Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
You should only leave the house for 1 of 4 reasons:
Important - These 4 reasons are exceptions – even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.
There is separate advice about:
Do not leave your home if you have either:
To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay at home.
Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do.
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
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The practice offers health promotion to the following groups:
Aged 40 – 75 years old? We offer screening for:
Ask for a CVD Risk Assessment at reception. You will have a blood test, blood pressure and weight measured, urine tested and have lifestyle advice.
You can live healthier and longer with a healthy lifestyle. You can make a number of changes to help reduce your risk of heart disease, stroke, and developing diabetes. We offer:
Please book at reception
Long Term Conditions
It is important to have regular checks at least twice a year if you suffer with any of the following long term conditions: Diabetes, Hypertension, Heart Disease, Stroke, Asthma, COPD, Dementia and Epilepsy.
Please arrange to see the Practice Nurse twice a year
Appointments can be booked one month in advance. You would need a blood test at least one week Before your appointment.
We also have separate clinics on separate days that you can book in to see the nurse for.
Travel Advice and Immunisations
Our Nurses can advise you on Immunisations requirements and health advice for different countries.
We can provide most travel injections except for Encephalitis, Yellow Fever and Rabies.
Medication for travel abroad such as malaria prophylaxis, antibiotics, and dehydration tablets are not available under the NHS.
The Health visitor assessments are held on the first and third Thursdays of the month between 13:30 to 15:00.
She will check your child’s progress from birth to school age.
You are welcome to bring your child to be weighed by the health visitor.
Babies can be booked at the surgery with a doctor 8-10 weeks for a routine check. Please contact the surgery to book this with your doctor.
Children are automatically sent appointments to attend for Immunisations by the Health Authority.
You will need to ring the surgery to confirm this appointment. If your child has not received all the jabs as described, ring the surgery to arrange an appointment on the Thursday morning.
Please bring your child’s Red Book
The child must be accompanied by a parent. A written consent from a parent is required if not accompanied by a parent.
If you are pregnant you should arrange for a hospital booking appointment as soon as possible and arrange to see a midwife. Our community midwife operates from Rookery Road Children’s Centre.
We can advise on a range of options:
All women aged between 50 and 70 are invited for screening every three years by the local breast screening unit at City Hospital. Whatever age you are, if you are worried about any breast problem please contact the doctor who may refer you for a specialist opinion if necessary.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 4 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
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.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
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:
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.
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