A yearly flu vaccination is strongly recommended for all patients with certain chronic diseases (such as asthma, COPD, diabetes, heart disease etc.,) and all patients of 65 and over and children, in line with the most current flu guidelines (which may change from year to year). We run flu clinics from September onwards. If you are uncertain whether or not you are eligible, please contact reception who can check for you.
Pneumococcal vaccinations are recommended for patients with chronic diseases and everyone age 65 and over. These will be offered at the same time as the flu vaccine if you are eligible but can also be offered all year round. (please note , this is a single vaccine and does not need to be repeated).
Some people are at higher risk of serious illness, complications or even death if they catch flu, which is why the Department of Health recommends flu vaccination for them.
There is currently a national shingles vaccination programme. If you are eligible, the surgery will contact you to arrange for this to be done.
We provide confidential advice and offer a full family planning service, including coil and implant fitting.
These are done by the practice nurses. The National screening campaign will invite you to a repeat smear every three years, from the age of 25 to 50 and every five years from the age of 50 to 64. If you feel an appointment is overdue, please check with reception.
Minor surgery is performed at the practice. Your doctor will discuss this with you first.
The community midwives holds regular clinics to care for our pregnant patients and support mothers post-delivery. Antenatal care will be shared between midwives and the doctor.
Our practice nurses carry out vaccinations for our babies and regular clinics are carried out by community health visitors, who are able to give advice on problems, such as, feeding, sleeping problems and will weigh your child.
Any patient suffering from a chronic disease (asthma, diabetes, heart disease etc.) will be invited annually for a review with the practice sister/doctor. This will usually happen during the month of your birthday.
We can give all vaccinations needed for travel abroad including Yellow Fever and advice regarding antimalarial medication. Discuss your requirements with the practice nurse at least eight weeks in advance.
NATIONAL BREAST SCREENING SERVICE
The breast screening routine mammogram service calls patients from each practice every 3 years.
Patients in the eligible age group who are registered with Darwin Medical Practice will be sent an invitation to have a routine mammogram between December 2017 and February 2018.
Please note, if you have any concerns or symptoms you should make an appointment at the practice and not wait for your routine screening letter.
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.
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