The practice provides a full range of general medical services for all age ranges. These include:
The main part of the Practice Nurse’s work involves the management of all Chronic diseases including Asthma, COPD, Diabetes,Hypertension and Coronary Heart Disease. She also provides Well Woman checks, Cervical Smears, Travel and child immunisations. The Health care assistants are carrying out the NHS health checks, New patient checks, Hypertension reviews and most of the Blood tests.
We recommend that all adults should have DT booster every ten years. Certain occupations may require other immunisations. We encourage certain patients with chronic diseases and all those above the age of 65 years to be vaccinated against influenza every year. This is available in the late September by prior arrangement. Please ask reception, before September, if you think you should receive a flu vaccine.
The childrens immunisation programmes change annually and so your child might be eligible for any new vaccination and will receive an invite from the surgery. We do advise that your child is vaccinated if the guidance recommends this.
If you are planning to travel abroad, especially outside of Europe, you may need extra vaccinations. The nurse will give advice about necessary immunisations and general hygiene and health topics.
Please aim to contact the surgery at least four weeks before travelling, you may need extra vaccinations to be organised. Certain vaccinations are not available at the surgery. The contact details for other providers can be accessed online or by asking reception.