The District Nurses are based at Emperor’s Gate Clinic.
They provide expert nursing in your home, assessment of health needs, and continuing care after discharge from hospital.
If you need to speak to a district nurse outside of our normal opening times please call 0208 969 7777.
The health visitor is also based at Emperor’s Gate Clinic.
The health visitor also provides an open clinic at this practice from 2.30 – 5.00 p.m. on Tuesdays for children under the age of five.
Mental Health Liason Nurse
A Mental Health Liaison Nurse is available on Friday mornings by appointment for assessment. Access is by GP referral only
Healthy Hearts is the new Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Service for the London Boroughs of Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster with a major goal to reduce local residents’ CVD risk by assisting them to lose 5% body fat, by engaging them in a variety of intervention such as 10 week lose weight with Health Hearts, 6 weeks cook ad eat course, 6 week physical activity classes ( begin to swim, begin to gym, aquaerobics and more), plus smoking cessation with Kick-It and Psychology input if required.
The service is for residents who meet the following criteria:
- Assessed in a Health Check as having a risk of cardiovascular disease over the next 10 years
- Diabetic or another long term condition that increases the risk of CVD
- Obesity (BMI over 30)
Clients are assessed and then they discuss with a Health Hearts Care Planner to advise what the best intervention would be suitable for them.
The best treatment for you will depend on your personal preference, your age, whether you’re pregnant or breastfeeding and any medical conditions you have. Speak to your GP or an NHS stop smoking adviser for advice.
Specialist Stop Smoking Advisor Kensington & Chelsea please call Mutiat Oladejo 07860750705
MCMW (My Care my way)
Your local NHS is working with local health, social care and voluntary organisations and introducing a new service to support the health and well-being of people aged 65 and over in this area.
The new service is a commitment from all health and social care agencies to collaborate with patients and carers to avoid hospital stays and help older adults to remain independent and living in their own homes for as long as possible.
It is putting patients, service users and carers at the centre of the decision-making process about the care or support that is needed and is bringing patients together as equal partners with their GPs and other health and social care professionals.
What is proactive and personalized care and why do I need it?
GP teams and patients are collaborating to agree personalised and proactive care plans for older adults aged 65 and over to manage any changes that person’s health or social needs. The new service means that the provision of care for older adults is focusing on:
- Self care – exploring all the options available to patients from other organisations that fits with their care plan to maintain their health and well being
- Awareness – Regular assessing of the patient’s current physical, emotional and environmental needs by a coordinated team of health and social care professionals
- Monitoring – At point of care anticipating and actively preparing for any changes in an older adult’s needs, actively supporting them to avoid hospital stays as well as implementing strategies for a better recovery
How can I access the new service?
You can access the service via your participating GP practice. As of 1 April 2016, 25 GP practices have signed up to offer this pioneering service.
A Counsellor is available on Monday/Wednesday and Thursday by appointment for assessment. Access is by GP referral only.
The Phlebotomist is available everyday by appointment for In House blood testing in the mornings
Physiotherapy – First Contact Physiotherapy service
The First Contact Physiotherapy (FCP) service allows patients to book in directly to speak to a Practice based Physiotherapist. If you have a problem, such as muscle, joint or back pain, the FCP can provide a specialist assessment without seeing the GP first.
The majority of aches and pains recover well with the right advice, the FCP will be able to advise you how best to manage your injury or pain, which exercises might be best and how to manage work and your activities. If there is need to refer you on for a GP opinion or for blood tests or X-rays, the FCP can organise this too.
In order to book an appointment just contact the practice in the usual way and ask to book with the Physiotherapist.
If you are 16 or over and have registered with this GP practice and have muscle or joint pains including strains/sprains/neck or back pain, you can refer yourself to see a physiotherapist without needing a referral from your GP.
Please read this before booking with the Physiotherapist:
Please consult your GP or NHS 111 urgently if you have recently or suddenly developed-
Difficulty passing urine or controlling bladder/bowels
Numbness or tingling around the back passage or genitals
Numbness, pins and needles or weakness in both legs.
Please discuss with your GP before submitting this referral if you:
Are feeling generally unwell/fever
Have any unexplained weight loss
Have a history of cancer
Have recently become unsteady on your feet.
This service is for patients registered with our GP aged over 16 years.