The Burwell SurgeryNewmarket RoadBurwell, CambridgeCambridgeshire, CB25 0AETel: 01638 741234
The NHS have launched a new campaign this week focusing on how we, the public, can support the emergency services.As you will be aware, the NHS is currently experiencing a spike in demand for all our health services, which is in turn putting pressures on acute and emergency services, as well as primary care. Please click NHS 111 Campaign and Poster to find out more about how we can all help our NHS.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below:
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
There is a charge for some travel vaccinations and there is a charge of £10 for the prescription for anti-malaria medication as well as the actual cost of the tablets at the pharmacy.
We offer most travel vaccinations, but we do not offer private travel vaccinations including yellow fever, rabies, meningitis, tick-borne encephalitis, Japanese encephalitis and hepatitis B.
We strongly recommend that you look at travel websites before your consultation so that you have an idea of what may be required.
There are travel clinics in Cambridge that may be able to provide last minute appointments:
We regret that we are unable to provide a telephone consultation.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please complete the online form and return it to the surgery before making an appointment to see the nurse.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.
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 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.
Doctors and nurses are available for contraceptive advice.
Certain minor surgical procedures are carried out by the doctors.
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.
Adults should ensure that they are protected against Tetanus. Flu vaccinations are available each autumn for over 65’s and those at risk.
See the above tab for more details.
Our surgery runs flu clinics during the flu season starting early October. The dates and times of these will be advertised closer to the time.
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.
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
Please note: The doctors do not complete or sign shotgun licence forms.
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
What is a FREE NHS Health Check?
It is a national screening programme designed to detect individuals in the 40 to 74 years old age range who are at risk of developing vascular disease ( high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, diabetes and kidney disease).
Why do I need this check?
By having this check and identifying potential risks early, you can improve your chances of living a healthier life.
What happens next?
It will take about 30 minutes and is based on straightforward questions and measurements such as age, family history, height, weight, a urine test and a simple test to measure your glucose and cholesterol levels.
There is also an opportunity at our sessions to find out about the many local services that are available to support you eg healthy walks, stop smoking and healthy eating.
You will be taken through your results and told what they mean and you’ll be given personalised advice on how to lower your risk and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
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