51 Station RoadBamber BridgePreston, PR5 6PETel: 01772 310100
In addition to GP consultations the practice offers a wide range of clinics and healthcare services:
Dr Alexander has a special interest in diabetes. He runs a clinic where he is assisted by practice nurse Doreen Brown. All diabetics are asked to attend at least once a year for a full check.
Asthma clinics are run by our practice nurses who have undergone special training in asthma and chronic chest complaints. Patients are encouraged to attend at least once a year.
This is advice on how to look after yourself before you get pregnant. Please ask your doctor for further information.
If you think you are pregnant, please arrange an appointment with our midwives. Your care will be shared between your doctor, our midwives and the hospital. We have an antenatal clinic run by our midwives, on Thursday afternoon between 13:30 – 16:30.
Our practice nurses administer baby injections on a Thursday at a well baby clinic. We recommend that babies have immunisation against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, haemophilus influenzae B, meningitis and polio at two, three and four months and are immunised against measles, mumps and rubella (German measles) at 12 - 15 months. If your child is unwell, it is more appropriate for them to be seen in surgery rather than at the well baby clinic.
We recommend that pre-school children have a booster against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough and polio at four years.
Consent for Vaccinations
Would all parents/legal guardians of newborn babies please note that their informed written consent must be given prior to the commencement of a vaccination programme for babies. A grandparent or other person cannot do this. Once written consent has been given for a programme to commence, another person may then bring babies to the clinic for vaccination.
Minor Surgery/Freezing Clinic ( please note these clinics have been suspended until further notice - we apologise for any inconvenience caused)
Dr Moore does minor operations on a Friday afternoon. He will remove moles and small skin lesions. It is necessary to see Dr Moore in surgery before making an appointment for minor surgery. We also run a 'freezing' clinic for the treatment of warts and verrucae and some skin lesions. You have to see one of the partners prior to making an appointment unless you have attended the freezing clinic before with the same problem.
Women aged between 25-49 years are invited to have a smear every three years. Women aged between 50-64 years are invited to have a smear every five years.
Our practice nurses run a smear clinic on a Tuesday afternoon between 13:30 – 16:30 and on a Friday morning between 08:15 – 10:15. For women who are unable to attend these clinics, we have special arrangements - please ask at reception.
Steroid injections (not knees) are administered at the surgery. It is necessary to see Dr Moore in surgery beforehand.
Our practice nurses can advise you on the vaccination requirements for your holiday. Please ask at reception for details. You will be asked to complete a questionnaire before attending. There may be charges for some vaccines but you will be advised of this at the start of the course. See the above tab for more details.
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 online form before coming to see the nurse.
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.
If you leave a form which needs attention from a doctor (holiday cancellations, insurance forms, sick notes etc.) it will only be ready for collection after five clear working days. This will be longer for doctors who work part-time. When you hand in the form the receptionist will advise you when it will be ready. We encourage payment to be made by cheque for forms which incur fees (holiday cancellations, insurance forms etc. and a deposit of £10.00 is payable in advance). Please ensure you have completed your part and signed consent where applicable.
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