Burwash Road SurgeryTel: 01273 411 229
County ClinicTel: 01273 411 229
During opening hours, the practice provides a range of services to meet the reasonable needs of patients. It provides all essential services to registered and temporary patients or those needing immediately necessary treatment. This includes treatment, referral and advice.
If you have not been seen by a doctor for over three years and you are over 16, or for one year if you are over 75, you may ask for a health check appointment with the practice nurse.
Asthma checks and checks for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are carried out by our Practice Nurses, who have undergone specialist training and can provide monitoring of your condition, advice on inhaler technique and new medications.
It is very important for women between 25 and 49 to have a cervical smear test every three years and for women between 50 and 64 to have a cervical smear every five years, for which they will receive a recall letter. The test is carried out by the Practice Nurse.
Childhood vaccinations are important as these vaccinations protect children from serious illness. Your child will be invited by post to attend for vaccination.
Vaccination clinics are run Tuesdays 10.30-12.00. You will be sent an appointment when your baby’s immunisation is due.
If you have any concerns about the safety of vaccination, please discuss with the Health Visitor, Practice Nurse or one of the Doctors.
Coronary heart disease and stroke clinics are run by our practice nurses. The clinic provides monitoring of your condition and medication, advice on risk factors and tries to help you to minimise the risk of future problems.
Diabetic checks are carried out by the Practice Nurses, who assess all aspects of your diabetic care.
These clinics are run prior to the flu season annually by our Practice Nurses. Vaccination against seasonal flu is recommended for the over 65's or those in at risk groups. This includes anyone over 6 months of age with chest problems, with chronic heart, kidney and liver disease, the immuno-suppressed, diabetics, pregnant women and carers.
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Leg ulcers are monitored and treated by our Practice Nurses.
Some minor surgical procedures are carried out in the practice. Your doctor will refer you to these clinics if it is appropriate.
We can help if you want to give up smoking. Please ask at reception.
A Travel Clinic is held on by our Practice Nurses, who can offer a full range of foreign travel immunisations, malaria prevention and advice. Try to make your first appointment about eight weeks before you travel in case a course of vaccinations is necessary. There is a charge for some of the vaccinations and we will be happy to advise you on these. More information is available on the above “Travel Vaccination” page.
Our Nurse Practitioner is a nurse with advanced training and can provide a wide range of services to patients. She can see, diagnose and treat most routine and acute conditions, and can prescribe medication where appropriate.
Read more about the Nurse Practitioner.
We will no longer offer a private travel service. This means that our receptionists and nurses will send you to a private travel clinic or chemist to obtain vaccines or medications which you are not entitled to on the NHS (such as Yellow Fever and Malaria tablets). The NHS does provide typhoid, Hep A and Diptheria, Tetanus & Polio vaccinations.
We advise you to access the following website to identify which vaccinations and medication you require based on your travel destination prior to traveling. If you require the NHS provided vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse. It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel.
Please bring with you:
Please note that many pharmacies now offer a malaria service online and over the counter without the need for a private prescription from the surgery. Please speak to your pharmacist.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
Alternatively you can download or print our travel risk assessment form.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. 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.
Please be aware that medical reports can take up to 4 weeks to be processed.
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