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Thornley Street Surgery40 Thornley StreetWolverhamptonWest Midlands, WV1 1JPTel: 01902 688500
Time to think about getting a Flu injection.
INFORMATION ABOUT OUR FLU CLINICS
Invites are going out from the 5th September Via Text message and letters from the 16th September
Patient s over 65s clinics are starting the week beginning 23rd September
The over 65 yrs vaccine is recommended for those who become 65yr before 31.3.2020 (thus a few will still be 64 at the time)
At risk group from age 18yrs-64yrs is 14th October
Information to follow regarding Childrens Flu clinics
We look forward to seeing you in the practice
Our diabetic service is run by Dr Stone; with the assistance of Sister Bromley, Sister Cheshire, and Mrs Hashina Shaikh, who runs the administration.
We take pride in our high standards of care, and are keen to involve patients in all aspects of it.
Appointments for this service are planned by the practice and sent out to the patient, so we can ensure efficient and high quality care. If you are unable to make your appointment please let us know as soon as possible so that we may offer the appointment to somebody else.
Removal surgery for many benign lesions, such as moles or skin tags, is no longer provided by the CCG, but Dr Stone is happy to provide this service at the practice. If you have any skin or nail lesions that you would like to be considered for removal then please see Dr Stone, and after consultation with her we will then send you an appointment for the next available clinic.
Download an information pack and consent form HERE
All doctors at the practice can provide contraception advice and prescriptions; however, we are also pleased to be able to offer coil insertion, or Implanon insertions/removal, with Dr Richardson and Dr Dobie. If you are keen for either a coil or implant then please make an appointment with the relevant doctor to discuss these effective long-acting reversible methods of contraception.
For more information on your choices:
The current smear programme in the UK starts at the age of 25. If you are not yet sexually active you may decide you don’t need one, but we would suggest that you discuss this with a doctor or a nurse. At our practice you can book a smear with Dr Richardson, Dr Dobie, Sister Bromley, Sister Cheshire or Sister Ogden.
For more information on the national screening programme: www.cancerscreening.nhs.uk/cervical/
This is a service run by Dr Richardson, with the assistance of a member of the Wolverhampton CCG learning disability team. It is a clinic specifically aimed at the special needs of patients with learning disabilities.
Patients under this service are called for review by the practice on an annual basis. If you do not wish to attend or are unable to do so, please ring and cancel your appointment so that we may offer it to someone else.
As a practice we endeavour to offer high quality of care to patients who suffer from life-threatening illnesses or diseases. We work closely with Compton Hospice to ensure palliative care is tailored to each patient’s individual circumstance, so that in the final stages of an illness or disease we can go some way to alleviate suffering and improve quality of life.
Your child will be called in for their immunisations based on the current schedule recommended in the UK. If you have moved to the UK, and are unsure about what to do regarding your child’s immunisation schedule, then please contact the surgery with all the information you have on immunisations they have already received.
Some immunisations are given to school age children, and these are coordinated by the CCG – occasionally we are asked to provide a service at the practice for certain ones.
Certain adults also require specific immunisations, and these are normally arranged with the doctor: please note, we do not offer Hepatitis B immunisation for occupational health purposes on the NHS – if you require this there is a fee.
Healthy Minds provides a counselling service from within the surgery, more information can be obtained by speaking to your GP or by visiting the Healthy Minds website.
Community midwives, who work with the obstetric service at New Cross Hospital run an antenatal service at the practice, which you will book into when you let us know you are pregnant. This clinic is currently held on a Friday.
Unfortunately, the CCG has withdrawn the phlebotomy service from Thornley Street Surgery. Our patients will now need to attend a walk in clinic; the list of available clinics can be found here. This list is also available at reception.
You can book appointments with one of our practice nurses for travel advice and immunisations. Please book the appointment for at least 8 weeks before the date you are due to travel.
When you book an appointment for this service please drop a completed ‘Travel Advice’ form in to us for the nurse to review prior to seeing you – this form is available in reception or by clicking on the link to download
CLICK HERE for more comprehensive travel advice
Strictly, this is not NHS work, but the practice provides the service free-of-charge, except for the cost of certain vaccines and medications: vaccinations provided free of charge include diphtheria, tetanus, polio, typhoid and Hepatitis A. Vaccinations that incur a charge (costs will vary) are Hepatitis B, rabies, Japanese encephalitis, Tick-borne encephalitis and the meningitis vaccination for the Hajj. Some anti-malarials are available over the counter at pharmacies; a private prescription is necessary for others, and there will be charge both at the practice and the pharmacy.
There are alternative providers available for private travel advice.
www.nathnac.org English Travel website, public and professionals
www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk Public site for patients
www.malariahotspots.co.uk Malaria advice for the public
Search for yellow fever vaccination centres near you
We will not discuss any details of your visit with anybody else unless you give us permission to do so.
You are also welcome to book confidential appointments with a doctor where you will have the opportunity to discuss, amongst other things, dietary and skin conditions, drugs and alcohol, contraception and sexual health.
We are now offering free Chlamydia screening for patients under the age of 25 within the surgery. Come into the surgery and ask one of our receptionists for a Chlamydia test pack, then simply follow the instructions in the pack and bring it back to reception. Your test results will not be disclosed to anybody who is not directly involved in the Chlamydia Screening Programme, including us at the surgery - unless of course you wish to be treated here.
For more information on the 'RU SURE?' Chlamydia Screening Programme visit this link: http://www.rusureblackcountry.nhs.uk/
Medicals for work, travel or leisure are not covered by the NHS and we, therefore, charge a fee for the service. Similarly there is other paperwork not covered by the NHS, such as insurance forms and reports, which you will need to pay for. Costs vary, and our reception staff will be able to tell you how much you will need to pay or download the list below.
Fees for non-NHS ServicesPlease note that payment for some of these services may be required in advance of the appointment and may not be refundable in the case of non-attendance.
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