Clinics & Services
Adult and Travel Immunisation
These vaccines are given by the practice nurses. We offer a full range of travel vaccines including yellow fever. Please allow at least 8 weeks before travel and see the practice nurse. Further information can be found on the above tab.
Routine tetanus boosters are not necessary if you have had 5 doses (the normal child and school course involves 5 injections for tetanus).
Antenatal Clinic pregnant
Tuesday afternoon at London Road and Thursday morning at Elstow Medical Centre with the midwife. Parentcraft sessions are held weekly on a Wednesday morning by health visitors and midwives from 10:00. Antenatal patients are cared for by a team of midwives who may also care for you during labour, if appropriate.
With a practice nurse. Asthmatics are invited to attend annually for a review to check on inhaler technique, control of asthma cough and wheeze and a review of treatment. Adjustments in medication may be necessary from time to time.
Child Health Development Reviews
At various stages appointments will be sent out for your child to receive the above with members of the health visiting team. These are on various days.
Child Health Clinic
The above takes place on at local children’s centres with members of the health visiting team, where you can receive information regarding your child’s and /or baby’s wellbeing. Please check with your health visitor for details.
Friday 10:30 with two nurses. You will be invited to attend in writing. Please notify the receptionist if you are unable to attend so an alternative appointment can be given. In order to reduce waiting times, appointments are booked in on appointment times and not on a first come, first served basis. Once a month an additional pre-school booster clinic is held on a Monday afternoon.
C.O.P.D. Clinic (Chronic Respiratory Problems)
Aimed at people who have C.O.P.D. with a view to increase their awareness about C.O.P.D. and to help with symptom control and to reduce acute episodes from the disease. During their visits patients are seen by a HCA and a doctor. A call and recall system operates for this clinic.
Tuesday 15:00 – 17:30 with doctor and nurse. All diabetics not attending the hospital are advised to attend. We belong to the North Beds Diabetes Scheme and you will be given a blue diabetes care book.
Family Planning Clinic
We now have a clinic on Wednesday afternoons with a female nurse and one on a Thursday morning with a female nurse and doctor.
A full range of procedures is available – please discuss with a doctor.
We do not routinely visit newborn babies unless there is a medical need. An appointment for your postnatal check-up is arranged for approximately six weeks after the birth and this will be sent by post.
Run by the nursing team. Health checks include blood pressure, urine test, smoking status, weight monitoring and a cervical smear. Results are sent by the Health Authority. The practice notify patients of any abnormality.
This practice is part of a nation-wide initiative to help patients stop smoking to minimise the risks of diseases such as lung, throat and mouth cancers and heart disease. Contact the surgery for an appointment.