Parliament Hill Medical Centre is a training practice. This means that we train GP Registrars to be GPs. GP Registrars are fully qualified doctors who run their own surgeries. At times they may at ask you if you mind being videoed. This is part of their training and gives us the opportunity to review their performance and to help improve on their practice.
Our practice nurse, Catrina Donegan, provides a range of clinical services. She has a a special interest and particular expertise in women’s health.
Please ask for an appointment with a nurse for: the monitoring of asthma, COPD, hypertension (raised blood pressure) and diabetes; childhood immunisations and travel vaccinations; cervical smears and contraceptive advice; wound management and dressings.
The health visitor runs a drop-in service at Gospel Oak Health Centre, 5 Lismore Road, London NW5 4QF on Fridays (09:30 – 11:30 or 13:30 – 15:30). Telephone 020 7530 4600 for further information.
Contraception and family planning
Please see the doctor or nurse to discuss the various options available. Dr Freedman offers an IUD (coil) fitting service.
Our nurses offer advice about travel vaccinations. Please make an appointment at least 6 weeks before you intend to travel. There is a charge for some vaccinations required solely for travel overseas.
We offer shared antenatal care with the Royal Free Hospital, the Whittington Hospital and University College Hospital. If you are pregnant please make an appointment to see one of the doctors who can discuss the options with you. You will be offered a post-natal check six weeks after delivery or you can simply book an appointment yourself. We can also do your baby’s six-week check.
Citizens Advice Bureau
The Citizens Advice Bureau run a session every Thursday for advice on debts, benefits, housing, employment, the law, relationships, consumer issues, family matters, health, education, discrimination and immigration
Smoke Free Camden
Has a clinic here every Monday afternoon.
Please book at reception or contact the service on: 0800 1070 401
Text QUIT to 66777
The practice counsellors see patients Wednesday afternoons and Thursday mornings. Please see one of the doctors to discuss referral.
The Surgery Pod
This is located in the Practice waiting area and enables patients to perform their own checks such as blood pressure, weight and height. The information is automatically loaded into your medical record and can be immediately viewed by the doctors and nurses. You can use this to check your blood pressure whenever you wish. You may also be invited to use the pod to complete certain medical questionnaires.
We have level access to all consulting rooms and disabled toilet facilities. Please feel free to contact the practice to discuss any special requirements you may have.
The practice also helps to train medical students. You may also be asked to allow a medical student to sit in on your consultation. You are under no obligation to do so but if you do we are grateful.
A chaperone is a trained staff member (of usually the same gender as you) who is present as an independent witness to a consultation or examination. If you would like a chaperone to be present during your consultation please speak to reception when you book in.