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Lightwater SurgeryAll Saints RoadLightwaterSurrey, GU18 5SQTel: 01276 538600
If you have been asked to monitor your blood pressure at home, please download the home blood pressure tracker and hand it in at reception.
You will be notified when vaccination is due.
Click here for the recommended immunisation schedule.
Health Check Clinics
Health promotion has long been part of our service provision. All patients over the age of 16 are encouraged to have a MOT every 3 years. This is carried out by an appointment with our health care assistant and is free of charge.
The over 75's can have a yearly MOT which is also carried out by our health care assistant.
This clinic is held every other week on Thursday evenings from 17:30 – 20:00 depending on staff availability. Dr Sara Jones and one of the practice nurses are available to see patients.
These clinics are held for patients who require advice regarding any method of contraception, including the contraceptive pill, contraceptive injections/implants, coil fittings and also hormone replacement therapy, (HRT), and menopausal advice.
Influenza vaccination is recommended for any patient over the age of 65 or those with heart, lung or kidney disease or those with diabetes and residents of nursing/rest homes.
Please contact reception in September for details of the vaccination dates and to make an appointment.
Coronary Heart Disease Clinic
Patients who have suffered a heart attack, angina or have been admitted to hospital for treatment of heart problems will be assessed by the District Nursing team on discharge. Patients will then be referred to our specialist practice nurse for monitoring in the clinic.
Please contact Sally for an appointment as necessary on 01276 538600.
This clinic is run by the practice sisters and they provide advice and care on diabetes.
Appointments can be arranged by contacting 01276 538600
Patients with established, stable high blood pressure will have their follow up appointments in the hypertension clinic with the practice nurses. The appointment includes a blood pressure check, blood tests and lifestyle advice.
Some minor surgical procedures are carried out by Dr Davis. Patients should book a normal appointment with their usual doctor in the first instance.
Smoking Cessation Clinic
These are held by one of our practice nurses, (Christina Curtin). Please contact reception to make an appointment.
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.
Many GPs are not employed by the NHS; they are self employed and have to cover their costs in the same way as any other small business. These costs are covered by the NHS for NHS work, but for non-NHS work the fees charged contribute to costs incurred. More and more organisations have started to involve doctors in a range of non-medical work. This sometimes happens because GPs are in a position of trust in the community or because an insurer or employer needs to ensure any information given to them is accurate. Apart from some exceptions, GPs do not have to carry out non-NHS work on behalf of their patients. The BMA suggests fees that GPs may charge for non-NHS work in order to help GPs set their own professional fees. The fees suggested by the BMA are for guidance only and a doctor is not obliged to charge the rates suggested by the BMA. Time spent completing forms and preparing reports takes the GP away from the medical care of his or her patients. Most GPs have a heavy workload and paperwork takes up an increasing amount of their time. When a doctor completes a report or signs a certificate, it is a condition of remaining on the medical register that they only sign what they know to be true. A doctor may therefore need to check the entire medical records in some circumstances to ensure a report is accurate. Do not expect your GP to process forms overnight. Urgent requests may mean that a doctor has to make special arrangements to process the form quickly and this will cost more. (Source BMA: Why do GPs sometimes charge fees? Your questions answered)
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