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Prestwood Road West SurgeryTel: 01902 721021
Bushbury Health CentreTel: 01902 394830
Urgent News about blood tests - 27.08.21
There is a national shortage of blood bottles which is expected to last until at least 17th September 2021. We have been advised by the NHS to postpone all non-urgent blood tests. We will advise you if we feel that you urgently require a blood test and advise you when the situation changes. This situation is out of our control; thank you for your patience.
COVID 19 Update August 2021
July 19th 2021 is when all restrictions for COVID were removed. The practice is a high risk environment and we are keen to maintain a safe and healthy place for you to be. Please help us to keep you and those around you safe. Masks - the continued wearing of masks is current government guidance and is strongly recommended. Please wear your mask if you come into the practice for any reason. Social distancing - we will continue to promote social distance awareness. Please use chairs available in the waiting area, which are separated for distance purposes. If there is no seating left, please consider waiting outside until one becomes available. Hand Sanitiser - this will continue to be provided. Please use when entering the building and when leaving. Your help with keeping us safe is appreciated. Many thanks.
The surgery offers a variety of clinics and services; please see list below. All our clinics and services are provided by highly qualified clinicians. If you need to use any of the services listed, please contact reception at your surgery and they will be able to book/refer you to the service.
Antenatal patients are routinely seen at regular intervals by a midwife throughout their pregnancy. Clinics are held at both Bushbury Health Centre and Wednesfield Surgery with the midwives attached to the surgery.
Our nurse practitioner or practice nurses regularly monitor patients and alter their treatments to suit individual needs, therefore, helping to reduce the number of attacks and hospital admissions. Emergency facilities are held within the buildings to deal with asthma situations promptly, rather than referring to hospital (unless absolutely necessary)
These clinics are run by our health care assistant to monitor patients who have blood pressure problems.
We carry out blood tests on Monday and Wednesday mornings at Wednesfield Surgery and Tuesday and Thursday mornings at Bushbury Health Centre; these are undertaken by a qualified phlebotomist. We also offer blood tests for patients who are taking anti-coagulant and rheumatology drugs.
These are carried out by the practice nurse or doctor. There is a recall system in operation, however, if you are not called when you think appropriate, please contact the surgery.
Your doctor may refer you for chiropody. You can also refer yourself, please ask the reception for more details. Priority is given to patients who have diabetes or other significant conditions.
If you need advice on contraception, please make an appointment with our nurse. We operate a coil fitting service; please speak to the receptionist who will make you an appointment to discuss this with a doctor. At present coils and implants are only fitted at our Wednesfield Surgery.
We have counsellors attached to the surgery, if you are referred you will be contacted by the service with an appointment time and date.
The majority of our diabetic patients are cared for and monitored at the surgery, with routine checks with our practice nurse. New diabetics are carefully supported with sessions on a one-to-one basis. There is close co-operation with the Diabetic Centre at New Cross Hospital.
The practice nurses and health care assistants run these clinics.
All patients with diabetes/asthma/lung/liver/heart and kidney disease and residents of residential and nursing homes are recommended to have a flu vaccination. All carers and patients aged 65 and over are also advised to be vaccinated. We will advise of flu clinic dates from July 2016 onwards.
If your child is aged 2,3 or 4 they are eligible for a free flu vaccine please bring your child along to any of the sessions in September/October at either surgery, Prestwood Road West or Bushbury Health Centre. We will advise of the dates from July 2016 onwards.
If your child is under 16 and normally has a flu vaccine. Please bring your child along to any of the sessions in September/October at either surgery, Prestwood Road West or Bushbury Health Centre. We will advise of the dates from July 2016 onwards.
Our nurse practitioner or practice nurses monitor patients who have heart conditions or facts which may affect heart conditions, e.g. high cholesterol. These clinics take place at all sites.
This can be performed at the surgery by one of our doctors, usually assisted by one of the nurses. Suitable cases of minor surgery are carried out under local anaesthetic.
The practice nurse and health care assistants will help you to stop smoking and ensure that you receive full support.
Our nurse practitioner and practice nurse's regularly monitor patients and alter their treatments to suit needs, therefore, helping to reduce the number of attacks and hospital admissions. If you have suffered with a Stroke / TIA you will be automatically called to a clinic.
If you are going on holiday and require immunisations, please speak to our practice nurses at least eight weeks before you intend traveling. There may be a charge for this service.
The health visitors, practice nurses and doctors hold these session for well babies and children only on a Wednesday afternoon between 14:00 and 15:30 at Wednesfield Surgery and between 14:00 and 15:30 on a Friday at Bushbury Health Centre. Sessions at Dunkley Street are held every Wednesday afternoon.
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.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the form below and bring it with you when you come to see the nurse. Please do not send this form back to us on-line.
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)
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.
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