Leyton Healthcare4th Floor, Oliver Road Polyclinic75 Oliver Road, LeytonLondon, E10 5LGTel: 020 8430 8282
A full Ante-natal and Post-natal service is provided by the doctors in conjunction with the community midwives. A Post-natal invite to see the doctor will be sent to you when due.
Baby Clinic (Well Baby)
Well Baby Development checks for 6 week old babies are offered at the Practice in a joint clinic run by the practice nurse and the doctors.
The NHS National Breast Screening Programme provides free screening for breast cancer for all women over the age of 50. If you're between 50 and 70 you should be routinely invited for a mammogram. Women over 70 are encouraged to make their own appointments.
It is recommended that cervical smear tests are carried out as follows:
Between the ages of 25 and 49 years – every three years
Between the ages of 50 and 64 years – every five years
When booking an appointment, please tell the receptionist you are attending for a smear test.
Child Health Clinics
All families with children under five have a health visitor. The health visitors run child health clinics and group health education classes. They offer support and advice on child development, managing difficult behaviour and general parenting skills. Baby clinics are currently held at Leyton Green clinic and Langthorne Health Centre.
Vaccination is vital. It provides life-long protection against serious infectious diseases, (some potentially fatal). Your children will be sent appointments to attend sessions at the Surgery when they are due. If you cannot attend, or miss a session please make another appointment with the Practice Nurse at a more convenient time.
Please ensure you remember to bring your child’s Red Book when you attend for immunisation appointments.
Chlamydia is the most commonly diagnosed Sexually Transmitted infection in men and women. Most of the people who have this infection will have no symptoms. If you or your sexual partner remain untreated it can cause infertility.
For further information visit: www.chlamydiascreening.nhs.uk
Choose and Book
Choose and Book is a service that allows you to choose your hospital or clinic and book an appointment with a specialist. When you and your GP agree that you need to see a specialist you will be able to choose from a list of hospitals or clinics. You will also be able to choose the date and time of your appointment.
Contraceptive Services & Family Planning Clinic
A full range of contraceptive services are provided by the Practice. You may be asked to make an appointment to see one of the Practice Nurses prior to us issuing a repeat prescription. Emergency contraception is available by appointment with one of the Practice Nurses.
Clinicians at Leyton Healthcare are supported by a Sanibel Counsellor who attends the Practice for sessions throughout the week. Your doctor can refer you to this service if appropriate.
Flu & Pneumococcal Vaccination
These vaccinations are recommended for patients over the age of 65, patients suffering with heart, lung, liver or kidney diseases, diabetes or residents of nursing homes. Please contact the surgery at the beginning of October for further details.
Prevention is better than cure. We take every opportunity to check on our patients’ health and offer advice on healthy living. We also offer a full range of special health promotion clinics by appointment with our practice nurses.
Leyton Healthcare provides a Minor Surgery facility to many other Practices within Waltham Forest. Dr Rashid, is an accredited GPwSI in Minor Surgery and Dermatology. Your GP may refer you to one of the specialist clinics within the Practice.
Eunice, one of our practices nurses is an In House Counsellor trained to give Smoking Cessation advice. Appointments can be booked with Eunice via Reception. Alternatively, Leyton Orient Pharmacy on the 2nd Floor can also offer a smoking cessation service. Smokefree Waltham Forest also offers support and can be contacted on 0800 032 0 102 or 0208 532 6284. You will also receive up to four weeks of free products to help with cravings such as nicotine replacement patches or gum.
A Diabetes Specialists Clinic is held at the Practice. Your GP can refer you to this clinic if a referral is indicated.
Specialist Diagnostic Clinics
Specialist clinics for non-obstetric ultrasound and echo-cardiograms are also held at the Practice. Your GP will refer you if further diagnostic tests are indicated.
The Practice is a joint Provider of Specialist Dermatology Services and is supported by the Whipps Cross Hospital Consultant Dermatologist to offer the service throughout the Borough of Waltham Forest. Dr Rashid is a GPwSI (GP with Special Interest in Dermatology) and holds 2 clinics a week, one at Leyton Healthcare and the other at Langthorne Health Centre. A dermatology minor operations clinic is also held on a weekly basis.
If you plan to go abroad, please discuss your need for vaccination at least two months beforehand so the Practice Nurse can arrange a full course of immunisation.
Leyton Healthcare is a registered Yellow Fever Centre.
In addition to the service being available to Practice patient, Leyton Healthcare also provides a service for non-registered patients. There is a charge for this vaccination. Details of charges and appointment availability are available by telephoning Reception on 0208 430 8282.
More information about travel vaccinations can be found on the above tab.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
Leyton Healthcare is a registered Yellow Fever Centre. In addition to the service being available to Practice patient, Leyton Healthcare also provides a service for non-registered patients. There is a charge for this vaccination. Details of charges and appointment availability are available by telephoning Reception on 0208 430 8282.
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