The treatment room is led by Practice Nurse Manager, Sam Giles, with support from Treatment Room, Marianne Davies, Bethan Ellis, Alsion Gorton, Samantha and Sharon Turner.
Patients are able to book appointments in the treatments rooms from 08.40 - 17.40 Monday to Friday, including appointments at lunchtime. We don't have set days for clinics as we try to make our services as accessible as we can for everyone.
We provide many services for our patients including:
Children's immunisations: We will immunise children in accordance with the routine immunisation schedule for the UK. We do ask that parents attend with their children when possible, however, we do understand that there are circumstances when a parent/guardian cannot attend with their child, we therefore request that written consent for immunisation is given by the parent/guardian. A form can be down loaded here or you can ask reception for one.
Parental consent form
Travel vaccinations: It is important to make this 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.
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 vaccinations are being rescheduled as people are currently advised not to travel abroad.
Cervical smear testing: We recommend that all our female patients should have a smear performed every 3 years from age 25 – 49 and every 5 years from 50 – 64. The purpose of this test is to prevent cancer of the cervix. We try to make the procedure as easy as possible and we will try to make you feel as relaxed as possible, it doesn't take very long at all, so please don't put off having it done.
Ear syringing & ear suction: We recommend for anyone wanting to have their ears syringed olive oil should be used for two weeks prior to their appointment, this can be purchased over the counter. You do not need to see a doctor before having you ears syringed as the nurses are able to perform a full assessment to ensure that we can safely carry out the procedure.
Wound Care: We are able to assess and manage many kinds of wounds, from scratches to leg ulcers, to post operative wounds. This service is completely nurse led, you don't need to see a doctor if you have a wound or an infection from a bite or scratch as Sister Heritage is able to fully assess prescribe if appropriate.
Nurse Samantha Giles also runs and anti coagulation clinic for patients on warfarin, with the help of Dr Smith who is the lead GP.
New Mothers should consult their doctor to confirm their pregnancy and arrange their ante-natal care. Most patients are referred to the Maternity Department of the local Alexandra Hospital, and the maternity care is shared with hospital staff and the community midwives.
The doctors in the practice like to examine new babies when they are eight weeks old, combining this with Mum’s post-natal check. The baby also has its first immunizations at this visit.
Appointments and advice are available with any doctor or Family Planning nurse at any time during surgery hours. As with all our services, it is COMPLETELY CONFIDENTIAL.
Teenagers are welcome, again in total confidence. Emergency contraception is available and should be started within 72 hours.
Condoms are available from reception at any time.
Patients can be referred to our Counsellor by any G.P.
We offer a wide range of minor surgical procedures at the surgery. You should consult a doctor about any moles, lumps or bumps that concern you, as these may be suitable for removal at the surgery.
Patients over 75 may request an annual health check. Patients who have not been seen for 3 years may request a health check.
This is recommended for everyone over 65 years of age, and for patients with chronic medical conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, asthma, bronchitis or kidney problems. It is carried out between October and January each year.
We offer a wide variety of vaccinations, flu, shingles, travel, baby, preschool, HPV, etc - please ask at Reception to see if you are eligible.
Are you eligible for a shingles vaccination?
This is for the treatment of warts, small skin tags and verrucae. The affected area is frozen with liquid nitrogen. This treatment is not recommended for children under 10 years.
Private Medical Services
Some services are not covered by the NHS, and a charge will be made for these. This includes private insurance forms and various special examinations for employment, driving etc.
A full list of these services is displayed in the surgery together with the current standard charges.
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