The practice offers the following services to its patients:
|• Cervical Screening
||• Child Health Surveillance
|• Chronic Disease Management
||• Contraceptive Advice
|• IUCD Fitting
||• Maternity Services
|• Minor Injury Treatment
||• Minor Surgery
|• Vaccination and Immunisation
||• Pre-conceptual Advice
| • Weight Loss Help and Support
These services are available at specific times. Please ask the receptionist for more information.
Three-year reviews for those who attend very infrequently, and annual reviews for those over 75 years are also available on request.
We encourage all our patients to share the responsibility for their health, both in preventing disease and in treating existing diseases. Here are some of the ways in which we can help:
A healthy diet not only helps control weight but also reduces cholesterol and helps prevent heart attacks. Ask the nurse for advice.
Regular exercise helps prevent heart disease as well as reducing weight and making you feel better. If you are overweight or out of shape, please ask our Practice Nurse before starting vigorous exercise, or ask the practice nurse for advice.
High blood pressure can in the long term increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes. Reducing blood pressure can in turn reduce these risks. Treatment does not always require tablets. All adults are advised to have their blood pressure checked at least every five years. If you have not had yours checked recently, please ask the nurse or doctor.
The doctors recommend that all women between the ages of 25 and 50 have a cervical smear every three years, and women over 50 every five years in order to detect unhealthy changes in the neck of the womb. A routine letter explaining the options will be sent to you when you are due for a smear.
Patients who are considering pregnancy may consult the practice nurse for pre-conceptual advice. This consists of a review of lifestyle, assessment of any genetically inherited conditions, rubella status, and cervical smear.
We recommend that anyone with heart or chest trouble, or diabetes, or who is pregnant and everyone over the age of 65, especially those living alone, should have a vaccination to help prevent influenza every autumn. Watch for our posters in the surgery waiting rooms.
It is recommended that, in a lifetime, everyone should have received a primary course of three injections against tetanus, followed up by two boosters at 10-yearly intervals. Adults up to the age of about 30-35 years will probably have received their five doses through routine childhood immunisation, but please ask the nurse or receptionist to check your records to make sure.
Our practice nurses are available to offer medical advice regarding travel and vaccinations where appropriate, only at our Niton Surgery. Do plan ahead - don't leave your vaccinations until the last minute. Give details of your proposed journeys using our Travel Assessment Form to a receptionist twelve weeks before you travel and the nurses will produce a personalised vaccination schedule for you. Please note: Yellow Fever immunisation has to be done at a designated centre.
PLEASE ALLOW 12 WEEKS PRIOR TO TRAVEL.
Travel Assessment Form
Rabies vaccination when required can be administered by the practice nurse at a cost of £70 per dose. Please complete the Travel Assessment Form so that the practice nurse can advise you of any vaccinations required for your travel.
Learning Disability Reviews
Who will get an Annual Health Check?
People aged 14 and over who have been assessed as having moderate, severe or profound learning disabilities, or people with a mild learning disability who have other complex health needs, are entitled to a free annual health check.
How do you get an Annual Health Check?
Adults and young people aged 14 or above with learning disabilities who are known to their local authority social services, and who are registered with a GP who knows their medical history, should be invited by their GP practice to come for an Annual Health Check.
To find out more please contact the Practice or click the link.