Clinics & Services

Ashtons Pharmacy

You may be contacted by our colleagues at Ashtons Pharmacy to discuss medication queries, please rest assured they are working in partnership with us and are undertaking these duties to provide additional services for the the Surgery.

Care for Asthmatics and Diabetics

The surgery holds weekly clinics to support our patients in the management and control of asthma and diabetes. These clinics are held by a practice nurse under the guidance of the doctor both of whom have received the necessary training in asthma and diabetes management.

Child Health Surveillance

We offer a service of preventative care for children, including all the recommended immunisations some of which may be available at school. Click on the attachment to see the present immunisation schedule.

When you have had your baby please book a six week appointment with the Doctor for your post natal check the baby’s first health check.

Coronary Heart Disease

Appointments are available with the practice nurse under the guidance of the doctor for management of patients who have been diagnosed with coronary heart disease.

Flu, Pneumococcal and Shingles Vaccinations

These are important vaccinations to have undertaken. 

The flu vaccine is routinely given on the NHS to: adults 65 and over; people with certain medical conditions such as COPD, Diabetes, Other respiratory conditions etc (call the surgery to check if you are unsure); pregnant women; children aged 2 and 3 on 31st August 2019; children in primary school (given in school) and frontline health or social care workers.

The pneumoccocal vaccine is routinely given on the NHS to: adults 65 and over; people between the ages of 2-64 with certain medical conditions (please check with reception); babies (born from 1.1 2020) at 12 weeks and 1 year; 

The shingles vaccine is routinely given on the NHS to: patients aged 70 or 78 years old.  In addition, anyone who was previously eligible (born on or after 2.9.1942, but missed out on their shingles vaccination, remains eligible until their 80th birthday.

Health Checks

The Practice provides NHS Healthchecks for those in the age group 40 - 74 years.  We also provide Senior Healthchecks for those aged 75 and over.  Usually these are on a 5 yearly basis however, a general "MOT" can be provided on an annual basis for those aged 75 and over.  If you are under 75 and wish for a more regular check up then you will need to discuss the clinical necessity of this with a GP as we cannot do this purely on a routine basis.

Maternity Care

Please make an appointment to see the doctor if you are pregnant or may be pregnant, to arrange for referral to hospital for antenatal care. Alternatively you can contact the hospital directly if you wish your ante natal care and the birth of your baby to be at Basildon Hospital.  They have a service called Maternity Direct and they can be reached on 01268 394660.

Your care during pregnancy will, however, be mainly at the surgery. There is a midwife who runs an antenatal clinic every week at the surgery along with the doctors.

Minor Surgery

Minor surgery procedures can be performed at the surgery by prior appointment. A regular clinic (approximately every six weeks) is available at the surgery for the treatment of warts.

Preventative Care for Women

A contraception service (does not include coil/implant fitting) and family planning advice is offered. A national re-call system is operated for our patients in respect of cervical smears. The policy for routinely calling patients for their cervical smear is every three years for women aged 25-49yrs and every five years for women aged 50-64yrs.  

You can also obtain Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) advice at your appointment with a nurse or Doctor.

Smoking Cessation

Smoking cessation advice and support is available by appointment with the practice nurse or doctor.  Please book an appointment if you are interested in getting some help to quit smoking.

Travel Advice and Immunisation

A travel advice clinic is available at the surgery. Please complete a travel form at reception and book an appointment to see one of the Practice Nurses. If possible please consult the practice nurse at least two months prior to your departure. You will be advised on health matters related to the countries you are visiting and arrangements made for the vaccinations required. Some of these take time to become effective and need a course of treatment. You may be required and requested to pay for vaccinations or medication which are not available under the NHS.  All such payments will be advised to you and payment can only be accepted by cash or cheque.

More information is available on our travel page.

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