Services Provided By The Practice
In addition to appointments with the doctor, the practice provides the following services and clinics for patients:
The practice employs five practice nurses who are trained to provide the following services to our patients: wound/ulcer care dressing, injections, minor infections, blood tests and blood pressure checks, ear syringing, suture removal and general nursing advice. In addition the nurses can give advice on HRT, family planning, teenage health and have particular interest in asthma, diabetes, hypertension, CHD, weight monitoring, travel vaccinations, child immunisations and smoking cessation along with other general clinics that they run.
The nurses also carry out cervical smears and female patients will be contacted when they are due to be screened.
The practice offers a full blood test service. Scroll down for details.
There is a district nurse team attached to the practice. They provide nursing care for those patients of all age groups in their own home, to those patients who are housebound and need long term care, wound/ulcer dressing, insulin injections and care of patients who may be terminally ill.
The district nurses liaise with your doctor, other members of the healthcare team and social services to ensure the best possible care is provided. They can be contacted on 020 8714 2750 but your GP will have to refer you.
The health visitors give advice on preventative health. They have expertise in a wide range of healthcare fields, particularly those concerning expectant mothers and young children. They can be contacted on 020 8714 2750 or by ringing the Byron Centre on 020 8660 3915. Please note the Wednesday 'drop in' clinic has been discontinued.
Community Midwife - by appointment
The community midwife's antenatal clinic is run from the Byron Centre (020 8660 3915). The midwives can be contacted on 020 8401 3171 for advice. We have antenatal appointments at the practice for those expectant mothers who need to been seen by the GP and you will be told at what weeks during pregnancy you need to see the GP.
Minor Illness Clinic
This is a nurse-led clinic, which is run Monday to Wednesday. No appointment is necessary - you can walk into the practice between 8.00 - 10.00am or you can ring between 8.30 - 9.30am and you will be given an estimated time to attend.
The receptionist may ask you for a few details to ensure this appointment will be suitable for you. The nurse is able to prescribe certain medication and antibiotics if she feels that it is appropriate. Please see below for the type of minor ailments that can be dealt with by the nurse.
|• Coughs, colds
• Skin problems/rashes
• Nail infections
• Diarrhoea and vomiting
|• Sore throats
• Vaginal discharge
• Cystitis (women only)
• Minor cuts, grazes
(if suturing is required you will be referred to casualty)
• Head injury
|• Minor burns/scalds
(including emergency contraception)
General Health Advice
The nurse can also give you general health advice if that is all you require.
The practice offers a number of clinics associated with chronic illness and patients will either be invited to attend or be referred by their GP as appropriate.
Monday and Thursday 1.00 - 4.00pm (with the nurse)
Friday 1.00 - 3.00pm (insulin clinic)
By appointment with the nurse.
Mother & Baby Checks
These are carried out during a GP appointment when the baby is 6-8 weeks old. The immunisations necessary will be done by the nurse at a separate appointment.
These are the routine vaccinations that are offered free of charge on the NHS to all babies and children in the UK which are provided by the practice. Other vaccines as your child gets older are provided at school.
||Diphtheria, Tetanus, Whooping Cough, Polio and Hib (Haemophilus influenzae type B)
||Two, three and four months of age
|Pneumococcal or Pneumo Jab (PCV)
||Some types of pneumococcal infection
||Two, four and 12-13 months of age
||Rotavirus infection, a common cause of childhood diarrhoea and sickness
||Two and three months of age
|Meningitis C (Men C)
||Meningitis C (Meningococcal type C)
||Three months and 12-13 months of age and as a teenage booster at age 13-15 (from September 2013)
|Hib/Men C (booster)
||Haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib) and Meningitis C
||12-13 months of age
||Measles, Mumps and Rubella
||12-13 months and at three years and four months of age, or sometime thereafter
|Children's Flu Vaccine
||Annually as a nasal spray in Sept/Oct for ages two, three and four
|4-in-1 Pre-School Booster
||Diphtheria, Tetanus, Whooping Cough and Polio
||Three years and four months of age, or soon after
By appointment with the nurse.
October - December
The practice offers eligible patients a free flu vaccination. Please check to see if you are eligible and then make an appointment from mid-September.
If you require travel vaccinations please make an appointment six weeks prior to travel. A charge will be made for certain immunisations that are not covered by the NHS. (Click here for more information about the Travel Clinic.)
We offer a blood test service at the practice between 7.30am and 11.30am Monday, Wednesday and Friday each week. You must be referred by the GP or nurse to have a blood test and you must contact the surgery to book your appointment. Remember to bring your blood form along with you to your appointment. Please ring 01737 558 288.
Every three weeks the practice holds a cryotherapy clinic where liquid nitrogen is used to freeze off minor growths such as warts etc. If the doctor feels that you need to attend this clinic you will be asked to make an appointment at reception.
The practice operates a group smoking cessation clinic which is run by the nurse. Please ask reception for details on how to book for the clinic.
Certain services such as private sick notes, insurance claim forms, some medical examinations and travel vaccinations are not covered by the NHS and the practice will charge a fee for the provision of these services in line with the recommended BMA rates. For more information on services and fees payable, CLICK HERE to download the fees for non-nhs services and certificates or see the notice in the waiting room or ask at reception.