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Updated information October 2017 - useful information for patients & how we use your information

FLU Vaccinations-

We are now taking bookings for Flu vaccinations please call for an appointment. If you are a carer you are eligible - please ask. Nasal flu will also be offered to eligible children.

NHS Online

This practice currently offers the facility for patients

  • To book, view, amend, cancel and print appointments online
  • To order online, view and print a list of their repeat prescription for drugs, medicines or appliances
  • To view online, export or print summary information from their record, relating to medications, allergies and adverse reactions

This is via TPP SystmOne using our website www.wellsidemedicalcentre.co.uk

If you do not already have a username and password for this system you will need to register by calling in to the practice in person with appropriate identification. Please enquire at reception beforehand as to the nature of identification that will be appropriate for this purpose.

 

We will seek necessary assurances from our clinical software providers to ensure that patients can request online access to their detailed coded records in a manner that is secure and safeguards the best interests of the patient.

We have been advised that this should be the case by 31 March 2016.

We will inform patients when appropriate arrangements are in place and we will publicise and promote our online services using the practice website and waiting room posters.

Thank you

PERTUSSIS IMMUNISATION CAMPAIGN FOR PREGNANT WOMEN

The Department of Health have recommended that pregnant women have the whooping cough vaccine from 28 weeks of pregnancy. Please contact the surgery to arrange an appointment with the Practice Nurse.

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening - 65+ Men

This year, men aged 65 will be sent an NHS screening invitation. Those aged over 66+ years can request a scan if they have not been screened before. For more information visit aaa.screening.nhs.uk or speak with your GP who will have a supply of the appropriate self referral form.

EARLY CLOSING OF THE SURGERY

Wednesday 31st of January 2018 the surgery will close at 1pm for staff training and will reopen at 8am on Thursday 1st February 2018.

 Practice Nurses

blood_pressure3The Practice Nurses can offer advice on a variety of issues including diet,exercise, smoking, alcohol consumption and cholesterol levels. They provide cervical smears, sexual health advice, childhood immunisations, holiday advice and vaccinations, as well as dressings and removal of sutures.

They hold regular clinics including Diabetes, Asthma, Coronary Heart Disease and Pulmonary Disease.  Please ring for an appointment.

Seasonal flu injections are available for over 65’s and vulnerable groups.Pneumovax is offered as a single vaccination to the elderly and susceptible groups to protect against a virulent form of pneumonia.

Contraception advice and options are available including coil checks. Patients should discuss their requirements with a doctor first. Well woman/man checks are available by appointment.

Health Visitors

The health visitor team monitor the growth and development of young children from 10 days to 5 years. They also provide advice and information promoting health and wellbeing particularly for this age group. Although no longer based at Wellside, our designated health visitors will contact new parents shortly after the delivery of their baby. 

Clinic Sessions and Specialist Services

home_visit1Anyone attending a clinic will first have been assessed by their GP and then referred to the specific clinic. The doctor will give you details of the clinic and ask you to arrange an appointment time. Unfortunately it isn’t possible for people to turn up at a clinic without prior appointment.

All clinics are by appointment only: please enquire at reception for times of appointments with:

  • Cryotherapy: as arranged by the doctor
  • Diabetes: as arranged by the practice nurse
  • Asthma: as arranged by the practice nurse

Adult Immunisation programme

Tetanus and polio immunisation is recommended. If you have never been immunised please contact the surgery to make an appointment to see the nurse. If you are travelling abroad please telephone the surgery and make an appointment with the nurse in order to work out a vaccination programme. This appointment should be made at least two months prior to travelling. Not all vaccinations are available at the surgery but the nurse will be happy to advise.

 pregnant10Antenatal Care

Appointments with the midwife are no longer available at either surgery as all antenatal care is now based at Beckett Children’s Centre, Stockbrook Street, Derby where care for all our patients is now provided. After a positive pregnancy test you will be advised how to contact the centre. 

Postnatal Care

Once the baby has been delivered the mother can expect post-natal care at home from the midwife. At a post-natal appointment when baby is 6 weeks old, the doctor and nurse will check that both mother and baby are doing well. At the same time the child’s immunisation programme will be established. Please remember, if you haven’t already, to bring baby’s registration forms and your red book.

Teenage Health

The practice offers teenagers confidential advice, given by GPs or practice nurses, on subjects including sexual health and contraception. Please make an appointment in the usual way

 

 
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