Clinics and Services

Diabetes

Eltham Medical Practice offers a comprehensive clinic for patients with diabetes, covering all aspects of clinical care. If you suffer from diabetes, we will arrange for you to be seen at least once a year in the practice, or more often if necessary.

This clinic is run every week at our Passey Place, and is run by Dr Chauhan who has a specialist interest in this area.

Minor surgery

Eltham Medical Practice is able to offer a Minor Surgery clinic to all our patients, dealing with skin tags, joint injections, cautery and other similar problems, saving you a long wait and journey to be seen at hospital. Minor surgery clinics are run by Dr Siva and Dr Hamdane, and are held every Monday at the Passey Place surgery.

If you feel you need to be seen for minor surgery please arrange to see your GP first who will then be able to arrange an appointment for you if appropriate.

Child immunisations

If a vaccine is given when a baby still has antibodies to the disease, the antibodies can stop the vaccine working. This is why routine childhood immunisations do not start until a baby is two months old, before the antibodies a baby gets from its mother have stopped working.

This is also why it is important for parents to stick to the immunisation schedule, as a delay can leave a baby unprotected. A delay can increase the chance of adverse reactions to some vaccines, such as pertussis (whooping cough).

We hold a weekly baby clinic every Tuesday at the Passey Place surgery for babies to receive their first immunisations at 8 weeks, and also for mothers to have their post natal check.

Joint clinic

We hold a weekly joint clinic on a Thursday morning at Passey Place. This is run by Dr Chauhan. You will need to be referred by a clinician for this service

Mole check

This clinic is run every Monday at Passey Place by Dr Siva. Please use our Ask a Receptionist a Question form for further information.

COPD/Asthma clinic

Run by Nurse Christine Finch, this clinic is held every Thursday at Passey Place.
We are also a teaching practice for medical students from Guys, Kings and St Thomas’ Hospital.(GKSTT). If you have been asked to complete a COPD or Asthma review, please visit our Health Review and Assessment Clinic.

Travel vaccinations

If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required. Please complete our Travel Risk Assessment form prior to booking your appointment.

It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible – at least 6 weeks before you travel – as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.

Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.