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Our Clinics & Services

 

Private Medical Examinations

 

Private medical examinations for our patients, such as those required by an insurance company or driving licence authority, can be arranged at the surgery. They are time consuming and plenty of notice should be given when booking an appointment. A fee is payable as they are outside the scope of the NHS. Details of the charges are available from the Practice administrator.

 

Family Planning

 

Advice can be obtained from any of the doctors during normal surgery hours by booking an appointment.

  • Contraception is available on an emergency basis or routinely.
  • Smear tests can be booked with a nurse.
  • Breast screening is arranged locally and appointments will automatically be sent to women in the appropriate age group.

 

Nurse Practitioner

 

The Nurse Practitioner's role is to work alongside the GPs to see, assess and treat patients for conditions such as chest infections, back pain, general infections, abdominal pains, minor injuries, emotional health, women’s health, unwell children, skin conditions, migraines etc.  They will offer advice and support, can prescribe medications if appropriate, order X-rays and refer to the hospital for routine or emergency admission.  The Nurse Practitioner can also carry out home visits.  

 

Our Nurse Practitioner covers the majority of available same day appointments.

 

 

Nurse Prescriber

 

The Nurse Prescriber is able to deal with most minor injuries and minor illnesses such as coughs, earache, diarrhoea, rash, skin infections, red eye, allergic reactions, cystitis, thrush, childhood illnesses, emergency contraception and others. They are qualified to issue prescriptions.

 

Our Nurse Prescriber covers the majority of available same day appointments.

 

Practice Nurses

 

The practice nurses can give help and advice on many aspects of health care such as vaccinations and immunisations, cervical smears, complicated dressing of wounds, diet, pessary changes, child immunisations, NHS travel vaccines, breast self-examination and general health advice. They run chronic disease management surgeries covering areas such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease, lung disease, hypertension, chronic kidney disease, etc 

 

Health Care Assistants

 

The Health Care Assistants deal with blood tests, blood pressure monitoring, smoking cessation advice, ECG's, NHS Health Checks, ear irrigation, stitch removal, routine dressings, 24Hr Blood Pressure monitoring, 24Hr ECG monitoring, B12 injections, INR Clinics, etc

 

The Community Nurses

 

Our Community Nurses provide the domiciliary nursing care for people registered with the Blofield Surgery and are in daily contact with the doctors. They are also part of a nursing team who together cover a wider area.

You can contact them by telephoning the surgery.

 

The Midwife

 

The Midwife works in co-operation with your doctor and the hospital obstetricians to provide all the necessary care during pregnancy and after confinement. She holds weekly antenatal clinics at the surgery, carries out home visits and arranges parentcraft classes.

 

The Health Visitor

 

The Health Visitor holds mother and baby clinics at Heathlands Village Hall, Blofield Heath each month and also carries out home visits. Her work mostly involves health matters of mothers and young families and monitoring the development of the under fives. She can be telephoned directly to discuss any problems in these areas.

 

 

CPNs, Physiotherapist, Speech Therapist, Dietician,

Occupational Therapist, Macmillan Nurses, Counsellor.

 

These are services to which the Practice has access and we are able to

refer patients to them as the need arises.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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