Clinics We Offer
We offer a number of services provided by our registered general nurses and health care support worker. These are available by appointment during normal surgery hours. You can see them without the need to see a doctor first for any of the following:
|New Patient Medical||Foreign Travel Advice/Injections||Change of Dressings|
|Cervical Smears||Childhood Immunisations||Suture Removal|
|General Nursing Advice||Tetanus/Polio Immunisations||Blood Pressure Checks|
|Phlebotomy (Blood Taking)||HRT Monitoring||Coronary Heart Disease|
|Diabetic Checks||COPD Monitoring||Asthma Monitoring|
|NHS Health Checks||Flu and Pneumococcal Injections|
Pregnancy self-referral form
The following services can be carried out by our nurses after an initial assesment by a doctor:
- Spirometry/Asthma Exercise Tests
- Vitamin B12 Injections
- Depot Contraceptive Injections (for coil fitting see Dr Sims or Dr Dawson)
We offer phlebotomy clinics 4 mornings a week. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. We also have an afternoon session on a Wednesday. You can book your appointment online or via the reception team.
Since October 1, 2018, blood tests, requested by us, for you, have been carried out by our own practice.
By providing the service in-house, we hope this change has helped us to improve our services to you by improving your access to our services and making it easier to make appointments at a more convenient time.
This change has also helped the local NHS streamline its community phlebotomy services across the area, so that all GP practices offer this service in the same way.
There has been no change for patients who have their blood taken at home as part of our domiciliary service.
Our staff will advise you of the booking process when we ask you to have a blood test.
Portsmouth Hospital Trust (PHT) will continue to take your bloods at Queen Alexandra Hospital if the request is as a result of an appointment you have had at the hospital or part of the care you are under at the hospital. The hospital staff will be able to tell you the opening hours of the various sites.
Patients outside of the UK
The practice regrets that it cannot offer telephone or email consultations to patients who are outside of the UK, and for legal reasons we are not in a position to deal with any clinical issues involving patients who are abroad. If you are travelling abroad, you should ensure that you have adequate medical/travel insurance.
In the event that you require medical assistance, you should seek a local service and inform your insurance company as appropriate.
On return from your travels, please do not hesitate to contact the surgery if you need further assistance and bring any relevant medical information relating to the episode with you.
If you’re travelling in Europe, apply for a free European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) which may give you access to reduced cost medical treatment in Europe.
For more general information about healthcare abroad, go to the NHS Choices website (www.nhs.uk ) and search for ‘healthcare abroad.’
Have you signed up for GP Online Services? Sign up and you’ll be able to:
- View parts of your GP medical record, including information about medication, allergies, vaccinations, previous illnesses and test results.
- View clinical correspondence such as hospital discharge summaries, outpatient and referral letters.
- Order repeat prescriptions
The service is free – contact the Practice if you’d like more details.