Covid 19 Vaccine Information as at 16 December 2020
Working with our collaboration with Wolverhampton Total Health we will be soon offering the upcoming Covid 19 vaccination. Please check here for further updates. Please do not ring the surgery.
Information is still limited currently but it is anticpated that the programme will roll our w/c 4 January 2021. Further information will be updated on our website.
AGED 50 - 64 - FREE FLU VACCINE
If you are aged between 50 and 64 years you are entitled to a free flu vaccine. Please contact the surgery to arrange this on 01902 751420.
Appointments can be made (during surgery hours) by telephoning the surgery on 01902 751420.
Antenatal Clinic – Midwife
Monday 9.00am – 11.30am. For maternity medical services.
Asthma, Hypertension and Heart Disease
We are operating a system of regular review for asthma, high blood pressure and heart disease risk factors, to which you will be asked to see the practice nurse.
Child Health Clinic (by appointment)
Tuesday 1.00pm – 2.30pm. For routine pre-school medicals and children’s injections – Well Children Only.
Please click here for our 2020 Pre-school immunisations guide
Alternate Thursdays 1.00pm – 4.00pm
Saturday (once a month) 8.00am - 2.00pm
Procedures such as joint and tennis elbow injections and treatment of some skin problems can often be done in the surgery, so avoiding the need for hospital referral and the delays involved. Minor surgery is performed by arrangement after consultation with the doctor.
NHS Health Check (30 minute appointment)
This check is part of a national scheme and is available to everyone between the ages of 40 and 74 who have not been diagnosed with a chronic health condition. It helps identify potential risks early. By having this check and following the advice of your health professional, you improve your chances of living a healthier life.
Also available – by appointment:
- 24 Hour Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring
- B12 Injections
- Blood Pressure Monitoring/Checks
- Cervical Smears
- Chlamydia Screening
- Coil Fitting and Other Contraception
- Health Advice
- Health Promotion
- Influenza Vaccine (conditions apply)
- Mental Health Medicals
- NHS Health Check
- Prostap injection
- Rheumatology Patient Monitoring
- Suture /Clip Removal
- Travel Health Advice/Immunisation
- Wound Dressings
Travel Health Advice / Immunisation
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to complete our travel risk assessment form – This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
You should make an appointment with the nurse to be given the vaccinations at least 4 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
- Complete and return Travel Risk Assessment Form before coming to see the nurse.
- Attend appointment with the practice nurse to discuss travel arrangements and receive your vaccinations.
- If you do not need any vaccinations or malarial medication, the nurse will contact you.
Some travel vaccines incur a charge – this is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
For further information on travel and the vaccinations required click on the following link: http://www.fitfortravel.scot.nhs.uk/destinations/
If you have left it too late to get an appointment with the nurse, then other travel clinic information can be found at https://www.masta-travel-health.com/FindAClinic or call 0330 100 4200.
The Foreign & Commonwealth Office and National Travel Health Network and Centre have up-to-date advice on staying safe and healthy abroad. For the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office including security and local laws, plus passport and visa information check www.gov.uk/travelaware and follow @FCOtravel and Facebook.com/FCOtravel.
NHS Health Checks
Aged 40-74? Your practice may invite you to book an appointment for a free NHS Health Check.
Even though you might be feeling great, if you’re over forty you may be at risk of heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, diabetes or dementia. A free NHS Health Check can help you reduce these risks and make sure that you stay healthy.
Working together to improve your health
Everyone is at risk of developing heart disease, stroke, diabetes, kidney disease and some forms of dementia. 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.
This check is part of a national scheme to help prevent the onset of these health problems. Everyone between the ages of 40 and 74 who has not been diagnosed with the conditions mentioned will be invited for a check once every five years. If you are outside the age range and concerned about your health, you should contact your GP. You can find more information at www.nhs.uk/nhshealthcheck.
Medical Reports and Non – NHS Examinations
Some services requested at the practice lie outside the remit of the practice’s NHS contract and therefore there is a charge for these services. Non-NHS services include:
- Accident and Sickness Insurance Medical Reports
- Certificates (such as sick notes for the first week of work absence)
- Drivers, School and Sports Medicals
- Holiday Insurance Certificates
- Private Health Insurance Claims
- Private Prescriptions
- Some Vaccinations for Travel Abroad
Charges are on display in Reception.