The partners are keen to involve patients in the development of services and care at Spring Hall Practice
We will be holding a meeting to discuss the proposed merger on Wednesday 24th July at 8 pm at Spring Hall Surgery
This will give all patients an opportunity to ask any questions you may have regarding the proposal.
Patients are seen by the midwife at Jubilee Centre clinic by appointment. They can also make an appointment to be seen by a GP during surgery hours.
Child Health Clinics
Childhood immunisations and first medicals can be carried out at this clinic by appointment only. There is an advice and weight clinic held by health visitors at the Jubilee Centre each Friday between 09:30 and 11:00 and at St John's Health Centre on a Tuesday from 13:00- 15:00.
This clinic is held by Dr Manyeula and is by appointment only.
Dr Nagpaul holds this clinic by appointment. Please ask a GP for referral.
This is a GP-led clinic held by appointment.
We hold the annual attendance diabetic clinics on Tuesday mornings. This is conducted by a GP and a nurse and is attended by the chiropody service. The regular diabetic clinics are also held on Tuesdays and are nurse-led.
We offer an extensive range of contraceptive services, including contraceptive pills, injections, intrauterine devices (coils) and patches. for contraceptive implants please contact CASH clinic at Broad Street Plaza (01422 261370). Contraceptive advice is provided by all the doctors during surgery hours and also by the nurses.
Well Person Clinics
We are keen to promote the health and wellbeing of our patients by offering regular health check-ups and advice on a variety of health matters.
These clinics are run at various times by the nursing staff, with easy access to the doctors, and include important checks for blood pressure and urine testing. Cervical smears, advice on breast self-examination and immunisations are also carried out in these clinics. We also offer lifestyle advice on weight control, diet, smoking, alcohol consumption and stress reduction.
All new patients are requested to attend a new patient health check (please bring a sample of urine) - this enables us to obtain details of your past medical problems and to provide better care. We also offer health checks for patients over 75 years of age.
Blood Pressure Tests
There is a machine in both Spring Hall Surgery and the Boots branch for routine blood pressures and also for when a GP has requested a re-check. These are very easy to use and reception staff can assist if necessary. All results will be passed to your GP.
Usually held on the afternoon of the first Tuesday of the month, for the treatment of minor skin complaints such as warts, verrucae and skin tags. Please make an appointment with the doctor first for assessment.
We perform other minor surgical procedures when appropriate. Please make an appointment with the doctor first for assessment.
If physiotherapy is necessary, the doctor will refer you.
Psychotherapy and Psychiatry Services
These services are available on site. Where necessary the doctor will refer you to the visiting cognitive behavioural psychotherapist or community psychiatric nurse.
Smokers who wish to stop can see the HCA for advice and help. Pharmacological help such as nicotine patches or tablets may be prescribed. Appointments can be made without seeing the doctor first.
Young Persons Clinic
This is aimed at persons under 25 years requiring advice on a number of issues, e.g. contraception and sexual health. The clinics are run by a female GP and are, as with all clinics, held in complete confidence.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to complete a form at reception or download the one below. This will be handed to the practice nurse to check your records to see which vaccines you require. 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 complete the form as early as possible as you will need to start the vaccinations at least 6 weeks prior to travel. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine.
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 and give it to reception when booking your appointment.
Patient Travel Assessment, Nov 2010.doc
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.
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