The following ailments and procedures can be dealt with by one of our Practice Nurses:
Cystitis & Urinary Tract Infections
Impetigo And Skin Infections
Warts and Verrucas
NHS Health Checks
Coughs and Flu-like Illnesses
Diarrhoea and Vomiting
Please note that all breast examinations must be performed by a doctor.
Most aspects of contraception are dealt with by the doctors and nurses at the practice, including barrier methods, pills, IUCD’s, termination counselling and sterilisation counselling. The practice is happy to supply emergency contraception.
With the exception of IUCDs (the coil) and Implanon (contraceptive implant), all contraception advice and service is provided by the Practice Nurse.
For those considering the coil (IUCD), or Implant, two short films are linked below which give you all the information you need about long-acting contraceptive methods.
After discussing your contraceptive options with the doctor or nurse It is important that you have read all the information and are suitable for the procedure on the day you come. You can also discuss other methods with us as well and ask any questions.
For coil fitting, please download and complete this form (DOCX, 18KB) and bring it with you when you attend the clinic.
Cervical Smear Tests
A letter will be sent to you inviting you to attend. The results will be sent to you via Primary Care Services at Anglia Support Partnership.
Routine vaccination for children is recommended at 2, 3 and 4 months and at 12/13 months and 4 years. Appointments will be sent out automatically by Child Health. If you do not receive an invite, please contact reception.
It is essential that your children are protected from infectious diseases as far as possible. You will normally receive an appointment when your child's injections are due. For the most comprehensive, up-to-date and accurate source of information on vaccines, disease and immunisation in the UK, please contact the Health Visitor at the Health Centre or visit the NHS Immunisation Information website.
Update July 2016: NHS England has now commissioned Cambridgeshire Community Services to deliver certain vaccines to Year 10 and 11 teenagers/school leavers. These will be administered in school and are therefore NOT available from the surgery to children in this age group. The vaccines concerned are:
- DTaP - diphtheria, tetanus & pertussis
- Td IPV - diphtheria, tetanus & polio
- Men ACWY - meningitis
Patients requiring travel vaccination advice are asked to contact Patient Services to arrange a travel consultation with the Practice Nurse at least eight weeks before the planned departure date. The first appointment will be a telephone consultation to determine your travel vaccination requirements, malaria prophylaxis, and any related health issues. Based on this discussion, the Practice Nurse will arrange an appropriate appointment for you to attend the Health Centre. Please be aware that some vaccination courses involve up to three injections and will require more than one visit to the Health Centre. Travel vaccinations are not available on the NHS and therefore charges apply to all patients, including those exempt from prescription charges, children and the elderly. Payment by cheque (with valid bankers card), cash or debit card is expected on the day of vaccination. Please ask at reception for details of current fees.
Most vaccines are held in stock so if you book an appointment you will normally receive the vaccinations on that day. For information on our travel vaccination charges and for more information on travel health please go to FitforTravel and FCO websites.
Anticoagulation and Near-Patient Testing
We offer regular testing for patients taking anticoagulation drugs and for whom the hospital has prescribed specialised drugs. You will be advised when you need to attend for a blood test.
We hold dedicated anticoagulation clinics each Monday afternoon from 2.30pm to 5.00pm. We also offer routine blood testing each morning from 8.00am to 11.30am and from 2.30pm to 4.00pm in the afternoon.
Other Services Available
Acknowledging that we are several miles away from an Accident & Emergency (A&E) Department we are able to treat some minor injuries here. However, those which are more severe or which need specialist hospital equipment (eg, x-ray) will be referred on to A&E, possibly after an initial assessment here to determine the severity/urgency of the injury.
Please ask for details from the Patient Services Team. These take time and are carried out by the doctors outside normal surgery hours. These medicals are not part of the National Health Service and a fee is usually charged based on nationally agreed rates. Download the current fees (DOCX, 22KB). A basic list is also displayed at the reception desk. The Patient Services Team will give you full details at the time of booking your appointment.
Child Health Surveillance
A regular clinic is held by the Health Visitor and the doctors who will routinely check the under-fives. Children must be weighed and measured by a Practice Nurse Assistant before making an appointment to see the Doctor.
Two parking spaces reserved for disabled patients are near the front entrance. The whole building is on the ground floor only. There are no steps into the building and all doors are wide enough for wheelchair access. Toilets equipped to help our disabled patients are available at the front of the building. If you require any extra assistance please make this known. Should you find it difficult to enter the building unaided please ring the bell for assistance.
If you are a non-English-speaking patient and do not have a relative or friend you can bring with you to interpret, please let our receptionists know and they will try their best to arrange an interpreter.
Young Person Clinic and Sexual Health Services
Unfortunately the funding has been stopped for the young person's clinic.
Anyone young or old can access help here now: www.icash.nhs.uk or 0300 300 3030
Free Condoms By Post call 01480 418 666 or email email@example.com
This is a pill which can be taken if you have had unprotected sex and do not want to get pregnant. It Is sometimes called the morning after pill and needs to be taken within 72 hours after you have had unprotected sex, but it works best if taken within 24 hours. You can access emergency contraception from your own doctor, or free from some pharmacies, including the Rainbow pharmacy and Lloyds, Great Whyte in Ramsey.
Don’t Take a Chance – Take a Test!
Chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted infection in this country and it affects both sexes. One in ten people under the age of 25 who have ever had sex have Chlamydia and don’t realise. This is because most people with Chlamydia don’t have any symptoms. Chlamydia is easily treated with antibiotics, but it can stop both men and women being able to have children in the future if it is not treated.
The National Chlamydia Screening Programme was started in Cambridgeshire in 2006. Anyone who thinks they may be at risk of having caught Chlamydia can come to the Young Person’s Clinic for a test. Men just have to do a urine sample in a bottle and women do a swab they take themselves, which is no more difficult than using a tampon. The test is also confidential. You choose how you want to get the result, most people choose to have it texted to their mobile. Anyone who has ever had sex without a condom – even once - may be at risk of having Chlamydia. If you are concerned come and speak to one of our nurses about having a test.