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- NHS Health Centre | King's College London NHS Health Centre | England
CLINICS & SERVICES APPOINTMENTS REGISTRATION MEET THE TEAM NEWS! TESTIMONIALS RESEARCH PROJECTS HOW TO FIND US Bush House, 3rd Floor South East Wing, 300 The Strand, WC2B 4PJ LATEST UPDATES Love It Autism Clinic is back Due to popular demand our Autism clinic led by Dr Cheung is up and running. Clinics are twice monthly and you can be referred by speaking to your GP. ASD Follow us on Social Media! Love It TESTIMONIALS Your feedback is extremely important to us, telling us about your experience means that we can better understand what is important to you, what we are doing well and where we need to make improvements. If you have a moment, please share your feedback with a Google Review or on our NHS Choices page Appointments I've always had fantastic service and treatment from the KCL NHS staff. The nurses and GPs are always attentive, patient and considerate when listening to my concerns and working to find a comfortable solution. From routine vaccinations to sexual health screenings, the staff are always professional and helpful in keeping me informed about the routine and what to expect, and answering any questions I may have. I would recommend taking advantage of all the services offered, and rest assured that you're in great hands. Barrise G. Eating Disorder Clinic I found the assessment and referral process very relieving. I had fears going into the assessment, having had several bad/ unhelpful experiences with referrals and doctor's diagnosis's before. But as a specialist, not just a normal GP Michelle was the perfect person to see/ make a referral. She made me feel at ease and didn't discredit my illness based on my size or the fact that I'm not in the worst possible place I could be. She made me feel valued and like I deserved to receive help. The referral was made really quickly and I was very impressed by the speed and organisation with which it has all been done. She also reassured me that I could go to her in the interim before receiving treatment which was really nice and helped me to feel that I had someone to go to if I was having any difficulties. In the past I have not experienced this so this support meant a lot to me. Anonymous Mental Health Clinic First and foremost, I would like to thank Dr. Park for continuously supporting me, listening to my problems and needs and always recommending resources and help. I had a couple of hard years, and if it wasn't for Dr. Park, I don't know what I would do. Because of the resources and help Dr. Park provided, I learned that there are services and help in the community that helped to make my situation a little easier. Especially, during the COVID times, I appreciate Dr. Park's always asking me how she can help. Thank you, Dr. Park for your continuous hard work and support. Anonymous Smear test Getting a smear test isn’t always the most comfortable procedure to get done, but the staff at the Kings College NHS Health Centre were so welcoming and made it all very comfortable! Scheduling with them is so easy and the text reminders are great. I’m happy I have a service that helps me look after my cervical health and allows me to ask any questions and provide lots of information on any medical queries I have! Lisa S. Love It Grab a COVID-19 Jab Coronavirus remains a serious health risk. You should stay cautious to help protect yourself and others. Read answers to common questions about the COVID vaccine here Every vaccination gives us hope Join the millions already vaccinated, to protect yourself and others BOOK TODAY For more advice on COVID-19, including symptoms, testing, vaccination and self-isolation visit: NHS advice Updates and Guidance Love It GP EARNINGS
- Clinics & Services | King's College London NHS Health Centre
CLINICS & SERVICES WHAT WE OFFER Watch our video Sexual Health Screening Contraception Cervical Screening Antenatal Care Minor Surgery Other Testing Vaccinations Blood Test Forms & Medical Certificates Prescriptions CLINICS Diabetes Clinic Asthma Clinic Travel Clinic Acupuncture Clinic Stop Smoking Sessions Physiotherapy Havens @ KCL NHS HC MENTAL HEALTH Mental Health Services Eating Disorder Service Autism Clinic GP Led Mental Health Clinic Advice & Guidance at King's King's Sport Mental Health Apps and more Helplines The Havens Love It Learn about our Services: Love It SEXUAL HEALTH SCREENING If you have no symptoms and would like a Sexual Health screen, we can test you for: Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, Syphilis and HIV. To test for Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea patients will not need an appointment. In our toilets ladies will find a swab test and men will find a urine sample pot, these will need to be left at reception. To test for Syphilis and HIV patients can book a blood test appointment with our Healthcare Assistant. To test for Syphilis and HIV patients will need to book a blood test appointment with our Healthcare Assistant. If you have symptoms simply book an appointment with our nurse or GP and they will be able to help you. Patients can also order a home testing kit by visiting: https://www.shl.uk/ Love It CONTRACEPTION All our doctors and nurses are able to provide up to date, safe contraceptive advice. You have a choice of the