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Fleet Street Clinic has a team of highly-qualified nurses, experienced in dealing with a wide range of medical conditions. As well as being highly experienced, our nurses provide a safe, friendly and confidential environment where you are able to freely discuss any health concerns. They will talk you through the procedure before undertaking any treatment and recommend any further treatment, if necessary.
Any personal information shared will be held in confidence and all treatment will be carried out to the highest standards of care.
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If you have had a recent injury which has required a dressing, it is likely to need frequent changing. Some wound dressings need to be changed every couple of days in order to maximise healing and prevent infections. This can be very hard to do correctly yourself. One of our experienced nurses can change your dressing quickly and most important, properly in a sterile environment. They will also monitor how the wound is healing and check for infection.Book Appointment
If you have stitches following recent surgery or a recent injury, one of our nurses can painlessly remove the stitches for you. Our nurse will also check that the wound is properly healed and check for infection.Book Appointment
Instant HIV Testing
Testing for HIV is quick, simple, and requires only a small blood sample. Our rapid testing means you’ll know your HIV status in a 15 minute nurse appointment and all it takes is a finger prick test. A quick diagnosis of HIV infection enables better treatment outcomes and reduces the risk of transmitting the infection to others. If you think you have been exposed to HIV or just want a general STI test, we strongly recommend booking an instant HIV test.Book Appointment
Instant Cholesterol Test
High cholesterol is very common and a serious risk factor for heart disease and diabetes. An instant cholesterol test is a simple finger prick test. Understanding your cholesterol levels can guide potential necessary lifestyle changes and as high cholesterol tends to be symptomless, regular testing can make a big difference in early diagnosis and even preventing long-term illness.Book Appointment
Instant HbA1C Test
An instant HbA1C test can tell us your diabetes status by measuring the amount of blood glucose levels over a period of about 3-months. This rapid test gives us an indication, on average, of how your blood glucose levels have been, from which we can diagnose diabetes and pre-diabetes. A small blood sample is taken by finger prick test and you get your results in a 15-minute nurse appointment. It’s quick, easy and accurate for diagnosing diabetes and using for diabetes management.Book Appointment
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Experience is Everything
When it comes to your health, experience is everything.
Our dedicated clinicians deliver unparalleled, individual care and attention. Experience translates into good clinical judgement, early and accurate diagnosis, timely treatment, and excellent, all-round care. It also brings fast access to a broad network of world-class specialists across the full range of medical and surgical disciplines.
When it comes to delivering excellence in private medical care, experience counts.
All Practice Nurses begin their careers as a registered nurse by doing an associated degree in nursing. To become a Practice Nurse, additional training is required. Practice nurses work in GP surgeries where they plan and provide nursing services and treatment to patients of all ages.
Generally speaking, whoever applied the original wound dressing should advise how frequently it will require changing. This is usually by a doctor or Practice Nurse. Thereafter, one of our nurses can advise how often your dressing should be changed depending on the type of wound and how well the wound is healing.
Wound dressings are designed to provide the most optimum conditions for wound healing, while protecting the wound from any further damage and infection. Changing the dressing properly will help the wound to heal faster and also help protect it and prevent possible infections. It is also an opportunity for one of our nurses to monitor how well the wound is healing.
Ideally the wound dressing must be kept dry. If the dressing becomes wet from any liquid or blood, it has to be changed. This is because, getting your dressing wet can help spread bacteria which might cause an infection.
People do have different pain thresholds and so this question can be quite tricky to answer. Depending on how the stitches have healed, how many you have and where they are on the body will influence how painful they are to remove. In general, the process for removing stitches is simple and shouldn’t hurt. You may feel a slight tugging sensation, but it should be relatively pain-free.
It is very important that you do not get your stitches removed until the wound has had sufficient time to heal. Our nurse will advise you on when you should have your stitches removed. Stitches on different parts of the body require different healing times
If there is any specific aftercare necessary for your particular wound, the nurse will advise you. Generally speaking, you should keep the area clean and protected. There is a possibility that a scar may form where the stitches were – in this case, you should take extra care in applying high factor suncream on the area as this can help prevent skin discolouration.
When we refer to instant testing, we are talking about a “point of care” test where you can have the test done and the results back all within the same 15 minute nurse appointment. Instant testing can be a standalone appointment to check your health, alternatively, your doctor may suggest you do one of these testing as part of their investigation.
High cholesterol can block your blood vessels, which makes you more susceptible to heart issues which can lead to heart attacks or strokes. Having high cholesterol doesn’t usually cause any physical symptoms and so it can silently get worse over time. It is vitally important to get tested in order to prevent life-threatening illnesses and start treatment as soon as possible.
There is no need to fast before an HbA1C test – you can eat and drink as normal.
A HbA1C test is used to diagnose diabetes and can also tell us your risk of developing type 2 diabetes including if you are pre-diabetic. Type 2 diabetes can cause serious health issues including heart disease, stroke, poor circulation and eye health issues.
Understanding your current risk is therefore very important in knowing where you need to make lifestyle changes or not. If your results indicate that you already have type 2 diabetes, medication may also be prescribed to help prevent further complications.
Yes, you can have a regular HbA1C test to see how well your diabetes has been recently managed. It would also give you the opportunity to have a conversation with a nurse of any concerns or issues you may have.