Practice Nurse Appointments

Appointments are available on Fridays at the practice, please telephone reception to book an appointment. Our nurse led services include the following:

Travel Vaccinations

We can only currently provide vaccinations for Typhoid, Tetanus, and Hepatitis A. If you require a vaccination that is not listed you will need to attend a travel clinic. For further information regarding travel vaccinations and what you may need please visit Travel vaccinations – NHS (www.nhs.uk)

If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel, you will need to complete a Travel Health Questionnaire as early as possible – at least 6 weeks before you travel – this is to allow time for the practice nurse to assess your requirements and order any required vaccines. You will then be invited in for an appointment which will need to be at least 2 weeks prior to travel to allow the vaccines to work.

Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription, and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.

The Travel Health Questionnaire can be obtained and submitted at reception, or completed online.

Cervical Screening

NHS cervical screening helps prevent cervical cancer. It saves thousands of lives from cervical cancer each year in the UK. In England cervical screening currently prevents 70% of cervical cancer deaths. If everyone attended screening regularly, 83% could be prevented.

Cervical screening is for women and people with a cervix. We offer screening every 3 years from age 25 to 49 and every 5 years from age 50 to 64.

You can learn more about cervical screening on the NHS website.

Long Term Condition Management

As part of our commitment to high quality care for all, we invite patients in for an annual review of their long-term conditions. These patients will be contacted by practice staff offering an annual Long Term Condition review.  This will be done by SMS text message or if required by mail.

You can also telephone the practice yourself or attend our reception desk to make an appointment when the time is convenient to you.

Annual reviews give us the opportunity to see how you are coping with your condition and offer advice and support for your needs. Monitoring tests such as blood tests and blood pressure may also be required, and we strongly encourage patients to attend their annual reviews to ensure any medications can be prescribed safely.

The various types of review appointments we offer are run by our practice nurse and health care assistant and are each structured differently, depending on the condition/s being reviewed.

Our practice nurse provides specialised appointments in the following: Diabetes, Asthma/COPD, Hypertension, Chronic Heart Disease, Stroke, CKD.

NHS Adult Vaccinations

Seasonal Influenza – The flu vaccine helps protect against flu, which can be a serious or life-threatening illness. It’s offered on the NHS every year to people at higher risk of getting seriously ill from flu.

Pneumococcal Vaccine – The pneumococcal vaccine helps protect against serious illnesses like pneumonia and meningitis. It’s recommended for people at higher risk of these illnesses, such as babies and adults aged 65 and over.

Shingles Vaccine – The shingles vaccine helps protect against shingles. It’s recommended for people at higher risk from shingles, including all adults turning 65, those aged 70 to 79 and those aged 50 and over with a severely weakened immune system.

Covid Vaccine – The covid vaccine protects against Covid-19. It is recommended at seasonal intervals for patients at higher risk from the illness, such as patients over 65 and patients with compromised immune systems.