Willowbrook Medical CentreTel: 0116 2432727
Springfield Road Health CentreTel: 0116 2432727
The Doctors are happy to perform minor surgery which can save hospital referral. A cryotherapy clinic for the treatment of verrucas and warts is held on a regular basis. Please contact the surgery for details.
If you have a minor ailment e.g thrush, sore throat, cough, cold, hay fever, cold sores etc it can be treated at the local chemist under a scheme called Pharmacy First. All you need to do is go to a participating chemist and ask to see the Parmacist under the Pharmacy First scheme. The pharmacist will then assess and treat you with medication which can be bought over the counter but if you do not pay for your prescriptions you will not be charged for the items given to you.
Ante-natal and Post-natal Care
We have a midwife attached to the practice and will see all our mums-to-be regarding the health and welfare of themselves and the baby throughout pregnancy and after delivery.
Our Health Visitors are here to help you with questions regarding any children under the age of 5. They first contact you when your new baby is about 10days old and then have regular contact through-out your childs formative years for development assessments and immunisations.
To contact the Health Visitors please ring;
Our Practice Nurses are always happy to look over your travel plans and to give you advice regarding relevant vaccinations and any medication e.g Malaria which you will need while on holiday. Please contact the surgey at least 6-8 weeks before you travel. We advise that you go on the Fit For Travel website to see what vaccinations are recommended, please be aware that we do not offer all vaccinations at the surgery, some are only available in private travel clinics.
Please contact the surgery to book an appointment with the nurse who will then go through your records to see what vaccinations are needed.
There is limited availability for appointments, if the clinics are full reception will print your vaccination history for you to go to a private travel clinic.
You can download the travel advice leaflet below which gives general advice when travelling abroad.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
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.
PLEASE NOTE THIS SERVICE IS FOR PATIENTS CURRENTLY REGISTERED AT THIS PRACTICE ONLY
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)
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