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AsthmaContraceptionCOPD CareCoronary Heart DiseaseCryotherapyDiabetesEar SyringingEpilepsy CareFees - Non NHS WorkFLU VaccinationsHigh Blood PressureJoint InjectionsMental HealthNHS Health ChecksPhlebotomyQRisk2 - CVDSmear TestsStroke (CVA) CareTravel Health AdviceWarfarin Monitoring (INRWeight ManagementWound Care - Dressings




Services for registered patients only

Epilepsy Care

Epilepsy i twice as common in children as adults. Epilepsy affects 1.5 million people in the UK. It can be controlled with medication.
If you are taking medication for Epilepsy, it is important to have this reviewed annually. Our team of Doctors will help you with advice and support.
If you require an Epilepsey Review, please contact Reception and make a non-urgent routine appointment with one of the Doctors.

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Topical issues & self help
  • How to help yourself

    Self-care - With a well stock medicine cabinet and some first aid supplies you can tackle many of the common winter illnesses such as coughs and colds or minor cuts and bruises yourself.

     

    Pharmacies - Your local pharmacist can offer you free, qualified health advice at any time, and no appointment is necessary. From coughs and colds to aches and pains and other minor ailments they can give you expert help and answer questions about prescribed and over the counter medicines.


    GP surgery - Your GP surgery can offer you advice on long term illnesses that have flared up, old injuries or joint pains that have worsened, minor medical complaints such as skin conditions, and general feelings of unwellness that are worrying you and could need further investigation. They can also help you with emotional problems like depression.

     

    Out-of-hours GP service - If you require a GP outside of normal opening hours, please contact the GP out-of-hours service on 111. The service is available Mondays to Fridays between 6.30pm and 8am, and 24 hours a day on weekends and bank holidays.

    The service can be contacted using the new 111 number. Please note that this service is only for patients whose condition cannot safely wait until the next working day on which the Practice is open and who need advice or treatment from a doctor or nurse.

    Internet advice - Can help to signpost you to local services appropriate to you.

    Try http://www.nhs.uk/

     

  • Out of hours service

    For urgent appointments outside our normal surgery hours, please call the Out Of Hours service on: 111 NHS Direct - free expert health information 24 hours a day - 0845 4647 or www.nhsdirect.co.uk

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  • Flu Jabs 2018

    We currently do not have any Flu Jabs available for those patients aged over 65. The current guidance from NHSE is to see if a community Pharmacy has any available.

    We DO still have stocks of Jabs available for the UNDER 65s. Please contact our Reception team to book an appointment.


Monday
Extended Hours- Open 7.10amuntil 6.30pm

Tuesday
Extended Hours- Open 7.10am until 6.30pm

Wednesday
Open 8.00amuntil 6.30pm

Thursday
Open 8.00amuntil 6.30pm

Friday
Open 8.00amuntil 6.30pm
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Opening Hours


Monday
Extended Hours- Open 7.10amuntil 6.30pm

Tuesday
Extended Hours- Open 7.10am until 6.30pm

Wednesday
Open 8.00amuntil 6.30pm

Thursday
Open 8.00amuntil 6.30pm

Friday
Open 8.00amuntil 6.30pm



Services for registered patients only

Asthma Care

At least 1 in 11 children and 1 in 12 adults have Asthma. The UK has the higest prevalence rates of asthma symptoms in children worldwide. Every 17 minutes a child is admitted to hospital because of their asthma. On average 3 people per day or 1 person every 7 hours dies from asthma.
Asthma requires treatment, usually in the form of inhaled medication. In order for us to check the severity of your Asthma, and the effectiveness of your treatment, it is important to attend the Practice at least once a year.
Our Practice Nurses will help provide help and support and monitor your asthma.
Please make an appointment with the Practice Nurses and ensure that you bring along all your Asthma treatment to your appointment.

Contraception

We offer a comprehensive range of family planning/Contraception services. We can advise on all types of contraception. The Practice offers insertion and removal of the Contraceptive Implants (Nexplanon) and all types of IUCSs (Coils)at the Practice premises.
Dr Ammar Kavati leads on this service.
The Practice gives advice on the emergency contraception and endeavours to ensure that all requests are handled in a timely and efficient manner.


Diabetes Care

It is estimated that there are 1.4 million people in the UK today with Diabetes Mellitus and probably just as many who have Diabetes without knowing it.
Diane Sinclair is our lead Practice Nurse for Diabetic Care and she will help you monitor and manage your Diabetes.

