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FLU VACCINATION APPOINTMENTS - BOOKING NOW FOR OCTOBER 2015

If you are eligible for a influenza vaccination we are now booking appointments for our clinics in October.  If you are in any of the following groups - Please don't delay, book your appointment today.

  •  Asthma (currently on medication)
  • COPD
  • Diabetes
  • Kidney Disease
  • Liver Disease
  • Parkinsons
  • Splenic Problems
  • Poor Immune System
  • Pregnant Women
  • Anyone over 65 years of age
  • 2, 3, 34 year olds
  • Carers

 

Appointments
To make the best use of time, we run a full appointments system. Patients with urgent problems however, will always be fitted in when necessary at the end of the morning sessions. You can make an appointment either by telephoning or by calling in personally. Please make your request in plenty of time whenever possible. 

Remember that each appointment lasts for only 10 minutes. It is designed to discuss one complaint, so if you have more than one issue to raise please book a double appointment with the receptionist.

Out of Hours
Please remember requests for medical assistance outside normal surgery hours should be reserved for urgent problems only. However, if you should need help during out of hours, please telephone 111.

Test Results
Please telephone the surgery between 1.00pm and 4.00pm to obtain the results of your tests.

Clinics and Services

The following clinics are available in the surgery:

Cervical Cytology

child immuniseFamily Planning, including advice prior to pregnancy, natural methods as well as the pill, caps and IUCD. Dr MacLachlan is responsible for the fitting of coils/IUCDs in the surgery.

Childhood immunisations and medicals.

Travel advice and immunisation – Somercotes Medical Centre is no longer a designated Yellow Fever Centre.  However, we do still offer travel advice and most other immunisations/medications for your journeys. 

Health Promotion and Well Person Management.

Weight Management

chdChronic Disease Management including Diabetes, Asthma, COPD, Hypertension, Epilepsy and Chronic Heart Disease. (If you suffer from any of these chronic illnesses you will be routinely invited to have important regular check-ups)

Minor Surgery - Dr Hambley undertakes a range of minor surgical procedures and joint injections.

Acupunture - Dr Pooley is able to deliver acupunture for a range of medical problems, frequently this can reduce the need for medication.

Private patient services - providing medical assessment for fitness to drive HGV, PCV etc and we assist local businesses by providing pre-employment medicals, annual health checks,

Audiological examinations and Occupational Health.

This list is not exhaustive, if the service you require is not listed please ask at reception.

We actively promote 'Live Life Better Derbyshire' and are lucky to have an advisor in surgery one day a week. Patients are able to make appointment in the usual ways to see her for support with diet, exercise, smoking and general well being.


 PRACTICE SERVICES AND ADDITIONAL CLINICS

Apart from the usual surgeries we have a number of clinics to meet patients particular needs. We have dedicated ‘attached’ teams of professional staff who assist us in bringing you a high quality service.  


Health Visitor

It is with regret that we must inform you that Childrens Clinics which were provided here by our Health Visiting Team will be transferred to Somercotes Childrens Centre from 27th September 2011 which is sited next to Somercotes Nursery and Infant School.  Their sessions will be 1.00pm to 2.30pm every Tuesday.

The Health Visitor Teams have been re-organised by their Managers which also means that some families will have different Health Visitors.

Our current Health Visitors will retain families living within Somercotes only. 

It should be noted that most of the Health Visitors share an office based at Alfreton Health Centre and our patients first point of contact remains on 01773 546800.



 
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