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The surgeries offer a full range of health and disease management clinics and there are facilities for carrying out minor surgery. Please make an appointment if you would like to attend any of the clinics.
Minor surgical procedures are carried out in our well-equipped Treatment Room at Hillview Medical Centre by special appointment with Dr Knights. Please click the following link for more information: Minor Surgical Procedures at Hillview Medical Centre.docx
Antenatal and postnatal examinations
These are carried out at the surgeries at various times of the day to allow you to choose the most convenient time. The doctors and the midwife both run the clinic.
We provide a service which follows locally agreed guidelines for the management of asthma and COPD within the community, using specially trained staff. You may also be seen by our healthcare assistant who supports the practice nurses with these clinics.
Children's immunisation schedule
We feel it is essential that our children are protected from infectious diseases as far as possible. You will normally receive an appointment when your child's injections are due.
For a current immunisation schedule please visit the NHS Immunisation Information website.
Diabetic health checks
We invite people with diabetes for health checks every 6 months:
Diabetic 6 month review
We will ask you to come in for a blood test with one of our HCA's - and the practice nurse will then contact you to discuss your results with you.
This is to monitor your condition and ensure that any medication that you are taking is working as expected.
We will ask you to come to the surgery so that we can test your blood and urine (with one of our HCA's).
Two weeks later - you will have a review with one of our practice nurses so that they can help you to manage your condition.
We offer a comprehensive family planning service which includes coil fitting (copper and mirena), and implant fitting. This service is available at Hillview Medical Centre and is run by Dr Kate Bulmer, Dr Natasha Shah, Dr Katherine Holgate and Sister Nikki Raif. Appointments can be booked in the usual way - please just let the receptionists know if you wish to book a coil or implant fitting.
General advice and pill prescriptions are available in normal surgery from all GPs, advanced nurse practitioners and also from our practice nurses.
NHS health checks
The NHS Health Check is your chance to get your free midlife MOT. For adults in England aged 40-74 without a pre-existing condition, it checks your circulatory and vascular health and what your risk of getting a disabling vascular disease is.
A positive approach is taken to encourage a healthy lifestyle in relation to diet, exercise, stress reduction, obesity, smoking and alcohol problems.
These are given by the nurse after consultation. You will need to complete a travel vaccination form which you can download from the above tab or collect from the surgery. Please then arrange a travel appointment with a Nurse (each person travelling will need a separate appointment) and bring the travel form to your appointment.
Meningitis C vaccine
All first year students who are at, or going to, college or university are eligible for the meningitis vaccine. Please ring reception for an appointment. Meningitis C vaccines are being introduced progressively to all children aged under 13 months and young people from ages 15-20 years.
New patient health checks
These are carried out, mainly by our HCA's, to a standard protocol, and will be offered to you when you join the practice.
The health of our young adults is very important. Our practice nurses provide a general health check and also give young people a chance to discuss in complete confidence any concerns they may have.
Our surgery offers a travel clinic as an additional service for patients. These clinics are managed by our practice nurses. Appointments for this service are limited though and need to be made at least 6 weeks in advance of the anticipated travel date.
We are sorry - but if no travel appointment is available or your anticipated travel date is less than 6 weeks away - you will need to organise your travel vaccinations through a travel clinic. Details of clinics providing this service are available on-line.
If you would like to organise your travel vaccinations with our surgery - you need to make 2 appointments with one of our practice nurses:
An initial appointment is needed with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements (this must be at least 6 weeks before your anticipated date of travel). The appointment is to conduct a travel risk assessment with you - which will look into the countries you plan to visit and the type of activities that you will be taking part in. This is carried out so that your vaccination needs can be determined.
Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel. This appointment is to give you your vaccinations and allow enough time for the vaccines to work.
There is further information about countries and the recommended vaccinations for those countries on the links below
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
Click here for our general advice leaflet.
Travel health questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form and bring it to your travel appointment with the practice nurse at the surgery.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.
Some additional services are available which are not covered by the NHS. We are happy to provide these but have to charge for them.
Examples include the following:
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
NHS England requires that all GP practices declare the mean earnings (ie average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice.
However, it should be noted that the required method to calculate earnings is potentially misleading because it takes no account of how much time doctors spend working in the practice. It should not, therefore, be used to form any judgement about GP earnings, nor to make any comparison with any other practice.
The average pay for GP’s working in Hillview Medical Centre in the last financial year was £70,134. before tax and National Insurance.
This is for 2 full time GP’s and 5 part time GP’s who worked in the practice for more than six months.
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