood tests before the clinic.
- Requires GP Referral?Yes
- Held by Dr Dickie & Mrs I. Bard
- Additional Information The family clinic is a unique resource at Highgate Group Practice which was established in 1989 which runs every other Tuesday afternoon. We currently have five family and systemic psychotherapists working in the clinic which offers appointments to both Highgate patients refereed by a Highgate Group Practice GP and families referred from other practices in West Haringey. We offer hour long appointments for any combination of people within the family. Examples of people we may help people with might be chronic illnesses (physical or mental) in one family member and its effects on the family, behavioural problems in children, or difficulties relating to separating or divorcing parents.The clinic offers primary care based systemic psychotherapy. The general practice setting gives the clinic an approachable air, which people find easier then traveling to a mental health setting. We usually have two or more therapists with the family to offer different ideas and help people to create new solutions to a problem. The clinic is a confidential space and notes are kept separately to the medical records.If you have a family problem that you would like to talk through in confidence, please ask your GP to refer you.
- Requires GP Referral?Yes
- Additional Information Contraceptive care is provided by all the doctors and some of the nurses.
Long Term Condition Annual Review Clinics
- Name For patients with long term conditions such as Asthma, COPD, Diabetes, Stroke, Atrial Fibrillation, Heart failure.
- Lead by Dr R. Chappell and Nurse A. Miller
- Additional Information An annual review to support patients to manage their long term condition. We invite patients in for their annual review checks with our health care assistant. Once the checks are completed Dr R. Chappell, or Nurse A. Miller will review the information and will contact the patient either by telephone or text to discuss their results and inform them of the next steps. Patients who are struggling to manage their condition and/or medication will be invited to attend an appointment with the most appropriate healthcare professional.
- Name Minor Ops
- Held by Dr W. Zermansky or Dr R. Chappell
- Opening Times One or two clinics are held each month depending on demand.
- Additional Information Minor surgery can be carried out at the surgery. Procedures carried out include excision or curettage of skin lesions, incision and drainage of abscesses and also joint injections.Patients are referred into the clinic by their doctor though patients may be asked to see one of the minor surgery GP’s beforehand.There is sometimes a waiting list for this clinic, please make sure you provide a correct contact number so that a member of patient services can offer you an appointment.
- Requires GP Referral?Yes
Smoking Cessation Clinic
- Held by Mrs K. Coggin (HCA)
- Additional Information For people who want to quit smoking we offer one to one appointments with cessation advice. No pressure, just help and advice. You will need a double appointment for your first session to discuss options and to take a carbon monoxide reading. Information is given about nicotine replacement therapy/medication and information on other group sessions offered in the community. Appointments offered from Wednesday till Friday by self referral or by a GP. To make an appointment contact Reception.