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|Antenatal Care||Routine antenatal check-ups by our qualified midwife.||Wednesday Mornings|
|Mother and Baby||A drop-in clinic for advice and weight checking with the Health Visitors for all children up to age 5.||Every 1st/3rd & 5th Wed of the month 9.30am - 11.00am Tel: 01603 774313|
|Minor Illnesses||Information, advice and treatment for people suffering from conditions as stated in the 'Other Information' section.||Daily |
|Children's Health||Our Health Visitors are available to give advice on all aspects of your child's health, development and behaviour.||Every 1st/3rd & 5th Wed of the month 9.30am-11am Tel:01603 774313|
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Services provided by our Nurses
Appointments may be made to see a Nurse for a wide range of services, including:
- Well person checks and health advice
- Cervical smears
- Travel immunisations
- Wound dressings
- Removal of sutures
- Ear syringing
- Blood tests
- Childhood immunisations
- Information, advice and treatment regarding 'minor illnesses', examples of which are listed in the section below.
Phlebotomy Clinics (blood samples) are held every morning between 08:30 and 12.00.
Minor Illness Clinic
Certain conditions can be effectively and efficiently treated using our Minor Illness Clinic. Here are some examples of illnesses that we treat:
- Sore throats
- Ear aches
- Sore eyes
- Painful or heavy periods
- Athlete's foot
- Diarrhoea and/or vomiting
- Nose bleeds
- Hay fever
- Thrush or vaginal discharge
- Acute asthma
- Fungal/ ingrown toenails
- Insect bites
- Mouth Ulcers
- Nappy rash
We also offer Emergency Contraception in our Minor Illness Clinic.
Family Planning and Antenatal Clinic
Our GPs are on the Obstetric list and have a certificate in Family Planning. They are subsequently well qualified and able to provide a full range of contraception advice and treatments, including implants.
If you would prefer to see a female GP then please ask.
Patients requiring TheMorning After contraception will be seen as soon as possible in the next available surgery.
If you think you may be pregnant, please let the GP know before any treatment commences or an X-ray is arranged.
As a general rule, it is best to start Folic Acid supplements as early as possible in the pregnancy, and avoid smoking, alcohol and non-prescribed medications.
Travel vaccinations and holiday immunisations
If you are going abroad, your travel agency should inform you of any vaccines you may require. Up-to-date information may be obtained by telephoning NHS Direct on 0845 46 47, or by visiting http://www.masta.org/. You can also use the World Health Organisation website at www.who.int/ith/. Please make an appointment with the Practice Nurse at least 2 months before travelling and bring any previous vaccination cards or details with you.
There is an active initiative and plenty of support provided by this surgery and other organisations to help individuals to stop smoking. Leaflets, information and access to help is available from the Practice. For some useful phone numbers and websites, please refer to the 'Useful telephone numbers' section at the bottom of this page.
A qualified and highly experienced counselling service is provided by (NHS Norfolk), called Managed Therapy Service. This provides a confidential service to our patients. The GP will arrange referrals as appropriate.
All patients are entitled to have a chaperone present for any consultation, examination or procedure where they consider one is required. The chaperone may be a family member or friend, but on occasions a formal chaperone may be preferred.
Patients are advised to ask for a chaperone if required, at the time of booking an appointment, if possible, so that arrangements can be made and the appointment is not delayed in any way. The Healthcare Professional may also require a chaperone to be present for certain consultations.