Burvill House SurgeryTel: 01707 269 091
Colney Heath Surgery Tel: (01727) 823 855
In addition to the normal surgeries held we provide a range of clinics and services aimed at keeping you healthy and improving your wellbeing. Please specify if you need an appointment for any of the clinics.
The practice nurses hold regular clinics for advice on all methods of family planning (including injections, the coil and ‘morning after’ contraception), pregnancy counselling, cervical smear tests, the menopause and HRT, hormone implants and post-natal checks.
Our team of practice midwives hold weekly ante-natal clinics at Burvill House Surgery on Monday andTuesday afternoons.
The Health visitors run weekly clinics for babies and toddlers on Thursday mornings from 10:00 – 11:30. No appointment is necessary for weighing and general advice, but you do need to arrange one for immunisations and developmental checks. To prevent spread of infections, unwell babies should not be brought to this clinic.
All patients with coronary heart disease or diabetes need regular check-ups. Doctors and the practice nurses run fortnightly diabetic and CHD clinics. Patients are called to these clinics for their reviews according to their medical requirements. We also have the services of a Diabetic Nurse Specialist who will assist the Doctors with the more complicated diabetic cases.
People with asthma also benefit from coming to a clinic. The practice nurses manage the appointments and have a recall system for all patients suffering from respiratory disease. We have the services of a COPD Nurse Specialist to see patients with this condition on a regular basis.
All of our doctors are qualified to perform minor surgery and joint injections. We also use liquid nitrogen (cryotherapy) to treat warts and some other skin conditions. Please see a doctor first to discuss treatment options.
Travel Immunisations, tetanus and polio boosters, babies’ and children’s immunisations (including the MenC vaccine) and flu jabs are all given by the practice nurse and, with the exception of yellow fever are all free.
The Annual ‘Flu Jab’ (given every autumn) is particularly recommended for all over 65s and any adult or child with any chest/heart problems including asthma, diabetes and those patients who act as Carers for others.
Evidence shows that you are more likely to stop smoking for good if you get the right support. Our Health Care Assistants (HCA’s) provide a full smoking cessation advice service. We offer of range of treatments such as nicotine gum and patches. The support you need is available free of charge through the NHS.
To book an appointment please contact the practice on 01707 269 091.
The Annual ‘Flu Jab’ (given every autumn) is particularly recommended for all over 65’s and any adult or child with any chest/heart problems (including asthma) or diabetes. There are several categories of people eligible for flu jabs so please ask at reception.
This is a free healthcheck offered to people aged between 40 and 74 once every five years who do not have a pre-existing condition of Cardiovascular Disease.
Please ring the surgery on 01707 269091 after 11am to book an appointment with the Health Check Team.
Further details can be found at http://www.healthcheck.nhs.uk
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.
Download Travel Health Information Letter
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
Alternatively you can download our Travel Health Questionnaire here
Please note there are 2 pages to this form - please ensure you download and complete BOTH pages.
Please remember to give us as much notice as possible so we can ensure that you are fully protected when you travel abroad.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
Blood test, X-ray reports and microbiology results usually take seven days to come back unless they have been requested urgently. Some tests take longer; please check with reception that they are back before you make an appointment to discuss them.
Avoid the busy time– please phone for test results between 14:00 and 16:00.
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