Clinics and Services

Clinics and Services

We provide a range of services and clinics.

N2 PCN Extended Access Service

More GP appointments for Islington residents at evenings and weekends

If you are registered with Andover Medical Centre you can now access more evening and weekend appointments with a GP or nurse thanks to our N2 PCN Extended Access Service.

It might be that an evening or weekend appointment is more convenient, or maybe as a daytime carer the only time you have for yourself is at the weekend. These are just some of the situations where you might find it helpful to book an appointment with the N2 PCN Extended Access Service. Appointments do not have to be urgent and are available to anyone registered with GP within N2 PCN.

N2 PCN Extended Access Service appointments are available from 6:30pm – 8:00pm, Monday to Friday and from 9:00am – 5:00pm on the weekends and public holidays; however, opening hours will vary between the practices.

Staffed by local GPs and nurses, the hubs are located at the following 7 GP practices:

  • Andover Medical Centre, 270-282 Hornsey Road, N7 7QZ
  • Hanley Primary Care Centre, 51 Hanley Rd, Finsbury Park, London N4 3DU
  • Stroud Green Medical Clinic, 181 Stroud Green Rd, Finsbury Park, London N4 3PZ
  • The Junction Medical Practice:
    • Site 1, 244 Tufnell Park Road, London, N19 5EW
    • Site 2, 18 Dartmouth Park Hill, London, NW5 1HL
  • The Rise Group Practice, Health Centre, Hornsey Rise, London N19 3YU
  • Beaumont Practice, Health Centre, Hornsey Rise, London N19 3YU
  • Archway Medical Centre, 652 Holloway Rd, Archway, London N19 3NU

At your appointment you will be seen by an Islington GP or nurse who may or may not be from the practice you are registered with. The GP or nurse will have access to your medical record to ensure that you receive the best possible care and support.

To make an appointment you can call your GP practice during normal business hours and ask for an N2 PCN Extended Access Service. If your practice is closed, you should call your usual practice number and your call will be answered by  N2 PCN Extended Access Service staff who will be able to help you.

Intrauterine Device Insertion (IUD) Clinic

IUD clinics are run by Dr Varma.

If you wish to have an appointment in this clinic you will need to firstly contact the surgery to arrange a telephone consultation once you have had this consultation, Dr Varma will then go ahead and arrange an appointment for the insertion of the Intrauterine Device.

Postnatal Checks – Mother and Baby

As well as an extension of congratulations, we at Andover usually send out a letter to mothers notifying them of our post-natal checks – between 6-8 weeks post-delivery, we aim to see both mother and baby at the practice to carry out a post-natal health check.

For mothers – As part of a post-natal health check, we offer both contraceptive advice and the option of coil insertions, which can be carried out at the surgery should you wish to opt for this service.

For baby – We offer a child health surveillance check as well as a full course of childhood immunisations. The immunisations will need to be administered periodically, with the first set of immunisations being due at 8 weeks old. Below we have outlined the childhood immunisation schedule – this reflects the immunisations baby is eligible for during the first year of life – we have also outlined when you should call to book them in.

  • 8 weeks old – Please call when baby is 6 weeks old to book an appointment with our Nurse
  • 12 weeks old – Please call when baby is 10 weeks old to book an appointment with our Nurse
  • 16 weeks old – Please call when baby is 14 weeks old to book an appointment with our Nurse
  • One year old – Please call at 2 weeks before baby’s 1st birthday to book an appointment with our Nurse

Please Note

  • Please ensure baby is registered with us ASAP
  • if you were diagnosed with gestational diabetes during your pregnancy, you will also need a blood test. This can be requested from the GP during your post-natal check.

Chronic Disease Reviews

Chronic Disease reviews are carried out by our Clinical Pharmacist and Nursing Team.

Chronic Disease Reviews available at the practice are:

  • Spirometry Screening
  • Hypertension
  • Asthma
  • COPD
  • High Risk Cardiovascular Reviews
  • Diabetes
  • High Risk Diabetes Mellitus Reviews

Please contact the surgery for more information

Family Planning/Sexual Health

These sessions are carried out by our Practice Nurse and are available throughout the week.

If you wish to know more or have a query please contact the practice.

Cervical Smears

Cervical screening is for all women and people with a cervix between the ages of 25 and 64.

