• Flu Clinic Appointments are now available to book. Click here to see if you may be eligible for a free flu jab!• For a fully protective Quadrivalent vaccination administered by a practice nurse, please contact the Surgery if you are eligible.
The practice nursing team offers a wide variety of services including: chronic disease management (asthma, COPD, diabetes, coronary heart disease, and stroke/TIA) dressings, removal of stitches, ear syringing, and travel vaccinations).
Nurses are also able to prescribe for certain conditions in addition to their routine treatment room service.
Please telephone 01244 325421 if you wish to make an appointment to see a practice nurse
We have specially trained practice nurses who regularly review all asthmatics.
Minor surgery is performed at the surgery. If you think you may need minor surgery please make an appointment to see Dr Henry or Dr Kaye.
Please telephone the surgery for details of your local antenatal clinic as soon as pregnancy is confirmed. Postnatal services are provided by Dr Annabel Jones, Dr Paula Davis, Dr Shana Tam and Dr Harriet Williamson.
The Child Health Service Clinics are held by Dr Annabel Jones. These are for children aged between 6 to 8 weeks, you will be contacted by the Practice to arrange this appointment. If you do not hear from the Practice by the time your child is 8 weeks old please telephone the surgery to arrange an appointment. Please contact Community Reception on 01244 348022 to confirm when the Open Access Clinic/Baby Clinics are running.
You will receive a letter from the Health Authority or the Practice to inform you when your child needs to have their immunisations, please telephone the surgery to arrange an appointment.
Immunisations can be booked in with the practice nurse for a 20 minute appointment in their normal surgeries.
Our doctors and practice nurses provide contraceptive services by appointment. The surgery offers emergency contraception service within the hours of 08:00 to 18:00; if you require emergency contraception out of hours please contact your local pharmacy.
GOSH - Go Sexual Health 0300 3231300 (Option 1)
The hub centre for sexual health in Chester is at the Fountains Health Centre Sexual Health Clinic. They provide all aspects of sexual health screening, advice and treatment, condoms and contraception options. Please visit gosexualhealth.co.uk for more information and clinic times.
This service is not just about contraception but is about how people look after themselves during their reproductive years, including pre- conception and menopausal care and sexual health.
We also offer opportunistic chlamydia screening for those aged 16-24 (kits available in toilets/reception).
A full range of services are provided including coils, implants, sexual health screening and advice regarding modern family planning techniques.
Please ask for details of emergency contraceptive services.
We recommend that ladies between 25 and 49 years old have a 3 yearly smear test, and those between 50 and 64 years of age have a 5 yearly smear test. This is a quick and painless procedure. Smear tests are usually taken by the practice nurse and an appointment is required.
Well Woman and Well Man Clinics are run by our practices nurses. These offer a general check up for women and men between the ages of 16 and 74. Please telephone for an appointment.
If you would like to have this health check please ask for a health check appointment with our Healthcare Assistant.
For more information visit: www.healthcheck.nhs.uk
All patients between the age of sixteen and seventy five who have not attended the surgery within three years are welcome to attend a general consultation and will be offered appropriate health checks.
Patients aged seventy-five and over who have not attended within twelve months are welcome to attend for a general consultation and will be offered appropriate health checks. This general consultation may take place in the patient’s home where, because of the patient’s medical condition, it is deemed appropriate to do so.
Here at Boughton Health Centre our Practice Nurses provide advice and interventions for travel health, including vaccinations and malaria prevention.
When travelling abroad and visiting areas where there are higher risks of contracting infectious diseases, travel vaccinations are available to offer protection for many of these diseases. Travel vaccinations will usually be required in addition to the vaccinations you receive in accordance with the UK vaccination schedule and some countries request certification to prove you have received certain vaccinations prior to allowing you entry to the country.
If you have recently booked a trip or a planning one, we recommend that you look at the following websites to familiarise yourself with general travel advice for the countries you are visiting. The websites will provide pertinent information on how you can keep safe and well during your trip, including vaccinations and malaria prevention (as appropriate).
As soon as you have booked your trip, please complete and submit the travel questionnaire to inform the Practice Nurses of your travel plans. Once this is completed, the Practice will contact you to confirm whether vaccinations are recommended for your travel and arrange any appointments as necessary.
Please allow 8 weeks prior to departure to start receiving your vaccinations
Sufficient time to receive your vaccinations for travel is very important. This is because you need to allow yourself adequate time after receiving the vaccination to develop immunity to the diseases.
Additionally, some vaccinations you may require are completed in courses, where more than one dose required.
Some of the vaccinations that are available for travel are offered free of charge on the NHS. These are:
The remainder of travel vaccinations and medication for malaria prevention do incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge, prices can be found on the private fees list of our website.
We are an accredited Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre so you can receive advice and vaccination for Yellow Fever here at the Practice. You do not have to be a registered patient at the Practice to receive a yellow fever vaccination. Please contact the Practice for further information on how to arrange this.
Pathology and X-ray results are available by telephone (01244 325421) between 14:30 and 18.30. This gives the practice time to check results received overnight or in the morning. They are then passed to the GP for review at the end of morning surgery. To protect the patient’s confidentially, results will only be given by telephone to the patient in person.
If you have difficulties using the phone you can nominate someone to take information for you. Just let us know in writing the name and telephone number of the person you wish to us to contact.
Please check that the results are back before attending your follow-up appointment.
A blood test is when a sample of blood is taken for testing in a laboratory. Blood tests have a wide range of uses and are one of the most common types of medical test. For example, a blood test can be used to:
A blood test usually involves the phlebotomist taking a blood sample from a blood vessel in your arm. and the usual place for a sample is the inside of the elbow or wrist, where the veins are relatively close to the surface. Blood samples from children are most commonly taken from the back of the hand. The child's hand will be anaesthetised (numbed) with a special cream before the sample is taken.
You can find out more about blood tests, their purpose and the way they are performed on the NHS Choices website.
An X-ray is a widely used diagnostic test to examine the inside of the body. X-rays are a very effective way of detecting problems with bones, such as fractures. They can also often identify problems with soft tissue, such as pneumonia or breast cancer.
If you have a X-ray, you will be asked to lie on a table or stand against a surface so that the part of your body being X-rayed is between the X-ray tube and the photographic plate.
An X-ray is usually carried out by a radiographer, a healthcare professional who specialises in using imaging technology, such as X-rays and ultrasound scanners.
You can find out more about x-ray tests, how they are performed, their function and the risks by visiting the NHS Choices 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.
Private Fees & Charges (also available from reception)
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