As well as GP consultations the Practice offers a range of services to help the promotion of good health and the management of chronic illnesses such as:
Unwanted pregnancies are always difficult situations to deal with, for both patients and doctors. Please note that for moral reasons some doctors will not refer directly for termination of pregnancy, either NHS or private. If you consult a doctor who does not refer, he or she will direct you to a doctor in the Practice who does. Alternatively you can check at reception before making the appointment.
Information leaflets are available on request. Please ask at reception about any of these services, or ask the doctor or nurse.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to have an appointment with the practice nurse. However initially you should ring our receptionist and someone will take your details: name, address, phone number. She will ask the date you are travelling and your destination, to determine what vaccinations are required.
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible, preferably at least 6 weeks before you travel. Depending on the vaccinations you need you may require a second appointment to finish a course of injections. The final appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
The practice gives those vaccines which are available under the NHS. Some travel vaccines are not included in the services provided under the NGMS and we do not usually offer these and patients will be advised of alternative providers for these. You should note there will be a charge for these vaccines.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
Travel Health QuestionnaireTo help us offer the appropriate advice, you could also fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.Travel Questionnaire
IF YOU HELP LOOK AFTER SOMEONE WITH AN ILLNESS OR DISABILITY THEN YOU ARE A CARER.
THE SURGERY HAS A CARERS REGISTER AND IF YOU ARE A CARER WE WOULD LIKE TO KNOW. CARERS FORMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR YOU TO COMPLETE AT RECEPTION AT BOTH MCKENZIE HOUSE AND THROSTON MEDICAL CENTRE.
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What to do when the GP practice is closed:
If you need medical help fast but it’s not an emergency call 111
- If it’s a life-threatening emergency call 999
NHS 111 is the number to call when you need medical help fast but it’s not a life-threatening emergency.
Calls to 111 are FREE from landlines and mobiles
- NHS 111 is available 24/7, every day of the year
When to call 111
You should call 111 when:
· you think you need to go to A&E or to another NHS urgent care service
· your GP surgery is closed and you need healthcare advice
· you don’t know who to call for medical help.
When to call 999
Call 999 for life threatening emergencies such as:
· Major accident or trauma
· Severe breathlessness
· Severe bleeding
· Loss of consciousness
· Severe chest pain.
Out-of-hours services are provided during the following periods when the surgery is closed: 6pm - 8am.
During normal practice opening hours, the practice remains your first point of contact for all routine requests.
For more information about NHS 111, please read the frequently asked questions:
NHS 111 FAQ's
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