Please bear in mind that when arranging the appointment for your smear test it should take place 2 weeks after the last day of your period; Screenings are carried out by our Practice Nurse.

Breast Examination

During a Breast Examination the Practice Nurse will look at the shape, size and texture of your skin and examine your breasts to check if there are any lumps or if something else feels like it could need medical attention.

Please contact the surgery for further information.

Removal of Sutures

Stitches and staples are used to keep wounds together during healing. If you require a suture removal.

Please contact the surgery to book with our Nursing Team.

Wound Care

The Andover Medical Centre has a Wound Care clinic is run by the nursing team.

The Nursing Team will assist in the dressing and care of wounds. If you require a Wound Care appointment please contact the surgery.

Child Immunisations

Parents are encouraged to have their children immunised, if you wish to book with our Practice Nurse please contact the practice.

For more advice on immunisation schedule and further reading please check the NHS choices website.


Administration of the below is carried out by one of our Nursing Team.

  • B12
  • Zoladex Implant
  • Mental Health
  • Vaccinations in Children and Adults
  • Contraceptive Injections
  • Hormonal Injections

Please contact the surgery today to discuss further or to book an appointment.

NHS Health Checks

Patients over the age of 34 are eligible for an NHS Health Check with our Healthcare Assistant.

Patients will have a weight and height check, blood pressure, a few lifestyle questions and if necessary a blood test.

Over 75s Health Checks

Our over 75s Health Checks are completed by our Healthcare Assistant.

Contact the surgery today to arrange yours.

Weight Management

Weight management contributes to a patients ability to attain and maintain a certain weight.

To book with our Healthcare Assistant please contact the surgery.

Smoking Cessation Advice

Hoping to quit? Book an appointment with our Healthcare Assistant.

Our Healthcare Assistant will be able to offer you all the advice and guidance you will need on taking that first step.

Spirometry Screening

Spirometry is carried out using a device called a spirometer, it is a small machine attached by a cable to a mouthpiece (similar to a peak flow meter). The purpose of a spirometry screening is to assist with diagnosis and to monitor certain lung conditions.

This appointment is carried out by our Healthcare Assistant or Practice Nurse.


This service is limited to patients with severe mobility restrictions. Although this service is limited we can assist and advise all patients who require a phlebotomy appointment.

To book or if you would like to discuss feel free to contact the surgery.

Blood Pressure Monitoring

All patients are eligible for blood pressure checks. Those at a higher risk of hypertension implications can also have regular blood pressure monitoring.

To book with our Healthcare Assistant and to help gain control of your blood pressure please contact the surgery.

Flu Vaccinations

Flu Vaccinations are safe and effective and offered to patients on a yearly basis. The Healthcare Assistant administers the vaccine.

To discuss in further detail please contact the surgery.

Chlamydia Screening

To arrange a chlamydia screening with our Healthcare Assistant contact the surgery.

This screening is discreet, it won’t take too much of your time and is accessible to all patients.

New Patient Health Checks

Newly registered patients (over the age of 18) are invited for a New Patient Health Check with our Healthcare Assistant. The New Patient Health check consists of a weight and height check, a blood pressure check and a few simple lifestyle questions.

If you wish to book yours please contact the surgery.

Urine Dipstick

Urine dipstick testing is carried out by the Healthcare Assistant. You will need to provide the Healthcare Assistant with a urine, once provided a special strip of paper will be dipped into the urine. The result is available almost immediately.

A urine dipstick test can also be known as a rapid urine test.

Medical Reports & Private Medical Certs

If you wish to request a medical report or private medical certificate, please seek advice from reception as certain types of reports may not require a face-to-face GP appointment for example an insurance or solicitor report.

You can do this by contacting reception via telephone or submitting an eConsult.

Please bear in mind that the completion of a medical report may take 40 days and an administrative fee may apply; upon making your request you will be informed of any fees.

Non-NHS Services

Medical Reports and Private Medical Certificates

Please seek advice regarding administrative requests at the reception desk first. You may not always need an appointment with the doctor if your request is of an administrative nature (solicitor or insurance report for instance).

Please note that some medical reports may take up to 40 days to complete and an administrative fee may apply.

Please refer to administrative fee guidance below:


Please refer to guidance leaflet below:

If you would like to request a medical report or make a private services request, please contact the surgery.