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1 Purewell Cross Road , Christchurch , Dorset , BH23 3AF
Telephone: 01202 488 486
Fax: 01202 486 724

 

  

   Our Services

 


TREATMENT ROOM

We offer the benefits of a well equipped treatment room, where the practice nurses undertake duties such as vaccinations, dressings, removal of stitches, ear syringing and blood pressure checks. Appointments for the practice nursing team are made via reception. There is a daily transport of pathological specimens to the hospital laboratories, therefore all specimens must be received by 12.30pm to link with specimen transport.


HEALTH PROMOTION CLINICS

Well Person - General check, including blood pressure, weight, advice on diet, exercise and other health information is offered. A cholesterol check is only carried out if indicated and appropriate.

Diabetes - Patients with diabetes are invited to attend for regular discussion and monitoring of their condition by the practice nurses.

Asthma - Patients with asthma are encouraged to attend for regular checks on treatment and symptoms, and advice on how to manage their asthma. Consultations are available daily by appointment with Sister Sue Thomson.

CHD - Coronary heart disease clinics are run by our Practice Nurse, Sister Sue Thomson.


CERVICAL SMEAR TESTS

We generally suggest that cervical smears are done every three years for women between the ages of 25 and 50 years and every 5 years for women between the ages of 50 and 65. If you think your appointment is overdue, please check with the practice.

When booking, please tell the receptionist you are coming for a smear. Any woman who has signed a declaration to be screened may contact the practice should she wish to reverse the decision.


MATERNITY

Antenatal Clinic - All the doctors provide maternity services and like to see their patients as early as possible in the pregnancy when further maternity care will be arranged. In addition, the midwife's antenatal clinic is held every Wednesday.


PHYSIOTHERAPY

Physiotherapy (both NHS and Private) is available in the Loft Suite. NHS appointments can be made only after consultation with your doctor. Private physiotherapy is provided by the Christchurch Physiotherapy Practice - Tel: 477335.

If you have a Physiotherapy appointment booked for the first floor of our Loft Suite please note that we have installed a new Stannah Chairlift.  This is much safer for our patients than the previous lift.  If you are wheelchair bound but able to get out of your chair to use the lift then you will still be able to use the first floor services, there will be a wheelchair on the first floor for you to use.  Unfortunately if you are unable to get out of your wheelchair either solo or with your own carer, we regret that you will no longer be able to use the first floor services.


CHIROPODY

NHS chiropody is available to patients with special medical needs. Referrals are made through the GP.

Private chiropody treatment is available in the Loft Suite by phoning 486948.

If you have a Chiropody appointment booked for the first floor of our Loft Suite please note that we have installed a new Stannah Chairlift.  This is much safer for our patients than the previous lift.  If you are wheelchair bound but able to get out of your chair to use the lift then you will still be able to use the first floor services, there will be a wheelchair on the first floor for you to use.  Unfortunately if you are unable to get out of your wheelchair either solo or with your own carer, we regret that you will no longer be able to use the first floor services.


COUNSELLING

Our fully-trained counsellors hold diplomas in this discipline and can provide help for a range of personal or family problems, but you will first need to see your doctor for a referral.


CHILD HEALTH SURVEILLANCE

Children from birth to five years are regularly examined to assess their growth and development, via our health visitor service.


MINOR SURGERY

Certain minor surgical procedures can be performed by the doctors on the premises. This may be more convenient for you and may save considerable time waiting for hospital treatment.


CONTRACEPTION

A full range of contraceptive services is provided by the doctors during surgery hours. We offer emergency contraception including the "morning after pill".

The surgery is able to offer coil and implant fitting/removal, as well as the injectable contraception and all forms of the contraceptive pill.  Implants can be fitted or removed in a normal surgery appointment, whilst coils are fitted in a monthly clinic on Friday afternoons.

Please speak to Dr Worden or one of the other GP's to see which form of contraception is best for you.  For coil and implant fitting, it is important that patients pick up a prescription and some important information from Reception at least a week before their appointment as the pharmacist will have to order the prescription and this can take a little time.  It is best not to bring babies or small children to the appointment.


TRAVEL

Our practice nurses are available by appointment to offer medical advice regarding travel and vaccinations where appropriate. Please plan ahead - don't leave your vaccinations until the last minute (eight weeks if possible for exotic destinations). Ask the receptionist for a travel vaccination questionnaire which, when completed, will be given to the practice nurse to check which, if any, vaccinations you require.

It is important to let us know at least 6 weeks before you travel as an 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 vaccinations need to be given at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.

It should be noted that it is NHS policy for these drugs to be prescribed only on a private basis. These arrangements have been agreed with our local Primary Care Trust.

Malaria - For foreign travel to areas where malaria is endemic, it is recommended that patients take medication.


IMMUNISATIONS

We encourage all patients to protect themselves against tetanus and polio.

Patients over 65 years and those with certain chronic illnesses are encouraged to take up flu immunisation. Flu vaccination clinics which are advertised locally are held during the period October to December each year.

Baby Vaccination Clinic is held weekly on a Wednesday morning by appointment (our nurse will phone you to arrange this). We advise that all children should be completely immunised starting at 2 months.

Children

  Age  
 2 months        Diphtheria, Tetanus, Whooping Cough (Pertussis) Polio, HiB, Pneumococcal Vaccination
 3 months Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Polio, HiB, Meningitis C
 4 months Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Polio, HiB (Haemophilus Influenzae B), Meningitis C, Pneumococcal
 Around 12 months HiB, Meningitis C Booster
 Around 13 months Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR), Pneumococcal
 3 years 5 months  to 5 years Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis and Polio, Measles, Mumps and Rubella
 13 to 18 years                                     Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio Boosters
 Adults  
 Five doses in a lifetime  Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio


If you have never been immunised against tetanus please arrange a primary course of immunisation with the nurse.


FAST TRACK TREATMENT SCHEME

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Fast Track Treatment Clinics

If need help with any of the following conditions then ask the receptionist about the Fast Track Treatment Clinics.

Bites/stings Burns/scalds
Chest infection Children over 2 yrs (except conjunctivitis)
Constipation Contraceptive pill follow-up
D&V/gastro-enteritis Emergency contraception
ENT Eye problems
Haemorrhoids Headache
Injuries to limbs Minor grazes/lacerations
Neck pain/back pain Painful limbs
Rashes Rib injury
Sinus problems Skin infections
Urine infection  

How Does The Scheme Work?

The scheme allows you to obtain medicines to treat illnesses from your nurse practitioner without having an appointment to see your doctor. If you need a prescription, this will be issued in the usual way.


Who Can Use The Scheme?

Anyone registered with The Farmhouse Surgery.


Can I Demand The Medicines I Want?

No. The nurse practitioner must be satisfied that there is a need for the medication and that it is suitable for you. She may decide that you should see your doctor or give you advice without supplying any medicines.


What If The Nurse Practitioner Thinks I Need To See A Doctor?

If the nurse practitioner decides you need treatment by a doctor, there will be a doctor available to see you.


Important

Your nurse practitioner provides treatment and/or advice in the Fast Track Treatment Clinic in line with the symptoms you have described. If your symptoms persist you should seek further advice from your doctor.


NON NHS EXAMINATIONS AND CERTIFICATES

Medical examinations eg driving, insurance medicals etc, can be arranged by appointment. These, and claim forms for holiday cancellation, medical insurance etc, are not part of your doctor's NHS duties and therefore a fee in the range recommended by the BMA is payable.


 

 
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