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Clinics and Services at the Practice

The purpose of all our clinics is early detection of problems, leading to appropriate advice or treatment. The practice nurses or the doctor, or both, conduct the clinics, following approved protocols.

Antenatal

The midwife attends the practice on Tuesday afternoons, Wednesday mornings and alternate Thursday mornings.

Cervical Smears

Any sexually active woman is advised to have a cervical smear and, in keeping with national guidelines, patients are recalled every three years between the ages of 25 and 49 and every five years from the age of 50 to 65. Smears are carried out by the practice nurses and doctors.

Child Surveillance/Immunisation

In line with national guidelines we offer to register/assess your children as they develop and offer advice/administer immunisation against common childhood ailments.

 

Clinics are run weekly by a nurse.

 

The current schedule is:

 

2 months
Combined (Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis), Polio and Hib (Haemophilus), Pneumococcal vaccine

 

3 months
Combined (Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis), Polio and Hib (Haemophilus), Men C (Meningitis) vaccine

 

4 months
Combined (Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis), Polio and Hib(Haemophilus)Pneumococcal vaccine, Men C (Meningitis) vaccine

 

12 - 13 months
Hib/Men C (Meningitis) combined vaccine, 1st dose MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) and Pneumococcal vaccine

 

4 years
Pre-school booster (Diphtheria, Tetanus, Polio) and Pertussis, 2nd dose MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella)

 

12 - 13 years
HPV vaccine - a course of 3 injections over a period of 6 months (girls only)given at school

 

12 -14 years

BCG (Tuberculosis) given at school

 

15 years
Booster - Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio

 

It is very important that your children are fully immunised against all childhood diseases; if you require advice about vaccinations, please speak to the nurse, doctor or health visitor.

Chronic Disease Management Clinics

We aim to see people suffering from chronic diseases at least once a year. We run a recall system and patients will be invited by letter to attend clinics. Help and advice is always available regarding medication, administration of treatment techniques etc from doctors and nurses.

Contraception Services

Contraception services are available from the doctor during routine surgery hours. Coils and Implants take a little longer as special arrangements have to be made. Help us to help you by informing the receptionist of your requirements. Drs Goffin and Wilde will refer requests for termination or emergency contraception to another doctor in the practice. The 'morning after pill' is effective up to 72 hours after the 'accident'.

Influenza Vaccinations

The Practice runs annual clinics to provide vaccination against seasonal flu for patients in at risk groups. The seasonal flu vaccination is usually available from October each year.

INR Monitoring

INR monitoring is available for stable patients at the practice.

Medicals

All medicals for insurance, HGV/PSV licences, driving, elderly drivers etc can be arranged through the receptionist. These are not covered by the NHS and a fee will be payable. Letters for holiday travel are also not covered by the NHS and a fee will be payable.

Minor Surgery

Minor surgery procedures are arranged according to demand and include the removal of warts and some moles.

Out of Touch?

Consultations are always available for patients aged between 16 and 75 who have not been seen in the last three years and for patients aged over 75, who have not participated in a consultation within a period of twelve months.

Pneumococcal Vaccinations

The practice offers Pneumococcal vaccinations for patients in at risk groups.

Pre-conceptual Counselling

This is available if you are planning to become pregnant. It will ensure you are in the best possible health to conceive.

Smoking Advice

Smoking increases your risk of heart disease, strokes, bronchitis and several types of cancer. It is harmful to unborn babies and children.

 

There are a number of ways that the practice seeks to help patients who smoke.

 

• In ordinary consultations the doctor can give general advice about the health risks and medications available for people trying to give up.

• There are also special clinics run by trained advisors. For more information please phone the surgery.

• NHS Smokefree is a smoking cessation service with specialist advisors. They can be contacted through their website at www.smokefree.nhs.uk or on the telephone by calling 0800 022 4332.

Staying Healthy Advice

Our nurses are happy to advise on healthy diet, exercise, stress management, alcohol and smoking. We actively promote stopping smoking and reducing alcohol consumption.

Travel Advice and Immunisations

Travel advice and immunisations are available from the practice nurses and doctors and we are a Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre. Please contact the surgery at least six weeks prior to departure.

Zoladex Injections

Zoladex injections can be used in the treatment of a number of conditions including prostate and breast cancer.

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Rosebery Pharmacy is open 6.30am-11.30pm. Visit or phone us today for FREE advice, FREE repeat prescriptions and FREE delivery! Phone us on 01509 260330.


Please note that whilst Rosebery Pharmacy advertise on this website, the practice does not endorse any pharmacy, patients are free to use the pharmacy of their choice. Thank you.

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