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Clinics & Services

If you would like a chaperone during your consultation, please inform one of the receptionists when booking an appointment so we can make arrangements for you. Please read our Chaperone Policy for more information.

Minor Illness Clinic's

Minor Illness Clinics are held Monday to Friday. Nurse Alona and Nurse Melanie are trained to run this very successful service. Appointments can usually be made on the same day or up to five days ahead.

The receptionists are trained to help patients decide if a minor illness nurse can help them. Please help them to help you by giving them as much information as possible when you are asking for an appointment. Everything is treated with complete confidentiality.

Prescriptions are available from the nurse run minor illness sessions.

Conditions the Nurse can treat in this clinic are:

  • Upper Respiratory Conditions - coughs/colds/flu, sore throat, sinusitis, earache, hayfever
  • Musculoskeletal Conditions - minor injuries, back/neck pain, sprains
  • Women’s Health - thrush, vaginal discharge, emergency Contraception - and follow up for oral contraception
  • Urological Conditions -  cystitis and urine infection
  • Dermatological Conditions – eczema, skin rash, sunburn, insect bites and stings
  • Gastrointestinal Conditions - diarrhoea/vomiting,  constipation, haemorrhoids, thread worms

Nurse Melanie can see children ages between 0 and 19 years of age. She is also a independent prescribing nurse so she can prescribe medications if she feels it is required. Melanie has extensive experience with paediatric care.

Please note: We have been advised by the Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (BCCG) that certain medications should no longer be prescribed to patient's as they can be purchased over the counter at a pharmacy. If the nurse/GP advises a medication that can be purchased over the counter, you will be asked to buy this medication rather than receive a prescription.

There are some urgent conditions which are excluded from the Minor Illness Clinic as they will require a doctors opinion:

  • Severe chest pain or severe difficulty breathing
  • Convulsions
  • Coughing / vomiting blood
  • Sudden loss of sight
  • Bleeding profusely from any orifice
  • Patients requiring Sick notes

Nursing Services 

We provide clinics's for the following long term conditions:

Asthma 

Blood Pressure 

COPD

Diabetes 

Heart Disease

The nursing team also deal with:

Health Checks 

Smear Tests 

Dressings 

Ear Syringing 

Removal of stitches

Contraceptive Services 

Our healthcare assistants provide the following services:

Daily phlebotomy clinic 

ECG

Stop Smoking

New Patient Screenings 

Baby 6 week checks 

Weight Management 

NHS Health Checks 

As part of the campaign to reduce heart disease, we are offering health checks and advice on how to reduce cardiovascular risk. 
Alcohol screening 
 
Excessive alcohol intake causes significant health problems and results in large numbers of admissions to hospital for complications. Newly registered patients are asked to complete a short questionnaire on alcohol and its effects. This is scored and advice is given to those at risk of health problems related to alcohol. 

Learning Disability Annual Reviews 

People with learning disabilities are known to be at higher risk for health problems . This group is also known to be less likely to seek health advice. Our health checks provide opportunity to review the health of patients with learning disabilities, their medications and discuss issues that they may feel too embarrassed to ask about (such as contraception). 

Family Planning 

All doctors are qualified to provide a full range of contraceptive advice. Our nurses can also carry out follow up pill checks.
Coil and Implant fitting requires an initial appointment for discussion with Dr Shah, Dr Thit or Dr Singh. You will then need to arrange another appointment with Dr Shah, Dr Singh or Dr Thit & a healthcare assistant for the fitting. There are set clinics for these services.
Please ask reception for more information. 

Immunisations 

Patients are invited to bring their babies and young children to the surgery for their vaccinations and immunisations. Please make an appointment with a Practice Nurse. If you are newly registered here, please drop in a copy of your baby's vaccination history so we can update your records and ensure you are called in for boosters at the right time. 
 
All adults should be immunised against tetanus every 10 years and for some occupations it is recommended to have protection against other diseases. 

Maternity Care

The midwife attends surgery on a Thursday for antenatal clinics, 09:00am and 16:00pm. Our named midwife is Emma Bolton.

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