Attached to the practice, we have a full range of community staff, including district nurses, health visitors, midwives, treatment room nurses and community psychiatric nurses. In addition, our own practice nurses - Sisters Wendy Jameson, Siobhan Riordan, Simone Whitcher and Sue Barnes run clinics for:
- Heart Disease
- Weight Management
- Child Immunisations
Clinics for vaccination against influenza and for pneumococcal infection are also available. The doctors provide antenatal care, family planning advice (including IUCD fitting), perform some minor operations, monitor INR levels for patients on warfarin and undertake child developmental checks. Please ask at reception for details of any of these services and for the availability of appointments.
The practice uses, but does not employ, district nurses, other community nurses and health visitors who work from the primacy care centre for the benefit of our patients.
NHS Health Checks:
What is an NHS Health Check?
The NHS Health Check is your chance to get your free midlife MOT. Its available to adults in England aged 40-74 without a pre-existing condition, it checks your circulatory and vascular health and what your risk of getting a disabling vascular diseases.
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If you would like a free NHS health Check - please telephone 01932 505230 to make an appointment.
Online Blood Test Appointments at Ashford and St Peter's Hospital
To help reduce patient waiting times we are introducing an online appointment solution for our Blood Test Clinics.
Further details will be available on their website: www.ashfordstpeters.nhs.uk/bloodtests
Bookings for both adults and children.
Shingles Programme 2018
Who can have the shingles vaccine?
You are eligible for the shingles vaccine if you are aged 70 or 78 years old.
In addition, anyone who was eligible for immunisation in the previous three years of the programme but missed out on their shingles vaccination remains eligible until their 80th birthday. This includes:
- people in their 70s who were born after 1 September 1942
- people aged 79 years
The shingles vaccine is not available on the NHS to anyone aged 80 and over because it seems to be less effective in this age group.
You can have the shingles vaccination at any time of year, though many people will find it convenient to have it at the same time as their annual flu vaccination.
Please contact the surgery if you are in this group for an appointment.
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In addition to the care that our doctors provide under the National Health Service, they are often asked to provide other services for which a separate charge is made. An explanatory leaflet and a list of the current charges are available for download here. A further leaflet as to why we charge is available for download here Some of the more common examples are:
Medical examinations for insurance companies, employment and HGV or taxi driving licences.
At the time you book your appointment for a medical examination, please confirm whether the fee will be paid by your insurance company, employer etc or by you personally. These examinations take a full 30 minutes and it is essential, therefore, that you arrive on time, otherwise we may have to rearrange the appointment. If you fail to turn up or arrive late so that the appointment has to be re-booked, we may charge 50% of the fee.
Medical reports for insurance, including travel insurance, and private medical claims, childminding applications and solicitors. Opinions on fitness to attend school, exams, work, gym or to travel.
Private patients are not normally taken on by this practice.
Application for firearms / shotgun certificates
The Rowan Tree GP Partners are conscientious objectors to gun ownership and no-one is available at the practice to complete anything related to these certificates.
If you need more information, please ask at reception.
Payment method - payments can be made by credit / debit cards, cash or cheques.
A FREE and CONFIDENTIAL service is available for young people aged 12 - 24.
Telephone: 0845 600 2516 (24 hour answer phone).