Cryotherapy

This is used to treat a variety of skin lesions (warts, keratosis etc). The treatment invloves freezing your skin with liquid nitrogen to a temperature well below zero.
Many lesions that are suitable fro cryotherapy will only need one treatment, but some, especially watrs, may require several.

Smear Tests

We recommend all women up until the age of 50 have a smear test every 3 years. After the age of 50 up until 64 years old, it is advised to have a smear test every 5 years.
Smear tests are carried out by one of our Practice Nurses.

Coronary Heart Disease (CHD)

Coronary Heart Dusease (CHD) is the most common cause of death (and premature) death in the UK.
1 in 5 men and 1 in 7 women die from CHD.
Those people who have suffered a heart attack (MI), or have had angina are encouraged to attend the surgery at least once a year. This check up aims to monitor your cholesterol, blood pressure and review any other risk factors.

Hypertension

In the UK, there are about 16 million people with Hypertension.
High Blood Pressure can increase the risk of Heart problems, Kidney Disease and Strokes.We advise that you attend the Practice every 6 months to have your blood pressure checked and relevant blood tests taken. This service is carried out by our Health Care Assistants.

Travel Health Advice and Injections

Regardless of where you travel it is important that you have a safe and healthy trip.
We offer a comprehensive travel risk assessment here at the surgery. To enable us to do this you will need to fill in a risk assessment travel questionnaire, which you can collect from reception or download from this website.
We will then contact you to make an appointment. It is important to allow plenty of time for any vaccinations as for some countries you may need several vaccinations over several months.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

An estimated 3 million people are affected by COPD in the UK.
It is estimated that 2 million people have COPD which remains undiagnosed. It is a lung disease which obstructs the airflow in the lungs. Most patients are not diagnosed until they are in their fifties. The disease is progressive and is the result of chronic inflamation, which is usually the result of tobacco smoke.
The effective management of COPD includes assessment and monitoring of the disease and its progression and prevention of infection.
The Service is led by Diane Sinclair, one of our Practice Nurses, who arranges to call you in yearly for an appointment to ensure that you take part in a comprehensive assessment of lung function (Spirometry) is performed.
Please ensure that you bring all of your medicines/treatment releated to your COPD with you to the appointment.

Epilepsy Care

Epilepsy i twice as common in children as adults. Epilepsy affects 1.5 million people in the UK. It can be controlled with medication.
If you are taking medication for Epilepsy, it is important to have this reviewed annually. Our team of Doctors will help you with advice and support.
If you require an Epilepsey Review, please contact Reception and make a non-urgent routine appointment with one of the Doctors.

Stroke (CVA) Care

A Stroke often strikes suddenly and unexpectedly and can damage mind and body. A Stroke is a "brain attack", it happens when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off and brain cells are damaged or die.
It is estimated that 150,000 people have a stroke in the UK each year. At least 450,000 people are severely disabled as a result of a Stroke in England. About a third ofpeople who have a Stroke make a significant recovery within a month.

It is important that if you have suffereda Stroke that you are monitored regularly - at least every 6 months to enable us to monitor and review any risk factors, such as high blood prssure,, smoking status, high cholesterol etc. High Blood pressure can increase the risk of stroke. People with high blood pressure may not have any symptoms, so it is importnant to check your blood pressure regularly.

Joint Injections

Steroid joint injections are given to help reduce pain and swelling and to help you move the joint more easily. Many people have steroid injections into their shoulders, knees, elbows or hands, or joints that are affected by arthritis. Small amounts of steroids can also be injected into body tissue to treat conditions such as tennis elbow and carpal tunnel syndrome.
Your pain relief can last anything from one week to two months or longer, depending on the type of steroid you have injected. However, the injections shouldn&
39;t be repeated more than three times a year for each joint.
Joint injections are currently offered by Dr Ammar Kavati and Dr Morsy.


Warfarin Monitoring (INR)


Wound Care - Dressings

If you have an acute or chronic woud or burn, these can be assessed and treated by the nurse. We also Doppler assessment and compression care. Measurement for compression stockings should be completed every 6 months by the nurse.
If you have had an operation and require a wound check, dressing change and/or suture removal please make an appointment as soon as possible with on of our Nurses.

