Young people are welcome to book an appointment with a nurse or doctor to discuss any health related matters. Young people’s health records are kept confidential in the same way as adults.
We now offer a ‘sit and wait’ phlebotomy clinic with appointments on a number system Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 11.00am. We would ask that patients who have not fasted or patients with no need to have an early appointment, to come after 9.30am. Patients who need to have INR blood tests will still be offered a booked appointment if they wish.
Arrangements for minor surgery will only be made following consultation with a doctor.
Dr V Amies offers maternity services, supported by the midwife. Antenatal and postnatal clinics are held on several afternoons each month. Should you have any problems or questions during your pregnancy, the midwife is there to help.
All the partners will offer contraception. Our practice nurses are available to discuss contraception and HRT matters that might be causing concern. Patients should make an appointment with a practice nurse to have pill checks unless specifically directed otherwise by the doctor. Dr Mahatme offers a IUCD (Coil) clinic and Dr Amies and Dr Kumar offer an Implant service.
We have a specialist asthma nurse within the practice, Sister Angela Winstone. Sister Winstone will monitor the treatment of your asthma and offer advice when needed. Please do not hesitate to see her if your asthma is causing concern. Appointments are available throughout the week. If you are asthmatic please ensure you book an appointment with Sister Winstone for a new patient check, soon after registering with us.
PATIENTS WITH HEART PROBLEMS OR CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE AIRWAYS DISEASE
Patients are welcome to book an appointment with our specialist nurse who is able to advise and monitor your condition. Patients discharged from hospital following any heart problem should speak to the receptionists' and arrange an appointment with the nursing team within five days of discharge. If you are newly registering with the practice, and have existing problems, please ensure you make an appointment to see Sister Angela Winstone as soon after registering.
Our diabetes qualified practice nurses Diane Wilton and Angie Winstone are happy to see diabetic patients to offer advice and monitor treatment. If you are newly registered and are already diabetic, please book to see the nurse soon after registering. Sometimes if you also have a cardiac illness, you will be seen in a joint cardiac and diabetes clinic.
Please tell the receptionist if you require a smear test and she will book an appointment with a specialist nurse.
MEDICAL EXAMINATIONS – eg HGV MEDICALS
Please discuss your needs with the receptionists' who will assist in making an appropriate appointment. There will be a charge as this is non-NHS work.
LEG ULCER CLINIC
Care of leg ulcer patients is managed by specialist nurses from both the district nursing team and practice team. A referral will be made for you in the first instance to attend the Watton Leg Ulcer clinic whic is run by community nurses.
The surgery offers only a basic service and if you are travelling to remote parts you may prefer to book with a Travel Clinic. You must however make arrangements for Yellow Fever, Japanese Encephalitis or TB vaccination at a specialist travel clinic. In general the National Health Service does not cover vaccinations for travel and there will be a charge for your injections. The reception staff will advise you.
Please ensure you make an appointment with the nurse in plenty of time, at least 4 weeks before you are due to leave the country. The nurse cannot tell you what injections you may need, this will need to be obtained from a registered travel clinic.