Join us at the next Patient Participation Group meeting on Wednesday 9th August 2017 at 7pm to discuss the services offered at Liberty Bridge Road Practice. This is your chance to let us and other patients know what you think about the Practice and join in discussions about improvements, achievements and any other aspects of the Practice and/or Community. 

Services

Clinical Pharmacist

Clinical pharmacists are highly qualified health professionals who work as part of the general practice team to resolve day-to-day medicine issues and consult with and treat patients directly. This includes providing extra help to manage long-term conditions, advice for those on multiple medications and better access to health checks.

You can book an appointment with the Clinical Pharmacist if you;

  • Have a long term condition; If you have a long term condition such as asthma, Type 2 diabetes, arthritis or high blood pressure, the clinical pharmacist can discuss the medicines you are taking to make sure they are working for you.
  • Experiencing side effects: If you are experiencing side effects from your medicines, you and the clinical pharmacist can discuss this and work together to find a solution such as changing you medicine or dosage.
  • Need a medication review: If you are taking medications over the long-term, you should be seen for a medication review every year. The clinical pharmacist can review all your medicines, discuss how they are working for you and carry out health checks, such as taking your blood pressure.
  • Have been discharged from hospital: If your medicines have been changed while you were in hospital, the clinical pharmacist can help explain these changes and ensure you get the maximum benefit from these medicines.
  • Are suffering from a minor illness: If you are suffering from a common illness such as a cold, hay fever or an eye infection (please click on table below for more examples) you may see the clinical pharmacist instead of your GP. The clinical pharmacist may be able to prescribe medicines to treat your condition. You will always be referred to a GP if there is a need.

Please note that the clinical pharmacist will not give you the medicine, you will still need to go to your pharmacy in the usual way.

To book an appointment with the Clinical Pharmacist you can use the patient EMIS Access website or call the practice on 02084967000


NHS Health Checks

The NHS Health Check is a health check-up for adults in England aged 40-74. It’s designed to spot early signs of stroke, kidney disease, heart disease, type 2 diabetes or dementia.

An NHS Health Check takes about 20-30 minutes. The health professional – Nurse or Health Care Assistant– will ask you some simple questions about your lifestyle and family history, measure your height and weight, and take your blood pressure and do a blood test. Based on this, they will be able to give you an idea of your chances of getting heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and diabetes.

If you’re over 65, you will also be told the signs and symptoms of dementia to look out for.

You will then receive personalised advice to lower your risk. This could include talking about:

  • how to improve your diet and the amount of physical activity you do
  • taking medicines to lower your blood pressure or cholesterol
  • how to lose weight or stop smoking

For more information about NHS Health Checks, click here

To book an appointment with one of our Nurses or Health Care Assistants for an NHS Health Checks, please call the practice on 02084967000.


Group Practice Midwifery Pilot Scheme 

A group of community midwives from Newham Hospital have been commissioned to provide one-to-one care to pregnant women who live in East Village, Stratford and Forest Gate. The service benefits are that all pregnant women are allocated a midwife who will look after her from the first booking appointment until a few weeks after birth. This allows the establishment of a trusting relationship with the midwife and therefore increased confidence in asking questions and making decisions about the care received.

Clinics are run on Mondays, Wednesdays and weekends at the Liberty Bridge Road Practice.

Click on the poster below for mote information.

If you are pregnant and would like to be part of this exciting new scheme, please contact grouppracticemidwives@bartshealth.nhs.uk or speak to a member of the Liberty Bridge Road Practice team


Baby Clinic

PATIENT NOTICE: From the 1st September 2017 the Baby Clinic will be appointment based. To book an appointment with a Health Visitor you will need to call the practice on 02084967000 on the morning of the clinic.

On the first and second Thursday of every month between 13:30 and 15:30 we run a baby clinic in conjunction with the Newham Health Visiting team. Please note that this clinic is run on a first come first serve basis with a limited number of appointments.

The clinic consists of three services;

  • Booked appointments with a Doctor for postnatal checks and first baby check (booked for 6 weeks after delivery)
  • Walk in clinic with the Health visitors for developmental checks, feeding and nutrition advice,  child safety and well-being etc Please note the the Health visiting team can only see patients who are residents of the Borough of Newham.
  • A walk-in and a booked clinic with the Practice Nurses for childhood immunisations (for the new childhood immunisation schedule, please click here)

Please remember to bring your Child’s Red Book to this clinic

For more information about other Health Visiting services around Newham click Here


Diabetes Clinic

All our Diabetic Patients are offered an annual review and an interim review (6 months after the annual review).

