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Travelling to Europe in 2018?

There have been a significant outbreak of MEASLES number of European Countries. All travellers who have not previously had 2 doses of a measles containing vaccine (e.g. the MMR) should consider being vaccinated before travel. For further information see Measles: (http://www.travax.nhs.uk/diseases/vaccine-preventable/measles-mumps-rubella.aspx). If in doubt submit a Travel Form and arrange a telephone consultation in our Travel Clinic.


Don't forget to leave enough time to order your repeat prescriptions before your holidays and MOST IMPORTANTLY, take your medications on holiday with you!

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If you need a doctor out of normal working hours, ring 01527 575 800 and our answering machine will tell you how to contact the out-of-hours emergency service. 


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CLINICS

If you have any questions about our clinics you can telephone Pam Newey, Clinic Support, on 01527 571310.

antenatalBABY CLINIC 
The clinic is held every Thursday 9.00am - 12.30pm. Child heath surveillance services are run in accordance with Health Authority guidelines and your child will be sent for to attend for their regular recommended immunisations. 

ANTENATAL CARE
This is provided by the doctors. After being seen by the doctor, patients should contact the Alexandra Hospital for a midwife appointment on 01527 488141.

FAMILY PLANNING (Sr Isabel Hyde)
Advice on all forms of contraception for all ages is available from doctors and nurses, including the insertion of coils and implants, fitting of caps and the prescription of the “morning-after pill”. A family planning clinic is held on Mondays 2.00 - 5.30pm by appointment.

DIABETIC CLINIC (Dr K Hollier & Sr Gill Jones)
Regular weekly clinics are held. All diabetic patients will be called around the month of their birth at least on an annual basis for review. This review will include the taking or blood samples, blood pressure and foot examination.

ASTHMA CLINIC (Sr Linda Clarke & Sr Nichola Mushen)
Regular weekly clinics are held. All patients with asthma will be called around the month of their birth. This review will include assessing asthma control and review of inhalers and asthma medication. If you have an acute asthma attack it is important for you to be reviewed soon after. Patients will need to telephone the surgery for an appointment.

COPD CLINIC (CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE)  (Sr Linda Clarke)

Regular clinics are held.  All patients with COPD will be invited to attend at least once a year, usually around the month of their birth. This review will assess how well the lungs function and review inhalers or medication. 

ANTI-COAGULANT CLINIC (INR/Warfarin)  
Clinics are held every Monday, Wednesday and Fridays to monitor patients taking anti-coagulant drugs. For housebound patients we are able to visit usually on Tuesdays

chdCARDIOVASCULAR (Heart) CLINIC (Sr Sarah Follis)
Regular weekly clinics are held. All patients with any cardiovascular conditions will be invited to attend at least annually, usually around the month of your birth. Newly diagnosed patients or those following surgery will be contacted by the lead nurse.

Blood pressure can be monitored using the self-help test area in the waiting room.  Please hand blood pressure results to reception to be entered into your records.

WOMEN'S CLINIC 
This is held weekly. Patients aged 25 - 65 yrs of age will automatically be called for their smear test every three to five years. If you are overdue a test you can contact the surgery to arrange an appointment. Please do not have a smear test within 12 weeks of having a baby.

TRAVEL CLINIC
A regular weekly clinic is held for patients who are planning an overseas holiday and need advice and/or vaccinations for the destination of choice.  You can download a travel health questionnaire using the link below. Telephone consultations with the travel nurse will be arranged when you submit the form. A face to face appointment will be booked after your telephone consultation if any vaccinations are required.
Please telephone the surgery to make an appointment. 

Travel Health Form June 2018.doc

MINOR SURGERY
All the doctors are qualified to do minor surgery. They may give various soft tissue and joint injections when indicated. 

CRYO CLINIC
This clinic is held regularly at the New Road Surgery, for the removal of certain skin conditions and skin tags etc. You will need to be referred by the doctor to this clinic.

PHYSIOTHERAPY
There is an NHS physiotherapy clinic in the surgery. You may be referred there or to the hospital, depending on your problem. Private physiotherapy is provided by the Taft Physiotherapy Practice.


OTHER SERVICES

FREE NHS HEALTH CHECKS

Patients aged between 40/74 (with no existing health problems) are entitled to a FREE NHS Health Check. For further information, please contact Clinic Support on 01527 571310. 

SOCIAL WORKER 
The practice has an attached social worker who works with the over 65 year old population.

MINOR INJURIES SERVICE
At the Princess of Wales Community Hospital, there is a minor injuries service with GPs in attendance. It is open from 8.00am to 8.00pm from Monday to Friday and 12 noon - 8.00pm Saturday and Sunday. Patients should attend this unit for minor injuries and the A&E Department at Alexandra Hospital of Redditch with more serious injuries.

RESEARCH
The practice has been involved with many research projects with the Medical Research Council and Birmingham University. You may be asked to help in a research project if it seems appropriate. However, it will not cause offence if you decline. We supply anonymous data to medical research organisations.

NON-NHS MEDICAL EXAMINATIONS
The doctors undertake, for a fee, medical examinations for insurance, employment, HGV and PSV licences and for other purposes which are not part of the NHS. These examinations are booked outside normal surgery times, usually in the middle of the day.

 
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