Clinics

Practice Nurse

Our Practice Nurse is the lead professional for health promotion, chronic disease management (diabetes, asthma, blood pressure and heart disease), life style assessment, and minor illness. She also carries out smears, vaccinations, dressings, suture removal, ear syringing and sexual health screening in women.

Baby Clinic

A health visitor is available for child care and child health surveillance between 9.30am-12pm on the second and third Tuesday of the month. Please call the practice to book an appointment.

Postnatal and 6 Week Baby Checks

These are on Wednesday afternoons with the doctor

BP Management Clinic

We have a senior nurse who holds these clinics weekly. This clinic is designed to support those patients, whose blood pressure is poorly controlled, providing comprehensive screening, advice and relevant medication in conjunction with the doctor. Our health care assistant can see you for a blood pressure check.

Family Planning

Don’t want to get pregnant? 

We can help you avoid an unwanted or unplanned pregnancy. 

It can be tricky to know which type of contraception to use to prevent pregnancy because there are so many options. 

We can help you decide which one is right for you! Examples include condoms, the pill, contraceptive patch, vaginal ring, the coil and implant.  

Some practices can fit coils or implants that last for a few years so you don’t have to think about it, and they are reversible; this is why they are called Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARC). Here is a helpful page to compare these options. 

Coils and implants (Long-Acting Reversible Contraception): We can book you an appointment at the following practice: 

The Nightingale Practice – this practice accepts referrals from all City & Hackney practices. 

Sexual Health London (pill and patch): You can order contraception online from Sexual Health London via this website: https://riversidepractice.shl.uk. You can choose what regular contraceptive you want and if you want a 3, 6 or 12 months supply. If you choose to order online, you will need to complete an online consultation with LloydsPharmacy Online Doctor which will be reviewed. You can pick up your contraceptive from a Lloyds Pharmacy, including some Sainsbury’s stores, or have it delivered by post.  

You can find more information about contraceptive options here. 

Need Emergency Hormonal Contraception? 

Emergency hormonal contraception is available to buy from most pharmacies.  

You can also complete an online consultation and order the emergency contraceptive pill for free from the Sexual Health London service –  https://riversidepractice.shl.uk  

Need abortion care?  

Please speak to your GP who can listen and provide safe support should you require a pregnancy termination, or you can self-refer to the British Pregnancy Advisory Services by calling: 0345 730 4030 or completing the online form: https://www.bpas.org/contact-us/request-an-appointment/  

Cervical Smears and Sexual Health

Safe sex – want to protect yourself and your partner(s)? 

Young Hackney: If you are under the age of 25 years, you can access free condoms from a range of local venues listed here: Free Condoms - Young Hackney.  

 Worried about an STI? 

If you have had unprotected sex or are worried you might have caught a sexually -transmitted infection (STI) because you have symptoms, please contact us for confidential, sensitive help. We can get you the right tests and help you make sure sexual partners are notified, if you test positive. 

Free Home STI testing: If you are over the age of 16 you can also order a free STI test kit to be delivered to your home via this website –  https://riversidepractice.shl.uk You complete a simple form online, order the kit and your results are sent to you by text or email. It is simple, fast and secure! 

Chlamydia testing: GPs and practice nurses will often offer chlamydia screening to people seeking sexual health advice. If you are between the age of 15 and 24 years old, it is recommended that you have a Chlamydia test annually or on every change of person you have sex with. 

HIV testing: If you are concerned that you might have HIV or you are a newly registered patient at our practice, feel free to ask for an HIV test.  

Cervical screening: All women aged between 25 – 65 years are entitled to participate in the national cervical screening programme - www.nhs.uk/conditions/cervical-screening. There’s information for all eligible groups including trans women, women who have undergone surgery, and had the HPV vaccination. 

Support for LQBTQI+ community: 56 Dean Street is a specialist sexual health clinic in London. For more information please see here: https://www.dean.st/about-us/  

You can find more information about other STIs here. 

 Do you think you are at risk of catching HIV? 

Pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV (PrEP) can significantly reduce the chances of catching HIV. If you would like to find out more, please see: HIV prevention | Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust 

 Thinking about pleasure? 

Here is a helpful guide to sexual pleasure and problems: Sexual wellbeing - Sexwise 

 Need more information? 

You can also check out these sites for lots more information about how to avoid unwanted pregnancy, have safer sex and avoid or manage sexually transmitted infections (STIs): 

Sexwise: www.sexwise.org.uk 

NHS website: www.nhs.uk 

Homerton: https://www.homerton.nhs.uk/sexual-health/  

Smoking Cessation

To Stop Smoking please call 0800 046 9946 to make an appointment and give the name of your GP.

 

Child Immunisations

By appointment with the practice nurse

New patient and NHS Health Checks

By appointment with the health care assistant