If you do not have any symptoms but would like to be tested for sexually transmitted infection, the NHS now offers the opportunity to do this at home via a postal self testing kit. Please see the Sexual Health London website for details.
If you are having symptoms which you are concerned might be due to a sexually transmitted infection please make an appointment with a GP or practice nurse or attend a sexual health clinic:
there are a number of sexual health (GUM) clinics in central and north London offer testing and treatment of all sexually transmitted infections (STIs/STDs), including HIV tests. You do not need a referral from your GP.
The CQC (Care Quality Commission) carried out an announced comprehensive inspection at The Abbey Medical Centre on 19 January 2017. Overall the practice is rated as good with rating of outstanding in categories of "being effective” and ” looking after people whose circumstances may make them vulnerable”. Click here for further information.
The Abbey Medical Centre has been working with neighbouring GP practices to offer you evening, Saturday and Sunday appointments.
Practices in the Camden CCG area are working together to provide extended access to routine GP and nurse appointments in the evenings and on weekends. At present routine pre-booked GP and nurse appointments held at four different locations. Click for more information.
It is now easy to get help to lose weight and you don't need a referral from your GP.
The Community Weight Management Service is provided by Camden Sports & Physical Activity Service. They provide a 12 week group weight-loss programme of exercise and dietary advice for overweight or obese adults. It comprises nutritional advice, healthy eating guidance and support to get active.
If you are:
-over the age of 18 -if your Body Mass Index is more then 25 (calculate your BMI here) -if you are registered at this surgery
Did you know that you can refer yourself to a number of different services and clinics from the comfort of your computer without the need to see your doctor. These include Psychology, Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Weight Management Services, Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Pregnancy Care, Family Planning, Sexual Health Clinics, and Incontinence Clinics. Click here for more information.
If you are not certain that these services are suitable for you, please make a telephone or face-to-face appointment with your GP to discuss things further.
This month, our health blog highlights the common and distressing problem of insomnia. Written by guest author Dr Hugh Selsick, Consultant from the Insomnia Clinic at University College Hospital the post contains useful information and a helpful video. Click here to find out more.