George LaneMarlboroughWiltshire, SN8 4BYTel: 01672 512187
In addition to GP consultations the practice adheres to the General Medical Services Contract for the provision of healthcare services:
Asthma clinics are held regularly at the practice. Asthmatics on medication should have regular assessments in order to monitor their progress and adjust treatment accordingly. Newly diagnosed asthmatics may need support and information on the condition as well as advice and instruction on inhaler technique and these patients will be referred to the asthma clinic by their doctor. Most asthmatics learn to control and monitor their symptoms. Guidelines and devices to do this will be provided in the clinic together with booklets and advice about recognising problems.
Coronary heart disease
If you are a diabetic it is very important you have regular check-ups at a doctor and nurse led diabetic clinic. You will have your blood pressure, weight and blood sugar levels monitored, eyes and feet checked, and medication reviewed. General advice will also be offered about diet and lifestyle activities. A full blood test will be taken before the clinic so that the results will be available at the assessment.
Our trained phlebotomists run daily INR and blood test clinics.
All women between the ages of 25 and 64 will be called by Wiltshire Cervical Screening Programme. The first invitation will be send around the 24th birthday followed by recall every 3 yours for women aged 25-49 and every 5 years for women aged 50-64. The Screening Programme automatically sends results letters to all women screened under the programme. Smears may be repeated at more frequent intervals if a result shows any abnormal or minor changes. Appointments for cervical smears may be made with a Practice Nurse. It is important to accept these invitations as they are an important way of maintaining your good health.
The practice has the facilities to undertake minor cryosurgery procedures for the treatment of warts (hands only) and verruccas. Cryotherapy is a freezing treatment using liquid nitrogen, three treatments are offered at monthly intervals. Cryotherapy treatment is available only after referral by one of the practice's GP.
The Practice offers a comprehensive family planning service. Appointments may be booked with a specialist family planning Practice Nurse who is able to provide advice and information on all methods of contraception, repeat prescriptions of oral contraceptive pills, contraceptive injections, fitting of diaphragms and emergency contraception.
Child health & immunisations
All new babies are invited for regular check ups from 8 weeks old. Practice Nurse led Immunisation clinics for children are held every Wednesday. We would encourage you to make sure your children are fully immunised against common diseases such as measles, rubella, etc.
Once your pregnancy is confirmed your doctor will refer you into the care of the Community Midwife attached to the practice. Weekly clinics are held at the practice on a booked appointment basis. Following delivery and discharge of your baby the Community Midwife will visit you at home. Your Midwife will ask you to make an appointment to see your doctor six weeks after delivery for a full physical check up of you and your baby. It is also an opportunity to discuss any current problems relating to the health of you and your baby, and to discuss contraception.
Minor Operations Clinic
The Practice offer a minor surgical procedures clinic. Your doctor will refer you to the Minor Operations Clinic when they feel this is appropriate.
For smokers who are serious about giving up the habit and would like some help and support our trained NHS Stop Smoking advisor can help to get you started. Please speak with your doctor or to reception if you would like help in giving up smoking. Smoke Stop advice can also be obtained by calling 01380 733891.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 8 weeks before you travel - in order to plan a vaccine schedule as well as receiving advice on other health risks. Subsequent appointments will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
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.
Malarial prophylaxis is not available from the NHS but it is essential to receive advice on the appropriate medication. An appointment with the doctor may be necessary to obtain anti-malarial tablets.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please complete and submit the online form and also contact Reception on 01672 512187 to arrange a travel appointment with a Practice Nurse. Please ensure a form is completed for each person travelling.
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)
The Practice provides a range of services which fall outside of the National Health Service (NHS). These may be charged to either the patient or, for example, an insurance company and are listed below.
If you have any questions relating to these fees, please address them to your Doctor or the Patient Services Manager before requesting the service.
Please note fees for non-NHS services will be payable in advance. Patients must be registered with the Practice and the Patient's Medical Notes on site before booking any medical examinations.
Payment - Cash and Card payments only.This information is for guidance only and costs may change without notice.
If you do not attend an appointment, or do not give sufficient notice, for a private medical examination for which a fee would have been charged you will be charged a cancellation fee of £25 for each missed ten minute appointment for non-NHS work.
This private clinic is situated in the Maurice Suite within The Marlborough Medical Practice.
Please ask at Reception for further details and fees.
The District Nurses provide nursing care in the home for those who are housebound. They have a liaison service with the Hospital for patients requiring nursing after discharge. Existing patients can contact the Neighbourhood Team on 01672 517330 between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday. For any other queries please contact the practice for advise.
If you are not under the care of the District Nurse team but feel you should be, please contact the practice for further information.
The health visitor visits all families with children under 5 years old. Their role is to help families (especially those with babies and young children to keep healthy and avoid illness, and to offer information, advice and support to all age groups. The health visitors can be contacted on 01672 517235.
Our midwife carries out regular antenatal clinics. Appointments for the clinic can be made at reception. To contact the Midwife please phone the Community Midwife Office or the Maternity Unit at Great Western Hospital on 01793 604020.
Access to counselling/psychology service attached to the practice is by doctor's referral. Patients are then invited to make their own appointment and are initially offered self-help, coping strategies and courses such as Stress Management.
The Non-Emergency Patient Transport Service (NEPTS) across the areas of Bath and North East Somerset, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Swindon will be operated by Arriva Transport Solution from Sunday 1 December 2013.
The service will be provided when you need to travel to and from an appointment at a hospital or clinic, are discharged from hospital, or need to transfer between centres and because of your medical condition, you cannot make your own way.
The criteria that determine whether or not you are eligible for NEPTS have been set by the Department of Health and are based upon whether your medical condition prevents you from travelling by any other means.
Arriva Transport are required to apply these rules, so whilst you previously may have been able to use patient transport this may no longer be the case.
If you are referred for tests or treatment by your doctor, and you feel you need transport, you should contact Arriva Transport Solutions on 0845 600 6068*
Further information about non-emergency patient transport is available from a leaftlet which you may download here: Non-Emergency Patient Transport Patient Information Leaflet
* Calls to this number will be charged at standard local rates from landlines, calls from mobiles will be higher.
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