The doctors are keen on promoting better health for patients by providing the following extra facilities:
Nurse and Healthcare Assistant appointments.
Please ring after 09.00hrs to arrange these appointments.
Well Person Screening Available on request with one of the practice nurses, this is only a 10 minute appointment which involves blood pressure, height and weight. Anything more indepth would need to be discussed with a Doctor first.
Well Woman Clinics All women aged 25-49 are offered a smear test every three years. Women aged 50-64 will be offered a test every five years. Also available is a basic health check with one of the nurses.
Child Health Surveillance and Immunisation All the partners perform these in line with local practices
Minor Surgery Minor operations under local anaesthetic are available in normal surgery hours, Please ring the surgery for further details.
Diabetes, Asthma & Heart Disease We recognise the need for additional surveillance for people with Diabetes Mellitus, Asthma & Heart Disease. Patients are seen by the nurse by arrangement.
Maternity Care All doctors are recognised to provide maternity medical services with the Community Midwives. Suitable patients will be booked on the Midwife Led Unit at Worcestershire Royal Hospital. No home delivery care is provided.
Family Planning All doctors provide contraceptive services and counselling. Dr Dodwell fits Coils and also insert implants. All these type of appointments will require an initial consultation.
Please ring the surgery on 01905 22888 option 4 between 9am and 5pm to make an appointment with Nurse Helen Thomas, Anita Knittel or Hilary Harrison.
It is important we make these appointments as early as possible - at least 3 weeks before you travel, so please ring us asap before your travel dates.
Some vaccines may have to be ordered if they are not a stocked vaccine.
Most travel vaccines are free under the NHS. There are a few which may incur a charge. This is because some travel vaccinations are not included in the services provided by the NHS.
If anti malaria tablets are needed - this will incur a £20.00 prescription charge and then you will need to pay for the tablets at the pharmacy.
We are also a yellow fever vaccination centre. This service is available to all, not just our patients. Please ring to find out more. This vaccine incurs a charge of £55.00 and you will also need to bring your passport to the consultation with the nurse.
When we receive the results they will be checked by a doctor and if it is necessary we will get in touch with you.
The practice has a strict policy regarding confidentiality and data protection and we will only release test results to the person to whom they relate unless that person has given prior permission for the release of this data or they are not capable of understanding the results.
When you take your test you will be told how long it will be before the results are returned to the practice.
It is your responsibility to check your results and to make an appointment to discuss them with your doctor if your are advised to do so.
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 the phlebotomist taking a blood sample from a blood vessel in your arm. and 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 or breast cancer.
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.
X-ray Results usually take about 10 working days to come back to the surgery
You can find out more about x-ray tests, how they are performed, their function and the risks by visiting the NHS Choices website.
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