Health Promotion Activities
At Whitemoor Medical Centre we consider these to be of paramount importance. Please make an appointment with one of our practice nurses or healthcare assistants. Your doctor will often raise general health issues during routine consultations. Please feel free to discuss any specific areas of concern.
Immunisation is the safest and most effective way of protecting your child against serious disease. The surgery offers a child immunisation clinic where an appointment can be made for primary immunisations, pre-school boosters and teenage boosters. The surgery offers all girls between the age of 12 – 18 the HPV vaccine. Please contact the surgery if your daughter has not received this vaccine.
This is provided by surgery appointments with your usual doctor in conjunction with asthma clinic attendances with one of our practice nurses. You may be asked to make a clinic appointment by your usual doctor, or you may make a clinic appointment whenever you feel that advice is needed regarding the control of your asthma. We advise that you attend the asthma clinic at least annually.
This is provided by surgery appointments with a doctor or with the diabetic nurse at the surgery, or in certain circumstances, the hospital. We aim to offer all diabetic patients who are not under regular hospital follow-up a diabetic clinic review twice a year. Appointments are sent out by post. If you know you are due to be seen for your diabetic review, please contact the surgery to book your appointment.
Contraceptive/Family Planning Advice
A range of family planning methods is available at the surgery including emergency contraception and the fitting of diaphragms, caps and long-acting reversible coils and implants. Please make an appointment with your doctor to discuss.
Obstetric (Antenatal) Care
This is provided by the practice community midwife in combination with your usual doctor. Appointments to see the midwife are made through reception. Appointments are best booked between eight and ten weeks of pregnancy if possible. The midwife will advise you about antenatal classes later in your pregnancy. The doctors do not offer to supervise home deliveries
Well Baby Checks
Your baby will be seen by your doctor in surgery at 6-8 weeks while you have your post-natal check.
Minor Surgery/Joint injections
Some of the doctors carry out certain minor operations at the surgery. In the first instance, please make an appointment with your doctor.
In certain circumstances you may need to see a counsellor. You can now self refer yourself to these services. Please discuss with your doctor.
Please call the surgery as soon as you book your holiday to discuss what travel vaccinations you may need and how soon you may need them with the reception staff.Most of these vaccinations are considered non-NHS and will need to be paid for. Please be aware that you will need to pay for your holiday vaccine before this is administered. Please note we only take cash or cheques. See the above tab for more information.
Please note that we no longer carry out yellow fever vaccinations.
The surgery have specially trained nurses to provide this service. If you need to attend this clinic you will be initially sent an appointment date and time through the post. Our clinics are held on a Monday &Tuesday and we do have provision for a home visit for those patients who are physically unable to come to the practice.
Patients who are eligible for flu vaccinations will be able to attend the flu clinics in autumn. Please look out for dates published closer to the time.