Clinics & Services
We currently provide the following clinics. As work continues to be passed from consultants to GPs, more clinics are likely to appear in order to absorb this work.
Appointments are available with the practice nurses. We review medication and test lung function and advise on choice of inhaler, inhaler technique, breathing techniques and self-management.
Clinics are available with the midwife on Monday lunchtimes, as part of the shared care programme with Epsom & St Helier's Hospital.
Child development checks are carried out on various days during the week.
Coronary Heart Disease
Nurses and Health Care Assistants can offer appointments to discuss risk factors and arrange tests and investigation to evaluate your risk of heart disease.
Clinics are held weekly, by appointment only. We care for the vast majority of our patients with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. Dr Andreas Pitsiaeli, who has had a special interest in diabetes for 15 years, leads the team which comprises Srs Melissa Sanders and Sue Arnold (Diabetes Trained nurses, Warwick Certified) and an attending podiatrist and dietician. Retinal Screening is performed annually off site.
We provide a full range of services including the contraceptive pills, the IUD ('coil'), injections, implants, as well as general contraceptive and pre-conception advice. This service is allied to sexual health.
There is a health visitor clinic each Friday morning which from 12 January 2018 is by appointment only. Tel 01372 741993. Early weeks drop in sessions are at Banstead Clinic and Epsom Downs Children Centre. Please see the website www.cshsurrey.co.uk/our-services/services-children for more information on the health visitor service.
The immunisation schedule for children has been subject to constant change recently. We fully endorse the current vaccine schedule.
Influenza and Pneumonia
Flu clinics are held annually as soon as the vaccines arrive (normally early October). Specific groups can get a flu jab on the NHS.
These are available at the GPs discretion. Once you have seen your GP who feels that an injection may help your problem, you may then book a routine appointment with one of our GP's who can give these injections at the Surgery. We are able to treat common orthopaedic problems such as tendonitis, tennis/golfer's elbow, trigger finger, Policemans heel, carpal tunnel syndrome, shoulder problems and sometimes osteoarthritis of the knee.
Many minor operations are easily and more conveniently performed at the centre by the doctors. Sessions are held on Tuesday mornings and Friday afternoons. Appointments should be made after consultation with your own doctor. Please be aware that NHS guidelines prohibit the removal of skin lesions purely on cosmetic grounds and as such you will need to arrange for this to be done privately outside of the practice. We are not allowed to offer private minor surgery to our NHS registered patients.
A phlebotomist attends Tuesday and Thursday mornings. If you are having a cholesterol check please fast for 12 hours and 6 hours for sugar only. Please ensure you still drink adequate amounts of water only.
This is only available to diabetic patients, booked through the diabetic clinic. We do offer a private podiatry service for all others.
Heathcote Medical Centre are pleased to offer a Stop Smoking Clinic which is open to all smokers who live or work in Surrey. The clinic runs from 14.00 to 18.45 every Tuesday and is run by our qualified Stop Smoking Practitioner. Appointments are on a one to one basis with the practitioner and to book your appointment please call Quit 51 on freephone 0800 622 6968.
Routine travel vaccinations are done during normal working hours. See the above tab for more details.
Ultrasound for our patients and those of local practices are done on a Thursday, by Surrey Ultrasound Services. This is a private company who do scans on the NHS. You need to be referred by your GP for an appointment, but if you need an urgent scan they can usually accomodate these requests at short notice.
We run warfarin clinics every day of the week, using our experienced bank of nurse and healthcare assistants. The blood test result is instantaneous and the dose is decided by intelligent software call INRstar, which has been proven far superior to traditional methods.
All our nurses are happy to discuss and encourage weight loss with patients and can advise on the most suitable way of losing weight.