Weight Management

Our Practice Nurses are not Registered Dieticians, but thet are trained to manage and offer advice relating to a variety of conditions and diseases such as Diabetes. We are part of the Lincolnshire Phoenix Weight Management Service.
Being overweight or obese can have a significant impact on a person's health and wellbeing. The weight management service is an initiative to help people manage their weight through lifestyle changes such as healthy eating and regular physical activity.
We provide help and support to people classified as obese and overweight in order to lose or manage their weight, promoting the health benefits that healthy eating and regular physical activity can bring.
Our Nurses have been trained to be able to deliver evidence-based weight management intervention to obeses patients. Weight management involves helping a person understand about the foods they eat in order to make healthy choices, It is not about following a prescribed diet or crash dieting.
The importance of regular physical activity is also crucial to losing and maintaining weight. By helping people set targets towards eating healthy foods, modifying portion size and being physically active, weight loss can be succesful.
The nurse will provide encouragement and support during regular onr-to-one appointments.

Mental Health

Many people with mental health problems never see a psychiatrist. The GP may prescribe anti-depressants or refer them to a counsellor. However, you may have problems that are more serious, or too complicated to be helped in this way.
You may be referred to a mental health team. If you are over the age of 60, you may be seen by a team which specialises in the mental health problems of later life.
Our Doctors will encourage you to attend at least annually to review your condition. Please contact our Reception team to arrange a non-urgent routine appointment with one of our team of GP's.

NHS Health Checks

Everyone is at risk of developing heart disease, storke, type 2 diabetes and kidney disease.
The good news is that these conditions can often be prevented - even if you have a history of them in your family.
We offer a NHS Health Check, free of charge, to any patient over the age of 40 and under the age of 74, to assess your risk of developing heart disease, type 2 diabetes, kidney disease and stroke.
The check takes 15-20 minutes. You will be asked some simple questions about your family history, any medications you are currently taking, have you height, weight and blood pressure recorded.
We'll do a blood test to check your cholesterol level.
Not everyone is suitable for a NHS Health Check, especially if you are already being treated for something like Hypertension, so please check with Reception prior to booking an appointment.

Phlebotomy (blood taking)

We provide a daily blood taking service. Many blood tests require the sample to be taken in the morning. There are times in which the blood test is suitable to be taken in the afternoon. Our clinics start from 8.10am until 5.30pm.
When you attend the phlebotomy clinic your blood sample will be taken by one of our four Health Care Assistants, who are all trained phlebotomists. A phlebotomist is someone who is specifically trained to take blood samples from patients.

Ear Syringing

In the majority of cases ear wax comes out on its own, without the need to have it removed. However, if the ear is totally blocked it may need to be removed by irrigation.
It is important that the wax is soft to enable easy removal. Therefore you are likely to be requested to use ear drops for at least 5 days prior to removal being attempted.
You can make an appointment for an ear syringe with one of our Practice Nurses.

FLU Vaccination - Who should have it and why

Flu is a highly infectious disease with symptoms that come on very quickly. Colds are much less serious and usually start gradually with a stuffy or runny nose and a sore throat. A bad bout of flu can be much worse than a heavy cold.


The most common symptoms of flu are fever, chills, headache, aches and pains in the joints and muscles and extreme tiredness. In most cases, the symptoms are quite mild, but in others, they can be very serious.


Healthy indiviuals usually recover within 2 to 7 days, but for some the disease can lead to hospitalisation, permanent disability or even death.


Flu is caused by viruses not bacteria - ANTIBIOTICS will not treat it.


You can prevent the spread of the Virus by covering your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze and you can wash your hands frequently or hand gels to reduce the risk of picking up the virus.


You are at increased risk from the effects of flu if you are: - Pregnant or have a heart problem, breathing difficulties, kidney disease, lowered immunity due to steriods or cancer treatment, liver disease, had a stroke or tansient ischaemic attack (TIA), diabetes, neurological condition (multiple sclerosis or cerebral plasy) or a problem with your spleen.


You should have a flu vaccine if you are affected by any of the above or aged over 65, live in a residential or nursing home, are the main carer for an older or disabled person, a household contact of an immunocompromised person or pregnant. (All pregnant women should have the flu vaccine to protect themselves and their babies).


CHILDREN - This year 2-4 year olds are being offerred the vaccine. For most children, flu vaccination is given as a nasal spray up each nostril.


