Redgate Medical CentreWestonzoyland RoadBridgwater Somerset, TA6 5BFTel: 01278 454560
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Birthday Annual Review
From April 2014 we will be changing the way we manage patients with long term health conditions. Patients who have conditions such as diabetes, asthma, COPD, hypothyroidism, cardiovascular disease or high blood pressure will have a single review for all their long term medical problems each year in the month of their birthday . This will reduce the number of visits patients have to make to have their long term conditions monitored which we hope will be much more convenient. We would encourage you to contact the practice around the time of your birthday to book a Birthday Review appointment if this applies to you.
Transferring from the old system to a birthday review system is going to be challenging and may result in some patients being seen earlier or later than they initially expected. The doctors would like to thank all their patients for their support whilst we are implementing these changes
For those suffering with long term health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, asthma/COPD, kidney disease, stroke we offer annual Birthday Reviews to help them manage their condition. We encourage patients to book their annual review in the month of their Birthday.
At the annual review appointments the nurse or doctor will help patients to develop a Personalised Care Plan to help them better understand and manage their health condition. When booking certain types of annual review appointments patients may be asked to arrange a blood test a couple of weeks prior to their annual review, so the nurse or doctor has these results available to them for the review.
We host dedicated INR clinics every week at both surgeries for patients prescribed anti-coagulation therapy (warfarin). Our Level 4 service enables patients to have their INR levels checked through a simple finger prick test and then dosed accordingly. We provide this service not only for our own registered patients, but also those registered at East Quay Medical Centre.
Only 3 – 5% of smokers manage to quit for a year using will power alone, so your chances of quitting successfully are more than doubled if you visit a Stop Smoking Adviser to talk about treatment options and other forms of support.
Take the first step and contact the local Stop Smoking Service
Solutions 4 Health
0800 246 1063
or SMS QUIT to 66777
The morning after pill has to be taken within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse. Monday – Friday you are able to obtain the Morning After Pill from Redgate Medical Centre. However many pharmacies also now provide this service FREE of charge. At weekends or bank holidays please refer to your local pharmacist or the out of hours medical service.
All the doctors and practice nurses provide family planning and contraception advice as appropriate within their normal appointments. Emergency contraception is available.
The Practice also provides the contraceptive implant ‘Implanon’ for those patients registered with the Practice. Please book a routine GP appointment for this service.
A healthy pregnancy starts before you actually become pregnant. This is especially so if you need to take any regular medication. As soon as you know you are pregnant, please telephone or pop into the surgery to complete a Midwife referral form so that we can start your antenatal care. Your midwife and health visitor help your doctor to manage your care. Don't forget that after you have had your baby you will also need a post natal check at about 6 weeks.
All doctors in the practice provide child health surveillance facilities and development checks. They are usually done during normal surgery appointments. Some checks will be done by the heath visitors. It is important that all children and babies are fully immunised. Please do not hesitate to ask our practice nurse, your doctor or a health visitor. To see the current recommended immunisation schedule visit: www.immunisation.nhs.uk/Immunisation_Schedule.
Our experienced diabetes nurses will help you manage your diabetes.
The Practice has 2 experienced minor surgeons - Dr Syed Akhter offesr a wide range of surgical procedures which are undertaken at our sister practice, Somerset Bridge Medical Centre. Our minor surgery service saves our patients time having to be referred to the local hospital.
We provide a comprehensive cervical smear service for ladies over the age of 25. Smear appointments can be booked with one of our practice nurses.
Child Health Clinics, run by the Health Visiting team are held every Thursday between 1.00pm to 2.30 pm at Sydenham Family Centre, Fairfax Road. All babies and children of pre-school age are welcome.
Parents to be groups are held at Redgate Medical Centre and are run jointly between the Midwives and the Health Visitors. Attendance is usually from the 28th week of pregnancy and includes input from Physiotherapists, and Positive Parenting Facilitators. Please ask your Midwife for further information.
Cryotherapy clinics are held regularly at the practice. For further details please speak to a clinician or member of the reception team.
Flu vaccination clinics are held annually during the months of September, October and November. Details of clinics will be advertised in the surgery as well as the local press.
The flu vaccine is available to those patients:-
YOU DON'T NEED TO WAIT TO BE CONTACTED - BOOK YOUR FLU VACCINATION AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
We provide comprehensive travel advice. If you are planning holidays abroad, you should check with us well before you are due to travel so that we can make sure that any necessary immunisation is competed in time. You may be denied admission to some countries if you are not fully immunised. Note: a fee is payable for certain travel immunisations – please ask the nurse for details.
For online travel advice visit http://www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/. There is information about specific countries and the vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6-8 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment may 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. Please note: Due to the limited availability of travel health appointments you may be advised to seek vaccination from an alternative provider such as The Nomad Travel Health Clinic if we are unable to fit you in before your planned travel date.
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.
The current travel jab prices are:
We offer a full range of advice and medical services to companies who require occupational medicals and medical reports on their employees.
If you require further information on this service please contact Mrs Kathy Bartley, Practice Manager.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Home visits are made according to family and individual needs. A home visit is made around the eleventh day after the birth of a new baby and the Health Visitor will undertake a Newborn Hearing Screening Programme.
Routine appointments with Health Visitors:
The Health Visitors are also involved in activities for all age groups. These include community health programmes, e.g. smoking, breast feeding awareness campaigns, parentcraft, group work teaching on all aspects of health, child protection and training of other professionals.
How to contact the Health Visitors: Tel 0300 323 0116
The Health Visiting team are at the Child Health Clinic every week for advice and support, as well as a good opportunity to meet other parents.
Health visiting hours are 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday. If they are unable to take your telephone call, please leave a message their answerphone and they will get back to you but this may not be on the same day. If you are worried about the health of your child either contact your GP or NHS 111
Child Health Clinics in Bridgwater
Mondays - The Garden Children's Centre 1.00 pm to 3.00 pm
Wednesdays - Willows Children's Centre 10.30 am to 11.30 am
Thursdays - Sydenham Family Centre, Fairfax Road 1.00 pm to 2.30 pm
To view the latest schedule of childhood vaccinations please click on the link below
Childhood Immunisation Schedule
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