Services we provide

Asthma Clinic

Patients are invited annually for an asthma check. Reminder letters are sent out to patients who are due for a check-up or one of the reception team may telephone you.


Cardiac Clinics

Dr Thakkar sees all patients annually with suspected or diagnosed cardiac conditions. You will be invited by letter to one of his clinics.


Child Immunisation Clinic

These are held weekly at Wooburn Green.


Contraceptive/Genitourinary Medicine Services

We offer a confidential family planning service during normal surgery hours. We provide general advice on barrier methods and the pill as well as fitting or removing coils or contraceptive implants, giving depot injections and post-coital contraception. Appointments are usually with the family planning nurse, but may be with your doctor if you prefer. Coil removal will be with a nurse. Coil and implant fitting will be with one of the doctors and a nurse. We also offer advice and screening for sexually transmitted diseases.


Diabetes Clinics

All diabetic patients, except those who are solely under the care of the hospital clinic, are invited to this clinic annually by Nurse Helen Radcliffe and / or Dr Bailey or Dr Hallas. Reminder letters are issued to those who have not attended recently.


Health Checks

We offer NHS Health Checks for patients aged 40 and over.


Joint Injections

Dr Thakkar and Dr Murray offer joint injections and musculoskeletal advice.


Maternity Care

All the doctors offer maternity, antenatal and postnatal care. Appointments are made during surgery hours. The doctors work closely with the midwife and share the antenatal care with them.


Minor Surgery

Therapeutic minor surgery (not cosmetic) can be performed by one of our doctors with a nurse in the treatment room at Wooburn Green Surgery.


Smoking Cessation

If you are considering stopping smoking, please discuss your plans with Lesley Hawkins our health care assistant who will be delighted to help support you. We offer a specialist service with appointments at convenient times.


Travel Immunisations

Please consult the practice nurse as soon as you know that you will be travelling abroad, ideally at least eight weeks prior to travel in case a full course of vaccinations is required. Please note there will be a charge for some immunisations. Once you have booked an appointment for your travel immunisations, please fill out our Risk Assessment form. This can be picked up from reception. This form will need to be completed prior to your appointment, so please fill it out in advance.


Health Visitors

You can contact them on 01628 530846 or 01628 526149. There is an answerphone for you to leave a message if there is no-one in the office. Our health visitors specialise in the care of the newborn and the elderly. They are qualified nurses with special training and experience in child health, health promotion and education. They offer practical support and advice to expectant and postnatal mothers and to families with pre-school age children. They help with infant care, feeding and general parenting issues. They will monitor the growth and development of our younger patients at the baby clinic and via the regular child health surveillance checks.


Well Baby Clinics

These are run by the health visitors and offer developmental checks and general advice at the following times and locations:

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DISTRICT NURSES

Our district nurse team provides skilled care at home for the elderly, for patients recently discharged from hospital and those with chronic illness or disability who are housebound.
The district nursing team can be contacted on 0844 225 2418.


MIDWIFE

We have a midwife attached to the practice who holds an antenatal clinic at Pound House Surgery every Tuesday morning. She is available at other times for advice, and messages can be left at the surgery on 01628 530 997 or the community midwives office on 01494 425172/3.

The midwives and health visitors run antenatal and parentcraft classes for first-time parents and offer a refresher class for subsequent pregnancies. The midwife offers care in the immediate postnatal period. The health visitor will then take over your care after approximately 10 days.


NON-NHS SERVICES

All doctors carry out medical examinations, eg for HGV, driving and employment. They also prepare medical reports for health or life insurance or mortgage applications.
Other services include:

    Private Certificates
    Passport/Driving Licence Forms and Photos
    Holiday Cancellation Certificates
    Confirmation of Fitness to Travel
    Travel Vaccinations
    Letters for Employers

A fee will be charged for these services (which will be payable in advance), in line with the BMA-approved fee scale as the NHS does not cover them. Our receptionists can advise you of the current charges, or you can CLICK HERE to view the price list now.

 

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