SERVICES WE PROVIDE

Family Planning - Pre-pregnancy Counselling

You may see any of the doctors or family planning nurse during any surgery for family planning advice or to discuss preparing for pregnancy.


Diabetic Care

All the doctors  and the practice nurses provide diabetic care. Please contact reception for details.


Winter Health

Vaccination against influenza and pneumonia is available free each October. We send appointments directly to patients who we feel would particularly benefit from this.


Alcohol Problems

If you believe you have an alcohol problem, please arrange an appointment with a doctor who can give advice and refer you for specialist help if needed.


Health Promotion

For details of the other health promotion services we provide, please see under “Practice Nurses” .


NHS Health Check

The NHS health check programme is an ambitious Department of Health (DOH) initiative which will offer preventive

checks to all those aged 40-74 (inclusive) to assess their risk of cardiovascular disease (heart disease, hypertension, stroke, diabetes and kidney disease) and pick up unidentified CVD followed by appropriate management and intervention, where necessary. The Yiewsley Family Practice is committed to provide this service to the target patients.


Safeguarding Children

All healthcare orginisations have a duty under the Children Act 2004, Section 11, to make arrangements to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people. The Yiewsley Family Practice believes in safeguarding/promoting the welfare of children and has staff members competent in child surveillance issues.


Chiropody

Ask directly for your Self-referral form via Reception to make an appointment with a Chiropodist to be seen within the community.  


Travel Advice And Vaccinations

This service is by appointment only with our practice nurses. They can give advice and arrange vaccinations. Some vaccinations cannot be given at the same time and therefore will need to be consulted well in advance (preferably at least two months) of your departure as some vaccinations take time to be effective.

Most  travel immunisations can be provided free on the NHS.


Periodic Consultations

Newly registered patients, those aged 75 or over who have not had a consultation in the past year and adult patients between the ages of 16 and 75 who have not had a consultation in the past three years all have the right to request a health check consultation with either a doctor or nurse at the practice. Please call reception to arrange an appointment.


Childhood Immunisations

These are vitally important to protect your child against a range of serious and often fatal illnesses. A course of three primary injections against diphtheria, whooping cough, tetanus, meningitis and polio is given at two, three and four months.

The measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine is given at 12 months followed by a booster for diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough and polio, together with measles/mumps/rubella at three and a half years.

From age 10, schools arrange rubella vaccination and testing/vaccination for tuberculosis. Finally, there is a school leaving booster of diphtheria, tetanus and polio.

All non-school immunisations can be given by the practice nurses by appointment at any convenient time.

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