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My Care Record

Your medical records can be available for hospital doctors or nurses to access, please CLICK HERE for further information

Accessing medical records online. 

For further information and to download an application form please see the Accessing online services page

Health Walks.

The patient group have organised a weekly health walk starting from the Brookmans Hotel every Thursday at 10.30, see the PPG pages for further information.

Electronic Prescriptions

We are pleased to announce that Potterells is now using the electronic prescription transfer system. This should be a simpler process for issuing medication and we hope it will be more secure and will mean fewer prescriptions going missing. If you would like to make use of this service please inform your regular pharmacist

 

Clinics & Services

Chronic Disease Reviews

  • Diabetes
  • Coronary Heart Disease
  • Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
  • Stroke
  • Asthma
  • Chronic Obstructive Airways Disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Hypothyroidism (Low Thyroid State)

Our patients with any of the above conditions will be regularly reviewed by our GP’s and practice nurses.

Antenatal Clinics

When you find out you are expecting a baby then book a routine appointment with a GP to arrange to be booked for your antenatal care with the midwives. Subsequent to booking your care is taken over by the midwife team and all your antenatal appointments and arrangements are made by them.

The local community midwives have booked antenatal clinics on Tuesday afternoons. Mostly these take place at Potterells, but if you are due a scan you will be seen at the Peartree Clinic at the QE2.

Child Health

First childhood vaccines are done at the same appointment as the first developmental check, which is at eight weeks of age. The immunisation schedule is described here.

http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/vaccinations/Pages/vaccination-schedule-age-checklist.aspx

The Child Health Clinic is held on Wednesday afternoons for advice and support from the Health Visitors on all aspects of child health and development and to weigh baby.

Women's Health

  • Contraceptive services are carried out by the practice nurses during their normal surgeries. Please book a routine appointment. If you are considering having a coil fitted, or a contraceptive implant please speak to a Practice Nurse.
  • Smears are carried out by our Practice Nurses. All women between 25 and 65 will receive an invitation every 3 to 5 years (interval depends on age). Book a routine appointment with a Practice Nurse - please specify that it is for a smear.
  • The breast screening programme saves lives. All women aged 50 to 65 are invited for a mammogram when the mobile screening service visits the area every 3 years. The next round of screening is scheduled for 2015.

Travel Health and Immunisations

Immunisation can be arranged with our practice nurses by appointment, ideally two months before departure. Before you meet the nurses we ask you to complete a Travel Questionnaire. This is available from reception and must be completed at least 5 working days before you require an appointment for your travel immunisations. The questionnaire can also be found on the above Travel Vaccinations tab                                          

Minor Operations

A number of our GPs will perform minor operative procedures for removal of skin lesions, removal of ingrown toenails and the like. Please see a GP in a routine surgery who can then arrange an appointment at our Tuesday afternoon clinics. Please note we do not treat warts/verrucas.

'Flu Vaccinations

Available from October each year for all patients over 65 years and those in high-risk groups such as diabetics, asthmatics and those with heart and chest disease. Supplies of the vaccine usually arrive at the end of September.

Special clinics will be arranged and advertised at the surgery and here on the website near the time.

 
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