contraceptive pill, depo contraceptive injections and contraceptive implants (Nexplanon). We offer hormonal and non-hormonal coil fitting (IUD/IUS –Mirena). There are a number of clinics for contraception coils and implants during the month. Please see a nurse or GP to be referred. Visit https://www.sexwise.org.uk/ for more information. ANTENATAL CARE All our GPs are able to provide Antenatal care which enables pregnant and new mothers to have their routine checks and ask for advice. We advise that you make your first appointment about 6-8 weeks following the first day of your last menstrual period and following a positive home pregnancy test. We usually offer shared care with the hospital of your choice. Love It Love It MINOR SURGERY We have a fully equipped minor operations room within the surgery. Dr Vaidya is specially trained in the removal of lumps and bumps, skin biopsies, cautery. The clinics run on Wednesday mornings. You will need to be referred via the GP. OTHER TESTING Our nurses and healthcare assistants can also manage other conditions such as minor illness, wound care , perform ECG- electrocardiogram, ABPM- blood pressure monitoring over 24 hours. Please book an appointment with reception. The cardiologist holding and review the Holter monitor device and daily blood pr Nursing student were trained how to woun Medical ear washing with water in big sy Love It VACCINATIONS The main routine vaccinations are: MMR and Meningitis ACWY HPV Vaccine This vaccine is available on the NHS if you are under 25 years old. If you are 25 or over and have not had the HPV vaccine, you can visit a pharmacy or private clinic. Flu Vaccine If you are in the 'at risk' category you will be offered an annual free Flu Vaccine. Information about special clinics is sent out in September, when the campaign starts. The Flu Jab is very safe. If you do not fall into one of these groups eligible for free NHS flu jabs but would like to be immunised, you will need to go to a pharmacy. Pneumococcal Vaccination This is a once in a life time vaccination that prevents a serious form of pneumonia. If you are over 65 years of age or considered to be in an 'at risk' group you are entitled to have this vaccination. For more info on NHS Vaccine's Love It HELP WITH STOPPING SMOKING Want to stop smoking? Tried and find it hard to quit? Come and speak to our smoking cessation adviser or one of the practice nurses. They are all trained to help and support you to stop smoking. They are fully up to date with all the new medications that help smokers to quit. Please contact reception for details. Love It BLOOD TEST If you need a blood test as directed by your doctor or one of the nurses or for HIV, we offer a phlebotomy service at the practice. Bookable appointments are available by phone or at reception. Love It DIABETES CLINIC Dedicated clinics are held twice monthly and are run by Dr Britton with a healthcare assistant trained in looking after patients with diabetes. This is a one stop clinic where bloods, foot checks, referral to Eye screening, dietician input and overall review can be done at a single appointment. There is also a specialist Endocrinologist from Imperial College Hospital who attends once a month to do the reviews alongside Dr Britton. They are able to review Insulin pumps and prescribe Free Style Libre where the requirements are met. ASTHMA CLINIC We offer respiratory management and can refer you for lung function tests. Your treatment will be assessed and changed if necessary and follow up arranged as required so we can optimise your care. CERVICAL SCREENING PAP TEST Cervical smear test is a quick, reliable and easy screening test which can detect abnormal cells very early on. These cells may turn into cancer of the neck of the womb if not treated in their early stages. Regular smear tests can prevent women from getting cancer and it is therefore very important to have one done. We now test all cervical smears for Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) which has been found to be one of the causes of cervical cancer. In the UK the test is offered to any woman aged 25years and above. TRAVEL CLINIC We offer a Travel clinic and Yellow fever Centre for patients registered at the Health Centre. The Travel Clinics runs every fortnight on Thursdays and you are required to have a pre-booked appointment and follow the instructions below. You MUST complete the Pre-Travel Questionnaire and send to us via your SystmOnline account prior to booking your appointment. If you are unable to do this you can email it to us at email@example.com but please be aware we are unable to reply via email. . Certain vaccinations need to be given over several weeks so we ask that you allow enough time before your travel to book an appointment. If you have less than 6-8 weeks prior to travelling please contact our reception to check availability prior to completing the form. We ask that all patients follow the below links to read up on what travel recommendations are expected before they attend their appointment Fit for Travel NHS Travel vaccinations Many travel vaccinations are not covered on the NHS and will incur costs. Prices of the most common travel vaccinations are below: Rabies - £62 per dose (3 doses per course) Yellow Fever - £65 Hepatitis B = £50 Diptheria/Tetanus/Polio - £35 Meningitis ACWY - £55 Malaria