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FLU SEASON!

Protect yourself from this dangerous disease this winter - we have appointments available now for your annual flu jab.  If you are 65 or over, or suffer from a chronic condition eg diabetes, asthma, you are eligible for a free flu jab. Most 2, all 3 and some 4 year olds (those not started school yet) are also eligible.

PRESCRIPTIONS

Owing to the increased pressures on GP services over the coming months, we are increasing our turnaround time for repeat prescriptions from 48 to 72 hours.  Please consider this and plan carefully when ordering your repeat medications.

Clinics & Services

Diabetic Clinic

Wednesday afternoons (weekly)

Asthma Clinic

Tuesday and Thursday mornings & Tuesday afternoons (weekly)

Travel Clinic

A full service is offered for all vaccinations and advice required for foreign travel – the surgery is a registered Yellow Fever Centre. Clinics are run weekly on Thursday morning and Friday afternoon. To ensure adequate vaccination cover appointments should ideally be made at least one month prior to travel. There will be a charge for certain vaccinations. See the above tab for further information.

INR Clinic (Warfarin monitoring)

Wednesday and Thursday mornings (weekly)

Child Health and Immunisation

Immunisation is recommended for all pre-school children and clinics are held Tuesday afternoons 13:30 to 15:30. You should call the practice to arrange an appointment for your child to be immunised.

Cervical Smears

Women from the age of 25 to 64 should have a cervical smear at least every five years. Appointments can be made with Sue Milner on Monday mornings, Tuesday afternoons, Anne Goulbourne on Wednesday afternoons or with any of the female Doctors. Patients are invited to be screened and notified of their result by post.

Family Planning

Sue Milner runs a Family Planning Clinic on Monday afternoons and Wednesday mornings. Alternatively you can see any doctor at the surgery. 

Emergency contraception can be provided by a doctor or the family planning nurse by making an urgent appointment or speaking to the duty doctor/nurse by telephone. Alternatively, your pharmacist may be able to help.

Antenatal Care

Full pregnancy and postnatal care is offered by all doctors in conjunction with the community midwife who is at the surgery every Monday and Tuesday morning.

If you become pregnant, you should make an 'antenatal booking appointment' for 8-10 weeks into your pregnancy. The midwife will answer your questions about pregnancy and carry out a general health check. You will be seen regularly throughout your pregnancy either at the practice or local hospital, or, both.

Smoking Cessation Service

The surgery recommends that patients who smoke should try and stop. Help can be obtained from the NHS Stop Smoking Service - details are available from our nurses, doctors or reception or the Smokefree Berkshire Helpline 0800 622 6360, or text QUIT to 66777.

 
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