The nasal vaccine contains viruses that have been weakended to prevent them from causing flu but still allow your child to build up immunity so that when your child comes into contact wtih the seasonal flu virus they are very unlikely to get ill.


Some common side effects are headache, a ruuny or blocked nose, general tiredness and some loss of appetite. The vaccine is absorbed quickly so there is no need to worry it has not worked even if your child sneezes immediatley after having the spray.


Your GP Practice will contact you about the vaccination. You can talk to one of our clinical team if you have any questions.


Cardiovascular disease - CVD

QRISK2 is a well established Cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk score, in use since 2009, which is designed to identify people at high risk of developing CVD who need to be assessed in more detail to help reduce their risk of developing CVD.


Cardiovascular disease is a term used by doctors to refer to a collection of diseases such as, Stroke, Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA), Myocardial Infarction or Heart Attacks and Angina.


The QRisk2 score estimates a persons risk of developing CVD over the next 10 years. You can use the QRISK2 web calculator at the Qrisk2 2015 website to estimate your risk.


If your QRISK2 is more than 20% you should speak to your doctor.


You can help reduce your risk by stopping smoking, taking regular exercies, if you are overweight- lose weight, and by having a healthy well balanced diet.


Your doctor might advise you to take medication to lower your blood pressure or lower your cholesterol levels.


Private Fees - e.g. Medicals

The Practice provides a number of services that are not a part of our General Medical Servicescontract e.g. HGV Medicals, Holiday Cancellation, Council Forms etc.

For details of our private fees click here


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Opening Hours


Monday
Extended Hours- Open 7.10amuntil 6.30pm

Tuesday
Extended Hours- Open 7.10am until 6.30pm

Wednesday
Open 8.00amuntil 6.30pm

Thursday
Open 8.00amuntil 6.30pm

Friday
Open 8.00amuntil 6.30pm


Asthma Care

At least 1 in 11 children and 1 in 12 adults have Asthma. The UK has the higest prevalence rates of asthma symptoms in children worldwide. Every 17 minutes a child is admitted to hospital because of their asthma. On average 3 people per day or 1 person every 7 hours dies from asthma.
Asthma requires treatment, usually in the form of inhaled medication. In order for us to check the severity of your Asthma, and the effectiveness of your treatment, it is important to attend the Practice at least once a year.
Our Practice Nurses will help provide help and support and monitor your asthma.
Please make an appointment with the Practice Nurses and ensure that you bring along all your Asthma treatment to your appointment.

Contraception

We offer a comprehensive range of family planning/Contraception services. We can advise on all types of contraception. The Practice offers insertion and removal of the Contraceptive Implants (Nexplanon) and all types of IUCSs (Coils)at the Practice premises.
Dr Ammar Kavati leads on this service.
The Practice gives advice on the emergency contraception and endeavours to ensure that all requests are handled in a timely and efficient manner.


Diabetes Care

It is estimated that there are 1.4 million people in the UK today with Diabetes Mellitus and probably just as many who have Diabetes without knowing it.
Diane Sinclair is our lead Practice Nurse for Diabetic Care and she will help you monitor and manage your Diabetes.

Cryotherapy

This is used to treat a variety of skin lesions (warts, keratosis etc). The treatment invloves freezing your skin with liquid nitrogen to a temperature well below zero.
Many lesions that are suitable fro cryotherapy will only need one treatment, but some, especially watrs, may require several.

Smear Tests

We recommend all women up until the age of 50 have a smear test every 3 years. After the age of 50 up until 64 years old, it is advised to have a smear test every 5 years.
Smear tests are carried out by one of our Practice Nurses.

Coronary Heart Disease (CHD)

Coronary Heart Dusease (CHD) is the most common cause of death (and premature) death in the UK.
1 in 5 men and 1 in 7 women die from CHD.
Those people who have suffered a heart attack (MI), or have had angina are encouraged to attend the surgery at least once a year. This check up aims to monitor your cholesterol, blood pressure and review any other risk factors.

Hypertension

In the UK, there are about 16 million people with Hypertension.
High Blood Pressure can increase the risk of Heart problems, Kidney Disease and Strokes.We advise that you attend the Practice every 6 months to have your blood pressure checked and relevant blood tests taken. This service is carried out by our Health Care Assistants.

