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.
Online Services(click on the link below)
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
Better Health Clinics
The number of people with long-term health conditions (asthma, high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease etc.) has increased over recent years. Regular and individualised health care has been proven to improve the health of people living with long-term conditions. Many people have more than one condition and find they are invited to attend multiple clinic appointments through the year. To address this we have designed “Better Health Clinics” . These new clinics have three main aims:
- Provide regular supervision and treatment for your health conditions. -Ensure that the care provided is individualised to your needs. -Reduce duplication of tests and the need for multiple blood test appointments and reviews.
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 surgeryMonday 8.30-3pm & 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 SURGERYThis 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/
Health visitors are qualified nurses with a Public Health qualification who specialise in child and family health and wellbeing by delivering The Healthy Child Programme.
Health Visitors can be contacted by telephone during office hours on 01962 831088, and are available at Child Health Clinics.
More information about the Health Visitor service found on the website
and details about the child health clinics can be found on the link http://www.southernhealth.nhs.uk/services/childrens-services/health-visitors/child-health-clinics/
Health Visitors work in partnership with you in the community to promote healthy lifestyle choices and health and well-being to all children from late pregnancy until school entry.
Health visitors offer every family five key contacts to offer support with transition to parenthood and maternal mental health, breastfeeding, healthy eating, managing minor ailments, child development, and school readiness.
Further specific expert support and advice can also be offered with a range of subjects such as parenting, sleep, behaviour, healthy eating, toileting, introducing solid foods.
The first appointment with your Health visitor will be around your 28th week of pregnancy and then between 10 and 14 days after your baby is born. A plan for further support will be agreed at these visits in line with The Healthy Child Programme depending on you and your family’s needs.
Health Visitors work in partnership with Children’s Centres who offer activities and courses for the under 5s. Details can be found on their website https://www.actionforchildren.org.uk/in-your-area/search-results/
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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