First Contact Practitioner Service

This service is for patients who are suffering from joint or muscle pain. If you have a problem that affects your neck, back, joints or muscles you are able to directly see a First Contact Practitioner (FPC) instead of a GP!

What is a First Contact Practitioner (FPC)? 

An experienced physiotherapist or osteopath who has the advanced skills necessary to assess, diagnose and recommend appropriate treatment for problems that affect your neck, back, joints or muscles. They act as your first point of contact and offer advice and referrals for further treatment and scans. 

Walk-in Blood Clinic

Clinic Tim​es (during COVID-19): 

Monday to Friday: 8am-12 noon 
Saturday: 8am-11am

People will come in and be seen on a first come first served basis - the last people that we can see will be those arriving by 11.00am weekdays or 10.00am on Saturdays.

Patients from other Wandsworth practices can be referred to us by their GPs to use this service.

Our patients are warmly welcomed, though we will continue to offer pre-booked appointments for those registered with us.

Taking Sick Leave

Employees only need a fit note from a doctor after 7 days off work sick. If you are ill just before or during your holiday, you can take it as sick leave instead.


Fit notes and proof of sickness

Employees must give their employer a doctor’s ‘fit note’ (previously called a ‘sick note’) if they’re off sick for more than 7 days in a row (including non-working days). Hospital doctors or GPs provide them. We charge a fee of £30 if a fit note is asked for before the 7th day.

Travel Clinic

GPs do not deal with travel immunisations and antimalarial medication- you will need to see the practice nurse.  Please tell the receptionist when you book the appointment that it is for travel advice/medication. 

For “gap year” or “backpacking” trips you need to come at least 8 weeks before you travel; for more standard holidays 2 weeks before travel is usually sufficient. As these are usually longer appointments and can get booked up, please remember to book in plenty of time

Thinking About Quitting

Our smoking cessation counsellors can advise and support you in all aspects of smoking cessation, including medication and nicotine replacement therapy.

Your GP/practice nurse may advise you to make an appointment, or you can self refer to the service by booking at reception. Please tell reception the reason for the appointment, as the initial appointment needs to be for 30 minutes.

Substance Misuse

We have a Primary Care Liason Nurse for Substance Misuse.  Currently, clinics run at the surgery on Wednesdays.

The service deals with patients who have problems with:

  • Alcohol dependency
  • Illicit drug dependency
  • Cannabis use
  • Prescription dependency (for example, to pain killers or sleeping tablets)

The nurse also sees patients who are at risk of relapse from any of the above problems. 

The GP may suggest a referral or patients can self-refer by booking an appointment with the nurse via reception.


There are several options for psychology therapies including one to one therapy, group therapy and guided self-help. 

Please make an appointment with a GP to discuss your symptoms and they will advise on how to access the "psychological therapies in primary care" service.

We have a psychologist based at the practice who are linked to this service.

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