Travel Health Advice and Injections

Regardless of where you travel it is important that you have a safe and healthy trip.
We offer a comprehensive travel risk assessment here at the surgery. To enable us to do this you will need to fill in a risk assessment travel questionnaire, which you can collect from reception or download from this website.
We will then contact you to make an appointment. It is important to allow plenty of time for any vaccinations as for some countries you may need several vaccinations over several months.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

An estimated 3 million people are affected by COPD in the UK.
It is estimated that 2 million people have COPD which remains undiagnosed. It is a lung disease which obstructs the airflow in the lungs. Most patients are not diagnosed until they are in their fifties. The disease is progressive and is the result of chronic inflamation, which is usually the result of tobacco smoke.
The effective management of COPD includes assessment and monitoring of the disease and its progression and prevention of infection.
The Service is led by Diane Sinclair, one of our Practice Nurses, who arranges to call you in yearly for an appointment to ensure that you take part in a comprehensive assessment of lung function (Spirometry) is performed.
Please ensure that you bring all of your medicines/treatment releated to your COPD with you to the appointment.

Epilepsy Care

Epilepsy i twice as common in children as adults. Epilepsy affects 1.5 million people in the UK. It can be controlled with medication.
If you are taking medication for Epilepsy, it is important to have this reviewed annually. Our team of Doctors will help you with advice and support.
If you require an Epilepsey Review, please contact Reception and make a non-urgent routine appointment with one of the Doctors.

Stroke (CVA) Care

A Stroke often strikes suddenly and unexpectedly and can damage mind and body. A Stroke is a "brain attack", it happens when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off and brain cells are damaged or die.
It is estimated that 150,000 people have a stroke in the UK each year. At least 450,000 people are severely disabled as a result of a Stroke in England. About a third ofpeople who have a Stroke make a significant recovery within a month.

It is important that if you have suffereda Stroke that you are monitored regularly - at least every 6 months to enable us to monitor and review any risk factors, such as high blood prssure,, smoking status, high cholesterol etc. High Blood pressure can increase the risk of stroke. People with high blood pressure may not have any symptoms, so it is importnant to check your blood pressure regularly.

Joint Injections

Steroid joint injections are given to help reduce pain and swelling and to help you move the joint more easily. Many people have steroid injections into their shoulders, knees, elbows or hands, or joints that are affected by arthritis. Small amounts of steroids can also be injected into body tissue to treat conditions such as tennis elbow and carpal tunnel syndrome.
Your pain relief can last anything from one week to two months or longer, depending on the type of steroid you have injected. However, the injections shouldn&
39;t be repeated more than three times a year for each joint.
Joint injections are currently offered by Dr Ammar Kavati and Dr Morsy.


Warfarin Monitoring (INR)


Wound Care - Dressings

If you have an acute or chronic woud or burn, these can be assessed and treated by the nurse. We also Doppler assessment and compression care. Measurement for compression stockings should be completed every 6 months by the nurse.
If you have had an operation and require a wound check, dressing change and/or suture removal please make an appointment as soon as possible with on of our Nurses.

Weight Management

Our Practice Nurses are not Registered Dieticians, but thet are trained to manage and offer advice relating to a variety of conditions and diseases such as Diabetes. We are part of the Lincolnshire Phoenix Weight Management Service.
Being overweight or obese can have a significant impact on a person's health and wellbeing. The weight management service is an initiative to help people manage their weight through lifestyle changes such as healthy eating and regular physical activity.
We provide help and support to people classified as obese and overweight in order to lose or manage their weight, promoting the health benefits that healthy eating and regular physical activity can bring.
Our Nurses have been trained to be able to deliver evidence-based weight management intervention to obeses patients. Weight management involves helping a person understand about the foods they eat in order to make healthy choices, It is not about following a prescribed diet or crash dieting.
The importance of regular physical activity is also crucial to losing and maintaining weight. By helping people set targets towards eating healthy foods, modifying portion size and being physically active, weight loss can be succesful.
The nurse will provide encouragement and support during regular onr-to-one appointments.

Mental Health

Many people with mental health problems never see a psychiatrist. The GP may prescribe anti-depressants or refer them to a counsellor. However, you may have problems that are more serious, or too complicated to be helped in this way.
You may be referred to a mental health team. If you are over the age of 60, you may be seen by a team which specialises in the mental health problems of later life.
Our Doctors will encourage you to attend at least annually to review your condition. Please contact our Reception team to arrange a non-urgent routine appointment with one of our team of GP's.

