Our nurses carry out a number of procedures such as minor injuries, removing stitches, travel vaccinations, immunisations etc. They are also specially trained to run routine clinics for certain conditions, such as diabetes and asthma.
Clinics are midwife led. The first ultrasound is at 12-13 weeks and the second at 20 weeks. Your doctor would like to see you for review at least once during your pregnancy otherwise your antenatal care is planned with your midwife.
Contraceptive care is provided by all doctors and the nurse.
Dr Sahadevan and the practice nurse are happy to perform smears and discuss women’s health issues.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to fill out a travel health questionaire with details of your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required. The nurse will then contact you to arrange an appointment to have the appropriate vaccinations.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below:
|Europe & Russia||North America|
|Central America||South America|
|Middle East||Central Asia|
|East Asia||Australasia and Pacific|
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - a second appointment may be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
- Medicals for pre-employment, sports and driving requirements (HGV, PSV etc.)
- Insurance claim forms
- Passport signing
- Prescriptions for taking medication abroad
- Private sick notes
- Vaccination certificates
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
On average please allow 2 - 10 working days (depending on test) for your test results to come back from the hospital unless your doctor has advised otherwise. Please note that X-ray results take a little longer, usually 7 days +.
For your test results please telephone the surgery on 01252 517734 after 2pm. Sometimes, we cannot always give full results over the phone. If the result is complicated, or if the doctor wants to see you about the result, we will offer you an appointment.
We will only give results to the person who has had the test.
Try The New NHS App
If you’re a patient at our practice you can now use the new NHS App, a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet.
You can use the NHS App to check your symptoms and get instant advice, book appointments, order repeat prescriptions, view your GP medical record and more.
If you already use Systm Online you can continue to use it. You can use the NHS App as well.
For more information go to www.nhs.uk/nhsapp'
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