At present the following clinics are held in the surgery: antenatal, postnatal, immunisation, child health development, hypertension, diabetic, asthma, COPD and NHS Healthchecks.
Service providers for these services are:
Midwives - Samantha Pantlin and Naomi Harvey.
Physiotherapy - at Royal Bournemouth Hospital, by GP referral only.
Psychology - service provided at Tower Road, Boscombe.
Podiatry and foot care - service provided at Shelley Road.
Appointments for these services need to be made after discussion with the doctor.
The Citizens Advice Service is available via this link http://www.bournemouthcab.co.uk
The Patient Advice and Liaison Service is for patients, their relatives, friends, carers and visitors. PALS provides confidential, free advice and support and is independent of wards and departments in the Trust. See this link http://www.rbch.nhs.uk/our_services/support_services/pals.php
To speak to Dorset CCG regarding any matter concerning the healthcare of people in Dorset see this link http://www.dorsetccg.nhs.uk/contact/complaints.htm
Maternity Medical Services
During the current COVID Pandemic patients will be asked to book their appointments via maternitymattersdorset.nhs.uk this website also gives information on other pregnancy matters, or telephone 01305 221048
Midwives consult from both at St Leonard’s Road and Gervis Road. Once your pregnancy is confirmed, please book an appointment with the midwife according to the following clinic schedules - St Leonard’s Road:Tuesdays 8.30am to 4.00pm; Gervis Road: Friday 8.30am to 4.00pm. All appointments are managed at Gervis Road on 01202 411700.
Dr King, Dr Marshall and Dr Hatton are happy to carry out your postnatal care at six weeks.
Child Health Surveillance
Dr King, Dr Marshall and Dr Hatton provide child health surveillance services. If you require these services please make an appointment.
Dr King and Dr Hatton fit and remove the contraceptive coil device. Patients firstly need to have a pre-coil consultation with the GP, following this an appointment for the procedure will be made. To arrange an appointment, please contact reception and our reception team will be able to book the appointment accordingly.
Dr Marshall fits and removes the Implanon contraceptive device. To arrange an appointment, please contact reception and our reception team will be able to book the appointment accordingly.
Minor Surgery Services
DURING THE COVID PANDEMIC THE MINOR SURGERY CLINIC HAS BEEN SUSPENDED.
Dr Robert Graham is our Minor Surgery Lead. Following a consultation with your doctor if appropriate your name will be added to the minor surgery waiting list and you will be contacted by a receptionist to arrange an appointment.
Phlebotomy (Blood Tests) Clinics
We currently undertake blood tests within the surgery, (or at a nearby practice) please phone us to book your appointment. Certain tests still have to be done in the hospital (such as Glucose tolerance tests, warfarin monitoring and blood tests for children) but otherwise there is no hospital based service after the 1st July 2019.
Due to the changes in service the surgery has had to reduce the appointment times for blood tests from 10 minutes to 7 minutes. Please help the nurse run on time by having your arm ready for the blood to be taken.
Blood tests are caried out at The James Fisher Medical Centre
Directions from Gervis Road surgery (PDF, 120KB)
Directions from St Leonards Road surgery (PDF, 120KB)
A Guide To Your Child's Health Checks And Immunisation
MINIMED CHILD & IMMS HISTORY (PDF, 190KB)
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 these vaccinations. It is important to always bring the PCHR (red book) with you to all appointments.
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. 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 B)
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.
Travel Vaccination Service
We provide a travel vaccine service on a Monday and Tuesday at either surgery.
You may need travel vaccinations and health advice, depending on where you are visiting. To help us advise you on the protection you may need, please complete the Travel Health Questionnaire (link below) and return it to the practice at least 8 weeks before departure date. If you return it later than this deadline, we may be unable to provide all the appointments required for your NHS Travel Vaccinations, and therefore you may need to attend a local private clinic and pay their fees.
Travel Questionnaire (PDF, 742KB)
Once your questionnaire is received, our nurse will contact you to arrange an appointment and advise you of the vaccinations you require, currently we are only providing the vaccinations that are free of charge, not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS. If you require any vaccinations that are chargeable we will be able to advise you of other providers that do carry out the NON-NHS vaccinations.
It is important to return your questionnaires as early as possible to enable your travel vaccines to be completed before your travel date by the surgery or another provider.
If you would like to know more about your travel destination and what vaccinations you are likely to require, use the link below to be directed to the fit for travel website.
Fit for travel
Fees for non-NHS Services
Why do GPs charge fees?
Your questions answered
The National Health Service provides most health care to most people free of charge, but there are exceptions. Prescription charges have existed since 1951, and there are a number of other services for which fees are charged. Sometimes the charge is made to cover some of the cost of treatment, for example dental fees. In other cases it is because the service isn't covered by the NHS, for example, medical reports for insurance companies, claims on private health insurance and other letters and forms which require the doctor to review the patient's medical records.
What is covered by the NHS and what is not?
The government's contract with GPs covers medical services to NHS patients. In recent years, more and more organizations have been involving doctors in a whole range of non-medical work. Sometimes the only reason that GPs are asked is because they are in a position of trust in the community, or because an insurance company or employer wants to be sure that information provided is true and accurate.
Examples of non-NHS services for which GPs can charge their patients
- Certain travel vaccinations
- Private medical insurance reports
- Holiday cancellation forms
- Referral for private care forms
- Letters requested by or on behalf of, the patient
- In certain instances fitness to work forms
Examples of non-NHS services for which GPs can charge other institutions are?
- Medical reports for an insurance company
- Some reports for the DSS/Benefits agency
- Examinations of local authority employees
Why does it sometimes take my GP a long time to complete my form?
Time spent completing forms and preparing reports takes the GP away from the medical care of his/her patients. Most GPs have a very heavy workload - the majority of GPs work up to 60 hours a week and paperwork takes up an increasing amount of their time. In addition non-NHS work must be undertaken outside of NHS contracted time.
I only need the doctor's signature - what is the problem?
When a doctor signs a certificate or completes a report, it is a condition of remaining on the Medical Register that they only sign what they know to be true. Therefore in order to complete even the simplest of forms, the doctor needs to check the patient's entire record. Carelessness or an inaccurate report can have serious consequences for the doctor with the Genral Medical Council or even the Police.
Download the list of Non NHS Fees. This list is not exhaustive and so our Medical Records Administrator will be able to advise of any other charges in line with the BMA (British Medical Association) guidelines.