37 Park RoadTeddingtonMiddlesex, TW11 0AUTel: 020 8977 5481
Park Road Surgery in Teddington offers a number of services including:
The doctors provide a full range of family planning services during normal surgery hours. This includes the fitting of coils and caps, and providing emergency contraception.
Family Planning Clinics are also held at Teddington Health & Social Care Centre, 18 Queens Road, Teddington TW11 0LR. Phone 020 8614 5300 to book. As of February 2017, there is an appointment-only clinic there on Wednesday mornings for specialist long acting contraception and walk-in clinics from 6pm to 8pm on Tuesday (nurse-led) and Thursday (doctor-led). The clinic is not run by the surgery, however, so please check the Teddington HSCC website for details of their clinic times before visiting.
We perform minor operations at the surgery for a limited range of conditions as governed by NHS regulations. You will need to have seen one of the GPs who will then ask reception to book an appointment; sessions are normally held on Thursday mornings or Friday afternoons.
If you have recently found out that you are pregnant, please note that you can self-refer yourself for obstetric care at Kingston or West Middlesex Hospitals. Please see their websites for details.
We work closely with the local hospitals and community midwives an share the antenatal care of most of our patients. Antenatal appointments are carried out in normal surgery hours. Please book with a doctor.
If you attending for an antenatal clinic please bring in a urine sample with you (bottles are available at reception).
INR tests for patients on warfarin
Please ensure that you book a twenty minute appointment and that you have blood and urine tests taken two weeks prior to your diabetes appointment.
If you are suffering from a skin complaint, we run a specific dermatology clinic. This is held on a Tuesday afternoon and run by Dr Julian Bradley. Appointments for this clinic can be booked directly through reception.
If you are 16 or over and have registered with this GP practice and have muscle or joint pains including strains/sprains/neck or back pain, you can refer yourself to see a physiotherapist without needing a referral from your GP. Please click on the web link below:
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Please consult your GP or NHS 111 urgently if you have recently or suddenly developed: Difficulty passing urine or controlling bladder/bowels Numbness or tingling around the back passage or genitals Numbness, pins and needles or weakness in both legs. Please discuss with your GP before submitting this referral if you: Are feeling generally unwell/fever Have any unexplained weight loss Have a history of cancer Have recently become unsteady on your feet. This service is for patients registered with a Richmond GP and aged over 16 years.
Go To Physiotherapy self-referral
The practice can advise about smoking cessation and offer referral to the local smoking cessation clinics. If you are interested then please call the surgery to book an appointment to discuss. We can offer various stop smoking aids and offer advice and motivation to enable you to quit.
Minor skin lesions (Warts, verruca, skin tags, small fleshy growths) can be removed by cryotherapy (freezing treatment). Our freezing clinic is held once a month, normally on a Thursday afternoon. We use liquid nitrogen—an extremely cold gas (-193 degrees Centigrade) to freeze the lesion in question. The treatment is uncomfortable, but usually not too painful.
We make full use of Teddington Memorial Hospital, which has excellent outpatient physiotherapy and X-ray facilities as well as a minor injuries unit and fifty two GP beds. Teddington Memorial Hospital also houses an Urgent care centre (08:00 - 20:00).
Due to the ever increasing high patient demand on appointments the Partners have, after much consideration, taken the decision stop ear syringing at the surgery from 1st January 2019.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused but have taken this decision, in line with other local surgeries, after consideration of the workload pressures on our nurses and also the fact that there are other alternative treatments available. The doctors have a duty of care under the GMS contract to assess patients, perform an appropriate examination and then decide either to treat them or refer them to a specialist. However, ear syringing is not stipulated within the GMS contract and it was felt necessary, in the changing light of general practice, to review and prioritise the services that the surgery provides.
The doctors would encourage patients who think they have wax in their ears to talk to the Pharmacist about using over the counter remedies and are advised to use drops or olive oil for several weeks in order to soften wax. Following this Ear syringing and microsuction services are available from some local pharmacies should this be required.
In some cases your GP may decide to refer you for microsuction to NHS community services. Please be advised that you can still book an appointment with a Doctor if you have any concerns about ear symptoms.
Sexual health services are changing
From 1 October 2017 sexual health clinics in Wandsworth and Richmond will be moving to new locations. The services offer contraception, STI testing, treatment and advice for all ages.
There are details of all the new clinics at www.clch.nhs.uk/swlsexhealth. The new service will be open 6 days a week with evening clinics in Merton, Richmond and Wandsworth and Saturday morning clinics available from Balham Health Centre in Wandsworth.
The new service will run HIV testing and HIV post sexual exposure treatment (PEP). However, specialist services for patients living with HIV remain provided by local hospitals.
The changes are part of the London Sexual Health Programme, a unique collaboration of 29 London Boroughs looking to transform the way sexual health services are organised and provided. This will make service better for patients, better for providers and better for the public as a whole.
If you have booked an appointment with a GP for a suspected urinary tract infection please can you bring in a urine sample with you (bottles are available in reception).
At Park Road Surgery in Teddington we offer Medical examinations for insurance purposes, sport, private schools elderly drivers' licences etc. are done at special times. Please check with the receptionists. There is a charge for this service, payable on the day of the examination.
Please let us know if you cannot keep your appointment.
