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Parkside SurgeryTel: 01282 731444
Foxcroft SurgeryTel: 01282 731460
Oxford RoadTel: 01282 731 650
We provide the full range of General Medical Services. We see patients for new illnesses or conditions as well as offering clinics for long term conditions such as diabetes, COPD and heart disease. We perform minor surgery, joint injections and cryotherapy and insert contraceptive coils and implants. We offer appointments during normal working hours as well as extended hours sessions.
Outside agencies such as the midwives, health visitors, counsellors, drug and alcohol team, smoking cessation service work with us to offer sessions within the practice every week.
Tuesday 1pm-2.15pm for immunisations by the practice nurse and advice from the Health Visitors. Please note that childhood immunisations can be arranged for other times in the week if necessary. Please also note that ill children should not be brought to baby clinic but booked in with the Nurse Practitioner or GP for an appointment.
Friday mornings and early afternoons at Parkside, Tuesday at Oxford Road
Regular sessions with Dr Astle. Check reception for availability.
Regular sessions with Dr Astle and Dr Curtis. You will be notified of your appointment time after being referred by one of the GPs.
Sessions organised when flu vaccine arrives in September/October. More information nearer the time about dates and eligible patients.
Wednesday evenings and Friday mornings
We do not have formal clinic times for asthma, COPD, diabetes, heart disease, strokes, travel vaccinations or family planning. Appointments are made throughout the working week.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
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 Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form, print it off and bring it with you when you see the nurse.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)
We are an NHS practice and provide all NHS services to our registered patients for free. We are able to provide a small range of non-NHS services as well but for these a small charge will apply. These charges are as follows:
Private Sick Note £15.00
Driving Licence £15.00
Fitness to Travel £20.00
Occupational Health Forms £20.00
Holiday cancellation £35.00
Private Health Forms £35.00
Certificate of incapacity £20.00
Insurance claim form £35.00
Seat belt exemption certificate £20.00
Vaccination certificate £10.00
HGV/taxi/diving/adoption medical £100.00
Report on proforma without exam £40.00
Report detailed opinion without exam £75.00
Other non-NHS work will be charged at a rate appropriate to the amount of time the GP has to spend on it.
Charges reviewed 25.05.2018
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