In addition to dealing with acute illness, we aim to manage chronic conditions and prevent disease. Our specialist practice nurses work alongside the doctors to provide a range of review appointments to help manage a number of long term illnesses.
Our services include:
A range of confidential advice and services including emergency contraception is available by appointment with the doctor or nurse.
Our nurses are fully experienced in providing cervical screening services.
Antenatal care is shared between the doctor and the community midwife. Pre-pregnancy advice is also available from the doctor, midwife or health visitor to anyone considering starting a family.
Child Health Screening
All the doctors are qualified to assess child development.
Checks are carried out at fixed ages and these are done by the Health Visitor or the doctor. NHS Norfolk will advise you when the checks are due but if you have any concerns regarding your child’s health please see the health visitor or your doctor. Your surgery can advise you of the contact telephone number of the health visitor.
We provide a full range of immunisations
Minor operations and joint injections are done by doctors at each surgery.
Flu Vaccination Clinics
All patients over 65 years and younger patients, who are at special risk, are offered ‘flu immunisation each autumn. Please ask at your surgery for more information.
Pneumonia Vaccination Clinics
Pneumonia vaccine is available to those aged over 65 years and in at risk groups.
We will be offering this vaccination for the first time to those aged 71 and 79. there is currently a national shortage of vaccine. We will contact eligible patients when we have sufficient vaccine.
Chronic Disease Management
We provide other specialist clinics and appointments run by specialist nurses working together with the doctor. These include:
- Diabetic services
- Asthma services
- Chronic Respiratory Disease (COPD) services
- Chronic Heart Disease (CHPD) services
- Rheumatology monitoring.
Some medical services are not covered by the NHS, for example insurance and employment reports and medicals, DVLA medicals and solicitors reports. For these services a charge will be made. Details of our fees are available from reception or can be downloaded.