There is a charge for the completion of forms for private health insurance, holiday cancellations, etc. Forms for completion should be left with reception who will pass them to the doctor. Please do no make an appointment with the doctor for the sole purpose of asking them to complete these forms; in any case the forms would not be completed during the consultation and you would need to return to the Surgery to collect the completed form.
Please note that we do not have the facility to pay at the surgery with credit or debit card. If you need to make a payment to the practice please pay in cash or cheque (made payable to 'Park Road Surgery').
Please open file below for a list of our charges.
Request for letter to school regarding sickness during exams
We have been advised by the BMA that exam boards do not require a letter from a child's GP, following sickness during exams. In the event that a school requests such a letter then we will send them the reply attached, detailing why it should not be necessary. If you still require a letter to the school to detail sickness absence during your child's examinations then there will be a charge of £70, as this is outside the remit of NHS work.
Letter to School
We have access to a District Nursing team who care for the nursing needs of our housebound patients. They can be contacted either via the surgery or directly at their base at Teddington Clinic, Queens Road. Please telephone 020-8614 5300 between the hours of 11:00 to 17:00, Monday to Friday.
The health visitors are based at Teddington Clinic, Queens Road. They run child health clinics on Monday afternoons and a clinic on Thursday mornings 09:30 - 11:30.
Other services provided by the health visitors include new birth and home visits, routine developmental checks, parentcraft classes and postnatal support groups. For further details please telephone 020 8614 5300.
A clinic for childhood immunisations is run at the Surgery on Mondays (excluding Bank Holidays) between 13:00 and 14:45 (walk-in – no appointments necessary).
We work closely with all of the local pharmacies within Teddington. If you are receiving regular medication then you may wish to sign up with one of them for the electronic prescription service.
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.
PLEASE COMPLETE THE TRAVEL QUESTIONNAIRE WHEN MAKING YOUR APPOINTMENT, SO THAT THE NURSE CAN CHECK YOUR DETAILS IN ADVANCE.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
PLEASE NOTE THAT WE HAVE LIMITED AVAILABILITY OF PRACTICE NURSE APPOINTMENTS FOR TRAVEL VACCINATIONS CURRENTLY AND WE MAY THEREFORE NEED TO ASK YOU TO BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT WITH A LOCAL PHARMACY OR TRAVEL HEALTH CLINIC INSTEAD.
OUR APOLOGIES FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE CAUSED.
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 sometimes be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. Travel vaccinations are usually kept in stock but may occasionally need to be ordered. 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.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)
Baby Immunisation Clinic
We run a baby immunisation clinic on Monday afternoons. Appointments should be booked through reception for this clinic.
Below is the Childhood immunisation schedule for the United Kingdom . It is of the utmost importance that children are kept up to date with the recommended vaccinations to protect them and other against disease. If your child has not received all of the recommended immunisations see below, please call the surgery to book an appointment with our Practice Nurse or Health Visitor.
At two months old:
At three months old:
At four months old:
Between 12 and 13 months old:
Three years four months to five years old (pre-school):
13 to 18 years old:
17 to 25 years old:
We are currently taking part in the national campaign to increase MMR vaccinations for those children aged 10-16, who have not previously had the full course of MMR vaccinations. If your child requires an MMR please book an appointment with one of our Practice Nurses.
The more you know about your pregnancy and your options, the more you are likely to feel in control. The information given here is based on The Pregnancy Book, which your midwife should give you at your first appointment.
If you are a carer, there is support available in Richmond.
Richmond Carers hub:
Provides expert support, advice and a support group for carers to enable them to cope with someone who has an alcohol or drug problem.
Richmond Carers Centre provides suppport for carers, young and old, living in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames.
Richmond Carers Centre aim to deliver and be the gateway to direct support, information and access to services for unpaid carers in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. Their aim is to know and be known by all local carers, providing or influencing provision of support for them.
If you feel that Richmond Carers Centre can offer you support, follow the link to the website below. Alternatively, Contact them on 020 8867 2380 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Address: 5 Briar Road, Twickenham, TW2 6RB
Tel: 020 8867 2380 / Fax: 020 8538 3712
Richmond Carers Center Website: http://www.carers.org/richmond
Park Road Surgery has a Carers Notice board in Main Reception. You can check this to receive updates and activity information that the Carers Centre Provide.
To find the Carers Centre, please use the following Link: http://www.streetmap.co.uk/streetmap.dll?G2M?X=515089&Y=173044&A=Y&Z=1
If you are please let us know - we may be able to help you
There is a wealth of information on NHS Choices about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.
Watch this video on: caring for a parent at home
Caring responsibilities can make it difficult to maintain friendships or develop new ones. Telling your friends you're a carer is important so they understand and can support you.
Caring for someone can be a full-time job, but it's essential that you take time out for yourself too. Read our guide to accessing breaks and respite.
Do you know your tenancy rights as a carer? Are you aware of all your care at home options? Do you need tips on moving someone around the home?
Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.
Directing carers to the benefits that can help them in their caring role
Advice and information on helping the person you look after get the benefits that they are entitled to
How your benefits maybe affected after the death of the person you look after and what happens to their benefits
Advice for when carers find they have to take over the legal affairs of the person they are looking after
Advice for carers and the people they are looking after on claiming a whole host of other benefits unrelated to their disability or caring
Advice on keeping a tight rein on household and personal finance for carers
Information on claiming tax credits and whether you might be eligible
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