Nightingale Valley PracticeTel: 0117 3304300
Riverside SurgeryTel: 01179720386
Our nurses can often help you and are able to give advice in this area.
Blood Tests and Dressings and Other Nursing Services
Our nurses operate an appointment system. Please contact via reception.
Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Clinics
Our nurses offer several Health Surveillance Clinics including:
Weight Management and Referral to Exercise for Health
We are fortunate to have specially trained nurses who have expertise in these areas.
Sexual Heath and Contraception
Nurses and doctors provide a full range of Sexual Health Services Including screening for infection and advice on all contraceptive methods including IUD ( Coil) and implant fitting. Women over 47 are offered a mammogram at three yearly intervals as part of the national programme.
We are also a registered 4YP practice for under 25’s.
Women aged 24 to 50 are invited every 3 years and aged 50 –64 years are invited every 5 years to have a free smear test as part of the national cervical screening programme. These tests are done by the practice nurse.
We welcome women to make an appointment in the surgery before pregnancy for a pre-conception health check especially before a first pregnancy. Most routine antenatal care is now done by Community Midwives. If you are at risk of problems then the hospital will be more involved with your care.
Post-natal and 8 Week Baby Check: Done by the doctors .
Child Health and Immunisations:
A comprehensive Child Development Service is run by the doctors and health visitor. You will be notified to attend when your child’s immunisations and health checks are due.
Travel Clinic and Holiday Vaccinations
Please make an appointment with the practice nurse, at least eight weeks before travel. See the above tab for more information.
We provide a minor surgery service for selected conditions.
Adult Immunisations (not holiday)
Flu vaccinations are recommended for all patients over 65 and anyone who falls into the current at risk group.
If you are unable to attend the surgery for nursing care, the district nurses may visit you at home. A health visitor for older people is also part of this team.
Drug and Alcohol
Patients who have drugs problems are encouraged to see Drs Hanratty & Harbord who have an interest in this problem.
Nurses run clinics where in certain cases treatment can be given to help you give up smoking.
A doctor may refer you to see a physiotherapist. They offer advice and treat problems regarding muscles or joints.
If you have a problem with your foot care, or an illness (e.g. diabetes) that can affect your feet, please complete a podiatry request form, which can be obtained from the receptionist.
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.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these 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.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming 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.
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
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.
Please note that the GPs are unable to complete passport forms or verify the identification for any of our patients.
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