St George’s Medical Centre

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Clinics

Antenatal Care

Qualified midwives from Addenbrooke’s Hospital and King’s Lynn Hospital offer routine antenatal check-ups. Appointments can be made at reception. Flu vaccination is recommended during pregnancy.

Asthma/COPD

Regular check-ups and advice from a practice nurse on lifestyle, inhaler techniques and medication.If you have COPD or Asthma and are using inhalers regularly you should be seen annually for review. You are also advised to attend for annually for Flu vaccination.

Go to the Asthma Annual Review Questionnaire

Baby Clinics

These are held weekly by appointment. Babies are seen between six and eight weeks for a general health check and first immunisations. It is very important that all babies are fully immunised at the appropriate age. Vaccinations will be offered to all children up to pre-school boosters. If you have any concerns about having your baby vaccinated talk to one of the doctors or visit the NHS website for more information.

Blood Pressure

If you take medication for high blood pressure, it is important that your medication and blood pressure readings are checked at least once a year. Patients at risk of developing heart disease such as those with high cholesterol have their risk assessed and possible lifestyle changes discussed. This can be done by the nurse or the Health Care Trainer.

Contraception

LARC (Long Active Reversible Contraception) – more than 80 in 100 sexually active women who do not use contraception become pregnant within one year. We offer a range of contraceptive choices, make an appointment with a doctor to discuss your options. Click here for more information on reversible contraception.

Coronary Heart Disease or Stroke

All patients with cardiovascular problems should be seen at least annually for review to have blood tests including Cholesterol done and medication reviewed.

Diabetes

All patients should be seen at least annually for review. You will be invited for a blood test and review of diet, blood sugar control and general lifestyle. It is advised that you attend the Eye Screening invitation and have a Flu vaccination each year.

Dementia

All patients should be reviewed annually for medication review and assessment. If you are concerned about someone who you think might have early dementia make an appointment to see a GP.

Depression

If you have seen a doctor for depression, make sure you are seen for review. This may simply be a follow up telephone consultation.

Emergency Contraception

The ‘morning after pill’ can be given up to 72 hours after unprotected sexual intercourse, including missed pills or split condoms. You can book an emergency appointment with a practice nurse for this service or you can buy it over the counter in a pharmacy.

Epilepsy

Your medication and seizure rate should be recorded at lease once a year. This could be done as a telephone consultation. If you are planning to start a family, discuss your medication and pre-pregnancy with a doctor.

Eye Conditions

If you have a problem with your eyes such as sore eyes, red eyes or visual disturbance, you can be assessed and treated by and accredited Optometrist with the Minor Eye Conditions Service. This is a FREE NHS service.

Falls Prevention Clinic

1:1 appointments for individuals that are 65+ who may have a fear of falling, have previously had a fall or would just like to increase their physical activity level. Everyone Health’s mission is to provide an accessible service that helps to reduce the risk of falls, trips and slips in the community. Their team can help you to identify and address any risks before they become a problem, so that you can continue to enjoy life as you want to.

Flu Vaccinations

We run flu vaccination clinics in October. The service guidance can vary from year to year so please check our website or ask at reception for further information.

Health Review

Patients between 40 and 75, who have not been seen for five years are invited to see our Health Trainer for a health check. Your blood pressure and cholesterol will be checked. This is also an opportunity to discuss any possible lifestyle changes you may be considering. If you think you would like to see our Health Trainer contact reception or take a look at the Personal Health Trainer page for Ryan’s contact details. CLICK HERE for a copy of the Lifestyle Services Booklet for East Cambs.

Hypothyroid

Blood tests should be done annually so that your medication can be monitored. Maybe making an appointment around the time of your birthday each year will help you to remember to get your blood tests.

Kidney Disease

You need to be seen at least annually for a urine test, blood pressure monitoring and medication review.

Learning Disabilities

Appointments should be made to see your doctor once a year for review.

Mental Health

All patients with mental health problems should be reviewed by a doctor at least once a year. Blood tests and medications are to be monitored and this is also an opportunity to discuss appropriate health and support.baby_13

Minor Surgery

Minor operations such as suturing, removal of moles and ingrowing toenails can be performed on the premises. Arrangements will be made by the doctor or nurse practitioner.

Mother and Baby

The Health Visitors attend the open baby weigh-in clinics at The Children’s Centre. Clinics are held every 2nd and 4th Friday between 10.00am and 11.30am for advice and weight checking. No appointment is necessary.

Osteoporosis

Is when the bones are not as strong as they should be. Anyone between the ages of 50 and 75 who suffers a fragility fracture should be referred for a scan. Scans are usually arranged as part of your follow up, but talk to one of the nurses or doctors if you have any concerns.

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Appointments should be at least annually with the doctor to discuss medication and to assess your risk of fractures

Shingles Vaccination

Shingles can be uncomfortable and for some people can be very painful and last a long time. A national immunisation programme offers people over the age of 70 a one-dose vaccination to help prevent shingles. There is also a catch-up programme being rolled out to those aged 70-79 years.

You become eligible for the vaccine on the first day of September after you’ve turned 70 and remain so until the last day of August the following year.

Unlike the flu jab, you’ll only need to have the vaccination once and you can have it at any time of the year. You can have the shingles vaccine at the same time as the flu vaccination.

Visit NHS Choices or Shingles Aware for more information about the Shingles or the Shingles Vaccination.

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Smears

Every lady over the age of 25 should have regular smears, every three years (up to the age of 50, then every five years). These can be done by the Practice Nurse, please make a twenty minute appointment. The best smears are taken mid-cycle.

Smoking Cessation Clinic

An advisor from HLEC (Healthy Living – East Cambridgeshire) offers advice, counselling and medicinal support (on prescription) to those who need help with giving up smoking. Appointments can be made at reception.

Practice nurses

Offer daily appointments for general health checks and advice, ear irrigation, vaccinations, dressings, stitch removal, cervical smears, pre-conceptual and contraceptive advice and six monthly pill checks.

Travel Vaccinations

Routine and travel vaccinations are available during surgery times by appointment with our nurses. Before your appointment you need to complete a travel form available here or from reception. Please allow at least six weeks prior to travelling in case a course of vaccinations is needed, and ask for a travel vaccination appointment (20 minute appointment – more time is needed for this).

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