The Devonshire Lodge Practice is one of a group of 16 GP practices in North Hillingdon working together to provide greater access to excellent care for our patients by providing services closer to a patient’s home and, where possible, outside of a hospital setting.
We offer a number of specialist clinics which are run by the doctors, practice nurses, midwives and other specialist staff. They include:
- NHS health checks
- Family planning
- Child immunisation
- Cervical smear checks
- Diabetic checks
- Ante-natal and maternity care
- Minor surgery
- Asthma checks
- Travel vaccinations
- Menopause/HRT advice
- Dressings and general nursing care
- Medical examinations not covered by the NHS
Please ask at Reception for full details and how to arrange to attend a clinic.
Care Connection Team
Care Connection Teams (CCTs) look after patients aged 65 years and over, who have been identified by the GPs as needing case management because of their health and social care needs.
Please ask our Receptionis for more information on the service OR visit https://www.cnwl.nhs.uk/service/care-connection-team/
H4All provide a free Wellbeing service for Hillingdon residents aged 65 and over that need support to better manage long term health conditions, frailty, social isolation and to bring people into greater contact with their local community.
Please ask our receptionis for more information OR to refer to the service please visit: http://www.h4all.org.uk/wellbeing-service
If you are planning for your holidays please remember to check whether you are likely to need any vaccinations before you travel.
Most travel vaccinations given by the practice will require payment of a fee as this is not included in your free NHS treatment
If you are unsure or know you need vaccinating please speak to reception who will ask you to complete a travel form which will then be passed to the practice nurses.
You must give the surgery at least 8 weeks notice if you need an appointment for travel jabs, this is because vaccinations take at least two weeks to effectively protect you and you may need a course of vaccinations over several weeks. The practice nurses are able to provide you with general travel advice during your appointment.
You may prefer to download the travel form HERE to complete in your own time. Please remember that vaccinations should be arranged a minimum of 8 weeks in advance. And all completed forms to be handed into reception.
Further information can be found at www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk
Some services are offered not directly by the Practice, but by the Community Trust, based at the counter to the left of the waiting area when entering Reception. These service are
- Blood Tests
- Continence Advice
- Speech Therapy
The Trust also administers the health visitor and district nurse services. Health visitors provide expertise in care, management, development and well-being of children 0-5 years and their families. District nurses provide nursing care and treatment to the housebound and those recently discharged from hospital
After referral by the Practice the Trust can be contracted at their counter or on 01895 488810.
MetroHealth is a consortium of 16 GP practices in North Hillingdon working together to provide greater access to excellent care for our patients by providing services closer to a patient’s home and where possible, outside of a hospital setting. We work towards a patient-centred approach to care, with emphasis on patients being proactive in managing their health with support from their healthcare providers, pharmacies, social services and volunteer organisations.
We hold a number of leaflets on various medical topics and ailments – please ask at Reception.