Heathgate SurgeryTel: 01508 494343
Rockland St Mary SurgeryTel: 01508 538750
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Click here for the latest CCG 'patient and carers guide to support for people with dementia'. This has a range of useful contacts.
The Practice is pleased to support the new St Georges Dementia Support Group in Stoke Holy Cross. For further information call 01508 493661.
Visit the Dementia Friendly Norfolk website at www.dementiafriednlynorfolk.com
The breast screening unit which was in Poringland in the spring has now left the area. For patients that missed their appointment or are outside the screening age but can request screening once every three years, should call the screening team on 01603 287777.
Thank you for your interest in our travel clinics.
Using the NHS 'fit for travel' website, we provide NHS vaccinations which are recommended and required for safe travel to your chosen destination. We are unable to provide specialised travel advice.
We are able to provide the following NHS vaccinations at no direct cost to the patient:
Hepatitis B vaccinations, Rabies vaccinations and Malaria tablets are available if recommended, but on a private basis where a fee will be payable. We will provide a range of alternatives for Malaria tablets and you can take your choice on your preference. Our malaria medication leaflet is here.
Click here for a list of the private travel fees payable. For other vaccinations, such as Yellow Fever, you will need to visit a specialist travel centre. We will be able to help direct you to one.
It will be necessary for you to book an appointment with one of our nurses and to help them identify the vaccines that you may require, we will the return of a travel service questionnaire up to a minimum of 7 days before your appointment.
If you are unsure of your travel requirements, we would suggest your initial appointment is up to 6 weeks before travel. If you have booked a 'last minute' trip, then we will try and help with your vaccinations schedule but may be limited to those we can provide over a short period of time.
You can download a copy of the questionnaire by clicking here.
You can take a look at the NHS 'fit for travel' website by clicking on the area of travel below.
We hold most of the NHS travel vaccinations in stock and so we should be able to administer them during your visit. If a course is required, it may be necessary to visit us again for subsequent vaccinations.
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)
The Practice has recently changed its policy on ear syringing.
We have for a number of years, offered our patients ear syringing to clear the build up of excess wax. However, there is increasing consensus among health professionals that syringing wax from ears with water can be traumatic and often lead to other complications and distress for patients.
In view of this, we are now not routinely offering ear syringing and will be encouraging patients to keep their ears clear of excessive wax by using ear drops. We have prepared the following patient information leaflets on this matter:
For patients who have not had ear syringing before, click here.
Those who have had their ears syringed before should click here for a slightly different leaflet.
In both cases, if the ear drops do not clear the wax, patients should book to see the Practice Nurse who will advise on the best way forward, which could include referral to a community micro suction service, where wax is removed in a different way to syringing.
These clinics are primarily run by our nursing team and provide a full review for patients with these conditions. For example, in an Asthma revie, advice is provided about inhaler technique and home monitoring of respiratory flows using peak flow meters and chart readings. Medication is adjusted where appropriate
Our Diabetic reviews include advise about diet, exercise and the monitoring of blood glucose levels.
Hypertension reviews (blood pressure) include blood tests, urine tests and ECGs where appropriate.
We provide a state of the art anticoagulation monitoring service. Rather than taking a sample of blood and having this sent to the hospital for analysis, this is undertaken in-house with a sample taken from a finger prick. Our trained nursing team use a piece of specialist decision making software which will review the blood result and provide a new dosage for you. Patients will leave the practice with a personalized dosage chart detailing the date of the next review.
We provide a full child health service working alongside the local health visitors and school nurses. Routine examinations are undertaken at eight weeks by the GP. All primary childhood immunisations (except HPV vaccinations for girls at High School) are performed at the surgery and the schedule can be found on the right hand side of our website.
The Practice area is covered by two Health Visting teams. If you live in the Framingham Earl High School catchmnet area, then the East City and Poringland team can be contacted on 01603 763522. If you live in the catchment area of another High School, then contact the Long Stratton team on 01508 535021.
A full range of antenatal and postnatal care is provided on a shared basis with the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. The community midwife covering our practice area visits the Poringland surgery on Wednesdays. Appointments are made by contacting our reception team at Poringland on 01508 494343.
All the doctors provide a full family planning service including advice on contraceptive methods including the contraceptive pill, fitting of coils, contraceptive injections, emergency contraception, counselling and referral for sterilisation or termination of pregnancy. Appointments for family planning advice are during regular surgery times.
Referrals to the service are made either by the GP or self-referral, for which referral forms are available at both Poringland and Rockland St Mary surgeries. Patients will be seen by the Community Podiatrist at the Norwich Community Hospital.
Community physiotherapists visit the surgery four days a week. The service is provided by Integrated Therapy Partnership, an NHS service commissioned by the South Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Group to support patients with their musculoskeletal needs. Access to the service is via a GP/Nurse referral. Patients will be provided with a referral card so they can call or register for the service.
Our nurses can provide information you may require regarding the NHS recommended immunisations for your destination. See the specific tab above regarding the service and the questionnaire we ask patients to complete before booking an appointment with the nursing team.
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
Click here for a full price list for our non NHS services.
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