Tablets (private prescription) - £15 + pharmacy charge Love It FORMS AND MEDICAL CERTIFICATES Forms: You must complete all relevant sections on the form and provide us all relevant documents including a signed consent form. Your document will then be processed and reception will contact you to arrange an appointment with a doctor or to advice that the form/letter is ready for collection. This process takes between 7-20 working days for completion. The NHS does not cover form completions so there is a charge for this service. Please ask reception. Medical Certificates: Charges do not apply to medical certificates for the University, for these you will need to email us with a clear description of your request. Please note if this isn't something you've previously discussed with us you will need to book an appointment so we can further assist you. SAVE CONSENT FORM PRESCRIPTIONS How your local pharmacy can help Order Your Repeat Prescription Online Please note: Some medications do not need a prescription from your GP. If you need medication that has not been issued by us before, please book an initial consultation. Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) electronically sends your prescription to any pharmacy of your choice. To do this you can go to the pharmacy of your choice and sign up with them or alternatively you can manage your nominated pharmacies via SystmOnline , please ask reception for your personal login details to be able to do this. You can request repeat medications via SystmOnline (providing your medication review is not overdue and you are not overusing the medication). If you are requesting online please allow up to 48 hours for your prescription to be ready at your nominated pharmacy, this is also the case if you request them directly at the Health Centre. NHS charges From 1 April 2020, the charges are: Prescription (per item): £9.35 If you use a number of regular medicine you may benefit from a prepaid prescription card. Prescription exemption Love It Love It Self-refer to Physiotherapy You can refer yourself to Healthshare for Physiotherapy by visiting their website. https://healthshare.org.uk/refer-patient/ Read more Love It MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES TALKING THERAPY IAPT stands for ‘Improving Access to Psychological Therapies’. CNWL Talking Therapies Service is part of this service and offers cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) as a primary treatment approach for depression, anxiety, stress, panic disorders, sleep disorders, to name a few and it is tailored to the individual's need. Two members of the IAPT service come to the Health Centre on Mondays and Tuesdays. Click here to self-refer COUNSELLING AND MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT This team is is here to help you cope with personal and emotional problems. The Service is for all undergraduate and postgraduate students and is free and confidential. This is a separate service from the Health Centre however, if required the doctors can advise and refer. You can also self-refer. To find out more please see this link Southwestminster Mental health Hub This is the community mental health team. Referrals are made by the GP for review by a psychiatrist or for complex psychological therapy. AUTISM CLINIC It is quite common for people to have gone through life without an autism diagnosis, feeling that somehow they don't quite fit in. Many people learn to cope with life in their own ways and at times this can become hard work. If you have any personal concerns please speak to your GP who could refer you to our ASD Clinic. Back to Top EATING DISORDER SERVICE This specialist clinic is hosted by the health center allowing patient's to be seen and manged for their Eating disorder within their GP Practice. Your GP will refer you and the service will asses whether you can be seen in the health centre or at the specialist clinic depending upon your clinical history. Michelle Fiteni, a registered Mental Health Eating disorder Nurse joins us in managing your care. Back to Top GP LED COMPLEX MENTAL HEALTH CLINIC Dr Park runs our dedicated Mental health clinic to review patients with long standing complex and serious mental health. She offers 20 min appointments. She works closely with other Mental health professionals and is able to arrange necessary referrals where required. Your GP will refer you to this clinic. Love It EATING DISORDER SERVICE This specialist clinic is hosted by the health center allowing patient's to be seen and manged for their Eating disorder within their GP Practice. Your GP will refer you and the service will asses whether you can be seen in the health centre or at the specialist clinic depending upon your clinical history. Claire Carrington, a registered Mental Health Eating disorder Nurse joins us in managing your care. AUTISM CLINIC It is quite common for people to have gone through life without an autism diagnosis, feeling that somehow they don't quite fit in. Many people learn to cope with life in their own ways and at times this can become hard work. If you have any personal concerns please speak to your GP who could refer you to our ASD Clinic. Love It GP LED COMPLEX MENTAL HEALTH CLINIC Dr Vaidya runs our dedicated Mental health clinic to review patients with long standing complex and serious mental health. She