2 weeks before your diabetes review, you will need to have a blood test. We will arrange this for you through our Health Care Assistant.

During the Diabetes review you will have a diabetes foot check and a height, weight and BP check. Your blood test results will be discussed and you will also receive advice on how to lead a healthy lifestyle in order to manage your diabetes (this includes diet, exercise, smoking and alcohol consumption). You will also receive a personalised care plan which will include your current health status, how to manage if things go wrong and your future goals. If your diabetes is not well controlled, then you may be referred to the specialist diabetes clinic.

The Specialist Diabetes Clinic is run by the Newham Diabetes Specialist Nurse (DSN) every 2 months by referral only. The DSN can help with insulin initiation, medication compliance and specialist advice on how to manage your diabetes.


Phlebotomy Clinic

If you need a blood test you will need to first book an appointment with a GP in order to discuss the reasons you feel you need the blood test and to obtain a blood test request form. However, if you are diabetic, or require regular blood tests, then you may be able to attend the phlebotomy clinic without a blood form as your request will be stored on your medical records.

The phlebotomy clinic is run every morning between 08:00 and 09:30 by appointment only. Please ensure you bring your blood test request form with you to your appointment.

Please note that we can only take blood for patients who are 7 and older. If your child is younger than 7 you will need to attend Newham General Hospital

For children under two years of age
Location:
Ground Floor, Zone 10, Rainbow Ward
Opening times:
Monday to Friday 9.30-11am (by appointment only, please call Newham General Switchboard on 02074764000 and request to be transferred to Rainbow Ward.)

For patients two to 16 years of age:
Location:
Ground Floor, Zone 6, Health Central
Opening times: Monday to Friday, 8am-5pm

For other Phlebotomy Services across Newham, please click here


 

Mental Health

The Practice offers mental health reviews for all patients who have been diagnosed with depression or any other mental health condition.

If you have been diagnosed with Depression, you will be asked to come back for a review within 3 months of your initial appointment for a review of your condition and a medication review. For more information about Depression please click here.

If you suffer from a mental health condition such as bipolar disorder or Schizophrenia, you will be reviewed regularly and you will be offered an annual review. During this annual review your mental as well as your physical health will be discussed and you will receive a personalised care plan which we contain information you need and future goals you would like to achieve. For more information about Mental Health

Some patients find online tools helpful in coping with mental health conditions, you can access these tools by clicking here

If you have a Serious Mental Illness treated in Secondary Care and are being transferred back into Primary Care  you will be invited by the Primary Care Liaison workers for an appointment in our Mental Health Clinic. The Primary Care Liaison workers work with the patients in order to cope with their mental health condition without the need for specialist intervention. You will receive an in depth care plan which will be shared with your GP so that we can work together to manage your condition.

The Mental Health Clinic runs every first Tuesday of every month between 13:00 and 17:00.


 

Legal Advice Clinic

The UCL Legal Advice Clinic (LAC) offers free general legal advice and assistance on all aspects of social welfare issues, such as benefits, housing and employment. It is staffed by UCL Law students working under the supervision of qualified solicitors and advisers.

Based within the Sir Ludwig Guttmann Centre (SLG), the UCL LAC is open to LBRP patients, working with our practice as it has been found that legal advice and assistance can have a positive effect on patients’ wellbeing.

The kinds of issues they can help with include:

  • welfare benefits issues including challenging decisions, entitlement checks, form filling, housing benefits ESA, PIP, etc.
  • issues with housing: disrepair, issues with landlords & tenancies, evictions & homelessness
  • employment issues: unfair dismissal, unpaid wages, discrimination

If you would like assistance with an issue not listed here, please phone and an adviser will be able to assess whether they are able to assist.

Opening times at the SLG:

 

Wednesdays: 2:00pm to 5:00pm and 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Thursdays: 10:00am to 1:00pm

 

How to see an adviser:

To see an adviser, you can call the UCL Legal Advice Clinic on Monday-Friday between 10:00-17:00 on 07827881655 to book an appointment, or email at legalclinic@ucl.ac.uk.

You can also visit the clinic during its opening hours listed above, as there may be appointments available on the day.

Please ask at reception for the location of the clinic within the SLG.

The Clinic is run by the UCL Centre for Access to Justice, part of the UCL Faculty of Laws. For more information, go to http://www.ucl.ac.uk/laws/accesstojustice