ALL CLINICS ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
DISEASE MANAGEMENT CLINICS
The practice nurses are available for lifestyle advice and health promotion. We have dedicated nurse/doctor-led clinics for diabetes, as well as nurse-led clinics for coronary heart disease, stroke, hypertension, asthma, COPD and epilepsy.
Blood Test Clinics are available at this surgery for all blood tests requested by our GP’s or Nurses. Any blood tests not requested by the surgery will need to be carried out at an outreach clinic – please see below for details.
If you have been asked to have a fasting blood test, then you should have nothing to eat or drink, except water for 12 hours beforehand.
Alternative Blood Clinics
We are unable to carry out blood tests that have not been requested by your GP.
These will need to be carried out at Queen Alexandra Hospital. The Phlebotomy Clinic is located on C Level close to the North Entrance and the signage says Blood Tests. This is a walk in service for blood tests and is available from 7:45am to 4:45pm.
For children under the age of 16 requiring a blood test, parents can take them to the Children’s Outpatient Department, Monday to Thursday between 9am and 1pm, and 2pm to 4pm, and on Fridays from 9am to 1pm where a walk-in service is provided.
For any queries please ring 023 9228 6000 ext 3336.
Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
It is important that all children are fully immunised against childhood diseases. Various Immunisation Clinics are available – please telephone the surgery to book an appointment
Weight management is a priority for the practice and all nurses can provide support for patients on a weight loss programme.
Cervical smears should be done regularly from the ages of 25 to 65 and you will receive an invitation when this is due. All those aged 25-49 will be called every three years, and all those aged 50-64 will be called every five years. Please check with the practice nurse if you feel your appointment is overdue or you feel such examination is necessary when moving into the area. Patients are informed of their results in writing, with an appropriate explanation.
An influenza vaccination is particularly recommended for patients over 65 or patients with heart, lung, or kidney disease, diabetes and people in residential care. Please contact the reception staff for details of the vaccination dates.
At-risk patients are also invited to have a pneumococcal vaccination.
Please make an appointment at least three weeks (longer if you are planning an extensive trip) in advance of your holiday to ensure adequate cover.
We ask for a Travel Risk Assessment Form be completed and returned to the surgery before the appointment – this helps us to tailor your vaccinations and advice to your destination and nature of travel. This form is also available from reception.
A charge will be made for certain immunisations and vaccinations which are not covered by the NHS.
WELL WOMAN AND WELL MAN CLINICS
These clinics are run by the practice nurses, by appointment only, for smears, family planning advice and discussion of men’s and women’s health issues.
ALTERNATIVE BLOOD CLINICS
Queen Alexandra Hospital
C Level – North Entrance
Drop in service Mon – Fri 07.45am – 16.45pm
St Mary’s Hospital
Appointment ONLY – Tel 023 9268 0275
Mon – Fri 07.00am – 16.45pm
Children’s Blood Tests
Queen Alexandra Hospital Children’s Outpatients
Drop in service Mon – Fri 9am and 1pm Mon – Thurs 2pm and 4pm