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.
These are held every month. Diabetic patients are offered appointments for an annual review with either the nurse or the doctor. Currently every 12 months you will be sent an appointment to have the back of your eyes photographed to ensure you are not developing significant diabetic eye changes.
Diabetic and Paediatric Specialists
Dr Sampson a consultant specialising in diabetes holds monthly clinics at the health centre. He focuses on patients with difficult to control diabetes who often suffer serious complications as a result of this condition.
Clinics are held every other Wednesday, 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.
Advice is available from your doctor and practice nurse.
We strongly recommend that all children are fully immunised.
These are available during October and November 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.
These are recommended for patients over 65 years of age.
For patients who have had a full course tetanus immunisation as a child, a booster is recommended every 10 years.
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.
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.
Practice doctors perform minor surgery procedures after completing their daily consultations.
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