Kington Medical Practice: 01544 230302

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:

  • Smear test
  • Blood tests
  • Annual Birthday Clinics
  • ECG
  • Injections
  • Seasonal flu injections
  • Baby vaccinations
  • Chronic disease management
  • Blood pressure
  • Travel vaccinations
  • Ear syringe
  • Suture removal
  • Dressings

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.

  • Stroke/TIA
  • Diabetes
  • COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
  • Hypertension
  • Asthma
  • CHD (coronary heart disease)

Midwife clinics are Thursdays 9:30-16:00. 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.

The health care assistant can be seen for the following:

  • Blood pressure
  • New patient health checks
  • Blood tests
  • ECG
  • INRs
  • Seasonal flu injections
  • Weight loss

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:

  • Ears
  • Asthma
  • Cold
  • Throats
  • COPD
  • Eyes
  • Flu
  • Urinary tract
  • Headaches
  • Stomach pains
  • Respiratory tract
  • Aches and pains
  • Breathing problems

If you are in need of a prescription following your appointment, this will be done in the normal way.

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

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.

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