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People at higher risk
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How to avoid catching and spreading COVID-19
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Long-term effects (long COVID)
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Using the NHS and other health services
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In addition to general medical consultations we are pleased to be able to provide specialist clinics and services covering the following areas:
Child Immunisation - All child immunisations are done at Orchard Croft on Tuesday mornings by appointment. Immunisation appointments are available between 08:45 - 12:15. Please do not bring babies with possible infections.
Family Planning - clinics are held on alternate Thursday mornings by the GP’s. All doctors and nurses give contraceptive advice during normal surgery time.
Chronic Disease Clinics - clinics for such things as Asthma, Diabetes, hypertension etc are run by the practice nurse at different times throughout the week.
Minor Surgery - some surgical procedures are performed at the Surgery without the need for hospital attendance. These are by pre-arrangement and after consultation with the GP.
Smoking Cessation - literature is available at the practice including information for Smoking Cessation Clinics .
Cervical Smears - a call and recall system is in operation for women aged 25-65. These are normally carried out every three to five years. Invitations to attend and the results of this test are sent to the patient’s home.
Dietary and Cholesterol Advice - with the practice nurses.
Immunisations - with the practice nurses.
We are only able to provide the NHS Vaccinations recommended for travel. You will need to seek travel advice from another service, often available at Pharmacies. If you require the NHS vaccinations, simply complete with the form below or available at reception and return it to the practice and book the next available appointment with a Practice Nurse. If the next available appointment is not soon enough for your travel needs then you will need to pay for the injections at the Travel Service. You might find visiting the following websites helpful:
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please print, complete and return our questionnaire to reception.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)
Some services provided fall outside the scope of the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
Our reception staff will be happy to advise you about appointment availability and applicable charges.
Appointments are now available to book for your flu immunisation. Only people eligible will be given the vaccination.
To check the criteria for eligibility please see the attached document.
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