• 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 Services
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.
Maternity Medical Services
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.
Child Health Surveillance Services for Children aged 6 to 8 weeks
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/Well Man Clinic
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.
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 8 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.
Other useful websites for travel information include:
It may be useful for you to print out the country advice from the FitForTravel or Nathnac websites for the areas you are visiting and note down any additional questions you have for your appointment with the travel nurse.
Please be aware that there are sometimes vaccine supply issues so plan ahead and book in to see us at least 8 weeks before travel, especially if you are travelling to remote areas or backpacking across several countries.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)
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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