Flu vaccination - phone surgery to book your appointment.Telephone 01784 420133.
NHS Free Health Check Available
Book your free NHS health check if you are between the ages of 40 -74yrs old and have not had a check in the last 5 years. Telephone surgery to book your appointment and get your health MOT done. Please note these checks are not suitable for those patients that already have preexisting conditions like diabetes, COPD, heart disease, hypertension etc
We now have specially trained practice nurses who will look after you.
The specialist nurse can look after you for the conditions listed below; this then leaves the doctors with more time for the conditions the nurses cannot look after.
The nurse will make an appointment with the doctor for you when necessary. You can make an appointment with the nurse by phoning the surgery. Please tell the receptionist exactly what you need to see the nurse for when you phone - that way she can book the right sort of appointment for you.
Please contact the nurse at least 6 weeks before you intend to travel. A charge will be made for certain vaccinations which are not covered by the NHS. A list of these charges is held at the reception or can be discussed with our Practice Nurse at your appointment.
The surgery offers all ladies a cervical smear test every three years, or more often if indicated. This is a simple test which can detect early changes in the cervix (neck of the womb). It is important to have these tests done regularly.
All our doctors and the practice nurses offer full contraceptive advice to patients of the practice (including barrier methods, coil, diaphragms and contraceptive pills). The service is available every day during normal surgery hours. Emergency contraception is available from the surgery by prescription only or it may be purchased from your local pharmacy. The practice also fits coils I.U.C.Ds on a weekly basis after counselling by a GP or practice nurse.
A child immunisation clinic is held every Monday & Friday morning between 09:00 and 12:00. This is run by the practice nurse with a doctor in attendance.
• Click here for the immunisation schedule
Antenatal clinics are run by the community midwife every Tuesday between 13:00 and 15:00 at the surgery.
If you become pregnant, you will be given a 'booking appointment' at which the midwife will ask a few questions and carry out some general health checks. You will be seen regularly throughout your pregnancy either at the practice or at the local hospital or both.
These are done by the doctors 6 weeks after the birth of your baby.
These are held 10:00 – 12:00 noon at Spelthorne Clinic, Feltham Hill Road, Ashford, by health visitors' invitation.
This is run every Friday by appointment at Ashford Clinic, by health visitors.
Child 6-8 week development check, these are run by Dr Ashouri by appointment every Wednesday between 11:00 and 11:30.
Child development check 9 month review, by appointment at Ashford Clinic by health visitor.
Run by the health visitors every Tuesday afternoon between 13:00 pm and 15:00, at Ashford Clinic, Stanwell Road, Ashford or every Wednesday afternoon 13:30 and 15:30 Saxon Hall, Feltham Hill Road, Ashford. An appointment is not required
This is arranged by the doctors. Details will be provided when you are advised to book to for your minor operation with the doctor. Thursdays 12:00, Friday 12:00. Once a month we offer a liquid nitrogen service for wart treatment.
An influenza vaccination is recommended for patients with heart, lung, kidney disease, diabetes, and asthma, all patients over 65 years old and residence of nursing and residential homes. Please contact our receptionist at the end of September for details of our vaccination clinic dates and to make an appointment. If you are unable to attend the surgery through infirmity we can arrange a home visit.
By GP referral only, held on the first Tuesday of each month with a Consultant.
These are provided by district nurse through their own appointment system: 01784 250001 e.g. dressings following hospital admission.
For patients requiring blood tests (with a form) held on Thursday mornings.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
Test results are normally received from the laboratory by 13:00 and need to be checked by the doctor. Test results are given out between 14:30 and 16:00.
Results will not be given to a third party. This does not apply when the patient is a child or is physically unable to telephone.
An approximate time of how long the results take is:
All specimens requested by the doctor should be handed into Reception Monday to Friday before 11:00.
This is only available to patients who are incapacitated or who have a medical need for transport. We can only arrange transport for the first outpatient appointment, and then only if it is clinically necessary. Subsequent hospital transport must be arranged at the outpatient transport desk before you leave the hospital and cannot be arranged by the surgery. Should you fail to do this it is not the responsibility or authorisation of the Practice to arrange any further transport procedures.
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.
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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