Young Persons Service And Sexual Health Contact
We have a named receptionist - Claire - whom young people may ask for directly. Claire will attempt to assist with any sensitive issues, provide any information and book appointments for any young person. All our staff are highly experienced and trained to respect confidentiality. We do understand though that there may be times when young people need to feel especially secure in their dealings with the practice. We hope that by introducing this development we alleviate some of the anxieties that young people may feel.
SH@W - Sexual Health at Waterloo
Are you concerned that you may have an infection? Would you just like a check up for peace of mind? We now offer screening for all sexually transmitted diseases.
Monday 6.00 – 7.00pm
Tuesday 1.10 – 4.30pm
Friday 1.30 – 4.20pm
To arrange an appointment in any of these clinics please phone 01253 348619/344219 and Option 3.
After consultation with your GP you will be contacted by the community midwife who runs the clinic every Thursday morning here in the surgery.
Cervical Smear Tests
Cancer of the cervix can be prevented and all female patients between the ages of 25 and 64 are advised to have regular smear tests. These are important because they can detect early signs of the disease which is easily treated.
We operate a 'call and recall' system to remind you about the tests which are carried out during normal surgeries. The test will be carried out by the doctor or the practice nurse. For advice about smear tests and an appointment please contact the practice nurse.
We can give comprehensive service within normal surgery hours.
Minor surgical procedures are performed at the surgery. Please ring reception for advice.
Well Baby/Child Health Clinic
The clinic aims to ensure the wellbeing of children up to the age of five. A planned programme of health and other developmental checks is provided. Appointments for developmental checks will be sent to your child. Please inform us if you are unable to attend.
Vaccinations And Immunisations
It is important that your children are fully immunised against all the childhood diseases. If you have any questions about these immunisations your doctor or health visitor can give you advice. Children’s vaccinations are carried out on Wednesday morning between 8.00am - 11.30am.
Are you up to date with your tetanus and polio immunisation?
Routine vaccination and travel immunisations can be arranged via reception.
We offer a vaccination programme for foreign travel. Please arrange to see our practice nurse six weeks prior to travelling. We are not a Yellow Fever Centre.
We strongly recommend that all patients over 65 years of age or who are suffering from certain diseases such as asthma, chronic renal disease, diabetes, coronary heart disease, COPD or immunosuppression due to disease or treatment should have an annual flu injection.
If you fall into any of the above categories then pneumonia vaccine may also be recommended. You will be advised of this when you attend for your flu vaccination. Vaccines are available usually from around the last week in September. Please ring reception around this time or call in at the surgery when clinic times will be displayed.