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Clinics & Services

Cervical Smears

It is recommended that all women between the ages of 25 and 65 should have regular cervical smears. You will be informed by letter when you are due for this simple test which will be carried out by a practice nurse.

Child Health

Child Health Surveillance to monitor your child’s health and development. Checks are carried out at aged 6 weeks and 8 months.

Vaccinations are administered by the Practice Nurses. Please make appointments for these.

Baby Clinics

Important Notice: Baby Clinics

Family Planning/Contraception

Doctors and nurses are available for contraceptive advice.

INTRA-UTERINE DEVICE/SYSTEM

 

If you are considering having an intra-uterine device/system fitted, replaced or removed, please read the following. 

New fitting: Before making an appointment to have an intra-uterine device/system fitted, you will need to make a telephone or face-to-face appointment with Dr Manning or Dr McKerrell (currently on maternity leave)

The most important issue is to ensure there is no chance you could be pregnant on the day of the coil fitting.

If you are not using any other means of contraception, please refrain from intercourse between your last period and the coil fitting. If you are using a “pill” form of contraception, please additionally use condoms from your last period to the date of the coil fitting.

It is acceptable to fit the coil during a period as long as you are confident that it is a normal period and not bleeding which might be different to this.

 

If you are not having periods at all (either because you do not have regular periods or for example you are post-natal), then please refrain from intercourse for three weeks and then bring in a urine sample to do a pregnancy test on the date of the coil fitting.

If you have any queries on this, then please contact us to arrange a telephone appointment with one of our GPs prior to the date of the coil fitting.

 

Other information that might be useful:

On the day of the coil fitting, please take some painkillers about an hour prior to the coil fitting (for example some Paracetamol or Ibuprofen if you normally get on well with these medications).

Please consider whether you would like any anaesthetic for the procedure. The options are either no anaesthetic, some spray around the cervix or an injection into the cervix. We will be able to provide more details of the pros and cons of these options at your appointment. 

Please collect the prescription for your device from a local chemist and bring it to the fitting appointment.

Coil replacement or removal:  Before making an appointment to have an intra-uterine device/system replaced, you will need to make a telephone or face-to-face appointment with Dr Manning or Dr McKerrell (currently on maternity leave). 

 

If you are planning an intra-uterine device/system change, or removal procedure, please refrain from intercourse from one week prior to the procedure date. Please be aware that it is sensible to use additional contraceptive precautions (i.e. either not having intercourse or using condoms as well) for seven days prior to the date of the procedure. This will ensure there is no chance of pregnancy until the date the device is removed, or in the unlikely eventually that it is not possible to replace the device.

 

If the device is going to be replaced then this information might be useful:

On the day of the coil fitting, please take some painkillers about an hour prior to the coil fitting (for example some Paracetamol or Ibuprofen if you normally get on well with these medications).

Please consider whether you would like any anaesthetic for the procedure. The options are either no anaesthetic, some spray around the cervix or an injection into the cervix. We will be able to provide more details of the pros and cons of these options at your appointment.

Please collect the prescription for your device from a local chemist and bring it to the fitting appointment.

 

Please feel free to speak to one of the nurses or doctors if you wish to clarify any of these points. In particular please note that patients who attend for an intrauterine device procedure without taking the appropriate contraceptive precautions will unfortunately be asked to reschedule the procedure.

 

November 2019

Minor Surgery

Certain minor surgical procedures are carried out by the doctors.

Immunisations

Child Immunisations

We recommend that children should be immunised against Polio, Diphtheria, Tetanus, Whooping Cough, Mumps, Measles, Rubella and some strains of Meningitis. The Child and Family Community nurses or doctor will be pleased to discuss any queries that you may have.

Immunisation is the safest and most effective way of protecting your child against serious disease. Having your child immunised and keeping the immunisations up to date will protect them from potentially life threatening illnesses such as septicaemia and meningitis.

Visit the NHS Immunisation website for more information.

Adult Immunisations

Adults should ensure that they are protected against Tetanus. Flu vaccinations are available each autumn for over 65’s and those at risk.

Travel Immunisations

See the above tab for more details.

Flu Immunisation

FLU SEASON: 2019/20

If you are eligible for a FREE NHS FLU vaccine, please telephone us to make an appointment: 01638 741234. 

Our surgery encourages all patients who are over 65, or whose medical condition puts them at particular risk from flu, to have the vaccine. Please check with the surgery if you are unsure if this applies to you.

Other groups who are encouraged to have the flu vaccine are pregnant women, carers and asthma sufferers.

The vaccine can be given quickly and easily and getting vaccinated is the best way to protect you from a potentially fatal disease.

Dementia Support Clinics

A dementia support worker from the Alzheimer's Society is available at Burwell Surgery to offer support, advice and information for people with dementia, their families and their carers who are registered with us. Appointments are available to book now for 2020: January 22nd, March 25th, May 27th and July 22nd.  No need to ask your GP, book an appointment with Reception or telephone: 01638 741234. www.alzheimerssociety.org.uk Local Single Point of Access: 01954 250322.  National Dementia Helpline: 0300 222 1122, open 7 days a week. 

 

 
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