Clinics

Children’s Health

The practice provides antenatal care at the Innovations Children’s Centre on Cousin Lane.
Tel: (01442) 251090.

Baby Clinic

The baby clinic is held every Wednesday morning between 9.30 and 10.30am. You can pop into this clinic for baby weighing and advice regarding your child’s health and care.

You will automatically receive an appointment for immunisations and assessments. If you are unable to attend, please telephone the surgery to arrange an alternative date.

Services Available At The Practice

The practice provides a wide range of services under the GMS contract.

The areas covered include Atrial Fibrillation, Asthma, Cancer, Cervical Screening, Child Health Surveillance, Childhood Immunisations, Chronic Kidney Disease, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Contraceptive Services, Coronary Heart Disease, Dementia, Depression, Diabetic Care, Epilepsy, Family Planning, Heart Failure, Hypertension, Hypothyroidism, Learning Disabilities, Maternity Services, Mental Health, Obesity, Palliative Care, Practice Nurses appointments, Smoking Cessation Advice and Stroke/TIA.

Childhood Immunisations

The current recommended scheme is:

2 months Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Polio Hib (Haemophilus) and
Pneumococcal
3 months Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Polio Hib (Haemophilus) and
Meningitis C
4 months Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Polio Hib (Haemophilus),
Meningitis C and Pneumococcal
Around 12 months Hib (Haemophilus) and Meningitis C
Around 13 months Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) and Pneumococcal
3 years 4 months to 5 years Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis and Polio plus second dose of
Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
13 to 18 years Tetanus, Diphtheria and Polio

Influenza And Pneumonia Vaccine

In accordance with Department of Health guidelines, we recommend an influenza plus pneumonia vaccination for patients with diabetes, chronic heart, lung or kidney disease, residents of nursing and rest homes and people aged over 65. The vaccination is available in the late autumn; please contact reception to book an appointment.

Laboratory Specimens

Specimens are sent to the hospital Monday to Friday. If you are asked to bring a specimen for the lab please ensure that we receive it before 12 noon.

Results Of Medical Tests

The practice will contact you if your results need further investigation. You may be contacted by a telephone call from the doctor or nurse, or by a letter asking you to make an appointment.

Travel Advice

Our practice nurse will be pleased to give advice to those patients going abroad. Please allow adequate time in order for any vaccine(s) to become effective. Certain vaccines are chargeable; please ask at the time of booking.

Well before travelling abroad, check with your travel agent or the tourist office/embassy of the country you intend to visit on any special precautions you may need to take.

At least two months before departure, discuss any vaccination requirements with the practice nurse. Pack a small first aid kit containing adhesive dressings, insect repellent, antiseptic cream and water purification tablets etc. Your pharmacist can advise.

When abroad, check the quality of the drinking water. If in doubt, either drink only bottled water or use water purification tablets. Avoid ice in drinks as this may have been made from suspect water. Raw vegetables, salads and fresh fruits should be carefully washed in clean water. If in doubt, stick to freshly cooked food.

Beware of the sun! Use a high factor sunscreen especially in the first few days of exposure. Children in particular should be closely monitored in this respect.

In hot climates, drink plenty of non-alcoholic drinks. If you are not passing water regularly you are not drinking enough.

If you fall ill on your return, don’t forget to tell your doctor you have travelled abroad.

Over 75 Clinic

All patients who are over 65 are called annually if they are not seen on a regular basis for a health review.

Health Checks

All patients who have not been seen by a G.P in the past three are entitled to a health check.

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