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Drs Boggon & HalfordTel: 01383 850293
Inzievar Medical PracticeTel: 01383 850212
IF YOU HAVE A COVID-19 RELATED QUERY BUT YOU HAVE NO SYMPTOMS THEN PLEASE VISIT nhsinform/coronavirus or
PHONE 0800 028 2816
IF YOU HAVE COVID-19 SYMPTOMS INCLUDING A NEW CONTINUOUS COUGH OR FEVER THEN SELF ISOLATE AT HOME FOR 7 DAYS, FAMILY MEMBERS WITH NO SYMPTOMS MUST ISOLATE AS WELL FOR 14 DAYS, EVEN IF THEY ARE WELL.
DO NOT CONTACT YOUR GP PRACTICE
VISIT nhsinform/coronavirus FOR MORE INFORMATION
IF YOU FEEL YOUR CONDITION IS WORSENING AND YOU ARE STRUGGLING TO COPE WITH SYMPTOMS THEN PHONE 111
IF YOU HAVE A NON COVID-19 RELATED MEDICAL PROBLEM THAT IS WORSENING AND YOU NEED TO SPEAK TO A DOCTOR THEN PHONE 07927 123390
THIS LINE WILL OPERATE FROM 8AM TO 6PM MONDAY TO FRIDAY
IF YOU REQUIRE TO ORDER REPEAT PRESCRIPTION OR HAVE A PRESCRIPTION OR MEDICATION QUERY, BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 10AM TO 3PM MONDAY TO FRIDAY
PHONE 01383 855113
YOUR CALL WILL NOT BE ANSWERED OUTWITH THESE TIMES
This clinic is held on Tuesdays 09:00 – 10:00 and Thursdays 14:00 – 16:00 when the health visitor is available to any questions or concerns you may have.
Childhood immunisations are also undertaken on Tuesday afternoon between 15:00 – 16:00. These appointments are sent out when due.
Minor surgical procedures can be arranged by special appointment through your doctor. These appointments run on Thursdays between 14:00 – 15:00.
Weekly weight check clinic where weight recorded and healthy eating information distributed.
We offer a full range of contraceptive services including the pill, coil fitting, implants and Depo-provera injections. Emergency contraceptive advice can also be given (this service is also available at the local pharmacy).
The Practice offers free flu vaccination to patients who fall into the following categories:
Click here for detailed NHS information about who should have the flu jab
Patients with Asthma, Diabetes, COPD, Hypertension, Heart Disease, Stroke and Kidney Disease are invited to attend these clinics which are managed by the nurses on a daily basis. Sometimes you will be asked to have a blood and /or urine test before attending your clinic appointment.
Cervical screening is offered to patients every 3 years between the ages of 25 and 50 and every 5 years from 50 to 65. You will be contacted when this is due and we encourage you to make an appointment with the nurse accordingly. Results will usually be sent to you around 4 weeks after your smear. If you think your smear is overdue you can call the practice and ask reception staff to check.
Breast screening is offered every 3 years from age 50 to 70. A letter will be sent to invite you for this. Beyond the age of 70 breast screening will only be done at your request and this can be arranged by contacting the breast screening service directly.
Bowel screening kits are sent to patients aged 50 to 70 and are to be returned to the address on the envelope. Should you require a replacement kit you can obtain this by contacting the following phone number: 08000 121 833.
Abdominal aortic aneurysm screening is offered to men aged 65 years and is a one off ultrasound scan. You will receive an invite for this. If it is normal there will be no further follow up scans.
We offer a full range of contraceptive services including the pill, subdermal implants and Depo-provera injections. Emergency contraceptive advice can also be given (this service is also available at the local pharmacy).
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 call after 14:00 to enquire about the results of any tests or investigations you may have had.
Please note for reasons of confidentiality we will not give results to third parties unless formal arrangements have been made.
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