Clinics & Services
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.
Well Women 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.
Baby and Toddler Clinics
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.
CHD and Diabetic Clinics
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.
Asthma and COPD Clinics
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.
Minor Surgery and Cryotherapy
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.
Smoking Cessation Advice
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