Dated: 5-Sep-17All patients who are entitled to a seasonal flu vaccination will receive either a letter or text message inviting them to a clinic,
We can treat minor injuries.
Have you injured yourself in the last couple of days?
Our Minor Injury Nurses can help.
We have appointments available each afternoon to help patients with Minor Injuries.
Telephone 01536 513494 to book a Minor Injury appointment.
You may have been sent an appointment for a health check.
Everyone is at risk of developing heart disease, stroke, diabetes or kidney disease. The good news is that these conditions can often be prevented - even if you have a history of them in your family.
Have your free NHS Health Check and you will be better prepared for the future and be able to take steps to maintain or improve your health.
The clinical team provides specific clinics as follows:
If you are diagnosed with one or more of these conditions, you will be invited to attend for a review, usually on an annual basis. If you need to attend more frequently the Nurse will advise you.
If you do not wish to attend for a review you will be asked to sign an ‘informed dissent form’. This form is only valid for 12 months and we will write to you again once it has expired.
For further information on long term conditions click on the links below:
Most of our doctors perform minor surgery and your doctor will advise you if you need an appointment for this clinic.
There is often a short wait for an appointment. These appointments are usually on a Friday morning.
Our Practice Midwives are able to offer patients all aspects of maternity care, but GPs are also available to see you during normal surgery consultations.
We prefer our patients to attend the surgery for family planning services, rather than go elsewhere.
We have two weekly Family Planning Clinics for IUD/IUS and Implant fitting and removal. These clinics are run by Sister Julie Searle.
Sister Julie Searle and Sister Helen Lorimer also have appointments throughout the week for other contraception and Family Planning services.
All our doctors are qualified to offer child health surveillance.
The Nurses run a programme for childhood immunisations. You will be sent an appointment when your child is due their immunisation.
Weavers Medical is a Breast Feeding Friendly Practice. Breast feeding is acceptable in all public areas of our premises and mothers will not be asked to move or stop Breast feeding. If you would prefer privacy to breastfeed, please ask at reception and a member of staff will direct you to a room.
Child health development checks are offered at the intervals agreed in local guidelines.
All patients with learning disabilities are invited for a yearly health check. At this appointment the nurse will take the patients blood pressure, height and weight. She will also ask you some questions about the patient’s general health and wellbeing.
These health guides are provided by Nene Clinical Commissioning Group.
Many of you may not be aware that we have an automatic blood pressure (BP) machine and a height, weight, BMI machine in the surgery, for patients to use free of charge. Monitoring your blood pressure on a regular basis has many benefits for you and also helps your GP to manage your conditions better. The machines are located on the first floor to the right of the double doors leading off the waiting room in our ’Health Zone’.
The benefits of self monitoring;
If you use either the height, weight, BMI machine, or the BP machine, please hand your readings to the receptionist at the desk on the first floor. The receptionist will add your readings to your record. If you have taken your BP reading the receptionist will advise if you need to do another reading, or if you need to see a doctor or Nurse for follow up.
Our first responsibility is for the health of our patients within the NHS. Certain other services are offered where a fee is chargeable. The following are examples only, there are others:
Full details are available at reception and you will be advised of the charge and asked to sign an agreement to this effect when leaving any forms or making any special appointments.
For a full list of patient fees for non-NHS services please view the following information.
If your GP has suggested you increase your amount of exercise please follow these links for suggested guidelines.
Domestic Abuse Advisors are now available in our practice.
For more information speak to a member of staff.
NDAS can help. Call the 24/7 advice line free on 0300 0120154