Nurse clinics run every day both morning and afternoon. We have a Health Care Assistants who works along side the practice nurses.
When booking an appointment for the nurse, Phlebotomist or Health Care Assistant it is important to inform reception of the reason for the appointment. There are certain things that specific nurses deal with and the health care assistant does not do the same as the nurses. As appointments are set at 10 minute slots, you may need longer with the nurse for your consultation so informing reception of your reason will enable them to give you enough time with the nurse or health care assistant. All blood tests will be booked in with the phlebotomist unless stated by another clinician. Patients are asked to only book an appointment for a blood test if you have been asked by a clinician to do so.
The nurses deal with a wide range of conditions or problems and have specific clinics for certain things. The practice nurse can be seen for the following:
The health care assistant can be seen for the following:
If you need to be seen urgently or on the day you will be offered an appointment with our nurse practitioner. Patients, including children, can be seen by the nurse practitioner for the following:
If you are in need of a prescription following your appointment, this will be done in the normal way.
If you suffer from one of the following chronic disease then you will be invited by letter for your annual check up, usually in the month of your birthday.
The GPs are often asked to fill out medical claim forms, forms that require a GP signature, passport forms, insurance forms, photocopy medical notes and perform medicals for patients. There is a minimum wait of 8 weeks for a form to be completed.
This work is non NHS work and requires the GPs to complete the paperwork outside of normal surgery hours.
As this is non NHS work, there is a charge for specific forms completed. If you need your identity confirmed, eg passport form signed, the doctor signing will have to have known you for at least 2 years
The community midwife holds a clinic at Kington surgery on a Thursday afternoon. You can book to see the midwife either via reception or the midwife. Once you have had your baby you will be asked to make an appointment with a GP for a 6week check for yourself and your baby. These can be done in a normal GP clinic but you will need a 30 minute appointment so please specify the reason for your appointment when booking.
Immunisation clinics are held every week. You will be sent a letter by the child health department when your child is due a vaccination, however you will receive a letter from the surgery with appointment details enclosed. If you wish to cancel an appointment or do not want your child to have the vaccination, please could you let the surgery know as soon as possible. Please bring your child's red book along to the appointment, otherwise you may need to re-book.
When booking an appointment for your travel vaccinations please inform the receptionist where you are going. This will enable the nurse to research what vaccinations you may need and order them in if necessary so that they are available for your appointment. Some travel vaccinations need to be given a certain length of time before you travel and more than one dose may need to be given at certain intervals.
For this reason, we ask that you book your travel vaccinations at least 6 weeks before your trip. You will be given a form by reception to fill in and return before your appointment.
Please note that we cannot give travel vaccinations to temporary residents as we do not have your medical record.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
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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