Health Care Assistant Appointments

Our Health Care Assistants have the following appointments bookable.

NHS Health Checks

You can book in for a health check with the healthcare assistant (HCA) if you are between the ages of 40 – 74. If you have received a letter from NHS England on our behalf, please read the information below, any queries please ask at reception.

Before booking the health check you will need to do a set of Blood Tests.
Please ask reception if you are eligible and they can then issue you with a blood form for a fasting blood test to be conducted at either Guy’s and St Thomas’ as a walk in service.
An appointment should be made with the HCA 10 days after the blood tests have been done.

Stop Smoking

If you are thinking of stopping smoking please book an appointment with our HCA for advice and support.

Blood pressure monitoring

Please book an appointment with the HCA for a review of your blood pressure. The doctor or nurse may book you for a 24 hour blood pressure monitor with the HCA to ensure your confirm if your blood pressure readings are within the normal limits.
Calculating body mass index (BMI) – height and weight

Lifestyle advice

dietary and exercise advice

Adult (18+) immunisations

Influenza, Pneumococcal and shingles vaccinations

Phlebotomy

bookable for the over 65s

Diabetic feet examination

bookable for patients diagnosed with diabetes

Pre-diabetic monitoring

bookable for patients diagnosed with pre-diabetes

Asthma review

bookable for patients diagnosed with asthma

Spirometry

This is a breathing test that the doctor may book for you.