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If you are taking medication for conditions such as:
then we will ask you to come in for regular reviews once or twice a year.
Please let the receptionists know if you are making an appointment for a review of your illness and it will be made with the appropriate nurse or doctor.
If blood tests are due then we will usually send a form for a blood test before your review and ask you to make an appointment with a doctor or nurse one week later. The aim is to manage your disease to prevent any long term damage.
It is not good enough to only come for your blood tests- you also need to be reviewed by a doctor or one of our nurses to discuss the results of the blood tests.
If you do not attend for reviews then we may reduce your quantity of medication until we see you.
Please make an appointment to see the practice nurse for all vaccinations.
Please look under travel Information to find out what you might need depending where you are going. Travel vaccinations should be done at least 2 weeks before you leave so please do not leave it to the last minute.
If you have any questions please leave a message for one of our nurses to call you back.
Blood tests are done at the surgery. Please ask reception for an appointment with any of our nurses. All blood tests have to be done before 1.30pm.
Following any test it is your responsibility to call us for the results. Please call 3 days after a urine test, 1 week after a blood test, and 1 week after any swab, for the results.
Xrays and scans can take 2 weeks to be reported.
Please allow up to 4 weeks for results of smear tests.
The receptionists are allowed to give results over the phone unless a doctor has asked to speak to you or wants to see you.
If you have heart disease, high blood pressure or diabetes then it is very important you are reviewed twice a year by a nurse or doctor, even if you are told your results are normal.
If you have recently found out you are pregnant then please make an appointment then please make an appointment with one of the doctors.
In the meantime, if you are not already doing so, please start taking Folic Acid 400mcg which can be bought from any pharmacy, to help your baby's spine development.
You will then be referred to our midwife Nicki, or one of her colleagues, who will organise your care during your pregnancy, including scans and blood tests.
Nicki is in the surgery on a Tuesday morning and appointments can be made for your routine check-ups at reception. For your initial appointment Nicki may arrange to visit you in your own home.
If you have any problems during your pregnancy then the doctors are also happy to see you and advise.
Once you reach your 25th birthday you will start to receive letters to have a cervical smear. These are extremely important so that we can pick up any cell changes before they become cancerous.
How often do I need a smear?
So long as previous smears have been normal:
aged 25-49 years every 3 years
aged 50-64 years every 5 years
over 65 not needed unless you have had previously abnormal smears or it has been a long time since your last smear.
Please make an appointment with any of our nurses, but please let Reception know why you are coming.
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