Bridge Lane Group Practice

20 Bridge Lane, Battersea, London SW11 3AD
Tel: 020 3538 0882 Email: [email protected]

Drug and alcohol services and the Fresh Start Clinic

The practice offers services to support patients with alcohol and drug problems.

The Fresh Start clinic is led by Dr Johannes Coetzee and Antoinette Phang, a specialist nurse in alcohol dependency. They provide services such as counselling, support, motivational interviewing, alcohol reduction plans and home alcohol detoxification for patients with mild to moderate alcohol dependency. The Fresh Start clinic also accepts referrals from patients registered with any Wandsworth GP practice. Appointments for the Fresh Start clinic can be made at reception.

Patients with very complex needs may be referred on to other community alcohol services.

Our Substance Misuse ServiceĀ is also led by Dr Johannes Coetzee, along with Dr Anne Gauthey-Sebert, GP and Yvonne Mbatha, drug liaison nurse in Addiction Medicine. The service provides advice and support for drug users, methadone or buprenorphine prescribing for patients dependent on heroin and risk reduction advice. Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV tests are available as well as Hepatitis B vaccines.

Patients can also be referred to or given information on other community drug services.