Services Available at the Surgery Under the NHS Contract
Under our contract with NHS England, we offer the following services to registered patients of the surgery.
1. General Management of Medical Conditions
2. Chronic Disease Clinics
3. Health Promotion Advice
4. Emergency Care when appropriate
5. Referral for other services if appropriate
6. Urgently required care for temporary residents
7. Cervical Screening
8. Contraceptive Service
9. Vaccinations & Immunisations
10. Travel Clinic
11. Child Health Surveillance
12. Maternity Service
13. Minor Surgery Procedures
14. Anticoagulant Service
Appointments will automatically be sent from Bath, but if you feel your child’s immunisation is overdue please contact the surgery. It is important that all children and babies are immunised. Illnesses such as Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio are, thankfully, rare because of recent immunisation policies but if contracted can be crippling or even fatal. Whooping cough (Pertussis) causes a very distressing illness with severe prolonged coughing which can lead to lung damage.
The risk of vaccination, if indeed there is any, is minute and has certainly been overstated in the past. We do strongly recommend that all babies have their immunisations.
If you have any queries or worries about any aspect of your child’s immunisations, please feel free to talk them over with the doctor or the practice nurse.
Immunisation schedules have changed recently and there is now a Meningitis B vaccination available to some children. For full details of which immunisations we recommend that your child should have, please see the Immunisation Schedule below.
Immunisation Schedule September 2015
Tetanus, a rare condition, is extremely serious and often fatal. It can be prevented by vaccination. If you have never been vaccinated against Tetanus, a course of 3 injections is required. If you have had 5 vaccinations in the past it will give lifelong immunity otherwise a booster can be given after 10 years.
Every autumn the practice offers “flu” injections to patients at risk, including the elderly, diabetics, those with chest complaints and asthmatics. If you wish to have a “flu” vaccination please ask the receptionists. As well as clinics in surgery hours we usually hold one or two Saturday morning clinics.
The nurses run a travel clinic for advice and vaccination for travel abroad. We are a Yellow Fever centre. Please ring in good time before you travel to ensure a full vaccination programme can be achieved.
Non NHS Work
All medicals for insurance, PSV/HGV, Driving, Elderly drivers, etc. can be arranged through the receptionists. These are not covered by the NHS and a fee will be payable.
Please see the document below for current charges for this work.