offers 20 min appointments. She works closely with other Mental health professionals and is able to arrange necessary referrals where required. Your GP can refer you to this clinic. Love It ADVICE AND GUIDANCE A team of specialist advisers at King's College aim to help students overcome any personal issues which could be causing a barrier to your success at King's. Whether you need information to help you to find work or accommodation, want to find out about how changes in your personal circumstances will affect your studies or need specific financial, legal and practical advice, they can help. To find out more please see this link KING'S SPORT ACTIVE WELLNESS SCHEME The Active Wellness Scheme is an initiative to help anyone within the King’s community who suffers from any mental or physical health issue through the use of exercise therapy. To find out more please follow this link Fitness expert Neila Rey, now known as Darebee is putting the fun back into fitness with these equipment-free workouts for all levels; Visit the NHS website to find out more Love It HELPLINES Samaritans A helpline open 24/7 for anyone feeling low or considering suicide Phone: 116 123 Young Minds Self Harm Telephone support - Students can call: 020 7089 5050 and Parents please call 0808 802 5544 A 24/7 text messaging service is also available for young people in crisis. Text: Text YM to 85258 The Listening Place offer a warm and welcoming environment; somewhere that individuals can talk openly about their feelings without being judged or being given advice. Click here for more information on how to self-refer Click here for Self help booklets on Mental Health Love It MENTAL HEALTH APPS For a list of NHS Approved Mobile Applications Click here EVERY MIND MATTERS Every Mind Matters is here to help you manage and maintain your mental health. Keeping a good balanced mental health makes such a difference because it helps us to relax more, achieve more and enjoy our lives more. Get free tips, tools and apps: One You can help you make small changes. The team can support you with a range of services if you want to; Quit smoking/drinking, move more, stress less, sleep better or eat better. Make a change now: It only takes a minute to get started with a short free quiz to create Your Mind Plan with personalized tips and advice. Love It ACUPUNCTURE CLINIC We host an acupuncture clinic for patients registered at the Health Centre. This is a private service, you can either ask your GP to refer you or contact the clinic directly for an appointment. Acupuncture is a safe and effective form of treatment. It is part of a system of medicine called Traditional Chinese medicine which originated in China, but has increasingly spread around the world. Patients often seek acupuncture treatment for chronic pain; migraines and other headaches; arthritis and other joint problems emotional problems such as anxiety or depression, insomnia, fear and phobias. digestive complaints, or problems relating to eating and eating habits. ’odd problems’ where no obvious cause has been found despite investigation. Acupuncture treatment is often combined with dietary advice, and advice regarding lifestyle and daily habits. Acupuncture can be combined with standard medical care and with western medication. Ask your GP for more information or contact Titta directly for information on cost and for available appointments. Send Titta an email Read more Love It THE HAVENS If you have been raped or sexually assaulted, whether as an adult or a young person, it is important to remember that it wasn't your fault. Sexual violence is a crime, no matter who commits it or where it happens. Help and support is here when you need it. The Havens is London’s only sexual assault referral centre offering support to those who have been raped or sexually assaulted within the last 12 months. They provide comprehensive, immediate and follow-up aftercare services that include forensic, medical, anonymous police reporting, mental health therapies and ISVA support (Independent Sexual Violence Advisors). Service provision is open to all ages and genders across London within the M25. There are dedicated taskforces at the Havens for adults aged over 18 and children/young people. The Havens operates across three London sites with the additional clinic space at Bush House GP surgery. If you would to access the Havens service, you can self-refer, details how to do so are on their website https://www.thehavens.org.uk/ or ask to be referred by your GP. Please note that there is no direct access to the Havens via our clinic at Bush House GP surgery. Your GP or health professional will support you to with a referral. A member of the clinical team at Bush House surgery will be able to provide you with help if you need it. This would include the option to have; · sexual health and contraceptive screening at the health centre and / or · referral to Havens for immediate evidence gathering rather than the forensic team · support with medical needs/injuries following an assault · referral to the Havens specialist team who operate out of the health centre for psychological therapy · ongoing support with our clinicians for mental or physical health needs https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/sexual-health/help-after-rape-and-sexual-assault/ The Havens are part of London wide partnership, the London Survivors Gateway, which includes all of London’s specialist rape and sexual assault services. The Gateway is a portal to help find the most appropriate service for each person’s needs. You can find them by visiting: https://survivorsgateway.london/
