In addition to general medical consultations we are pleased to be able to provide specialist clinics and services covering the following areas:
If you are cold your veins will be more difficult to find. Making sure you keep warm prior to your blood test will help to speed up the procedure.
A fasting blood test means nothing to eat or drink - including gum, other than water, from 9.00pm on the day prior to the test and no alcohol for 24 hours before the test, unless advised otherwise by your doctor.
Screening takes place every 3 years in women aged 50 - 70. Results are managed and sent to patients from a central point.
The Department of Health does not currently fund the routine screening of women below the age of 50 (effectively pre-menopausal women). Screening is difficult in women who still have periods because the breast tissue changes with the monthly cycle. Nevertheless, it does advocate screening women who have a first degree relative who has had breast cancer (i.e. mother or a sister) from 5 years before the age at which the relative was diagnosed.
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Appointments for family planning advice are during regular surgery times. There is no contraception clinic - just book a routine appointment with a doctor during normal surgery hours. This service is provided to all patients and is free of charge. We are able to offer family planning services to any female patient whether or not they are registered with this Practice.
Hypertension - a programme of assessment including blood tests, urine tests and ECGs led by our Practice Nurses. There are several clinics a week for checking blood pressure. Speak to Reception to arrange an appointment.
Smoking is Harmful not only for you, but also for those with whom you live. It is a fact that you are 4 times more likely to succeed in stopping smoking if you have help and support. Our Smoking Cessation Advisor can help you with this. If you would like to try to stop smoking, come along and discuss it with our advisor. We can answer many questions, offer support and discuss the range of products most suitable for you.
An initial appointment of 20 minutes is recommended, thereafter 10 minute appointments are needed to follow up on your progress and effectiveness of the products used. The usual programme of support lasts between 8 to 12 weeks.
For Further advice call or make an appointment with the Smoking Cessation Advisor.
You can of course always see our Practice Nurses for all kinds of general health screening, ear syringing, travel injections and advice, immunisations, dressings and wound care and other general advice and counselling.
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 in order to determine which vaccinations are required.
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the form below and hand it into the Surgery. You must allow 7 working days before your appointment as the Practice Nurse needs sufficient time to review your destinations and previous immunisations.
Travel form .- Patient Travel Questionnaire (word) Patient Travel Questionnaire (pdf)
Do not leave it too late!
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - ideally 8 weeks before but 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 item. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a Private Prescription and these all incur a charge over and above the normal Prescription Charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
There is further information about countries and recommended vaccinations on the links below
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)
We get numerous requests to provide patients with covering documentation. Forms and letters relating to insurance claims and policies, passport forms, private certificates, cancellation of holidays, inability to attend or participate in exams, school or college activities, the ability/inability to undertake exercise or sports activities and many others will all incur a charge.
Medical examinations for insurance policies, HGV or PSV drivers, elderly drivers, sub-aqua purposes etc., are arranged by appointment. Your doctor will usually be able to complete insurance claim forms or sign passport forms, but please allow a minimum of seven working days'
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Many parents' first port of call is often the Health Visitor, often a community nurse who is specially trained in child health.
We provide a full child health surveillance service working alongside our Community Health visitors and school nurses.
Routine examinations are done at 8 weeks and a health assessment is done at 8 months.
Health assessment questionnaires are sent at 10 - 12 months and 24 - 30 months
You may contact any of the Community Health Visitor Team Monday - Friday 9.00am - 17.00pm
Don't forget CHAT HEALTH the Health Visiting text message service which is the first line of contact for advice. TEXT 07520 615720
Telephone: 01962 763993, or please drop in to one of our clinics which are:
Spring Meadow Children's Centre, Andover SP11 6JP
First and Third Tuesday PLEASE NOTE THESE CLINICS ARE FOR WELL-BABIES ONLY
9.15 - 12 noon
Middle Wallop Community Centre SO20 8DY
1st Thursday of the month
1.30 - 2.30pm
Shipton Bellinger Village Hall, SP9 7TF
2nd Thursday of the month
10.00 - 11,00am
Worthy Down Community Resource Centre SO21 2RG
4th Thursday of the month
Child Health Clinic at United Church, Jewry Street, Winchester SO23 6RZ
10.00 - 12.30pm
For more information on Seasonal flu, please see the NHS website.
Even more people in Hampshire are now taking up this offer – simply ring your GP and ask for your health check. It costs nothing and is easy to arrange. The receptionist at your surgery will explain more.
One Hampshire resident told us:
“Early stage diabetes was picked up at the check, so I will be changing my diet and have already seen a Dietician for more advice. I am glad I had the check and my diabetes was found so early because this has given me a chance to make a difference to my health now."
If you receive an invitation get in touch with your GP surgery and arrange your appointment. There is a handy cut off slip to write down your appointment time, so you can keep this safe to remind you.
You can also click here to take part in an on-line satisfaction survey survey to give feedback on the NHS Health Check service.
The new Accessible Information Standard was agreed on 24th June 2015 and all organisations that provide NHS or adult social care must follow the standard in full by 31st July 2016.
Stockbridge Surgery are waiting on literature and guidance being provided by NHS England and our Clinical Systems supplier.
The Accessible Information Standard aims to make sure that disabled people have access to information that they can understand and any communication support they might need.
The standard tells organisations how to make information accessible to the following people:
This includes making sure that people get information in different formats if they need it, such as:
Please click here for a summary document, while we await the official guidance documents.
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