At present the following clinics are held in the surgery: antenatal, postnatal,
immunisation, child health development, hypertension, diabetic, asthma and diet
and exercise clinics. We also provide counselling services on the premises and
referral to podiatry, footcare, physiotherapy, psychology and counselling services on the premises.
Service providers for these services are:
Midwives - Julie Leonarde, Kate Cummings and Louise Bruton.
Physiotherapy - at Royal Bournemouth Hospital by GP referral only.
Psychology - Colin Matthews - service provided at Tower Road, Boscombe.
Counselling - Frankie Van Beck - service provided at Tower Road,
Podiatry and foot care - service provided at Shelley Road.
Appointments for these services need to be made after discussion with the doctor.
The practice is also pleased to offer the services of Sylvie Mitchell from the
Citizens Advice Bureau who is able to help with problems relating to housing,
debt, benefits, employment, redundancy etc. Appointments can be made to see Sylvie
through the medical reception staff at the practice.
There is a Health Information Shop and Patient Advice and Liaison Service based
at ASDA, St Pauls, contactable on (01202) 318954. The hours of opening are 10.00am
to 6.00pm Tuesday to Saturday.
Maternity Medical Services
Drs Panton, King and McKenna and the community midwife provide maternity
medical services. If you wish to see any of these doctors please book a
20-minute appointment with reception. The midwife has a clinic on Tuesday from
1.00pm - 4.00pm at St Leonard's Road and Thursday morning from 9.00am – 3.00pm
at Gervis Road.
Child Health Surveillance
Drs Panton, King and McKenna provide child health surveillance services.
If you require these services please make an appointment.
All partners have been specially trained in the provision of contraception
services and hold the Family Planning Certificate. The practice provides a full
range of contraceptive methods (pill, mini pill, diaphragm/cap, IUD, Implanon, injection
and natural family planning). A female doctor can be available to carry out well
woman checks and breast checks. For cervical smears please book a double appointment with one of our Practice Nurses.
Confidential services are available for the under 16s as well as emergency
contraception (the 'morning after' pill).
Arrangements can be made for pregnancy testing. Advice is available on all aspects
of contraception and sexual health.
Minor Surgery Services
Minor Surgery is carried out on the premises by the doctors of the practice (Dr Graham is our minor surgery lead). Following a consultation with your doctor your name will if appropriate be added to the Minor Surgery List and you will be contacted by the Audit Team to arrange an appointment.
Please note we do NOT undertake blood tests within the surgery except for
specific diabetic patients and those urgently referred by a GP.
Patients can choose to attend either the Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals
or Poole General who operate clinics as follows:
Bournemouth Hospital 8.00am - 4.30pm Monday to Friday
Poole Hospital - lease
call 01202 448087 for an appointment.
Christchurch Hospital 9.00am - 3.30pm Monday
In addition, Shelley Road operate a 'by appointment' clinic with whom we have
Please speak to reception if you wish to use this service by
telephoning after 3.00pm daily. Please note: appointments are NOT valid without
a TEST REQUEST from your GP.
Other Services Available - Medical Examinations
Some medical examinations fall outside the normal services provided under the NHS. These include fitness to drive, HGV licences, pre-employment and school medicals. A special appointment is necessary for these. Please book through the receptionist. The doctor will be able to inform you of the fee chargeable. Remember to bring any relevant forms with you.
Fees for Non-NHS Services - June
2010 (click to download PDF)
A GUIDE TO YOUR CHILD'S HEALTH CHECKS AND IMMUNISATION
||Home Visits by Health Visiting Team
|2 months (1st imms)
||1st Pediacel (DTap/IPV/Hib)
1st Prevanar (Pneumococcal PCV)
|3 months (2nd imms)
||2nd Pediacel (DTap/IPV/Hib)
1st Men C
|4 months (3rd imms)
||3rd Pediacel (DTaP/IPV/Hib)
2nd Prevanar (Pneumococcal PCV)
2nd Men C
3rd Prevanar (Pneumococcal PCV)
|3 years 4 months - 5 yrs (pre school)
||Repevax (DTaP/IPV) MMR
||Cervical Cancer (3 injections over 6 months)
|| DT Bst. Inactivated polio
||Men C, prior to university
MMR if only had MR as child
If you have any doubts about any of the immunisations please speak to the health
visitor, practice nurse or your doctor. Many potentially fatal childhood diseases
have been virtually eradicated in the UK due to the availability of vaccination.
The childhood vaccinations are now given in rapid succession at two, three and
four months to protect small babies from whooping cough and haemophilus (HIB)
infections. It is very important that your child has these vaccinations. Reminders
are sent out by the Health Authority. There are only a few reasons for not vaccinating
your child. If you are concerned that your child should not have a vaccination
on a particular day, perhaps because he or she is unwell, please bring them to
the surgery so that the doctor can assess whether or not to do the vaccination.
It is important to always bring the PCHR (Red Book) with you to all appointments.
A tetanus immunisation provides lifetime cover unless you are prone to tetanus
or at risk due to injury, eg dog bite.
HIB (Haemophilus Influenzae type
This infection can cause:
- a type of meningitis
- a severe form of croup (epiglottitis)
- blood poisoning (septicaemia)
- joint and bone infections
Each year about 1300 children in the UK are infected by HIB and over half of
these children develop HIB meningitis. HIB immunisation is now offered to all
babies and children. We strongly recommend that all children receive this immunisation.
Text based blood pressure reading submission
We are piloting a new system to allow patients to notify us and send in their latest Blood Pressure reading by text. If you have a recent Blood Pressure reading text the result to 07624 811555. The text MUST include the keyword BP followed by your Name Date of Birth and the BP Reading, ideally with your email address. For example:
BP Billy Bunter 1/1/55 120/80 email@example.com
You will receive a confirmatory text and email if this is supplied
Please note by using this service and supplying us with your mobile number and email you consent to us using these details on occasion to contact you regarding administrative matters relating to your future appointments and health reviews. We will maintain confidentiality regarding your details and will not pass your details to any third parties.
Travel Vaccination Service
We are pleased to be able to offer a complete Travel Vaccination Service to registered patients. In addition as an Approved Yellow Fever Centre we are delighted to be able to offer vaccination against Yellow Fever to registered and non registered patients.
If you wish to take advantage of our travel service please simply download and complete the attached forms (see below) and drop in or post them for the attention of the Practice Nurses at The Panton Practice, 14 Gervis Road, Bournemouth, Dorset BH1 3EG.
Using the completed forms the nurse will access your needs and obtain sign off from a doctor before then contacting you and arranging an appointment to administer the vaccinations you need to meet your travel needs. Please remember to bring you previous vaccination record to your appointment.
Please Note - Travel Forms need to be submitted an absolute minimum of four and ideally at least six weeks prior to the intended date of travel.
Download the forms here: FORM 1 / FORM 2
Alternatively please download our Travel Brochure