- Appointments | King's College London NHS Health Centre
APPOINTMENTS We are open Monday to Friday (term and non term time) from 09:00 - 18:30 and on Tuesdays & Thursdays (term time) we are open until 20:30 ROUTINE APPOINTMENTS URGENT APPOINTMENTS EVENING & WEEKENDS IF WE ARE CLOSED Love It ROUTINE APPOINTMENTS For appointments vaccinations, smear test and blood tests please call reception. Login your Systmonline account to book a 15 minute face to face or 5 minute telephone appointment with a doctor of your choice. You can also book an appointment by calling our reception team on 020 45489842 Our routine appointments will mainly be available within 24 hours of your need. Each day at 09:00 GP appointments will open up to be booked for the following day. You can do this online or by calling the practice. We will also have some availability to book appointments 2 weeks in advance if required. Our on-call GP line will be available as usual during this time for anything urgent that cannot wait. At your appointment, you can visit our POD room whilst you wait: You can complete an online consultation on PATCHS by clicking the banner above. We only accept PATCHS consults between 09:00-12:00 (Monday to Friday). We will respond to your PATCHS consultation within 48 hours and answer your query or advise on the next appropriate steps. Love It URGENT APPOINTMENTS If you have a medical concern that cannot wait till the next appointment, please call us between 09:00-11:00 The reception team will then add you on our on-call doctors list and you'll be contacted on the same day Love It EVENING & WEEKEND APPOINTMENTS During term-time we are open until 20:30 on Tuesday's and Thursdays, For routine evening and weekend appointments, patients also have access to our local 'Hub' practices. These appointments will need to be booked in advance by calling us on 02045489842. Our local 'Hub' practices can also assist you if you need an urgent out of hours GP appointment. Please continue to call us if you need information on how to get through to 111 services. Love It IF WE ARE CLOSED When our practice is closed you can call 111 for any medical emergencies or go to 111.nhs.uk for online advice. NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can also call our number on 02045489842 which will provide information on how to contact the Out of Hours team.
- GP Earnings | King's College London NHS Health Centre
GP EARNINGS All GP Practices are required to declare mean earnings (i.e. average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice. The average pay for GPs working in the practice of King's College Health Centre in the last financial year was £97,033 before tax and National Insurance. This is for 1 full time GP and 6 part time GPs who worked in the practice for more than 6 months Back to Top
- Research Projects | King's College Londo
Research Projects King's College London NHS Health Centre is actively participating in various studies that can help and contribute to medical researches with valuable information. These are all accredited institutions and patient confidentiality is strictly observed as per the practices GDPR policies. You may receive invitations via text or email in the future, sent from your GP practice on behalf of the research team. Participation is completely voluntary. If you’d like, please don’t hesitate to engage with any future invitations/links you may receive. Information on current active studies can be found below: CPRD Information in patient records is important for medical research to develop new treatments and test the safety of medicines. This practice supports medical research by sending some of the information from patient records to the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD) CPRD is a Government organisation that provides anonymised patient data for research to improve patient and public health. You cannot be identified from the information send to CPRD. For more information visit www.cprd.com/public Domestic Violence & Abuse Study Since the UK national lockdown, there has been a drastic increase in the calls and visits to helplines, as well as the reports of cases of DVA. The inability to escape abusers has left victims trapped by law, often exacerbating pre-existing poor mental health conditions (e.g., depression, anxiety) and psychosomatic distress reactions (e.g., insomnia, OCD).The lockdown meant that physicians are seeing a fraction of their usual patients, and often offer remote consultations, which is a clear barrier to identifying victims of DVA. This E-Survey based study primarily aims to investigate the prevalence of DVA. Completing the brief survey can help raise awareness about DVA in the community including how to recognise signs of the various types of DVA in both children and adults. Raising awareness about DVA in the community not only helps survivors of DVA to openly discuss and encourage receiving support, but also helps victims to recognise and acknowledge the abuse they are experiencing. Please consider participating in this study by following this link.
