The Alresford SurgeryStation RoadAlresford, Hampshire, SO24 9JLTel: 01962 732345
Out of Hours Outside surgery hours urgent medical care is provided by Care UK. The service is available by telephoning 111.
All new patients are encouraged to have a health check within a few weeks of registering. If you are currently taking regular medications, including oral contraceptives, this health check should be conducted by a doctor, if not one of our Practice Nurses will be pleased to see you.
NHS HEALTH CHECK PROGRAMME
The NHS Health Check programme aims to help prevent heart disease, stroke, diabetes, kidney disease and certain types of dementia. Everyone between the ages of 40 and 74, who has not already been diagnosed with one of these conditions or have certain risk factors, will be invited (once every five years) to have a check to assess their risk of heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and diabetes and will be given support and advice to help them reduce or manage that risk.
Are you eligible for a fee nhs health check? Complete the questionnaire below to find out.
NHS Health Check Questionnaire
All our doctors offer family planning advice during normal surgeries. Like all our consultations this is fully confidential to women of all ages. Most methods of contraception are available including fitting of interuterine devices (coil) and implants. Emergency contraception is available.
Our Practice Nurses are available for consultation by appointment most mornings and afternoons. Among the services routinely provided in our Treatment Rooms are dressings, leg ulcer care, ear syringing, urine testing, removal of stitches, travel immunisations and general advice on health matters.
WELL WOMAN CLINIC
Sister Val Bond and Sister Carol Bowerman offer advice on all aspects of women’s health as well as carrying out cervical smears. Clinics are run every Monday, Wednesday and Friday but a separate appointment can be made if these times are not convenient.
Clinic times at this surgery Monday & Thursday 8.30-12.30
In addition, a limited number of appointments are offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays by our own Health Care Assistants.
For alternative venues and times visit; www.midhampshirehealthcare.co.uk
If you take Warfarin medication please remember to bring your Anticoagulant monitoring slip with you - (you should receive this in the post from the INR Clinic).
If you need any further information on why the test is necessary please enquire beforehand.
ANTENATAL CARE and MIDWIFERY
If you think you are pregnant please see your GP who will provide an information pack and refer you to the Community Midwife. The Community Midwife co-ordinates all antenatal care for the practice. She sees expectant mothers in her antenatal clinic at the surgery on Wednesday morning and also at home. She will arrange all necessary tests and hospital appointments. The doctors also like to keep in touch with their pregnant patients and will see them with the midwife. Antenatal classes are run jointly with the Health Visitors.
The Community Midwife will often care for her patients in labour but obviously cannot always be available. Home deliveries for women at low risk of complication are managed by the Midwife at her discretion. Once your baby is born the Midwife will visit you both at home.
Changes to national guidance mean that routine checks on older children are no longer carried out. If you have concerns about your child's health or development please consult your GP or Health Visitor.
A clinic for routine children's vaccination is held on Thursday mornings. You will be sent an appointment but if your child has missed a vaccination this can be done by arrangement.
MINOR SURGERY This may be performed under local anaesthetic at the surgery if your doctor thinks it appropriate.
Chiropody is available by referral from your doctor for certain foot conditions.
We also offer clinics for those with diabetes, asthma, vascular disease and other chronic conditions.
For more information http://www.novophysiotherapy.com/
The Health Visiting team work in partnership with families to support them in the care of their children.
Following birth you can expect advice and information on immunisations, feeding, weaning and healthy eating, child development through assessments and common childhood illnesses. Help can be provided for children in special circumstances and on parenting issues such as behaviour, discipline and sleep problems.
The team will help promote a safe and healthy environment for children by advising on preventing accidents, dealing with family pressures, stress management and smoking cessation.Information on post natal groups, parent and toddler groups, pre-schools and local activities for children as well as other support groups and networks.
Home visits will be arranged shortly after the birth of your baby. Baby clinics are run every Thursday morning from 10.30am - 12pm at Sunbeams Children's Centre, Sun Lane, Alresford (Sun Hill Junior School site). You can contact the Health Visitors by ’phoning 01962 831088.
DISTRICT NURSES (Patient Support Team)
The District Nursing Team deliver skilled nursing care at home to those who are unable to attend the surgery. This covers all aspects of care including:
Please use the following numbers to contact the District Nurses:
ARE YOU WORRIED ABOUT YOUR HEALTH AND NEED SOMEONE TO TALK TO?
ACNE TRAVEL ADVICE DEPRESSION SMOKING ALCOHOL
ANXIETY WEIGHT CONTRACEPTION
DRUGS PREGNANCY FEELING UNWELL STIs CHLAMYDIA
If you are aged 14 or over you can be seen by a Doctor or Practice Nurse in confidence.
We appreciate that Alresford is a small town and you may already know a number of our staff, whether they are doctors, nurses or receptionists. We would like to reassure you that all our staff are bound by strict rules of confidentiality.
These websites might be useful too:
www.getiton.nhs.uk Your guide to sexual health services in Hampshire
www.haveyougotit.nhs.uk Free chlamydia tests for under 25s
Immunisations and advice are available through our Travel Service. Please collect a form from reception, or follow the link below to complete the form online, and then make an appointment with one of our Practice Nurses. The form should be returned to the surgery prior to your appointment . At your appointment the nurse will discuss all your travel arrangements including which countries and areas within countries you are planning to visit and she will determine which vaccinations are required. You should allow 6 weeks to enable vaccination courses to be completed. There may be a charge for certain vaccines.
Please scroll down to the bottom of this page to view & complete the online Travel Health Questionnaire.
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 in some cases a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to complete a course of vaccinations. Some 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. Our charges are as follows:
Payment for the course of treatment is required before the first vaccination is given.
Hepatitis B (Engerex) £27.00 per dose
Hepatitis B – paediatric £25.00 per dose
Hepatitis A (Havrix) NHS payment £40 fee for non-NHS patient
Hepatitis A & B NHS payment £45 for non-NHS patient
Hepatitis A/typhoid NHS payment £45 for non-NHS patient
Rabies £50 per dose
Typhoid NHS patients free £40.00 for non NHS patient
Yellow Fever £53.00
Meningitis (ACWY Vax) £65.00
Japanese Encephalitis £50.00 each for 3 dose rapid course or £70.00 each for 2 dose Xiiaro vaccine
Tickborne Encephalitis £60.00 each
Cholera £40 (for both doses)
There is a £10 to write a private prescription when these are needed.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
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