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Please be aware that as a precaution Borough Green Medical Practice is moving to a telephone triage system.  Do not enter the surgery without an appointment.  Please do not come to Reception to book appointments, you must telephone from home.

Due to high demand Dispensary are asking for a minimum of 72 hours to process prescriptions.  For prescriptions received after 12 noon the 72 hours will start from the following day. Following CCG guidance we are not able to issue more than one month's worth of medication at this time.

Important information about the coronavirus (COVID-19)

 

The NHS and Public Health England (PHE) are well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases.

 

The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.

 

The latest information on symptoms of Coronovirus infection and areas where recent travel may have resulted in a high risk of exposure can be found on nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

 

NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do.

 

Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:

 

 

  • Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.

 

NHS Services

baby_under_green_towelThe following services are available and details may be obtained from your doctor or from reception:

New registrations

All patients are encouraged to have a basic health check and consultation within a month of registration. Please make an appointment with the nurse.

Well-woman and well-man clinics.

These are conducted by the nurse. Anyone from 16 to 75 years of age may attend at 3-yearly intervals for a routine check and appropriate advice. All patients over 75 years of age are eligible for an annual health check.

Cervical smears.

These may be done by the nurse or your own doctor.

Antenatal clinics and Postnatal care.

These are done by all the doctors who share the care with the midwife, and with the local hospital maternity departments. The midwife holds classes for mothers and their partners to attend in the final weeks of their pregnancy.

Postnatal care will be carried out by the midwife for a minimum of ten days.

Thereafter the health visitor will provide home visiting and is available for continuing advice and support at the child health clinic. She arranges small groups of new mums for mutual support and also clinics for helping with babies’ sleep problems. The health visitor can be contacted during office hours on 01732 882754.

Child development.

The health visitors and doctors offer clinics to monitor children’s progress and to carry out the routine immunisations which are of such importance. Parents are reminded about these by post, as well as personally.

Contraceptive advice.

All doctors offer contraceptive advice in routine surgeries.

insulin_vialDiabetic checks.

These are carried out regularly by doctors & nurses for diabetic patients.

The nurse in charge of diabetic care is also available for advice by appointment.

Cardiovascular checks

These are carried out by the appropriate nurse by appointment

Asthma clinics

These are carried out by the nurse in charge of asthma care, to achieve optimum treatment for everyone with asthma.

Travel clinics.

These are run for those going abroad to ensure that they receive all recommended preventative advice and inoculations. You should contact us at least two months before travelling

Anticoagulant clinic.

This is run by a doctor to control the regime of those patients on Warfarin.

 
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