Clinic Times: 8.00am - 2.00pm Monday - Friday, 9.00am - 11.00am Saturday
People will come in and be seen on a first come first served basis - the last people that we can see will be those arriving by 2.00pm weekdays or 11.00am on Saturdays.
Patients from other Wandsworth practices can be referred to us by their GPs to use this service.
Our patients are warmly welcomed, though we will continue to offer pre-booked appointments for those registered with us.
Employees only need a fit note from a doctor after 7 days off work sick. If you are ill just before or during your holiday, you can take it as sick leave instead.
Fit notes and proof of sickness
Employees must give their employer a doctor’s ‘fit note’ (previously called a ‘sick note’) if they’re off sick for more than 7 days in a row (including non-working days). Hospital doctors or GPs provide them. We charge a fee of £30 if a fit note is asked for before the 7th day.
GPs do not deal with travel immunisations and antimalarial medication- you will need to see the practice nurse. Please tell the receptionist when you book the appointment that it is for travel advice/medication.
For “gap year” or “backpacking” trips you need to come at least 8 weeks before you travel; for more standard holidays 2 weeks before travel is usually sufficient. As these are usually longer appointments and can get booked up, please remember to book in plenty of time
Our smoking cessation counsellors can advise and support you in all aspects of smoking cessation, including medication and nicotine replacement therapy.
Your GP/practice nurse may advise you to make an appointment, or you can self refer to the service by booking at reception. Please tell reception the reason for the appointment, as the initial appointment needs to be for 30 minutes.
We have a Primary Care Liason Nurse for Substance Misuse. Currently, clinics run at the surgery on Wednesdays.
The service deals with patients who have problems with:
- Alcohol dependency
- Illicit drug dependency
- Cannabis use
- Prescription dependency (for example, to pain killers or sleeping tablets)
The nurse also sees patients who are at risk of relapse from any of the above problems.
The GP may suggest a referral or patients can self-refer by booking an appointment with the nurse via reception.
There are several options for psychology therapies including one to one therapy, group therapy and guided self-help.
Please make an appointment with a GP to discuss your symptoms and they will advise on how to access the "psychological therapies in primary care" service.
We have a psychologist based at the practice who are linked to this service.
We have a booked appointment phlebotomy (adults and children) service for our registered patients at the practice on most days of the week - if a doctor or nurse has advised a blood test please book an appointment at reception.
Alternatively we provide a walk-in service for any patients in Wandsworth if referred by their GP Monday - Friday 12.00noon - 2.00pm and 9.00am-11.00am on Saturdays
Read our Blood Taking Protocol (Phlebotomy Protocol)
Not all services that we are required to provide are funded by the NHS, for example medicals for travel, insurance or employment.
Balham Park Surgery is entitled to charge for all Non-NHS Services. We generally apply rates recommended by the BMA (British Medical Association).
See our current pricing structure for Non-NHS services (last updated October 2015)
Non NHS Fees Please note: Prices are updated in line with annual recommendations.
We are pleased to offer a range of minor surgery skin procedures.
We can treat skin lumps & moles.
Please book an appointment with any of our GP’s or Practice Nurse Sara Moloney, and if clinically indicated you can be booked into one of our Minor Surgery Clinics that run weekly.
Dr Punit Makwana (GP)