Service We Provide

Maternity Care

Doctors  available for postnatal care. Maternity clinics are held separately from ordinary surgeries.

You can now self-refer yourself to the Antenatal department at the hospital of your choice. Please see below for links to their sites.

Croydon University Hospital

East Surrey Hospital

Princess Royal (PRUH)



Contraceptive Services

All the partners hold approved certificates in family planning. Advice on all aspects of contraception can be given by doctors and nurses. Coil fittings are only performed by Dr Campbell and Dr Walford. Our practice nurses are trained to fit caps, prescribe contraceptive pills, administer contraceptive injections and perform coil checks. It may also be possible to arrange for a contraceptive hormone implant device to be fitted by arrangement.

Emergency Contraception

The 'morning after pill' is very badly named as it is effective for up to 72 hours after you have been at risk. It is available from the pharmacy, nurses and doctors.


Cervical Smears

These important tests are carried out by one of our trained and experienced nurses Nicki Finn or Lisa.  They are available during normal surgery hours OR they also hold surgeries from 6.30-8.00pm Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday.  Please call the surgery to make an appointment. 

When is the best time in my cycle to have a smear test ? - when you are not bleeding and not 2 days before or after your period. Otherwise you are fine to book. If you no longer have periods you can book in at anytime in the month. 

I'm nervous about having a smear test is there a nervous clinic in Croydon I can go to ? -  yes there is.  You can call 0208 655 4013 or 0203 457 8727 to book an appointment.   - Or book an appointment with one of our nurses they will be able to answer your questions and address any concerns you have. 

Statistics -  deaths from cervical cancer have been flucuating since 2011. Data shows 781 women died from cervical cancer in 2011 compared with 702 in 2020. These are encouraging figures but there are still too many deaths from cervical cancer. DONT DELAY BOOK TODAY 

How often do I need to have a cervical smear test?  

if you are aged  between 20 and 50 the recommendation is for you to have a cervical smear test 3 years unless you have had treatment or been told you should have more regular tests. If you are aged between 51-64 it is recommended you have a cervical smear test every 5 years unless as before there is a recommendation for you to have more regular cervical smear tests.    Early treatment can prevent death from cervical cancer. Regular cervical smears help us diagnose early problems that are easily treated and thus save lives. Please make an appointment with a practice nurse for a smear test. 


Minor Operations

Some minor operations are able to be undertaken on the practice premises after an initial consultation in the surgery. We hold minor operations clinics also known as MOPS on a Tuesday morning and afternoon and a Thursday afternoon. We can deal with a number of conditions such as skin tags, cysts, ingrowing toe nails,  A number of minor surgery procedures are not covered by the NHS and your doctor will be able to advise you on this.


Respiratory Clinic

Ours nurses are trained in Asthma and are able to undertake checks to ensure that your asthama is well controlled. 


Diabetic Clinic

Currently we have 1067 patients aged 17 and over who suffer from Diabetes, this equates to 6% of the practice population. Diabetes is becoming more prevalent (particularly the type two, adult onset variety, which is related to poor lifestyle and obesity in many cases). It is vital to stabilise diabetes in order to avoid the complications of blindness, heart and kidney disease, strokes and amputation. We are lucky to have 2 nurses who are trained in Diabetes Nicki Pursey & Finn Glynn. They carry outr the usual 6 monthly and annual health checks for our diabetic patients as well as being able to  offer advice, education and regular monitoring.  We are also part of the Croydon University Hospital Shared Care scheme.


childhood vaccinations

Childhood Vaccinations

A 8 week developmental check is offered to all new born babies registered at the practice.   We are also able to undertake childhood immunisations. 

Here is a list of recommended routine immunisations issued by the UK Health and Security Agency chrome-extension://efaidnbmnnnibpcajpcglclefindmkaj/

** Please remember to bring Calpol for the 1st, 3rd injections **

Childhood vaccinations are given in rapid succession at two, three and four months to protect small babies from whooping cough, diptheria, tetanus, polio, haemophilus influenzae B (HIB), pneumococcal infection, meningitis B and meningitis C. 

There are very few reasons for not vaccinating a child. If you are concerned that your child should not have a vaccination on a particular day, perhaps because they are unwell, please bring them to the surgery so that the doctor can assess whether or not to administer the vaccination. Please note that epilepsy, asthma and prematurity are not medical reasons for withholding the jab. There is a very real danger of your baby suffering severe chest problems and possible epilepsy if the whooping cough illness is contracted in the first year of life through not being vaccinated. Over recent years many parents have been worried about the possible link between autism and the MMR jab. Many health experts have repeatedly reassured us that there is no such link and it is quite safe to give.


Vaccinations for Travellers Abroad

As of 1st October 2019 the surgery will no longer be providing a travel service. The surgery will continue to provide Hep A, Typhoid and Tetanus vaccinations as part of our contract with NHSE.   We will not be able to offer any advice on what vaccinations you need for your journey.  You should contact a travel clinic and book to see them for an assessment of what you may need for your journey. Please bring this with you when you attend for those vaccinations we can administer.  Please note the nurse will not be checking this documentation but will take a copy for your records. 


Tetanus Injections

If you have never had a full tetanus course or have had only part of a course, arrangements can be made to give you a full course of injections, which is now combined with diphtheria.


Hepatitis B Immunisation (for employees at risk)

Guidance for GPs published in 2005 by the GPC (General Practitioners' Committee) on this subject recommends that all patients registered with a GP are not automatically entitled to Hepatitis B vaccination if they work in a profession thought to be at risk. This includes doctors, nurses, dentists, paramedics and other emergency service workers, sewage and waste disposal workers and any students or trainees of the above occupations.

Unfortunately, GPs do not provide an occupational health service as part of their NHS responsibility.  Under Health and Safety Regulations, your employer has a duty to provide a safe working environment and, therefore, appropriate health advice for those at risk of infection with Hepatitis B. We advise you to contact your employer who will be able to make arrangements with an occupational health provider for the provision of any immunisation which you may require following an appropriate assessment of the risk to which you are exposed. If it is not possible to arrange this through your employer, we can offer Hepatitis B vaccination courses and immunity testing privately. Please enquire at reception for the charge.

GPs are often requested to provide Hepatitis B vaccinations for travel, occupational health and medical reasons.  The responsibility for renal patients lies with the consultant they are under at the hospital. 


Flu Injections

Sadly this common illness is not amenable to treatment once you have caught it. Unfortunately it can prove fatal to some people. However, it is not all bad news. Each autumn, usually around September the practice offers flu injections to patients who are over 65 years of age and those at greater risk because of a medical condition. This includes anybody who is a diabetic or has any heart, lung, kidney or immunity problems, or taking immune suppressant medicines (including steroids) long term. The injections are given by appointment at special sessions.  

Anti-Pneumonia Injections

The practice offers a single anti-pneumonia vaccination to those who meet the criteria at that time of booking. This may include anybody who is a diabetic or has any heart, lung, kidney or immunity problems. We also believe that people who have had their spleen removed should be vaccinated five yearly. Please enquire at reception for details as the criteria for eligibility changes annually. 


Yellow Fever Centre

Selsdon Park Medical Practice is no longer  an approved NaTHNac Yellow Fever Centre. If you require yellow fever vaccination you will need to obtain this from a travel clinic.