CLINICS & SERVICES
Our practice nurses are available by appointment Monday to Friday. They can be seen for health checks, general advice and procedures such as ear syringing, blood pressure checks, and removal of stitches, blood tests, dressings, immunisations and ECGs. Our practice nurses also run the following clinics:
- Family Planning
- Child immunisation
- Dietary Advice
- Coronary Heart Disease (CHD)
- Travel Advice
- Cervical Smear Tests
- Flu Vaccination
They are also able to offer advice and support on other matters, please feel free to consult them directly if you wish.
If you are unsure which appointment you need, please ask the receptionist or ask to speak to a nurse. Please note that children should be accompanied by a parent/guardian when they attend for an appointment.
If you are over the age of 45 it is recommended that you have your blood pressure taken annually.
The practice has Health Care Assistants who are not trained nurses but have skills in a variety of clinical areas.
These include blood taking, blood pressure, taking ECG’s, new patient health checks and patient health monitoring.
They are available every week day and you can book an appointment through reception.
A doctor can do certain minor surgery procedures at the surgery. Please ask any doctor/nurse about these procedures.
Travel Health Questionnaire
We can offer the full range of foreign travel immunisations. However you'll probably need time to have the necessary course (the vaccines work better if spread out in time) so try to come about eight weeks in advance if possible.
The Practice Nurses can give you up-to-date advice if you make an appointment with them. A charge is payable for some vaccinations. The Practice Nurse will advise you of these.
It is important to make the initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 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.
Please download the travel qustionnaire below. Once complete, hand in to surgery and book a 20 minute appointment with the Practice Nurse.
Before your appointment the nurse will check your form and records and will discuss your needs and vaccinate if necessary.
We recommend full immunisation for all pre-school children; immunisation clinics are held on Monday afternoons at Weston and Tuesday morning at Harefield, however other appointments can be made with the nurse in her daily surgery. Please check the following points before bringing your child to the surgery.
There has been some adverse publicity in the press about immunisation in children, however, remember your child is at greater risk from contracting the disease than he or she is from suffering a reaction to immunisation.
If the answer to any of the following questions below is yes, then tell your doctor or nurse.
- Is your child suffering from any feverish illness? Don’t worry about a runny nose.
- Do either of the child’s parents or brothers and sisters suffer from epilepsy? Epilepsy in more distant relatives is not considered a problem.
- Is your child taking steroid treatment?
- Does your child suffer from any disease affecting his/her immune system?
- Does your child suffer from a severe reaction to eggs?
- Has your child suffered from a reaction to any previous immunisation injection?
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