Clinics & Services
Blood Pressure Checks
These can now be done by patients themselves on our self-check BP monitor located in the reception area. The instructions are quite clear but our receptionists are pleased to help if necessary.
We advise all women aged 25 to 64 years to have regular smears. Invitations are sent routinely at three yearly intervals for ages 25-49 and five yearly intervals for ages 50-64. You will receive a letter to advise when to make an appointment.
Family Planning and Sexual Health
Pill checks can be booked with your doctor or nurse during normal surgery hours. Coil fittings can be arranged at a local Family Planning Clinic. These clinic times can be found on the website www.sexualhealthbucks.nhs.uk
Screening Services available on the NHS
Mammograms are offered to all women aged between 50 and 70. Appointments are sent out from the Breast Screening Unit at Wycombe Hospital.
The NHS Bowel Screening Programme offers screening every two years to all men and women aged 60-69. People over 70 can request a screening kit by calling the freephone helpline 0800 707 6060.
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening is being introduced to men in their 65th year. You will be contacted by the service when you are eligible for screening
We are not registered as a minor injuries service. If you do sustain an injury, burn etc. please attend either Slough Walk-in Centre, Upton Hospital, Slough (01753 635 505) or Wycombe Hospital Minor Injuries and Illnesses Unit (01494 526 161). If you are unsure whether to attend A&E, Minor Injuries and Illnesses or your GP please call 111 for advice.
Antenatal care is shared with the community midwife. The midwife carries out home bookings. Appointments can be booked via your doctor's secretary.
Asthma & Chronic Obstructive Airways Disease (COPD)
Our asthma and COPD clinics are run by our trained nurses. We strongly recommend all patients with asthma and COPD should attend at least annually.
We encourage all our diabetic patients to arrange regular reviews of their condition. Clinics are run jointly with our Practice Nurse and GPs.
Child Health and Immunisation
All new babies are invited for a check-up at six weeks with their doctor. Childhood immunisation clinics are on Monday afternoons 3.30pm-5.20pm, run by Lucy Cooper. Appointments are arranged via the doctor’s secretary. If you need to cancel an appointment, please contact your doctor’s secretary.
Our practice nurses offer foreign travel advice and immunisations. Please contact your doctor's secretary to make an appointment with the nurse approximately eight to ten week before departure. It is essential you collect and fully read the Travel Information Leaflet prior to your appointment. Payment will be required for some travel vaccinations. Please ensure you bring a history of past immunisations, your cheque book or cash when you attend your appointment.
Anyone who suffers from chronic heart, lung, kidney, liver problems, diabetes, has had their spleen removed or is over 65 years of age should be vaccinated. This is a single vaccination against one form of pneumonia and lasts for at least 10 years.
These are every October/November. Please see posters, information sheets and website for details. We recommend flu vaccination for all registered patients aged over 65 years and those who have a chronic condition such as asthma, heart disease or diabetes.
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