We would like to give a warm welcome to Dr Kirsty Hewitt who started with us at the beginning of August, she will be with us until February 2019. Kirsty is a qualified Doctor who has just started her post graduate training in general practice and she will be working alongside Dr Fleming.
Our nursing team will carry out your annual screening for patients with CHD, Stroke and TIA. This will include taking your blood pressure and may involve a blood test.
Our nursing team will carry out your annual screening for patients with CKD. This will include taking your blood pressure, a urine sample and a blood test.
Our nursing team will carry out your annual screening of insulin and non-insulin dependent diabetics. This will normally include taking your blood pressure, urine sample and a blood test. Some patients may also be required to have a six monthly interim blood test.
Our nursing team will carry out annual screening for patients with hypertension. This will include taking your blood pressure, a blood test and may involve taking a urine sample. For newly diagnosed patients with hypertension they may also require a electrocardiogram (ECG) which is a simple test to check the heart rhythm.
Our nursing team will carryout annual screening for patients with hypothyroidism. This will include a blood test.
This is managed by our nursing team who assess patients with Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). The aim of this is to diagnose, monitor and give advice on self-management strategies and treatment
If you are aged between 40 and 74 you could be eligible for a free health check.
The check is to assess your risk of developing Heart Disease, Stroke, Kidney Disease or Diabetes. If there are any warning signs then, together, we could do something about it.
The check involves a simple blood test and a 20 minute appointment, with one of our Healthcare Assistants. The check is based on straightforward questions and measurements such as sex, age, family history, weight and blood pressure. Following the check, you will receive free personalised advice about what you can do to stay healthy or improve on your current life style.
If you wish to have a health check, please ring the surgery on 01263 768602 to make an appointment, or ask in surgery at Reception.
Advice and information on contraception is provided by our practice nurse Judith. She is also able to provide free condoms.
You will receive a letter from Child Health for your child's vaccination schedule. Please ring the surgery line to make an appointment.
We recommend that any patients travelling abroad should seek advice at least six weeks in advance of their trip. We do not offer Yellow Fever vaccination. There will be a charge for some travel vaccinations. For more information and a travel questionnaire please contact the reception team or click here for our travel vaccinations page.
If you would like more information please contact Smokefree Norfolk 01603 508631 or 0800 0854 113 or visit their website at www.smokefreenorfolk.nhs.uk .
Flu vaccinations are available from the start of October. Watch out for details on the web site and posters in the surgery
Blood tests are taken for analysis every weekday from 08:30 to 12:00 by appointment. Please call after 7 days for your results (after 11am please).
These clinics are run by our Health Care Assistants. These are daily for those patients who are taking warfarin and phenindione.
The community Midwife holds an antenatal clinic once a fortnight; call the reception team to arrange an appointment.
Minor surgical procedures may be carried out by your doctor. Suitable appointments can be arranged. Please talk to your GP. There will also be a charge for this service.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to complete the downloadable form at the bottom of this page or collect a form from the surgery.
We ask that patients contact the surgery a week after returning the form to make an appointment with the practice nurse if necessary.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below:
It is important to complete the forms as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as an appointment may be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you 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.
Travel Health Questionnaire
o help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
or download one here
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
The fees we charge are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
When you attend for a test of any kind you will be told how long you should expect to wait for the results. Please bear this in mind and call the surgery after 11:00 once sufficient time has elapsed.
Our reception staff are not qualified to comment on results therefore it is your responsibility to check them and make any necessary follow-up appointment with the doctor.
Please note that we do have a strict policy regarding confidentiality and data protection. In this respect we will only give out results to the person they relate to unless that person has given prior permission for their release or if they are not capable of understanding them.
A blood test is when a sample of blood is taken for testing in a laboratory. Blood tests have a wide range of uses and are one of the most common types of medical test. For example, a blood test can be used to:
A blood test usually involves our Health Care Assistant taking a blood sample from a blood vessel in your arm. The usual place for a sample is the inside of the elbow or wrist, where the veins are relatively close to the surface. Blood samples from children are most commonly taken from the back of the hand. The child's hand will be anaesthetised (numbed) with a special cream before the sample is taken.
You can find out more about blood tests, their purpose and the way they are performed on the NHS Choices website.
An X-ray is a widely used diagnostic test to examine the inside of the body. X-rays are a very effective way of detecting problems with bones, such as fractures. They can also often identify problems with soft tissue, such as pneumonia.
If you have a X-ray, you will be asked to lie on a table or stand against a surface so that the part of your body being X-rayed is between the X-ray tube and the photographic plate.
An X-ray is usually carried out by a radiographer, a healthcare professional who specialises in using imaging technology, such as X-rays and ultrasound scanners.
You can find out more about x-ray tests, how they are performed, their function and the risks by visiting the NHS Choices website.
If you have been asked to provide a urine specimen, our reception team will give you a form and container to hand in with the specimen.
Wellbeing is important to us all. We want to feel good about ourselves, to get the most out of our lives and feel connected to other people. ‘Wellbeing’ means feeling more than just happy and confident, it means feeling able to cope when things get tough in our lives or when our physical health suffers.
Wellbeing Norfolk & Waveney provides a range of support for people with common mental health and emotional issues, such as low mood, depression or stress. They work with you to help you make the necessary changes to improve your wellbeing and quality of life.
The service is free for people aged 16 and over living in Norfolk and Waveney and you can access our support through your GP or any other health or social care professional, or you can self-refer using the form on this website or by calling us on 0300 123 1503.
Services wellbeing provide include:
Need urgent help?
If you are at risk of self-harm, or harm to or from others, please contact your GP or out-of-hours GP service. Alternatively you can call the Samaritans on 08457 90 90 90 or click the red button below.
We are delighted to tell you about a new service for your child when they are aged 3.5years old. Click on the thumbnail below for more information.
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