Advice Re Minor Ailments
We provide a full range of travel vaccinations and health advice. Please ring the receptionist AT LEAST TWO MONTHS before your holiday and arrange to complete travel form for all registered travellers including where you are travelling to, type of accommodation and dates of travel – NOTE there is a non-refundable £30 fee for Non-NHS Travel Vaccinations.
Any requests re travel vaccinations received with less that eight weeks notice will be helped by production of a list of your ‘past immunisations’ to take to a ‘Travel Clinic/Pharmacy Undertaking Travel Vaccination’ to see if they can help at short notice. The practice cannot accept responsibility for your travel requirements at short notice.
Run by the midwife at clinical sites arranged directly by the midwife team.
Family Planning Clinic
Family Planning advice is available during any surgery by appointment. Free confidential advice and check-ups are available on all methods (including the pill, emergency contraception and cap). Unfortunately, condoms cannot be supplied. Coils and implants can be done at Barbara Castle Way Health Centre. Tel: (01254) 617100
Well Baby Clinic
Run by Dr Brown with the Practice Nurse at Limefield, Wednesday 8.30-11.00am (by appointment). We offer development check-ups at 8 weeks and childhood vaccinations.
Well Person Checks
For men and women – These are available by appointment with the practice nurse.
Most patients will be offered an optional check-up ‘MOT’ from time to time. The ‘MOT’ includes advice on general health including smoking, alcohol consumption, diet and exercise and simple measurements of weight, height, urine and blood pressure. These check-ups are aimed at preventing heart attacks and strokes. Most patients find them worthwhile. Please bring a urine sample along.
Chronic Disease Management
If you suffer from asthma, diabetes, heart disease, COPD, hypertension or epilepsy, you will be offered regular health checks with the nurse.