Pregnancy and Women’s Health
Please find information on Pregnancy below. Click on any of the tabs for more information.
To see a midwife and for antenatal care, please self-refer to local maternity services.
You do not need to see a GP, unless you suffer from another medical condition for which you take medication, e.g. diabetes, thyroid (under or overactive), epilepsy etc.
Popular local services include:
If you are in the early stages of pregnancy and suffering with pain or bleeding or excessive vomiting, you may self-refer to the Early Pregnancy Assessment Unit as follows:
- Guy’s and St. Thomas’ (less than 18 weeks pregnant)
- King’s College Hospital (less than 16 weeks pregnant)
- St. George’s Hospital (less than 14 weeks pregnant)
- Chelsea and Westminster Hospital (less than 12 weeks pregnant)
If outside opening hours, please attend Accident and Emergency.
Please find information on Women’s Health below. Click on any of the tabs for more information.
About 1 in 8 women in the UK are diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime. If detected early, treatment is more successful and there’s a good chance of recovery.
Breast screening uses an X-ray test called a mammogram that can spot cancers when they’re too small to see or feel.
Breast screening is offered to women aged 50 to their 71st birthday in England. You will first be invited for screening within three years of your 50th birthday. If you are 71 or over, you will stop receiving screening invitations. You can still have screening if you are 71 or over if you want. Contact your local screening unit to arrange an appointment.
If you’re worried about breast cancer symptoms such as a lump or an area of thickened tissue in a breast, or you notice that your breasts look or feel different from what’s normal for you, do not wait to be offered screening, please make an appointment to speak to a GP.
Re-order contraceptive medication
For prescription requests (such as Combined Oral Contraceptive Pill or Progestogen-only Pill) please visit Consult your GP online
Please note if you are on Yasmin or Dianette you will need to make an appointment with a GP for this prescription.
To start or change my method of contraception
Please telephone the practice to make an appointment with a Practice Nurse or GP – 0203 474 6070
Coil fitting/ removing
Due to Covid-19 restrictions we are currently unable to fit coils at the practice however please call the practice where our reception team will book an appointment with our local service.
You can have your coil removed by calling reception and requesting an appointment with our Practice Nurses.
We hope to offer this service at the practice once Covid-19 restrictions are eased.
Please call reception and book a telephone consult with Dr K Carmody or Dr T Chiu. They will then book a appointment for you to attend the practice for the procedure.
Please call reception and book an appointment with our Practice Nurses.
Types of contraception available
Please visit the below links for more information about contraception. You will read about the risks and the benefits of each type of contraception
Once you have chosen or wish to discuss these further please book a telephone consult with a Practice Nurse or GP.
Or call clinic and ask to speak with a nurse – 0203 474 6070
I have Missed my Pill
If you are taking the the COCP (Combined Oral Contraceptive Pill), visit the NHS website for more information
If you are taking the POP (Progestogen-only Pill), visit the NHS website for more information
I you are unsure which pill you are taking please contact the surgery and ask to speak with a Practice Nurse or GP
For more information on the types and where to obtain emergency contraception please follow this link.
Termination of Pregnancy
It’s worth talking to a GP if you have menopausal symptoms that are troubling you or if you’re experiencing symptoms of the menopause before 45 years of age.
Your GP can offer treatments and suggest lifestyle changes if you have severe menopausal symptoms that interfere with your day-to-day life.
- hormone replacement therapy (HRT) – tablets, skin patches, gels and implants that relieve menopausal symptoms by replacing oestrogen
- vaginal oestrogen creams, lubricants or moisturisers for vaginal dryness
- cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) – a type of talking therapy that can help with low mood and anxiety
- eating a healthy, balanced diet and exercising regularly – maintaining a healthy weight and staying fit and strong can improve some menopausal symptoms
Other useful links
To book an appointment for a smear test – please call the practice and book with our Practice Nurses, Julie Melireles or Florance Durrant