Two clinics are held at the practice on a Monday afternoon and Thursday morning, run by the midwives. Once you become pregnant you will be offered appointments regularly throughout your pregnancy both at the practice and at the hospital.
The Health Visiting Team will have contact with families from the antenatal stage until your child reaches 5 years old where families can then access the School Nursing Service. The team can be contacted on 01508 535375.
Patients will be seen by their doctor for a postnatal health check at 8 weeks (often referred to as a Six-week Check) along with their babies first set of immunisations.
Immunisations are provided by the Nursing Team in conjunction with the Health Visitor, the “Vaccination Schedule” can be found under “Further Information” on the right hand side of this screen. Please remember to bring your child’s Personal Child Health Record “Red Book” along to any appointment including immunisations, development check or any other clinic.
If you wish to discuss your contraceptive needs (Contraceptive Choices) please book a routine appointment with your doctor. Once you are on a regular form of contraception appointments are offered with the nurses for contraceptive injections and pill checks. The Nursing Team also offers free Emergency Contraception (the Morning After Pill), however Under 16s will need to book an appointment with the doctor.
Contraception Device Fitting Clinic
Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)
Women are called for screening at the age of 24 years 6 months, and then called regularly until they reach 64 years old. You will receive a letter asking you to make an appointment with the practice nurse. We can only offer screening when your test is due. This is a very important form of Screening and looks for the HPV virus which is known to sometimes cause cell changes.
Our Nursing Team can offer advice on diet and general healthy lifestyles, along with basic health checks or general medical advice (previously known as Well Woman or Well Man clinics).
Chronic Disease reviews
Some of our Nurses specialise in Diabetes, Asthma/COPD, Coronary Heart Disease/Hypertension – HTN/Stroke, and they run clinics offering general health checks and advice.
If you have been asked to take your blood pressure for a week by a Doctor or Nurse please use the following form
Minor Injuries and Dressing Clinic
Our Nursing Team can see you for a minor injury, however if you have severe bleeding, severe burn or you have fallen and cannot weight bear on a limb you will need to attend the Accident and Emergency department at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. The practice does not perform stitching or have any x-ray equipment, however they can remove stitches and change dressings. If you are in any doubt please telephone and speak to one of our Receptionists who will be happy to guide you.
Flu Vaccination clinics are held every Autumn and are intended for patients over the age of 65, pregnant women and those living with chronic diseases such as chest or heart conditions, liver disease or diabetes. Please contact reception to check if you are eligible for a vaccination or to make an appointment.
The Penumococcal Vaccination is routinely offered to babies as part of their childhood vaccination schedule as three separate injections. It is also available for patients aged 65 and over, or if you have a condition considered high risk. It is a single vaccination, which will protect for life. It is not an annual injection like the flu vaccine.
Appointments for blood tests are provided by our Healthcare Assistants and can be booked via our Reception Team.
Blood tests for babies and children under 16 years old are done at the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital.
Over 75s Outreach Service
If you are over 75 and have been recently admitted and then discharged from hospital you may get a call from Stuart Coxon who is our Lead Community Nurse.
“There is no place like home” so his aim is to make sure that patients have the correct care in place to support them when at home. His work focuses on the more vulnerable members of our elderly population, including those already in residential or nursing homes, to co-ordinate and ultimately optimize the care they receive.
Stuart is available Monday – Thursday 8.30am – 3.00pm and should you need to contact him please leave a message with the Reception Team and he will get back to you as soon as possible but within 3 working days. If your call is urgent then it may be more appropriate for the receptionist to pass your information onto the duty doctor.
Tel No: 01508 530781
Helpful Support Services
For assistance with short or long term needs, advice and information – for example if your carer has suddenly been taken into hospital and you need urgent help – Contact Norfolk Swift Response. Or if you have been in hospital and need support when you return home – Contact Norfolk First Support.
“Your guide to care and support for adults” contains lots of useful information to support people to be independent, resilient and well in Norfolk. There is information about how to get help and support, what kind of services are available and details of other organisations that can help too, click HERE.
If you live in South Norfolk and need help with essential repairs and adaptations to help keep you independent in your own home – Contact the Independent Living Team.
When travelling abroad it is essential to investigate the health risks associated with your trip. You should seek advice at least 8 weeks before you travel due to time frames needed between vaccines and your body developing an immune response to the vaccine to provide you with protection.
- How to Find out information relevant to your Travel
- Where to go for Non NHS travel vaccinations
- Other Useful Web Links
- Travelling in Europe
Our practice does not offer speciality travel clinics as this is not a part of standard NHS services. However, we do offer the NHS vaccines. The NHS covers the cost of these vaccines which are:
- Hepatitis A
- MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)
For travel vaccines other than those above, advice or malaria prophylactic medication you need to attend a specialist travel service, these services are private and therefore subject to charges.
How to Find out information relevant to your Travel
Visit the following websites for advice:
Travel Health Pro – click HERE
Fit For Travel – click HERE
Where to go for Non NHS travel vaccinations
Appointments can be made online through your chosen website or by visiting one of the local travel clinics.
If you have more complex travel requirements you could get advice from a private travel service, you will be charged a consultation fee but this is often reimbursed against the cost of injections. You will need to know what vaccines you have had already so ask our Receptionists to print out the immunisations that we have recorded for you.
Masta Tel: 0330 100 4200 or visit Masta Travel Health
The Globe Clinic, 26 Cattle Market Street, Norwich. NR1 3DY. Tel: 01603 667323 or visit Globe Travel
University of East Anglia Medical Centre, UEA, Earlham Road, Norwich. NR4 7TJ. Tel: 01603 251600 or visit UEA Medical Centre
Boots: Chapelfield Shopping Centre, Norwich. Tel: 01603 629208 or visit Boots Travel Health Services
Superdrug: 12 St Stephens Street, Norwich, NR1 3SA. Tel: 01603 762327 or visit Superdrug Travel Vaccinations
Other Useful Web Links
Some of the websites below may provide valuable information about travelling, your destination and how to keep safe
Remember…If you require a list of the vaccinations we have recorded for you, please ask one of our Receptionists for a computer print-out