Southcote Clinic

Southcote Rise, Ruislip, HA4 7LJ

Services & Self Referrals

Please note that some of the below may not be currently running during the Covid-19 crisis.

Antenatal Clinics

Antenatal clinics with the community midwife are held at the children’s centre. The antenatal department will inform us of your pregnancy. Maternity: If you would like to have your baby at Hillingdon Hospital, you can now do a self -referral. This will speed up your access to maternity. It also means that you do not need to routinely see a GP when you find out that you are pregnant – unless you have any specific concerns.

Please follow this link to fill in the self- referral form: Click Here

Blood Tests

Blood Test Clinics 

Chronic disease review: patients with asthma, heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, thyroid disease, epilepsy or mental health problems are advised to be reviewed on a regular basis with the nurse or a doctor. You may be reminded to attend for review.

We also offer some minor surgery and a ‘stop smoking clinic’.

Medicals and some reports/letters are not covered by the NHS, charges are displayed on the notice board.

Travel Vaccines

If you have travel vaccine enquires please complete the attached form and return to the surgery (by email accepted) The Practice Nurse will contact you with any requirements. Please enquire at least six weeks before travel.

Pre-Travel Health & Vaccination Form (pdf)

Pre-Travel Health & Vaccination Assessment (rtf)

Some vaccines may not be available on the NHS – enquiries should be made through private travel clinics.

Sharps Return Scheme

This is for disposal of used needles (including pen needles) and lancets. These items should not be put into your normal rubbish as they could cause an injury during collection and disposal of waste.

Helpful hints for safe use and disposal of this container – Sharps Return Scheme

Clinics & Pharmacies participating in the SHARPS RETURN SCHEME

Smoking Cessation

Are you ready to stop smoking?

If you have any other questions please contact the Infection Prevention and Control Team at Hillingdon Community Health.

Una Dunne – Lead Nurse Infection Control
01895 488217
Email: [email protected]

Lazar Der Gregorian – Infection Control
Nurse
01895 488465

Ear Wax

If ear wax is not causing problems it is best left alone. The ear is self-cleaning and the wax should clear naturally.

You only need to remove earwax if it is causing symptoms such as dulled hearing. Earwax may also need to be removed for fitting of a hearing aid, or if a doctor or nurse needs to examine your eardrum.

Ear Drops

Ear drops alone will often clear a plug of wax. You can buy drops from pharmacies. For example olive oil, almond oil and sodium bicarbonate drops are commonly used for this purpose. Warm the drops to room temperature (leave the bottle stand in the room for about half an hour).                                                                                                                             To put in drops, lie on one side with the affected ear uppermost. Drop four or five ear drops into the ear and leave in place for 10 minutes. You should remain lying on your side during this time, do not use cotton wool to “plug” the ear. The drops should be used twice a day for a minimum of 14 days. Very rarely, the drops may cause discomfort, burning, itching. If this happens, stop using drops and seek advice from the practice.

Ear Microsuction

This is now being provided privately by a growing number of local clinics. In this procedure the ear is viewed by a microscope which magnifies the ear making it easier to assess and treat. A suction device is used to clean out the ear without the use of water. We cannot recommend any particular clinic and we do advise you to check the qualifications of the clinicians offering this service before proceeding.

Ear Irrigation (syringing)

We are still providing this service at Southcote in certain cases.You must use ear drops for 2 weeks prior to booking an appointment for ear irrigation. Ear drops alone have a good chance of clearing the blockage. They also make the procedure safer by softening the wax.

We also require you to read the leaflet which describes the procedure and associated risks. Please fill out the consent form below and bring it with you to your appointment. We cannot do the procedure without a signed consent.

Please Click Here for more information and consent form.

Family Planning and Sexual Health Services

Telephone: 020 8453 2751 

For further information please use the link below:

http://www.nwlondonsexualhealth.nhs.uk

School Immunisation Team

For immunisations missed at school within Brent, Ealing and Hillingdon school-based immunisation service, please contact the outer London Immunisation Team:

The Warren Health Centre
Uxbridge Road
Hayes
UB4 0SF

Telephone: 01895 485740

For further information please use the link below:

https://www.cnwl.nhs.uk/services/community-health/child-immunisation-service/

NHS Health Help Now APP 

Feeling unwell? Not sure where to go to get the help you need? Health Help Now will help you find the right treatment for your health needs whatever the time, wherever you are.

The app is available as a free download from the App Store & Google Play, or you can access the Health Help Now website: http://harrow.healthhelpnow.nhs.uk/ 

Hillingdon Talking Therapies

This is a free, confidential NHS service which provides psychological treatment for depression and anxiety disorders.

Talking Therapies and counselling services are suitable for people with problems which have arisen fairly recently.  Feelings of low mood, anxiety, particular fears or problems coping with daily life and relationships, are all suitable for brief focussed talking therapies.

People seeking help with difficulties other than depression or anxiety, or whose difficulties require more specialist or intensive treatment which cannot be provided in a primary care setting, can be directed to the appropriate specialist or secondary care mental health services.

You can self refer either by telephone – 01895 206 538 or online by following this link – http://cnwltalkingtherapies.org.uk/refer-yourself

Contact Details: 

Hillingdon Talking Therapies Service
Ground Floor, Beaufort House, Cricket Field Road

Uxbridge, UB8 1QG
Telephone:  01895 206800

Email: [email protected]