Medical issues suitable for the Express Clinic.
|Eye Infection/ Irritations
|Skin Condition (NOT MOLES)
||Cough any age
||Acute urinary tract infections*
||Headaches (first episode)
||Contraception (double appointment)
||Foot pain i.e. planter fascitis
* Urinary Tract Infections
If you have a suspected Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) and have organised a telephone consultation with the Nurse, you will need to complete a Sample Information Form - Sample Information Form along with providing a sample in one of our sterile pots. You can collect a sample pot from reception as you will need your personal details included. Please do not provide samples without having a telephone consultation booked.
The health centre offers a full range of contraceptive services during normal surgery hours. Ask at reception. We have a family planning nurse who can be contacted by telephone, if necessary, for advice. The practice offers contraceptive implants, coil fitting and annual coil checks (a national enhanced service).
The midwife’s clinic is held on Tuesdays from 10.00am - 12.20pm and on Thursdays from 1.30 - 3.50pm. Your doctor will see you in ordinary surgery for antenatal checks. If you are planning to start a family we recommend that you mention this to your doctor who can advise you about nutrition and medication, ideally before you conceive. It is currently recommended that you should take folic acid supplements, available from the chemist, before you conceive, to reduce the risk of spina bifida. It is advisable to be re-checked for immunity to German measles before getting pregnant.
Well Child Health Clinics
Clinics are held every Tuesday from 1.00 - 3.00pm. The health visitors are available for advice and support. Child immunisation sessions are held every Tuesday from 2.00 - 3.50pm.
Our asthma clinic is run by a doctor with an interest in asthma and a nurse trained in asthma and allergies. Asthma treatment is constantly advancing. We aim to keep you up to date, improve your understanding and minimise the effect your asthma has on you. We strongly recommend all patients with asthma should attend at least annually.
Long-term complications of diabetes are minimised or avoided by good diabetic care and control. We have a doctor with a special interest in the condition and our nurses have undergone special training. We like all our diabetic patients to register with this clinic in the interests of their long-term health and to attend for regular review appointments.
Healthy Heart Clinic
Patients with a history of heart problems are sent invitations to attend this new clinic. The clinic is run by a doctor and a nurse with an interest in heart disease. Patients will be advised how they can maintain a healthy lifestyle and an invitation will be sent annually.
Patients with high blood pressure should attend the hypertension clinic for an annual review, to be offered advice and treatment to promote long-term health. The clinic is run by a doctor and nurse with an interest in hypertension.
Appointments are available for blood tests with a phlebotomist from 8.00am on a Monday morning and from 8.30am on Tuesday to Friday mornings.
Blood Test Booking System - Amersham Hospital:
A new online booking system for blood test appointments is in place.
Patients can select a date and time that suits them via an online booking system. Being able to book appointments in advance online will reduce, and may remove, waiting times for patients referred for a blood test and will avoid any potential risk of over-crowding in blood clinic waiting areas.
Patients can access the system via www.buckshealthcare.nhs.uk/bloodtestbooking
Paediatric blood test clinics are available at Stoke Mandeville and Wycombe hospitals.
The patient's parent, guardian or Carer or an adult representative, need to call the following numbers to arrange a blood test:
- Wycome Hospital Children's outpatients: 01494 426484
- Stoke Mandeville Hospital Children's outpatients: 01296 316426
Blood tests cannot be carried out without a GP referral form.
Practice Nurse Clinic
Our practice nurses offer a wide range of nursing services by appointment through reception. These include dressings, removal of sutures, treatment of leg ulcers, injections, ear syringing, cardiographs etc.
In addition, our nurses are experienced in offering advice and supervision in the following:
Including cervical smear, family planning and menopause advice
Assess your health risks and take action to keep healthy
We strongly advise all smokers to STOP SMOKING. Seek advice from the smoking cessation clinic. You can contact Live Well Stay Well (LWSW), who offer a range of support solutions. Visit www.livewellstaywellbucks.co.uk for more information or you can Self Refer by calling : 01628 857311
Constructive dietary advice for all ages. Slimming advice
See Advice for Travellers
Routine checks and follow-up of patients with high blood pressure
Women between the ages of 25 and 50 are strongly recommended to have a routine smear test every three years; after this it is every five years if previous smears have been negative. This is normally done by the practice nurses and regular checks offer you over 90% protection against developing cancer of the cervix (neck of the womb).