CLINICS & SERVICES
Family Planning And Contraception
A full range of contraceptive services is available from the doctors and practice nurse.
Confidential emergency contraception and preconception advice is also available. If you are planning a pregnancy it is a good idea to see the practice nurse who can advise you about having your rubella (German measles) immunity checked. It is also recommended that you take folic acid from the chemist from before conception until the first three months of the pregnancy. Family planning advice can also be found here: www.fpa.org.uk/help-
If you are having a coil (IUCD) fitted at the practice click on this link for a patient information leaflet.
If you are pregnant and are considering abortion, then help is available from the British Pregnancy Advisory service (https://www.bpas.org/clinics/bpas-
Requests for repeat presecriptions of contraceptives
Please download this form if you are requesting a Progesterone Only Pill (POP) contraceptive.
Please download this form if you are requesting a Combined Oral Contraceptive (COC) pill.
Please either email the form to email@example.com or post it in our post box at the side of the surgery.
Medication to delay your period
Please download this form if you wish to make a request for medication to delay your period. Please either email the form to firstname.lastname@example.org or post it in our post box at the side of the surgery.
These are held at SureStart by appointment only which can be made through Dovecote House on tel. 0115 883 5500.
We recommend that women aged 24½-
Our practice nurse offers immunisation and health advice on foreign travel. Please enquire at reception at least eight weeks prior to departure. More details can be found in our Travel Service section.
Joint injections and treatment of simple skin lesions and in-
Please consult your doctor to discuss this.
To read a leaflet about steroid injections please click here.
Our practice nurses and doctors are happy to see teenagers for discussion of health issues on a confidential basis, irrespective of age. Whilst we are happy for parents to accompany younger teenagers we may encourage young people to develop some independence by seeing them alone for at least part of the consultation.
Teenagers can also make appointments to be seen alone.
Please refer to our section for Young People for more details.
Health Promotion and long term condition management
We are committed to improving the health of our patients. A lot of services in Nottingham will take referrals directly from patients without needing to see a doctor or nurse. Please see our resources pages A-
NHS Health Checks
Our health care assistants are happy to offer health checks with cardiovascular risk assessments on all patients aged 40 – 70 every 5 years which includes blood tests for cholesterol and blood sugar. Please speak to reception for an appointment for this.
There is an annual clinic held on a Saturday morning in October for this. Otherwise an appointment can be made with the practice nurse. Current recommendations are that anyone over 65 or suffering from heart, kidney or lung conditions should have an annual flu immunisation. A pneumonia immunisation is also available for these individuals but does not usually need repeating.
In accordance with National guidance please notes that 50 to 64 year old age group will not be vaccinated until November and December, providing there is sufficient vaccine, and no appointments will be offered for this age group until then. This is to ensure that those who are most at risk are vaccinated first. If you are 50 to 64 and you are in one of the other groups which is eligible for the flu vaccination, for example you have a health condition which puts you at risk from flu, you will be invited earlier.
The practice actively recommends health screening. Please refer to the following websites for further information:
Cancer screening: http://www.cancerscreening.nhs.uk/
Abdominal aortic aneurysm screening: http://aaa.screening.nhs.uk/
Mammograms are offered to all women between the ages of 50 and 70. All our female patients are invited every 3 years. So your first mammogram will not necessarily be immediately after you turn 50. If you think you have missed being screened due to moving area, or if you wish to continue being screened beyond the age of 70 please contact the breast screening unit on 0115 993 6649 to arrange an appointment.
NHS bowel cancer screening is only offered to people aged 60 or over, as this is when you're more likely to get bowel cancer: if you're 60 to 74, you'll automatically be invited to do a home testing kit every 2 years. If you're 75 or over, you can ask for a home testing kit every 2 years by calling the free bowel cancer screening helpline on 0800 707 60 60
Like other professionals your doctor is entitled to charge a fee for work which is not paid for by the NHS. This includes insurance reports, private sick notes, holiday cancellation forms and letters to non NHS organisations e.g. leisure centres, schools and work places. Please see a summary of the fees or the notice in the waiting room. An explanation for the fees can be found here.
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We are now registered as a Park Run Practice. Information on our local weekly events and how to register can be found on the website below. We hope to see you there taking part! http://www.parkrun.org.uk/beeston/
PLEASE NOTE THESE ARE CANCELLED FOR THE TIME BEING HOWEVER YOU CAN TAKE THE PARKRUN RESOLUTION FOR 2021.
General Data Protection Regulations 2018 Privacy Notice for patients.
These new regulations come into force on 25 May 2018 and it is important that all patients are made aware of them. Further information can be viewed here or you can ask at reception for a copy of this Data Protection Privacy Notice.
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