Hammersmith Surgery1 Hammersmith Bridge RoadLondon, W6 9DUTel: 020 8741 3944
The surgery offers a full range of healthcare advice including specific clinics for:
Weekly (Health Visitors - Wednesday afternoons 13.30 - 15.30 pm) by appointment
Weekly (Monday am Wednesday pm by appointment
By appointment with Dr Pritpal Ruprai
Fortnighly (Thursdays am) with Dr Paula Fernandes and Dr Martin Saweirs by appointment
Daily, by appointment with practice nurse, Not all travel vaccinations are available under the NHS, please ask a member of the reception team for confirmation
Daily, by appointment with Practice Nurse or Doctor
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
The fees charged re based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with charges and the appointment availability
Please call between 10.00 and 17.00 hrs Mon - Fri to obtain your result/results.
Note that the practice has a strict policy regarding confidentiality and data protection and we will only release test results to the person to whom they relate unless that person has given prior permission for the release of this data or they are not capable of understanding the results.
When the test is taken by either the practice or hospital, you will be informed as to when you should either telephone or come into the practice to obtain the result.
It is your responsibility to check your results are back and to make an appointment to discuss them with a doctor if your are advised to do so.
The NHS offers free routine screening for some of the most common cancers. Screening can pick up problems early, sometimes even before they develop into cancer. Screening saves lives and we strongly recommend that everyone accepts invitations to screening
All women aged between 50 and 70 for breast screening will receive an invitation letter for screening every three years. Since 2009, we have started inviting women from the age of 47 to 73 as well.
Which is the second most common cancer in women aged 35 and under. Regular screening helps prevent cervical cancer. Women are invited for screening (smear test) from the age of 25. Between 25 and 49 screening is every two years. From 50 to 64 it is every five years.
After 65 only women who have not been screened since 50 or have had an abnormal screen need to continue. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any queries.
In 2008 the new bowel screening programme was rolled out in Hammersmith and Fulham. All `men and women aged 60 to 69 are offered screening every two years. The programme sends a simple self-testing kit to patients to do at home and post back for analysis. Results are returned within two weeks.
If you fall into any of these age groups and have not had a screen in the recommended time period, please speak to one of the practice staff.
There is plenty of NHS dentistry available locally. You can search for a dentist at www.nhs.uk or call NHS Hammersmith and Fulham’s Patient Advice and Liaison Service on 0800 389 9092. If you haven’t seen a dentist for some time you should book a visit soon.
Your dentist will then tell you how often you should have check-ups; which could be between every 3 months to 2 years depending on the condition of your teeth.
NHS dental charges are spilt into 3 bands ranging from about £20 for a check-up through to £200 for the most complex procedures; although not everyone has to pay.
For details on prices and entitlement to free dental care call NHS Direct or visit www.nhs.uk
There is also a local emergency dental service open evenings and weekends. Call 020 8867 1411 for details. Normal NHS prices apply.
If you need to be referred to see a specialist, you can now choose to get your treatment at any hospital that meets NHS standards. You can also book an appointment date and time that is convenient for you.
You can make your choice based on what is important to you, for example, a hospital’s reputation, shortest waiting times, cleanest wards, most convenient location or anything else. We’ll be happy to give a recommendation if you wish but it is your choice. To help you choose there is information on the NHS Choices website at www.nhs.uk
You can compare hospitals on cleanliness, patient feedback, the overall quality of service, the respect and dignity given to patients and distance from your home. You can also see comments left by patients, and after your treatment you can leave feedback on the website to help other people choose.
We use a computer system called Choose & Book which gives our doctors immediate access to hospital clinic diaries. If you make your choice straight away you’ll be able to look at the diary with the GP and pick a slot that suits you. If you need time to choose a hospital or check which date would suit you best we will give you a reference number.
When you’ve made your choice you simply call the national appointments line on 0845 608 8888 or book online at www.chooseandbook.co.uk
Yes. The NHS now has contracts with many private hospitals to provide the care people need. Private hospitals with such arrangements are listed on www.nhs.uk How long will I have to wait? Hospital waiting times have reduced dramatically in recent years. Exact waits vary depending on the hospital and the specialty you need, but in most cases you should be treated within 18 weeks of your referral.
Not quite. If there is something we think should be investigated urgently the wait is normally no more than 2 weeks and a choice of hospitals is not available. At present maternity services and mental health care are not included in the patient choice programme either.
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