Holmwood Health CentreTel: 0118 981 4166
Morland SurgeryTel: 0118 981 6661
Due to staff shortages we regret we shall be reducing the number of appointments available with our Practice Nurses at both Morland Surgery and Holmwood Health Centre. This will affect our Travel Clinics especially and you may be directed to a travel health clinic elsewhere.
Boots and Superdrug offer this service in their larger stores and other providers are available.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and hope to resume our normal service as soon as possible.
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening (AAA) is being offered to all male patients who reach the age of 65 this year. If you are eligible, you will receive an invitation in the post. Please see this poster for more details.
If you are over 65 and have not had a scan or AAA surgery previously you can refer yourself by calling 01784 884859
Clinics We hold clinics for the following at both surgeries. Check with reception for dates/times.
If you have any concerns about your cardio-vascular health a doctor or nurse would be pleased to help you.
As some of the services are not covered by the NHS, there may be instances when you will be charged for our service and vaccinations. We will be happy to advise our fees prior to consultation.
The Doctors recommend routine smears on a regular basis. You will receive a letter when yours is due.
All children under five are registered for child health surveillance and are given appointments with the Doctor/Health Visitor for developmental assessments at the appropriate stages.Please ring for up to date information on child health clinics via the Basingstoke and Tadley Health Visiting Team on 01256 376558
For child health advice and breast feeding support there is a clinic at Tadley Community Centre every Wednesday afternoon. Please note that these appointments must be booked in advance. For further details please click here.
These are run by the Practice Nurses at Holmwood Health Centre, every Tuesday afternoon between 1.30 and 3.00. If you have an invitation letter, please come at the time stated.
Anyone can bring a child in for immunisation but we need signed, written permission from a parent or legal guardian. An example letter is shown below:
I (parent or guardian name) give permission for (name of person bringing child) to bring (child's name) for her/his (list immunisations as shown on appointment letter)
Signed (parent or guardian)
Note to parents or guardians of new born babies - please allow at least 4 weeks between the first 3 sets of injections
Your own doctor, along with the Community Midwives attached to Holmwood Health Centre, provide antenatal and postnatal care. The Midwife can be contacted via your surgery or you can call the Communitiy Midwives' Office Monday to Friday, 9.30 until 3.30 on 01256 313327.
Health Visitors are trained nurses with additional health visiting qualifications. Their speciality is working closely with families and children mainly under five. They also give extra support to families and individuals with special needs. Their contact number is 01256 376558
Here is more information from the Health Visiting Team
The Community Nursing Team visits patients who require home nursing. The hospital will refer patients on discharge who require care. You can contact the Community Nurses via your surgery or you can contact them between 9.00 am and 5.00 pm Monday to Friday on 0300 003 0021.
For any out of hours urgent queries please call 111
The majority of our work and the services we offer patients are carried out under the terms of our NHS contract. However we do carry out a small amount of private work. We have a scale of charges which is displayed in both our surgeries. You have a right to be aware of the possible charge before agreeing to a private service, so please ask us the fee that will be due. We do usually ask for payment before the work is undertaken. The range of private work is varied but this will include letters and certificates if these are outside of the scope of NHS care. Please note that private work does not take preference over NHS services.
A range of private medical examinations are undertaken by appointment, for example HGV Licence Examinations. Please tell the receptionist when making an appointment so that adequate time is allowed.
Please ask for details of the private fee that will be due.
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.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)
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