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The need to protect patients and staff from Covid-19 (coronavirus) is as important as ever and is a top priority for the practice; particularly as we head into winter.

In addition, the amount of patient requests coming in remains significant. We continue to encourage patients to seek help for their ailments but also ask that patients consider whether the practice is the most appropriate point of care. Before you submit a request do remember that you can order your repeat prescriptions directly through patient access, can get NHS support and advice online to undertake self-help, and for minor illnesses and ailments your local pharmacy team are trained clinical professionals who can provide free advice on the best treatment. If you are ever unsure about where to obtain help, visit 111 online for guidance.   

When accessing the surgery, please remember that we are doing things differently to keep you safe, while making sure that you have access to the care you need. If you have a booked face to face appointment at the practice please ring on the door bell so we can meet and greet you (the door will be closed). This is so we can ensure precautions are taken for you and the healthcare teams safety; and so you can socially distance within the waiting room.

To submit a request or query, we encourage our patients to use our online consultation platform by  clicking on the askmyGP link below. However, if patients would rather call the practice please be prepared to tell our healthcare team about your symptoms or concerns. We will respond in a number of ways, either by online message, by phone, or by video call and we may ask you to come into the surgery. We can assure you that we are dealing with all requests in a safe and timely manner. If you are requested to attend the surgery, please do follow the instructions provided by our staff before arriving.

With great appreciation from the staff at Hamdon Medical Centre

Full Maternity Care

We provide all choices of care, including home births. When you have confirmed your pregnancy with the doctor, he/she will arrange an antenatal appointment for you. Remember to take folic acid tablets from before you conceive (if possible) to the twelfth week of pregnancy.

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We can give advice on nearly all methods of contraception, including the pill, the coil, the cap, contraceptive injections and implants. In the first instance, please discuss your contraceptive requirements with the doctor. Subsequent follow up appointments can be arranged with the practice nurse.

Child Health

After discharge from the midwife, the Health Visitor will contact you to introduce herself & arrange an initial visit. This visit will carry out checks on baby; subsequent visits can be made depending on individual family needs & requests. Your child will be invited for regular checks from 6 weeks to 4 years old. The checks are done by either your doctor or the Health Visitor. The Health Visitor can be contacted for advice on child health matters on 01460 241823.

Changes to Baby Clinics - from February 2019 Baby Clinics will be run every 4th Wednesday between 12.30pm and 2.30pm  (note new time)

Details of Baby Clinics in the local area can be found, with other useful information, displayed in the waiting room

Childhood Immunisations

The doctors support the Department of Health’s recommended programme of full immunisations for babies and children (www.immunisation.nhs.uk). Immunisation clinics are held monthly at the surgery. You will be informed by post when your child is due for an immunisation. The Health Visitor will be available at these clinics.

Travel Advice and Vaccinations

Please tell the receptionist if you are planning to go abroad. She will give you a form to complete so that the practice nurse can fully evaluate your medical requirements. Some vaccination courses take up to 8 weeks, so please ensure you give us plenty of notice.

 

 
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