Clinics & Services
Asthma Clinic - available to adults and children. Please make an appointment with a nurse.
Diabetic Clinic - a weekly review that may be in conjunction with hospital care or be entirely surgery-based. Patients can easily be transferred between the two services.
Travel Vaccinations - If you are planning a holiday abroad, please check with us at least six weeks before your departure date. More information is available on the above tab.
Counselling - this service is run by trained counsellors. If you feel that you would benefit from counselling, please make an appointment to see a doctor to discuss your problem first.
Antenatal - once you have confirmed your pregnancy please make an appointment to see a doctor. You will be referred to the hospital and antenatal care will be provided on a shared care basis between the hospital and the surgery. Midwives hold clinics on Wednesdays from 12:00 for Queen Marys patients and Darenth Valley patients.
Postnatal - examinations are carried out at the surgery.
Child Health Clinic - held on Tuesdays from 11:00 -12:30. Development checks are carried out by a doctor and health visitor. Immunisations are given by a nurse during the child heath clinic and an appointment is always necessary. Please do not bring children with infectious diseases to this clinic.
Family Planning - all forms of family planning are offered by the doctors and nurses. Both Dr Schmalhorst and Dr Furness fit IUCDs (coils) and implants. An initial consultation is needed for this service, to assess suitability. Emergency contraception is also available.
Coronary Heart Clinic - an opportunity to check blood pressure, arrange blood tests if indicated and discuss lifestyle.
Cervical Smears - the surgery has a recall system. If you are due a smear, please make an appointment with a nurse.
Mammography - a three-yearly examination of the breast for cancer and is now done routinely for women between the age of 50-70 years in this area. You will be notified by post when your appointment is due. Women over 65 years are also eligible for routine three-yearly mammography but they must self-refer. Please ask a receptionist for the relevant form.
Spirometry Clinic - this clinic helps identify and diagnose the cause of breathing problems and identify the most appropriate course of treatment. Patients will be offered an appointment, if appropriate, by a doctor or nurse.
Smoking Cessation - please make an appointment to see a nurse
Adult Immunisations - it is important to becovered for tetanus. If you have never had a tetanus injection, you will need a course of three injections. A total of five injections gives life-long immunity, unless you are travelling or have a tetanus-prone wound. Any woman planning to become pregnant should check that she is immune to German Measles by having a blood test.
Well Person Clinic - a service for both men and women who would like a general check up, cholesterol testing if necessary, blood pressure and urine check and advice on lifestyle. Advice on problems related to women’s health such as menopause, contraception and pre-conception, and for men, information about testicular examination can also be provided.
Patients Over 16 Years of Age - If you have not been seen in the previous three years, you may request a medical check-up with one of our practice nurses.
Over 75 Check - you can book an appointment to see a nurse for an annual check-up at the surgery. If you are housebound, this can be carried out in your home. Please telephone the Surgery to make an appointment.