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Clinics are held for the following:
Practice Nurse led Clinics are held for Asthma, Diabetes, Travel, Childhood Immunisations, Obesity and Diet. Minor Surgery The doctors provide some minor surgery, appointments to be arranged at Reception following referral by your GP.Family Planning & ContraceptionA leaflet is available at reception with advice about contraception, and the facilities the practice provides. We also have leaflets for young people available. Your doctor is happy to advise you on all aspects of Family Planning. Dr Claire Harnett, and Dr Sarah Adams, are available to fit coils. They also fit the Nexplanon long acting method of contraception. Practice Nurses are avaiable also for contraception advice.If you are planning a pregnancy, you are advised to make an appointment to see your doctor for advice the health aspects of becoming pregnant. Maternity CareFull maternity care, is provided by your Midwife, and pre and post natal care by your doctor. If you become pregnant please arrange to see the Midwife when you are 6 to 8 weeks pregnant. After your initial assessment by the Midwife, your blood tests and scans will be arranged, and a home visit between 10 and 14 weeks of pregnancy.
CERVICAL SMEARS This is provided for all women between 25 and 49 years every 3 years, and between 50 and 64 every 5 years in line with government recommendations. You will be sent reminders and appointments can be made at reception with the practice nurse. You will receive written results of cervical smears. BREAST SCREENINGWomen between 50 and 70 will be invited by the Breast Screening Service for a mammogram on a 3 yearly national programme. Women are encouraged to take advantage of this screening facility. Women aged 65 or over may request a screening by telephoning 432065 to book an appointment. HEALTH CHECKS - We are now offering Health Checks for patients between 40 and 70 years, for patients who do not currently have long term or chronic health problems, and will be offering routinely every five years, at 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, and 70th birthdays. If you are not sure if you are eligible please contact the surgery.
ASTHMA AND DIABETES Your GP would like you to see the practice nurse annually for a review, in addition to any review with your GP. If you have not been seen by the practice nurse in the past year, please make an appointment at Reception, and remember to bring your medication and inhalers with you. This is important for further repeats of your treatments. If you receive a letter asking you to see the practice nurse, please make this appointment with the nurse as requested. The practice nurse undertakes certain parts of the assessments on behalf of the GP, and this helps your GP monitor your care. OTHER CHRONIC LONG TERM CONDITIONSThe Practice Nurses need to review you annually for Diabetes, Asthma, and COPD. Please make an appointment if you are requested to attend. This is particularly helpful to your Doctor to see the Practice Nurse. If you are advised to see the PN before your GP, please arrange this as this is helpful to your GP.
If you have heart disease, diabetes, asthma, lung disease, epilepsy, thyroid disease, hypertension, or have had a stroke, or any other chronic disease, your doctor would like to see you annually or more frequently as will be discussed with you. If you have not seen your doctor in the last year, please make an appointment.
FLU AND PNEUMOCOCCAL VACCINATIONS Influenza vaccination is recommended by your doctor, and available each year from October, for patients who are 65 years and over, and for patients who are at risk because of asthma, diabetes, heart disease, chest disease, renal disease, or immuno-suppressed for other medical reasons. Pneumococcal vaccinations are also recommended for a once only dose, for those aged 65 years and over, and those at similar risk as above. Please telephone or ask at reception to make an appointment. These can be given at any time through the year.
Healthy Children aged 2 to 3 years are now being offered the flu vaccine, and children aged 6 months to 17 years who have health risks are also being offered flu vaccinations. Children's vaccines are generally now given intranasally..
Schools programme: children age 4-9 years will be offered their nasal flu vaccine in school as part of the schools programme and should not be booked at the surgery. If this has been missed at school or if you have any concerns please speak to our practice nurses.PREVENTATIVE IMMUNISATION FOR CHILDRENThe practice nurses provide all children with vaccinations in line with government recommendations. Babies are vaccinated against diseases as follows:
This completes the normal lifetime requirements for these diseases. You will normally be contacted through the surgery, but if your child is not fully vaccinated, please make an appointment to see the practice nurse at reception.
Rotavirus vaccine is now being offered to children under 6 months of age. Discuss any queries with the Practice Nurse.RUBELLA IMMUNISATIONAll girls reaching the age of 15 years should have been vaccinated against rubella, either by the MMR, or the rubella vaccine. For female patients unsure about their rubella status, who may be planning a pregnancy, please check with the surgery, and a blood test can be taken if necessary.. For patients requiring vaccination they will be offered MMR vaccine if they are not pregnant.
OTHER VACCINATIONS OFFERED
Shingles vaccinations are now being offered to patients who are aged 70 and aged 79 years. This will be made available to other age groups over 70 years at some point. From 2018, if you are aged 70-76 you are eligible, you will also become eligible on your 78th Birthday.
If you are travelling abroad you can make an appointment to attend our Travel Clinic, by making an appointment via reception.
In order to assist the practice nurse please print off the travel risk assessment form and bring with you fully completed to your first travel health appointment.There may be a charge for providing some vaccines, as well as giving them, as this is recognised as being entirely outside of NHS work. Some vaccine has to be purchased by the practice and the costs are not covered by the NHS. You will need to book your appointments well in advance, at least 6 to 8 weeks prior to departure in case a series of injections is required. If there is insufficient time to complete your course and, or, we cannot accommodate your appointment, you will be asked to attend the MASTA Clinic at Lisson Grove surgery on 205556. MALARIA PROPHYLAXISIf tablets against malaria are advised it is important these are taken correctly and at the same time of the day or week, and the nurse can advise. Some are not available on prescription but can be obtained from the chemist, and others are only available on a private prescription for which you will have to pay £16, and you will need to see the doctor to discuss it before you will be prescribed. The appropriate medication for your journey will be advised depending on the area where you are travelling. General advice - many infections abroad can be avoided by careful personal and food hygiene, and the avoidance of under cooked food, contaminated water, and protecting yourself from mosquito bites, particularly at dawn and dusk. www.MASTA.com can also provide you with this advice, and you can discuss it with the Practice Nurse.
Travel risk assessment form
General travel advice leaflet
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