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IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL PATIENTS


Our opening hours are changing in order to provide Improved Access for our patients as from Monday 3rd September. For full details see below and our opening times page.


Please be advised that our receptionists have been instructed to ask you for a brief description of why you are calling so that we can prioritise your call and direct you to the most appropriate clinician. Please help by answering their questions. 


BOOK YOUR FLU VACCINATION NOW


For any patients in an at risk group or aged 65 and over.  To book your appointment please call 01379 642021 or visit reception.

Clinics & Services

In addition to GP consultations the practice a range of clinics and healthcare services:

Long Term Condition Clinics

If you have a long term condition like type 2 diabetes, a heart condition, high blood pressure, kidney disease or have had a stroke you will be invited to attend a Long Term Condition Clinic once each year.  This will mean that you will have an initial appointment with the Health Care Assistant, who willl perform all of the pre-check tests, followed by an appointment with the Practice Nurse a week later.  The nurse will be able to update your medication and ensure that your condition is well managed.

NHS Health Checks

We are now offering NHS Health Checks to patients between the ages of 40 and 74.  These checks are proving very popular with our patients and two afternoon clinics each week have been set up.

Annual Health Checks

Annual health checks are available for all patients aged over 75 years. We suggest that all patients who have not seen a doctor or nurse for at least three years should have a routine check up with the practice nurse.

Diabetic Clinics/ Diabetic and Paediatric Specialists

Enquire at reception for more details

Antenatal

Clinics are held every other Wednesday for new bookings and every Tuesday for routine, by the midwife. If you are unwell or have particular concerns you should make an appointment with your GP. Prospective mothers will be asked whether they have a preference regarding where they wish to deliver their babies. We can refer you to the Norfolk and Norwich, West Suffolk and Ipswich Hospitals. Furthermore some mothers may wish to deliver more locally at the Gilchrist community maternity unit in Eye.

Family Planning

Advice is available from your doctor and practice nurse.

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We strongly recommend that all children are fully immunised.

Flu Injections

These are available annually for patients over 65 years and for those patients at increased risk from influenza, such as diabetics, those with asthma or heart problems etc... If you think you need a flu injection please enquire at reception.

Pneumonia Immunisation

These are recommended for patients over 65 years of age.

Tetanus Immunisation

For patients who have had a full course tetanus immunisation as a child, a booster is recommended every 10 years.

Smears

These are recommended 3 yearly between ages 25 and 49 and every 4.5 yrs from 50 till the age of 64. You will be sent a reminder when you are next due for a smear. Please call the surgery and let the receptionist know that you need a smear so that she can book an appointment with a nurse for you.

Dental Care syringe

We advise that you register with a dentist and attend on an at least yearly basis. For urgent dental problems firstly contact your dentist. If you have difficulty getting through to him/her you should ring NHS direct on 0845 46 47 who will give you the number of the emergency dentist for the area.

Minor Surgery

Practice doctors perform minor surgery procedures after completing their daily consultations.

Foreign Travel

Injections for travel abroad are available from the practice nurse. Vaccination for diphtheria, tetanus, polio, and hepatitis A is free. There is a charge for yellow fever, rabies, Japanese encephalitis and hepatitis B.

Please ensure you have an appointment with the Practice Nurse at least four weeks before your holiday – if you require vaccines

If you cannot attend four weeks before your holiday – you will need to go to the Travel Clinic

 
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