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**CORONAVIRUS UPDATE**

If you have travelled from Wuhan or Hubei Province to the UK in the last 14 days you should immediately:

  • Stay indoors and avoid contact with other people as you would with the flu

  • Call NHS 111 to inform them of your recent travel to the area and follow their advice

Please follow this advice even if you do not have symptoms of the virus.

PLEASE DO NOT PRESENT AT THE SURGERY

This advice applies to travellers who have returned to the UK from the following areas should you have symptoms:

CHINA, HONG KONG, JAPAN, MACAU, MALAYSIA, REP OF KOREA, SINGAPORE, TAIWAN OR THAILAND

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE SEE THE BELOW LINK:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public

HAYFEVER MEDICATION 

If you usually take medication for hayfever please note that we advise you to start taking this from March onwards. If you use medication that is available to purchase over the counter at a pharmacy we will no longer be able to prescribe this for you.  

Please see the below list of over the counter medications for hayfever:

• Acrivastine 8mg capsules
• Cetirizine 10mg tablets and 1mg/ml oral solution
• Loratadine 10mg tablets and 5mg/5ml syrup
• Chlorphenamine 4mg tablets 2mg/5ml oral solution
• Beclomethsone 50mcg/ml nasal spray
• Fluticasone 0.05% w/w nasal spray

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ASTHMA - Have regualr check ups to help with inhaler techniques and learn how to manage your condition and keep yourself fit. Please ask for an Asthma review. 

COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) - Have your annual review and spirometry test.

DIABETIC CLINIC - As well as having your HBA1C checked every 3 months, please book and annual appointment for a check up. You may be called for this by letter.

HEALTHY HEART CLINIC (CHD) - Have regular checks and blood tests and learn how to keep your blood pressure and cholesterol under control.

NHS HEALTH CHECKS - this is your chance to get your free midlife MOT. For adults in England aged 40-74 without a pre-existing condition, it checks your circulatory and vascular health and what your risk of getting a disabling vascular disease is. 

CONTRACEPTION - Come and discuss your needs with a Doctor or a Nurse. Have regular checks with the nurse if you are on the 'Pill'. Please make sure to make an appointment in advance for your 'Pill Check'.

CERVICAL SMEARS - These look for changes that could, if left long enough, turn into cancer. Have this test when you are called and you could save your life. These are offered to all women over the age of 25.

TRAVEL CLINIC - Keep healthy whilst abroad. Please complete a travel questionnaire, available from reception or here on the website. The nurse will assess your questionnaire and you will then be contacted and informed of any vaccinations/advice you may need and an appointment will be made for you if necessary.baby_nurse

WELL BABY CLINIC & CHILD HEALTH SURVEILLANCE - See the Health Visitor by appointment for regular checks and help with those awkward childhood problems.

MINOR SURGERY - Wart clinic, minor lumps and bumps can be removed or frozen. 

CHILDHOOD VACCINATIONS - Immunisations and Vaccination clinics are held on alternate Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons. Appointments for childhood immunisations are sent from Bridge Park Plaza. If you are unable to attend the appointment you have been allocated, please contact the surgery to let us know and make a further appointment with us if necessary.

ADULT VACCINATIONS - Flu and pneumonia jabs are available for those at risk. Please ask if that applies to you.

WEIGHT MANAGEMENT - Receive dietry and exercise advice and have regular weight checks.

HGV/PRIVATE MEDICAL EXAMINATIONS - These can be booked with our GP's for those registered at the practice. There will be a fee for this service. Please contact reception for further information.

PRIVATE MEDICAL WORK - Private Medical Work is not covered by the NHS, therefore any Certificates, Counter Signatures, Reports, Letters and Photocopies will incur a charge. For information private work is currently taking 4 weeks to complete. Please contact the surgery for further information. 

 


 

Special Services

  • Retinopathy Screening - A yearly check for people with diabetes, to prevent damage to the eyes.
  • Aneurysm Screening - A one-off check up for men at 65 years to look for weakening of the main artery in the belly.
 
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