Threeways SurgeryPennylets GreenStoke PogesBuckinghamshire, SL2 4AZTel: 01753 643445
We recommend flu and pneumonia vaccinations as advised by the Department of Health and for patients who suffer from a long term chronic condition.
The injectable flu vaccine will continue to be offered to those aged 65 and over, pregnant women, carers and adults and babies (aged six months to two years) with a long-term medical condition.
The nasal spray flu vaccine is also for children aged two to 17 who are "at risk" from flu, such as children with long-term health conditions. Some of these children will be offered two doses of the vaccine.
Please contact the surgery for advice.
Antenatal clinics are run by the midwife to monitor your health through pregnancy, and the development of your unborn baby. Appointments for the antenatal clinic should be made through reception.
Asthma checks are carried out by the practice nurses to monitor your condition, and provide you with advice.
It is very important for all women within the age range advised by the Department of Health to have a regular cervical smear test for which they will receive a recall letter. The practice nurse usually carries out the test.
Child Health & Vaccinations
Childhood vaccinations are advised and provided in line with current advice from the Department of Health.
Guidance about the range of contraceptive services is available in all the surgeries. Emergency contraception is available from your doctor or pharmacist.
Diabetic checks are carried out by the practice nurses for assessment on all aspects of your diabetic care including blood sugar measurement, urine testing, blood pressure measurement and advice on diet and foot care.
The doctors carry out a range of minor surgical procedures and will advise you when this is appropriate.
Other clinics include smoking, COPD, hypertension, heart disease, postnatal care and baby clinics. We offer many in house services including ECG, blood tests, and blood pressure monitoring.
Advice and immunisation is available, in accordance with Public Health guidelines. If you are due to travel abroad please ask for one of our travel health questionnaires or complete the online version below. It is essential that the forms are completed and returned at least a week before your appointment in order to allow the nurse to assess your needs.
The nurse will assess your vaccination requirements, but we also advise you to have some prior awareness of travel health issues by visiting www.fitfortravel.scot.nhs.uk
If you prefer not to use the service at the surgery then click here to visit the Masta website which gives advice and immunisations.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below:
It is important contact us 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 the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.
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.
You can apply for or renew an EHIC using the official EHIC online application form
A valid European Health Insurance Card gives you the right to access state-provided healthcare during a temporary stay in another European Economic Area (EEA) country or Switzerland.
The EHIC covers treatment that is medically necessary until your planned return home. Treatment should be provided on the same basis as it would to a resident of that country, either at a reduced cost or, in many cases, for free. For example, in some countries, patients are expected to directly contribute a percentage towards the cost of their state-provided treatment. This is known as a patient co-payment. If you receive treatment under this type of healthcare system, you are expected to pay the same co-payment charge as a patient from that country.
The EHIC also covers the treatment of pre-existing medical conditions and routine maternity care, provided the reason for your visit is not specifically to give birth or seek treatment. For more information about what is covered in each country, see our country-by-country guide.
Download the EHIC smartphone app from the European Commission website so you can easily access the information while you are abroad.
The EHIC is not an alternative to travel insurance. It will not cover any private medical healthcare or costs, such as mountain rescue in ski resorts, being flown back to the UK, or lost or stolen property. It is also not valid on cruises.
It is therefore important to have both an EHIC and a valid private travel insurance policy in place before you travel. Some insurers now insist you hold an EHIC, and many will waive the excess if you have one.
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