The Merritt Medical CentreMerritt Gardens Chessington Surrey, KT9 2GYTel: 0208 739 1977
The community midwife attends the antenatal clinic in our practice every Wednesday morning (09:30 - 12:00) and does home visits as necessary. The doctors also see antenatal patients during normal surgery hours. If you think you may be pregnant please see the doctor first at a routine appointment. Further antenatal care will then be arranged.
Postnatal examinations should be carried out six weeks after the birth. Appointments can either be arranged during the Thursday afternoon baby clinic at the same time as the six week baby check, or during normal surgery hours.
A well baby and immunisation clinic is held every Thursday afternoon between 14:00 and 15.30 by the doctor and health visitor. An appointment is necessary for immunisations with the nurse and for six-week baby checks with the doctor. No appointment is necessary to see the health visitor during this clinic.
It is very important that you visit Dr Kumar on an annual basis for a full review of your condition and review of your medication. This appointment can be booked at reception. We also have a our Practice Nurse Stella, who specialises in diabetes care.
Contraceptive care is provided by all the doctors during surgery hours. For coils please see Dr Paul by appointment.
Dr Paul and Dr Kumar perform minor operations at the surgery by appointment. The doctors will be happy to advise you on this, prior to a minor surgery appointment.
The doctors are happy to carry out medicals eg insurance and driving licence, by appointment outside surgery hours. Please telephone the surgery for an appointment. Please ask at reception for the charges for these services.
A trained counsellor is available for counselling. Please ask your doctor for a referral.
If you are aged 75 years or over, you should be seen annually, either by your doctor, the practice nurse, district nurse or health visitor. This can be arranged at the surgery or, if that is not possible, a home visit will be arranged.
Please contact reception who will take all the details of the vaccinations you need and pass to our team of nurses, who will then arrange an appointment.
Please make an appointment at least eight weeks in advance of your holiday to ensure adequate cover. A charge will be made for certain immunisations and vaccinations which are not covered by the NHS. A list of these charges is held at reception.
Please also see our Travel Vaccinations section for more detailed information.
Chessington Park Surgery is an authorised Yellow Fever centre.
The influenza vaccination is recommended for those patients over 65 and particularly for patients with heart, lung or kidney disease, diabetes and residents of nursing and rest homes. Please contact the reception staff in October for details of the vaccination dates and to make an appointment. If you are unable to attend the surgery, a home visit will be arranged to undertake this facility.
We are now able to offer appointments with our Nurse Practitioner, who is an experienced Nurse who has undertaken further medical training that enables her to see patients with minor illnesses, infections, and injuries and also more long term things like asthma, contraception (but not coil fitting) and women’s health. She does not provide antenatal or mental health care. Do consider seeing our Nurse Practitioner as you may get an appointment sooner than if you wait for a Doctor.
We hope that you find the Nurse Practitioner a useful addition to the range of services offered at Chessington Park Surgery.
Our practice nurses offer the following services
Our Health care Assistant is available for:
Travel Clinic Information and Charges
Travel Clinic Prices
The district nursing team is responsible for nursing care in the community. If you need nursing care at home the doctor will arrange for the nurse to call. Please telephone the surgery to make the necessary arrangements.
Health visitors are registered nurses who have undergone further specialist training, particularly relating to expectant mothers, pre-school age children and the elderly. Services include parentcraft sessions, developmental assessments, child health clinics, counselling, health education and promotion of health care with the elderly. The health visitors attend our Children's Clinic on Thursday afternoons. They are contactable at Gosbury Hill Clinic - Tel: 020 8397 5737.
SERVICES NOT COVERED BY THE NHS
NON NHS WORK - PRIVATE MEDICAL EXAMINATIONS AND FEES
Special appointments are required for items such as HGV, PSV, insurance medicals and paternity testing etc. Please ask the receptionist for an appointment. There will be a fee payable for these examinations and other non-NHS services. Please note that GP practices are entitled to charge for any work that is not NHS work recommended BMA fees will apply.
DESIGNATED YELLOW FEVER CENTRE
For appointments telephone or call at the Surgery.
By appointment only.
For full details of this service please download our patient leaflet and our list of charges.
Fees and Charges
Patient Information leaflet Non GMS Services
Independent information, advice and emotional support for carers in the Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames.
Please download the brochures and flyers for further information or contact them via the details below. There is a national carers network - please refer to the 'Carers Direct' page on this website.
Kingston Carers Leaflet
Telephone: 020 3031 2757
http://www.gettingiton.org.uk/(South West London Sexual Health Website for young People)
http://www.younglivin.org.uk/ (Kingston website for young people)
http://www.ruthinking.co.uk/ (National sexual health website for young people)
http://www.chlamydiascreening.nhs.uk/ (national Chlamydia Screening Programme- patient and professional sections. Includes a search facility to find Chlamydia screening offices across the country.
http://www.checkurself.org.uk/ (London based client website for ordering Chlamydia screening kits and finding local treatment centers.
Kingston CCG have produced a guide to Mental Health Services available to patients who are registered in Kingston
For help and advice regarding metal health issues such as anxiety, depression and more Kingston iCope Service offer a range of on-line courses that you can self refer to.
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