NHS Health Checks

Everyone is at risk of developing heart disease, storke, type 2 diabetes and kidney disease.
The good news is that these conditions can often be prevented - even if you have a history of them in your family.
We offer a NHS Health Check, free of charge, to any patient over the age of 40 and under the age of 74, to assess your risk of developing heart disease, type 2 diabetes, kidney disease and stroke.
The check takes 15-20 minutes. You will be asked some simple questions about your family history, any medications you are currently taking, have you height, weight and blood pressure recorded.
We'll do a blood test to check your cholesterol level.
Not everyone is suitable for a NHS Health Check, especially if you are already being treated for something like Hypertension, so please check with Reception prior to booking an appointment.

Phlebotomy (blood taking)

We provide a daily blood taking service. Many blood tests require the sample to be taken in the morning. There are times in which the blood test is suitable to be taken in the afternoon. Our clinics start from 8.10am until 5.30pm.
When you attend the phlebotomy clinic your blood sample will be taken by one of our four Health Care Assistants, who are all trained phlebotomists. A phlebotomist is someone who is specifically trained to take blood samples from patients.

Ear Syringing

In the majority of cases ear wax comes out on its own, without the need to have it removed. However, if the ear is totally blocked it may need to be removed by irrigation.
It is important that the wax is soft to enable easy removal. Therefore you are likely to be requested to use ear drops for at least 5 days prior to removal being attempted.
You can make an appointment for an ear syringe with one of our Practice Nurses.

FLU Vaccination - Who should have it and why

Flu is a highly infectious disease with symptoms that come on very quickly. Colds are much less serious and usually start gradually with a stuffy or runny nose and a sore throat. A bad bout of flu can be much worse than a heavy cold.


The most common symptoms of flu are fever, chills, headache, aches and pains in the joints and muscles and extreme tiredness. In most cases, the symptoms are quite mild, but in others, they can be very serious.


Healthy indiviuals usually recover within 2 to 7 days, but for some the disease can lead to hospitalisation, permanent disability or even death.


Flu is caused by viruses not bacteria - ANTIBIOTICS will not treat it.


You can prevent the spread of the Virus by covering your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze and you can wash your hands frequently or hand gels to reduce the risk of picking up the virus.


You are at increased risk from the effects of flu if you are: - Pregnant or have a heart problem, breathing difficulties, kidney disease, lowered immunity due to steriods or cancer treatment, liver disease, had a stroke or tansient ischaemic attack (TIA), diabetes, neurological condition (multiple sclerosis or cerebral plasy) or a problem with your spleen.


You should have a flu vaccine if you are affected by any of the above or aged over 65, live in a residential or nursing home, are the main carer for an older or disabled person, a household contact of an immunocompromised person or pregnant. (All pregnant women should have the flu vaccine to protect themselves and their babies).


CHILDREN - This year 2-4 year olds are being offerred the vaccine. For most children, flu vaccination is given as a nasal spray up each nostril.


The nasal vaccine contains viruses that have been weakended to prevent them from causing flu but still allow your child to build up immunity so that when your child comes into contact wtih the seasonal flu virus they are very unlikely to get ill.


Some common side effects are headache, a ruuny or blocked nose, general tiredness and some loss of appetite. The vaccine is absorbed quickly so there is no need to worry it has not worked even if your child sneezes immediatley after having the spray.


Your GP Practice will contact you about the vaccination. You can talk to one of our clinical team if you have any questions.


Cardiovascular disease - CVD

QRISK2 is a well established Cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk score, in use since 2009, which is designed to identify people at high risk of developing CVD who need to be assessed in more detail to help reduce their risk of developing CVD.


Cardiovascular disease is a term used by doctors to refer to a collection of diseases such as, Stroke, Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA), Myocardial Infarction or Heart Attacks and Angina.


The QRisk2 score estimates a persons risk of developing CVD over the next 10 years. You can use the QRISK2 web calculator at the Qrisk2 2015 website to estimate your risk.


If your QRISK2 is more than 20% you should speak to your doctor.


You can help reduce your risk by stopping smoking, taking regular exercies, if you are overweight- lose weight, and by having a healthy well balanced diet.


Your doctor might advise you to take medication to lower your blood pressure or lower your cholesterol levels.


Private Fees - e.g. Medicals

The Practice provides a number of services that are not a part of our General Medical Servicescontract e.g. HGV Medicals, Holiday Cancellation, Council Forms etc.

For details of our private fees click here


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