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 talk 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 weeks before you travel. You will need to complete a pre travel questionaire.
You will then be contacted either by telephone or text and asked to book an appointment if you require any vaccinations. From Jan 1st 2015 there will be set travel vaccination clinics at both sites. These are:
First Tuesday of every month 8.30am-10.30am Willowbrook
Second Wednesay of every month 3.30pm-5.30pm Willowbrook
Third Friday of every month 2.30pm- 4.30pm Willowbrook
Fourth Friday of every month 3pm-5pm Springfield Road
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.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse. 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)
We are a designated Yellow Fever Centre and can administer the vaccine to anyone who requires it, they do not have to be registered with this practice.
There is a charge for the vaccine which is £55 per person and we would expect payment 1 week before your appointment, if you are paying by cheque please make it payable to Willowbrook Medical Ltd.
Please allow plenty of time before you travel to book in for your vaccinations, you will be asked to fill in a travel questionnaire on arrival for your appointment. General Enquiries please call : 0116 2432727
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