Practice nurse Clinics
The practice currently employs three practice nurses who may be seen by appointment Monday to Friday. They have an important role as part of the primary health care team.
They all have wide experience and their work includes; Travel vaccinations, wound dressing, blood pressure checks, ECG’s, blood tests, advice regarding heart disease prevention, counselling and general health advice.
They also run specialised clinics in the following areas:
- Baby immunization clinics
A full range of travel vaccinations are kept in stock and the surgery is a recognized Yellow Fever Centre. For some vaccinations a charge may apply, i.e. yellow fever, rabies and meningitis.
The nurses are also available to speak to patients on the telephone at the times on this page.
Child Health Surveillance
Child Health Surveillance services are provided by all our doctors.
Comprehensive confidential advice is available during normal surgery hours with the doctors and nurses on all aspects of family planning and emergency contraception.
Women between the ages of 25 and 64 should have regular cervical smears. You will be reminded by letter when your smear is due, but if you think that you are due for one and have not been reminded then please let us know.
You can make an appointment with either your doctor or one of the practice nurses for a smear but please mention the fact that it is for a smear to the receptionist as they are not done in all the clinics.
Because of the large number of smears that are done and the necessity for ensuring accurate results you may not get the result for some 5 to 6 weeks after the test has been done.
Ladies between the ages of 50 and 64 will be offered mammograms every three years as part of the National Breast Screening Programme with automatic recall. These are done at “The Parapet Breast Clinic” in Windsor at King Edward VII Hospital. Your invitation and appointment to attend will come by post.
Maternity Medical services
Each of the GP’s offer antenatal and postnatal care. Appointments can be made in the normal way. The Community Midwife runs clinics on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons by appointment only. All booking appointments should be made for Wednesdays.
Health promotion is an important feature of the work of all members of the primary health care team. The practice nurses run specialised clinics and can be contacted for advice.
You may receive a letter advising that you should make an appointment for one of our clinics, if this happens you are strongly advised to take this opportunity.
Non - NHS Referrals
A fee will be charged for the validation of any documentation arising from non-NHS referrals (such as forms required by your insurance company). Please ask your doctor to discuss this with you when any referral is recommended or made.
We are extremely limited in terms of what treatment we can offer to patients with dental problems. In nearly all instances our role will be limited to providing appropriate pain relief / analgesia if you cannot contact a dentist and we are unable to provide further dental treatment (eg anti-biotics) as this is outside of the expertise of a General Practitioner. Obviously, patients are more appropriately treated by suitably qualified professionals (ie Dentists). We would also urge patients to NOT attended A&E for the same reasons but to instead call NHS Direct on 08454647 who should be able to direct you.