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FLU CLINICS:

Please see the NHS Website for more guidance: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/flu-influenza-vaccine/

We are holding flu clinics at the Surgery in October, for those who are eligible. If you have received a text message, please book using the link, or call the Surgery. If you are over 65, you can have your flu vaccine at any participating Pharmacy. If you are under 65, you will need to show your eligibility text message/letter. Not all Pharmacies are doing under 65's, so we recommend ringing in advance. 

Starting from mid-October, people aged 50 years old or over (including those who will be 50 years old by 31 March 2023) can have a free NHS flu vaccine. This is so at-risk groups can be offered vaccination first. A local Pharmacy will be able to do that for you. Alternatively, you can wait to be invited by the Surgery, to have it done with one of our clinicians.

Clinics & Services

scopePlease note that our priority is the provision of NHS services and your health. Additional services we offer may not be immediately available in certain circumstances so please check with Reception regarding availability first.

Cervical Smears

All women aged 25 to 50 yrs who have not had a hysterectomy should have regular cervical smears every three years. For women aged 50 – 65 the interval should be every five years. If possible please see the practice nurse for these to be done. Contrary to common belief, your sexual orientation does not affect the need for regular smears.

If you do not want to have a smear and want to opt out this time or be removed from the screening list, please complete the form and return it to us.  If at any time you change your mind and want a smear done, do not hesitate to contact the surgery.

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Disclaimer for Cervical Screening

• Free Helpline 0808 802 8000

More information please see the links below:-

• Public Health Engagement Coordinator Programme: https://www.jostrust.org.uk/about-us/what-we-do/public-health-engagement

• HPV www.jostrust.org.uk/about-cervical-cancer/hpv

• HPV vaccination www.jostrust.org.uk/about-cervical-cancer/hpv-vaccines-and-preventing-cervical-cancer

• HPV primary screening www.jostrust.org.uk/about-cervical-cancer/cervical-screening-smear-test-and-abnormal-cells/primary-hpv-testing

• Cervical screening www.jostrust.org.uk/about-cervical-cancer/cervical-screening-smear-test-and-abnormal-cells

• About Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust www.jostrust.org.uk/about-us

• Support Services www.jostrust.org.uk/support

Family Planning, Contraception and HRT

Advice is available during surgery hours on all forms of family planning. We also fit implants, coils and caps. (Please specify requirements so that your appointment is made with the appropriate doctor or nurse.)

Ear Syringing

Please use ear drops for at least a week before making an appointment with one of our nurses. Hardened wax is not suitable for syringing. If you have earache, please see a doctor first.

Pregnancy

We like women to see the doctor as early as possible in their pregnancy in order to arrange the appropriate routine scans etc.

Our Ante-natal clinics are on Wednesday mornings.

We would also like to speak to you if you are planning a family for a health check to forestall preventable problems.

Childhood Immunisations

We offer the full range of routine childhood immunisations.

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What to Expect After Vaccinations

Flu Vaccinations

We send out invitations to those specified by the Government (eg over 65’s, people with a Long Term Conditions e.g. diabetes, asthma, COPD etc.) starting September. 

FLU's for 50-64 year olds

Please note that people in the 50-64-year old age group will not be vaccinated until November and December, providing there is sufficient vaccine, and no appointments will be offered for this age group until then. This is to ensure that those who are most at risk are vaccinated first.  If you are 50-64 and you are in one of the other groups which is eligible for the flu vaccination, for example you have a health condition which puts you at risk from the flu, you will be invited earlier.

Minor Surgery

We offer a wide range of minor surgical procedures, but you must see a doctor first. Please note, we cannot perform cosmetic procedures such as removing harmless but unsightly moles.

Blood Tests

We are able to provide blood tests every week day morning except Thursdays. These must be pre-booked via Reception. At other times, you can use other sites, such as St Helier Hospital. Please use this link to book an appointment:  http://www.epsom-sthelier.nhs.uk/blood-tests

Alternatively, you can contact St Helier to book a blood test on: 0208 296 2846

These blood test are by APPOINTMENT ONLY.

Hospital Referrals

If you and your doctor agree the need for a hospital opinion, you are entitled to have a choice of hospitals. We are happy to guide you in that choice.

NHS Health Checks

These are now carried out during extended hours at both HUB practices.  You will be invited if your are eligible.

Mother and baby imms

 
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