- News | King's College Londo
Farewell to Dr Spiro We would like to say a fond farewell to Dr David Spiro who is retiring at the end of March 2022 after over 15 years of working within the KCL GP Practice. All the best Dr Spiro! The patients and our practice team will miss you!
- Meet the Team | King's College London NHS Health Centre
GET TO KNOW OUR TEAM: GP'S NURSES HEALTHCARE ASSISTANTS ACUPUNCTURIST ALLIED HEALTHCARE MEMBERS MANAGEMENT ADMIN TEAM BACK TO HOME PAGE GP'S DR MONA VAIDYA GP Partner MBBS, DFSRH, MRCGP, DRCOG Mental Health Lead NURSES DENISE JOHNSON Practice Nurse AIMEE WONG Practice Nurse MAUREEN GABRIEL Practice Nurse Back to Top HEALTHCARE ASSISTANTS AYAKO YONEYA SHANNI CAIN Back to Top MANAGEMENT MR DECLAN STOW Associate Partner & Practice Manager MS KINGA SZABO Deputy Practice Manager Back to Top ADMIN TEAM Back to Top Back to Top MS CAROLINE KNAPP Senior Administrator ACUPUNCTURIST Back to Top TITTA LAATTALA Lic.TCM, Dip.MQG, Dip.CHM. MPRTCM. MPRCHM Claire Carrington Claire is a Registered Mental Health Nurse at Vincent Square Eating Disorder Service, she is committed to providing treatment and interventions which have a strong evidence base, and will make a positive impact on people’s lives. Thea Fitch Théa is a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist at Vincent Square Eating Disorder Service (CNWL) She is passionate about supporting people to access help for and overcome their eating difficulties. Back to Top Jay Aryanel "As a stop smoker advisor I am keen to support those people who are looking to make a positive change in their lives by quitting smoking. If you’re interested in accessing the FREE service please book in a session and start feeling the benefits of QUITTING smoking" Shreya Patel Shreya works for Central London Healthcare as a Clinical Pharmacist. She is in charge of medication reviews, ensuring safe and appropriate prescribing and providing quality patient care. ALLIED HEALTHCARE MEMBERS
- Register Now | King's College London NHS Health Centre
REGISTRATION REGISTER ONLINE REG INFORMATION INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS OUT OF AREA REGISTRATION CATCHMENT AREA NHS APP REGISTRATION INFORMATION To register now, please fill in the following form: https://www.campusdoctor.co.uk/kings/reg.html PLEASE ONLY SUBMIT IT ONCE. If you are unsure about the status of your registration, please contact us. If for any reason the link does not work, please contact us. You can be registered at King's College London NHS Health Centre if: You are a current student of the University You are employed by the University You are the partner of a student or staff member at the University living at the same address. You must provide your student/staff member ID number at registration. Once you have completed the registration form you can book appointments with the doctor or nurse straight away. Please see our catchment area to determine whether you will need to register as an Out Of Area registration Back to Top OUT OF AREA REGISTRATION If you live outside our catchment area (please see map below ) the Health Centre will register you without the option of home visits, if it is clinically appropriate and practical in your individual case. To do this we may: Ask you or the practice you are currently registered with questions about your health to help decide whether to register you in this way Ask you questions about why it is practical for you to attend this practice (for example, how many days during the week you would normally be able to attend) If accepted, you can attend the practice and receive the full range of services provided at the surgery. If you have an urgent care need and you cannot make it to the Health Centre we may ask you to call NHS 111 and they will put you in touch with a local service (this may be a face to face appointment with a local healthcare professional or a home visit where necessary). This arrangement only applies to GP practices and patients who live in England. For further information visit the NHS Choices website: www.nhs.uk Back to Top CATCHMENT AREA Our catchment area includes the whole of London. If you are not in our catchment area please visit the Out of Area Registration page Back to Top INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS Your health is important. There are a few things you will need to sort out before you start your journey at King’s College London. This includes registering with a local GP (General Practitioner). GP Doctors are trained and experienced in diagnosing a wide range of health problems. You may also want to get familiar with the NHS website , where you will find useful information and advice on how to get help and medical care as a student and find other services you may need. How do I register with a GP? It is essential that you register with a local GP as soon as you get to University so that you can access NHS services. If you live within the catchment area, you can Register with King’s College London NHS Health Centre, which is a NHS General Practice for staff and students of King’s College London only. The Health Centre has an International Students Leaflet , which explains