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Help to Slim clinics
Your GP may need to refer you to a hospital to be seen by a specialist. You now have a “choice” and will be given contact details for making your appointment.
Medical examinations for special purposes e.g. HGV and PSV licences, pre-employment, fitness to travel etc are undertaken during surgery times at the discretion of the doctor.
Other forms such as private medical certificates, passport application forms, food handling certificates, child-minder forms etc may also be submitted for completion. You will be charged a fee for all non-NHS services and are advised to check on the level of payment before such forms are completed. Please ask the receptionist for details.
Childhood vaccinations are carried out by the Practice Nurses, with clinics run on a Tuesday and Thursday. We will be flexible and fit children in at other times if this is required please contact us to discuss this when you receive your scheduled appointment dates.
Please contact the surgery if you have not received a scheduled appointment for your child so arrangements can be made for this to be done.
Protects against: diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio, Hib (Haemophilus influenzae type b) and hepatitis B.
Given at: 8, 12 and 16 weeks of age to all babies born on or after 1 August 2017. Read more about the 6-in-1 vaccine
Protects against: some types of pneumococcal infection
Given at: 8 weeks, 16 weeks and one year of age
Read more about the pneumococcal jab
Protects against: rotavirus infection, a common cause of childhood diarrhoea and sickness
Given at: 8 and 12 weeks of age
Read more about the rotavirus vaccine
Protects against: meningitis (caused by meningococcal type B bacteria)
Read more about the Men B vaccine
Protects against: Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) and meningitis caused by meningococcal group C bacteria
Given at: one year of age
Read more about the Hib/Men C vaccine
Protects against: measles, mumps and rubella
Given at: one year and at three years and four months of age
Read more about the MMR jab
Protects against: flu
Given at: annually as a nasal spray in Sept/Oct for all children aged two to nine years on 31 August 2018
Read more about the flu vaccine for children
Protects against: diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough and polio
Given at: three years and four months of age
Read more about the DTaP/IPV pre-school booster
Protects against: cervical cancer
Given at: 12-13 years as two injections at least six months apart
Read more about the HPV vaccine
Protects against: tetanus, diphtheria and polio
Given at: 14 years
Read more about the 3-in-1 teenage booster
Protects against: meningitis (caused by meningococcal types A, C, W and Y bacteria)
Given at: 14 years and new university students aged 19-25
Read more about the MenACWY vaccine
These vaccinations are offered on the NHS in addition to the routine programme to "at-risk" groups of babies and children.
Protects against: chickenpox
Who needs it: siblings of children who have suppressed immune systems and are susceptible to chickenpox, for example because they're having cancer treatment or have had an organ transplant.
Given: from one year of age upwards. Children receive two doses of chickenpox vaccine given four to eight weeks apart.
Read more about the chickenpox jab
Protects against: tuberculosis (TB)
Who needs it: babies and children who have a high chance of coming into contact with tuberculosis.
Given: from birth to 16 years of age.
Read more about the BCG vaccine
Who needs it: children aged six months to two years and those aged nine to 17 who have certain medical conditions or a weakened immune system, which may put them at risk of complications from flu. (All children aged two to eight years are given the flu vaccine as part of the routine immunisation schedule.)
Given: for children between the ages of six months and two years as a single jab every year in September/November. For children aged nine to 17 years of age as a nasal spray every year in September/November.
Read more about the nasal spray flu vaccine and the flu jab
Protects against: hepatitis B
Who needs it: children at high risk of exposure to hepatitis B, and babies born to infected mothers.
Given: as six doses over 12 months – a baby born to a mother infected with hepatitis B will be given a dose at birth, followed by further doses at 4, 8, 12 and 16 weeks of age, and a final dose at one year old.
Read more about the hepatitis B vaccine
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required. There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
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.
We would also ask that some travel vaccinations are paid in advance, you will be informed of this when you attend for your initial appointment.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
Non NHS Services
Medical examinations for special purposes eg. HGV and PSV licences, pre-employment, fitness to travel, insurance etc are undertaken during surgery times at the discretion of the doctor.
Other forms such as private medical certificates, passport application forms, food handling certificates, child minder forms etc may also be submitted for completion. You will be charged a fee for all non-NHS services and are advised to check on the level of payment before such levels are completed. The charges are displayed behind reception and listed below but if you are unsure please check with a receptionist for details.
HGV, PSV, Taxi Medical £85.00
Sports/Driving/Diving Medical £40.00 - £85.00
Ofsted Health Declaration £50.00
Private sicknote £16.00
Passport/Driving licence signature We no longer offer this service
Insurance forms £15.00 - £30.00
Access to medical records £1.00 - £50.00
Report for employer/solicitor £50.00 - £70.00
Private consultation £30.00
Adoption/ fostering medical £24.36 - £73.86
Food handlers questionnaire £25.00
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