Family Planning and Sexual Health Services
Should you wish to receive family planning advice, have a pill check and collect contraceptive pill prescriptions, have swabs and a cervical smear or need to discuss and arrange coil or implanon fitting, then please book an appointment with one of our Practice Nurses by telephoning reception.
The practice has a dedicated Coil Fitting clinic every Wednesday afternoon from 2.00pm until 4.00pm at the Wallace Health Centre. This is run by our own practice doctor Dr Davies and will be assisted by our experienced practice nurses.
Please contact reception if you have any queries. Should you need any further help or advice The Family Planning Association is always there for help and guidance.
More advice or help on sexual health can be found here......
Greenwich Sexual Health
Antenatal and Postnatal Care
We provide antenatal care in 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. Please Note: The doctors do not provide medical care for home deliveries.
Antenatal and postnatal care is offered by all of the doctors at both surgeries.
For patients booked in at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Woolwich, antenatal care may be provided by the Community Midwives on the 2nd floor of the Wallace Health Centre.
For a first antenatal appointment, and for the 6 week postnatal check, please book a double appointment with the receptionist.
Please bring a urine sample before seeing the Doctor/Nurse (pots are available from reception) for all antenatal checks.
Pregnancy can be overwhelming with all of the questions you might have. We have devised a sheet that tells you what happens next, your choices, dietary advice etc.....this can be downloaded from the link below.
Here at the Burney Street Practice we offer all new babies a health check at 8 weeks. This is followed by a vaccination appointment with one of our practice nurses. We strongly recommend immunisations to protect all babies and young children. Please note: we are unable to vaccinate children without parental consent. We would be grateful if you could bring their red book along with you, as it gives details of your child's previous immunisations.
The Doctors, Nurses and Health Visitors are happy to discuss and to advise on all immunisations and any concerns you might have about the development of your baby.
From 1st September 2016, the Health Visitors will no longer be located at The Wallace Health Centre. Please click on the link below for the list of new locations.
Health Visitor Locations
Health Visitors can be reached as follows:
Gallions Reach Health Centre
020 8320 5718
020 8312 8939
All our Nurses advise on travel immunisations and the precautions you will need to take for foreign travel. We recommend that you seek this information at least 8 weeks before departure. For further information see our Travel Information page
It is advisable to check out the latest information on Passports, Visas, Security Issues, Flu Epidemics etc for travelling overseas on the Foreign & Commonwealth Office website.
The Burney Street Practice is a Government registered Yellow Fever Centre, and we can provide this vaccine to any member of the public, whether or not you are a patient of this Practice.
Please note: not all travel vaccinations are provided under the NHS, there may be charges involved. These can be obtained from reception. Payment for vaccinations is required before it is done. There is a world-wide shortage of some travel vaccinations which our Receptionists and/or Nurses can make you aware of.
Ever tried to give up but failed at the first hurdle? There are lots of ways to give up, but different things work for different people. Why not make an appointment with our Level 2 Smoking Cessation Advisor, to explore your options and decide what's most likely to work for you.
She can offer advice, help and support to enable you to achieve your goal. Why not ring our receptionists today and make an appointment.
Please note: for an initial assessment you will need a double appointment.
Safeguarding confidential patient information is the responsibility of all NHS staff. The Burney Street Practice will ensure that your confidentiality is respected and maintained at all times in the following way:-
- Confidentiality means that when you see a doctor or nurse at the practice for any health issue, including sexual health, the doctor or nurse will not share the information you give them with anyone else, provided we think you are 'competent to consent' to the treatment (competent to consent means that you are fully capable of understanding the treatment and any possible consequences).
- Doctors and nurses seeing young people for sexual health information, advice or treatment will ask you if you wish to inform a parent, carer or other trusted adult. However, if you do not wish to inform an adult, we will respect your wishes and still offer you treatment.
A doctor, nurse or other health professional may only break confidentiality if they think that you or someone else is at significant risk of harm. However, they will not break confidentiality without informing you first. This means that if you see a doctor or nurse at the practice for personal issues, sexual health information and advice, contraception, screening for sexually transmitted infections (STI's), or information and referral for abortion we will see you, even if you are under 16, without having to inform your parents or carers.
Click here to download or print an information sheet with telephone numbers and links to websites on a range of topics that may affect you.