a bit more about how the NHS works. Do I need any vaccinations before I get to University? Click here for a guide to help you understand the vaccines offered in the UK. Can I access more of my prescribed medication in the UK? We can prescribe some of the more common medications such as asthma inhalers, insulin, acne treatment, antidepressants and contraceptive tablets. You must make an appointment with your GP to discuss this once you register. To make things as easy as possible, remember to bring your existing medication or prescription with you to the appointment and if possible any specialist letters or results of recent tests. Please bear in mind that you may be given slightly different medication from the one originally prescribed, as local protocols vary and some medications from abroad are not available in the UK. In some cases, you will need to be referred to a local specialist before your medication is prescribed. Sometimes, it may actually be easier to get supplies of your medication posted from home. This is particularly true of some American medications for ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), which are not the same in Britain. How do I find a dental surgery? Dentists work independently from GPs. Check NHS Choices for a dentist near to where you live. How do I find an optician? Opticians are also independent from GPs. Check NHS Choices for an optician near to where you live. Is everything on the NHS free? Accident and Emergency Departments are for serious, life-threatening injuries and illnesses only. There is no charge for true emergencies, although if you are admitted to the hospital or referred to an outpatient clinic, this will then incur a charge unless you are an NHS patient. The nearest A&E department to the Strand Campus is St Thomas’ Hospital . There is also plenty of information available online for dealing with minor ailments. Seeing a nurse, doctor or other healthcare professional (e.g. physiotherapist, dietician) is normally free. Procedures and operations on the NHS are also free. This does not include some surgery such as most cosmetic operations. Also what you are charged for will depend on your eligibility for 'secondary' NHS care as above. There is a flat charge of £9.35 per prescribed medication on the NHS, although contraception is free. Some medicines such as Malaria tablets are not prescribed on the NHS and you will need to pay the cost price of the medicine plus a charge for a private prescription. Some vaccinations such as MMR and meningitis C are free. Others such as travel vaccines (see our Travel clinic section on our Services pages) incur a charge. Some students qualify for free prescriptions for medical reasons or if on low income. You will need to complete and send off an “HC1 form” before you can receive this help. People with some medical conditions e.g. diabetes, hypothyroidism and also pregnant women are also entitled to free prescriptions. Your doctor will complete a medical exemption form and send it off if this is the case. Where else can I get medical help? Pharmacists can often advise on minor ailments such as coughs and colds, mild acne, cuts and bruises, warts and verrucas, hayfever, BV and thrush, fungal nail infections, period pain etc. You can access a wider range of medication from a Pharmacist than you can at a supermarket. Opticians not only provide spectacles but can also check the general health of the eye, including the eye pressure and also the health of the retina. Dentists can provide advice and treatment for all aspects of mouth and dental care. They are separate from GP surgeries. To register with an NHS Dentist you will need to quote your NHS number. You will receive this in the post 2-3 months after you first register with a GP in the UK. Here are some useful websites Self Care Forum - helping people take care of themselves Immigration Health Surcharge Useful Websites Home Office - UK Border Agency UK Council for International Student Affairs Help with Health Costs - provides exemption certificates to those entitled and sends Prescription Pre-Payment Certificates (PPCs). Follow the link for more information on PPCs, Low Income Scheme, Medical Exemption, Pregnant Women and those who have had a baby in the last 12 months, Tax Credits and applying for a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). Information for visitors to England - Accessing health services while in England. Back to Top Home Page NHS APP A simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet. What does the NHS App have to offer? Here are some useful links: Having problems with signing up to the NHS app? NHS app FAQs Contact the NHS app help desk Problems with using the Care Information The NHS App is available now on iOS and Android. To use it you must be aged 13 and over and registered with a GP surgery in England. You can also access NHS App services from the browser on your desktop or laptop computer.
- NWL Information Sharing | King's College London NHS Health Centre
NWL INFORMATION SHARING Integrated Care NWL Opt Out Form Fair Processing Statement Information Sharing Leaflet How we use your information Back to Home Page