Clinics We Offer

Nurse-Led Clinics

Special nurse-led clinics available:

  • Asthma/COPD Clinics
  • Diabetic Clinic
  • Cervical Smears
  • Childhood immunisation
  • Family Planning
  • Heart Disease/Stroke Prevention
  • Well Person Checks

Antenatal Care

We provide shared antenatal care throughout pregnancy in partnership with our local midwives and obstetricians. You should make an appointment to see a doctor as soon as you think you may be pregnant.

Child Health

We can arrange 8 week baby checks at the surgery and childhood immunisations are given according to the recommended national schedule. Other child development checks are provided by our attached Health Visitor, At present she holds clinics for children who are registered at this practice at the Goodinge Health Centre, North Road, London N7 Tel: 020 7530 4900.

We hope to be able to offer baby clinics at Partnership Primary Care Centre in the near future.

Family Planning

All our doctors and nurses are trained to give family planning advice. Appointments to discuss family planning can be made during any routine surgery. We do not at present have IUCD (coil) fitting facilities but this can be arranged with a local Family Planning Clinic. Please note that women must see a doctor or nurse for each issue of a prescription for the oral contraceptive. Doctors will provide information and contraception to those who are under 16 years, as recommended by the 1985 House of Lords ruling in the” Gillick” case. The prescribing of such contraception is applicable providing the doctor feels that the patient is capable of understanding the nature and possible consequences of the procedure and includes the potential risks and benefits of contraception. The doctors will encourage minors to discuss contraception with their parents, however, in practice if this does not occur the rights of confidentiality remain just as strict respecting the patient’s confidence as if the patient were over 16.

Sexual Health

Doctors and nurses at the practice can provide general advice on sexual health matters and screening for common sexually transmitted infections (STIs). We also have specialist clinics nearby. The Archway Sexual Health Clinic can be contacted directly on 020 7530 5800 for appointments or 020 7530 5804 for general advice. This clinic provides a free, confidential service covering all sexual health matters including check-ups for sexual infections, contraception, emergency contraception, pregnancy tests, free condoms, HIV testing, advice and counselling. Also “Pulse N7” is a unique multi-agency centre based at 164, Holloway Road and offering a range of services to support young people under the age of 21 including sexual health advice. Telephone 020 7527 1300 for times of Pulse N7 walk in clinics.

Alcohol Advice

The recommended weekly limit of alcohol intake is 21 units for men and 14 units for women. A unit is half a pint of beer, a glass of wine or a single measure of spirits. Research in 2005 suggested that almost 1 in 5 Islington residents were drinking more than the recommended weekly limit. If you are worried that you or someone you know may be drinking too much we can arrange for you to meet a specialist alcohol adviser at our monthly PPCC alcohol advice clinic. Local residents may also contact Camden & Islington Alcohol Advisory Service which offers assessment and treatment for people with alcohol related problems. For more information contact: Alcohol Advisory Service, 309 Gray’s Inn Road, London WC1X 8QF. Tel: 020 7530 5900.

Drug Advice

We do not currently have in-house drug advisors at PPCC but if you are worried that you or someone in your family may have a problem with drugs advice and support is available from North Islington Drug Service, 592 Holloway Road, London N7 6LB. Tel: 020 7530 2002. Also, for young people under 21, Pulse N7 is a unique multi-agency centre based at 164, Holloway Road offering a range of services including advice about drugs problems. Telephone 020 7527 1300 for times of Pulse N7 walk in clinics.

Smoking Advice

Are you a smoker? Smoking is the UK’s greatest cause of preventable illness but it is never too late to stop and we can help you. All the evidence shows that people are more likely to quit permanently if they have specialist advice and support. Our nurses and our Health Care Assistant are trained as specialist advisers in smoking cessation and have excellent results in helping people stop once and for all. Please just ask for an appointment. The NHS also offers a Smoking Helpline on 0800 169 0 169 and website with further information at www.givingupsmoking.co.uk.