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ADDITIONAL SERVICES

Antenatal Care

The midwives from Royal Bournemouth Hospital run clinics locally. Please call them on 01202 704915 if you wish to make an initial appointment.

Contraception and Sexual Health

All the doctors hold Family Planning Certificates.We offer a full range of services within the Practice including the fitting of implants, coils and mirena devices and diaphragms. One of our nurses is also fully trained to provide advice on contraception.

For contraceptive advice or repeat pill prescriptions, please make an appointment during a normal surgery with Sister Coates.

Please see the sexual health advice on this website or www.fpa.org.uk for additional information regarding methods of contraception.

Chlamydia is a common sexually transmitted infection affecting over 10% young people in the 16-25year age group but can also occur in younger and older men and women. Free chlamydia testing is available in the surgery - just ask.

Preconception Care

We are always pleased to offer advice to couples planning to start a family in the near future. We can check immunity to rubella (German Measles) and arrange vaccinations if necessary, offer advice about folic acid supplements and keeping healthy for pregnancy.


Cervical Smears

We recommend cervical smears every three years for women aged 25-65 unless, they have been advised to have a smear sooner or they have had an hysterectomy. You may make an appointment with a practice nurse.


Child Health

We recommend full immunisation for all children. Our practice nursing sisters normally perform these important procedures.

Development and health checks are provided at each surgery by the health visitors and doctors. The first check is when your child is 6 weeks old and this is normally undertaken at the same time as the post natal check up.

The health visitor usually performs checks at 8 months, 18 months and 3 years. There is a further check when the child starts school.


Emergency Contraception

The morning after pill is available for use up to 72 hours after the failure of another contraceptive. Please contact the receptionist as soon as possible who will ensure you receive advice the same day. This can be done over the telephone.


Health Promotion

The practice sisters give advice about heart disease, diabetes, blood pressure monitoring and chest disease including asthma and COPD. Many of these conditions are being routinely managed by the practice sisters and the doctors are only consulted if there are particular problems.


Minor Surgery

Minor surgical procedures are either arranged at the hospital of your choice or may be performed by a partner in the surgery.

Travel and Routine Vaccination

If you are travelling abroad please check on the vaccination requirements before you go. Please contact the receptionist who will advise you of the practice procedure to obtain travel vaccinations.

Please note that, although the NHS provides some travel vaccinations, several have to be paid for by the patient. You will be advised if there is a charge for a vaccine.

We also provide routine vaccination that you may need for your employment and cover for tetanus. lf you have any queries please make an appointment with the practice sister.


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