Ruston Street Clinic

How we can help you

Healthy Lifestyle Advice
Find your ideal weight

Who to see:
Nurse
Health Care Assistant
Help with Addiction

Who to see:
Nurses/HCA
Tower Hamlets Stop Smoking Service
on 0800 169 1943
Cervical Smear Tests
Every three years

Who to see:
Nurse
Doctor
Family Planning Clinic
Breast Checks and Cancer Awareness

Who to see:
Nurse
Doctor
Contraceptive Advice
Family planning and morning after pill

Who to see:
Nurse or family planning clinic
Pharmacist or Doctor
Pregnancy Tests
Abortion advice available

Who to see:
Pharmacist
Nurse
Doctor
Sylvia Pankhurst Centre 020 7377 7898
Maternity Care

Who to see:
Antenatal Clinic
Starting a Family
Advice before you get pregnant

Who to see:
Nurse, Health Health Care Assistant
Advice on: Baby and child care, Family diet and excise, Childhood immunisation, Baby checks and hearing tests.

Who to see:
Health Visitors 020 8980 1760
Nurse
Advice on: Sexual Diseases, HIV/AIDS

Who to see:
Doctor
Nurse
Ambrose King Centre
020 7377 7307
Repeat Prescriptions
Please let us know 48hrs before you need a repeat prescription.

Please bring your repeat prescription request
Blood pressure and general checks

Who to see:
Practice Nurse
Results of tests
Ring us on 020 8980 1652 speak to a
receptionist between 12 noon - 14:00pm
Advice with:
Home help, Meals on Wheels, Welfare & Employment Advice, Mobility Allowance, Travel Passes, Disabled Driver Sticker.

Social Services: 020 7364 5000
Citizens Advice: 0870 126 4014
Travel Advice and Immunisation

Who to see:
Nurse
Dressings
Removal of Stitches and Staples

Who to see:
Nurse
Suggestions or Complaints

Who to see:
Practice Manager
Senior Receptionist
Advice with:
Anxiety, Worries, Depression, Sexual problems and Bareavement

Who to see:
Doctor
Psychologist by referral
Local Pharmacy
For prescriptions and self treatment

Parnell Chemist
625-627 Roman Rd, Bow E3
020 8980 3376

Sinclair Chemist
559 Roman Road,Bow E3
020 8980 5743

 

News

  • Important News

    Blood tests

    We currently in process of recruiting an HCA. Patients can temporarily attend local hospital for the tests (under important information check blood test times) or the Saturday mornings there is a walk in service at St Stephens HC (Bow Community Hall, William Pl, Bow, London E3 5ED)

     

  • Extended hours

    From 1st July as part of the NHSE requirement, all network practices have to sign up for extended hours.

    Ruston St has not had access issues, however we are now going to be providing 1 hour of extended hours per week for our patients.
    We are hoping these slots will be used for working patients who cannot attend during the core hours of 8.30 till 18.30.

     

     

  • Cervical Smear result Delays in results (National Issue)

     

    Laboratory turn-around times have been declining in London and across the country with many women not receiving their result letters within two weeks. To address this, several laboratories are now testing cervical samples using HPV primary screening. It is expected that all cervical samples will be tested using HPV primary screening by December 2019.

    The GP practices will not have the information either to help you with your results.

     

  • Intermittent slow internet connectivity and N3 line upgrade

    We experience drop in internet connection at the clinic from time to time. Many practices in the area are due to get an upgrade shortly. We shall keep patients updated when problems occur and we hope you will understand if econsult, EPS or online bookings are temporarily affected and our advised is to revert to telephone call to the practice or walking in and booking appointments in these circumstances.

     

  • Need a fit note, GP letter or test result?

     

  • Online services

    It is not necessary to always book a face to face appointment to see a GP.

    Use our e-consult blue banner to make contact with practice staff whether for admin purpose or to seek medical advise. Photographs of conditions can also be uploaded. The Gp will make a decision to call you with advise or ask reception to book an appointment for you or sign post to another service provider.

    Often patients are left frustrated that they have long waiting times on the telephone to book appointments. Did you know by downloading the Patient Access app you can book appointments, request for medications and view your medical records.

    WATCH THIS SPACE- online registration is soon coming!

  • How we use your medical records

    Important information for patients

    • This practice handles medical records in-line with laws on data protection and confidentiality.
    • We share medical records with those who are involved in providing you with care and treatment.
    • In some circumstances we will also share medical records for medical research, for example to find out more about why people get ill.
    • We share information when the law requires us to do so, for example, to prevent infectious diseases from spreading or to check the care being provided to you is safe.
    • You have the right to be given a copy of your medical record.
    • You have the right to object to your medical records being shared with those who provide you with care.
    • You have the right to object to your information being used for medical research and to plan health services.
    • You have the right to have any mistakes corrected and to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office. You can click to read the practice privacy notice here or speak to a member of staff for more information about your rights.
  • HUBS

    Walk in centres no longer exist, however some practices around Tower Hamlets offer extended evening and weekend appointments. Our reception staff may offer you appointments for emergency or new symptoms at these HUB practices especially if we have no appointments to offer. Please consider taking them up.

    Hub practices are: Harley Grove Surgery (E3 2AT), Blithehale medical centre (E2 6JA), Strouds Place (E2 7QU), East One Health Centre (E1 2QA).

    Click here for more information

  • Mental health

    If you are feeling suicidal and having a mental health crisis call the Tower Hamlets crisis number 02077715807.

    If you would like to speak to a therapist please contact Tower Hamlets Talking Therapies 0208 475 8080 and self refer.

  • DRUGS and ALCOHOL self referral

    Based at Mile End Hospital they accept self referral telephone 02081215301.

    Click here for more information

  • Registering now!

    Our list is open for new patients. Contact our reception on 020 8980 1652 for details.