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Park Road Medical CentreTel: 01274 227575
The Medical CentreTel: 01274 678464
The following clinics are run by our practice nurses:
Dr Cochin can offer joint injections to help certain conditions of the shoulder, knee and elbows. Each patient needs to be assessed individually by Dr Cochin for suitability. Your regular Doctor will suggest this option to you if it is thought appropriate.
For results of routine investigations patients should contact the surgery to confirm no further action is required 1 week after the investigation. The practice will contact patients directly where abnormal results are received.
To request a routine pregnancy test, bring an early morning sample of urine and either leave it at reception or with the doctor or nurse. This is sent to the hospital and the results are available within two days.
All ladies trying to conceive or confirmed as pregnant should take folic acid 400mcg/day. This is available from chemists and health food shops. Taking folic acid up to the twelfth week in pregnancy substantially reduces the chance of the baby having spina bifida.
Once your pregnancy test has been confirmed as positive please self-refer to the Midwives by ringing 01274 364502 between 1pm and 3.30pm on weekdays.
All the doctors provide a full and completely confidential family planning service. Please book a routine appointment. Staffing pressures mean the the practice can no longer offer LARC services (Long acting reversible contraception).
Contraceptive and sexual health services can be accessed from LOCALA - ring 030 3330 9500 Monday-Friday 08.30-16.30 for appointments and advice.
Pill checks are available at the surgery from our nursing team.
Letters will be sent out offering appointments at our clinics.
Please do not bring ill babies/children to these clinics - they should be seen in a normal surgery appointment. The doctors consider it very important that all children are fully immunised to prevent the risks from the preventable childhood diseases
We hold open clinics starting from October each year to vaccinate those at risk (over 65 year olds, asthmatics, diabetics, heart disease) against influenza.
Ask at reception for details.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. Please make an appointment with the practice nurse at least two months prior to your departure date.
Information about countries and vaccinations required can be found on the links below:
It is important to make the 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.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
Our district nursing team is led by Sister Lesley Golden. The district nurses work in close co-operation with the doctors in the medical centres and patients'homes. They also liaise with many other agencies including social services, Macmillan Service for cancer patients and the hospital service. The telephone number for the district nurses is 01274 256131.
The contact number for Health Visitors is 01274 221223
We have two midwife teams attached to the practice. The Howbeq Team work at Buttershaw Lane, and can be contacted on 01274 365047. The Jade Team are based at Park Road and can be contacted on 01274 356761. The midwives provide antenatal and postnatal care. They can organise your birth plan, arrange antenatal classes and, nearer to the time of your baby's birth, arrange for you to visit the hospital delivery suite.
The midwife antenatal clinics are held:
For urgent advice (8.30am to 5.00pm weekdays) please telephone the Midwives 24hr Helpline on mobile 01274 364533.
Certain certificates are not covered by the NHS. For these services a fee is charged according to BMA recommended rates which are displayed at both surgeries. These include certificates for private medical insurance (eg PPP, BUPA), holiday cancellation, fitness to travel and private sick notes. We will require payment on collection of the forms.
Appointments can be made for private medical examinations, eg fitness to drive, pre-employment, fitness for some sports/activities, LGV, HGV, PSV and taxi licences. Please state what the appointment is for and the receptionist will arrange a mutually convenient time with your chosen doctor outside surgery hours. A urine sample will be required for most medicals and please also bring your glasses as a sight test may be required. Again these fees are displayed and payment will be required at the end of the examination.
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