Lovemead Group PracticeRoundstone SurgeryPolebarn CircusTrowbridgeWiltshire, BA14 7EHTel: 01225 759850
Asthma Clinics are run by Sister Cathy Warner. We are always happy to review anyone with asthma every year and more frequently if your asthma is not well controlled.
If you have any of the following then please consider coming to our clinic, as your asthma may need reviewing:
If you need to use your salbutamol (blue) inhaler more than 3 or 4 times a week it may imply your asthma is poorly controlled.
If you need further advice or information then please feel free to book an appointment at the clinic.
For further information on asthma please visit the Asthma UK website.
Diabetes is a lifelong condition where your own body's ability to produce sufficient insulin to regulate the amount of sugar in your blood is impaired. It is often associated with the body being unable to make maximum use of the insulin that is around (Insulin resistance). Having high blood sugar levels for prolonged periods is associated with problems with the eyes, kidneys, the circulation and nerve supply to the feet, and makes diabetics more susceptible to heart attacks and strokes.
Diabetes can run in families and is much more common in people who are overweight. If you would like to be checked for diabetes make an appointment with the nurses and bring a sample of urine to your appointment.
What happens at the Clinic?
The Diabetic clinic at the surgery is run by Sister Diane Shipp and Sister Lynne Jones. If you are diabetic, you will be sent a reminder to have a twice yearly check-up; you will be able to book an appointment at your convenience.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to make this initial appointment 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.
One small plea, if you have a form with a medical section for your doctor to complete, please fill in all other sections first as this can often help us complete the form sooner. Please allow at least 2 weeks for us to complete the forms.
Click here to download a copy of our current price list.
The following practitioners offer private services to our patients and work from the surgery.
Please contact them to get further details and prices.
This service is for young people aged 24 years and under providing advice on relationships and sexual health issues or any other health issues which are causing you concern. You just need to ask for a ‘No Worries!’ appointment at reception and you will be able to see a practice nurse, on the day, during surgery hours.
This service includes:-
We offer everyone, including those under 16, a free & confidential sexual health service.
We would only share your information with other professionals to protect you or others from serious harm. We would always try to discuss this with you first.
If you have any questions about confidentiality, please feel free to speak to the nurse or your doctor.
There are regular clinics here at the practice and the test can be carried out by a female practice Nurse. Alternatively you may have the smear taken by one of the female GP doctors. This test can be done at any time in your cycle providing you are not bleeding that day.
We strongly advise that you have this test. It only takes a couple of minutes to do, is painless and can detect early signs of cancer of the neck of the womb.
You can make an appointment by phoning the surgery or you can book online. If you are not registered for this service, please register for SystmOnline. We should be able to offer an appointment at a convenient time, which includes evenings and Saturday mornings.
Should you have any problems booking an appointment, please ask to speak to Lisa Myers, our Cytology Administrator, at the surgery.
Cervical cancer is most common for women aged between 25 and 49 and it is the third most common gynaecological cancer. Around 2,830 cases of cervical cancer were diagnosed in the UK in 2007, which is 55 women every week. Worldwide, more than half a million women were diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2008.
Around 75% of diagnosed women survive the disease. Cervical cancer survival is higher in women diagnosed at a younger age, women under 40 years of age have survival rates of more than 85%.
Nine hundred and sixty women died in 2008 in the UK from this disease. Worldwide, cervical cancer is responsible for almost 1 in 10 female cancer deaths.
For more information on cervical screening please visit Jo’s Trust website.
The NHS Health Check is for adults in England between the ages of 40 and 74. It is a free service to prevent the development of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes or kidney disease.
For more information, please click here ttp://www.nhs.uk/Planners/NHSHealthCheck/Pages/NHSHealthCheck.aspx
If you want to improve your health and live longer please attend our FREE stop smoking clinic with our trained advisors Sarah Millard and Nicky Smith.
Please contact the surgery on 01225 759850 to book your appointment. You are 4 times more likely to quit by seeing an Advisor.
For more information of stopping smoking, please click HERE
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