Clinics and Services
We provide a number of specialist health clinics on our premises:
- The Nursing Team run regular clinics for Diabetes, Asthma and COPD
- Lifestyle and weight management clinics are run by Joanne
- Joanne runs a smoking cessation clinic throughout the week
If you have been advised by the surgery to submit an annual review of your asthma symptoms, please complete the Asthma Review form. If you have been advised to review your COPD, please complete the COPD Assessment form.
Antenatal and postnatal care
Our medical team work with the midwifery service (team 6) from Barnet and Chase Farm hospitals. Antenatal clinics run every Wednesday morning at the surgery. Mother and baby post natal checks are undertaken at the surgery by Drs Dain, Yeboah and Small.
All clinicians with the exception of our health care assistant provide family planning advice. We provide short and long acting forms of contraception, barrier methods and coil insertions. Drs Dain and Yeboah provide Parkfield’s coil fitting service.
If you have been advised by the surgery to submit a contraceptive pill review, please complete the Contraceptive Pill Review form.
Foreign travel clinic
Provided for you by our nursing team. We use the latest software to give you the most up to date service and advice.
Please note that the NHS does not fund some vaccinations and travel medicines and a charge may be applicable.
If you are travelling abroad please make sure you complete the Travel Risk Assessment form in plenty of time to arrange any vaccinations that may be necessary.
Our nursing team provides this service. The cervical cytology test can be undertaken when a woman is not bleeding, ideally mid cycle. Simply book an appointment at reception.
For more information, please visit the ‘What is cervical screening?’ page on the NHS website.
The nursing team provide childhood vaccinations throughout the week.
The surgery provides a comprehensive list of vaccinations, including travel and seasonal influenza vaccination. Parkfield Medical Centre is a registered Yellow Fever Centre.
Blood tests are offered at the surgery. Please call 01707 291041 for an appointment.
A number of our doctors provide an injection service at the surgery. Joint injections can be used to treat a number of conditions, including tennis elbow and trochanteric bursitis.
Breast Cancer Screening
Breast cancer screening is a way of finding breast cancer at an early stage, when it may be too small to see or feel. If breast cancer is found earlier, treatment is usually easier or more likely to be successful. Breast cancer screening saves 1400 lives every year in England.
Who can have breast screening?
Women aged between 50 to 70 are invited every 3 years for breast screening. Women receive their first invitation after they turn 50 but before they are 54. This programme has recently been extended to screen some women age 47–50 and 70–73. Over the age of 73, women are not called automatically for screening, but if you would like to be screened, please contact the North London Breast Screening Service or phone 02089 514045 and you will receive an appointment. The screening is held in the Unit located at:
Furzefield Leisure Centre
Eligible patients will be invited for screening when due. Please note the screening unit is only at the Potters Bar site every three years. At other times screening can take place at the static site:
North London Breast Screening Service
Edgware Community Hospital
Available to all 15-24 year olds registered at the surgery. Getting tested for Chlamydia is quick, simple and confidential. It’s just a simple urine test and you’ll receive your result back within a fortnight. If the test shows you have Chlamydia, don’t worry, as it can be treated with one dose of antibiotics.
Contact the surgery for a kit or pick up a kit from one of the stations around the surgery.
Cervical Cancer Screening
Cervical cancer screening is a way of preventing cervical cancer that started in 1988. Since then, death rates for cervical cancer have reduced by around 7% per year.
Who can have cervical cancer screening (The ‘smear’ test)?
- Women age 25 to 49 are invited for screening every 3 years.
- Women age 50 to 64 are invited for screening every 5 years.
- Women aged over 65 are only screened if they have not had a smear test since the age of 50 or if they have had recent abnormal results.
You will receive an invitation for cervical screening when your next test is due.
Bowel Cancer Screening
The bowel cancer screening programme helps find bowel cancer and pre cancerous growths that could eventually turn into cancer if untreated. It is estimated that by 2025, 2000 lives will be saved every year by bowel cancer screening.
The bowel cancer screening test is called the FOBT (faecal occult blood test). The FOBT looks for traces of blood in your motions and can be done in the privacy of your own home. Samples are sent to a lab for testing.
In England, men and women are invited for screening every 2 years.
If you are over 70, you can still take part in the screening programme but you will have to call to request a test kit.
The number to call is 08007 076060.