Clinics and Services

Below are a list of our clinics and services. If you have any questions please submit a request on our Online Access Tool, call us on 01909 500 233 and press option 3, or email the surgery at basccg.larwoodsurgery@nhs.net.

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Family Planning

Family Planning advice and Contraceptive Care is provided by all the Doctors and Practice Nurses during surgery hours.

Family planning services are also offered via TriHealth (available in Worksop and Retford), who offer a confidential, non-judgemental service that is freely accessible to people of all ages bassetlawtrihealth.dbh.nhs.uk

Immunisations

The practice provides a full vaccination and immunisation programme in line with the national schedule detailed below:

The routine immunisation schedule

You can find the most up-to-date schedule for vaccinations here.

Minor Surgery

Most Doctors carry out minor surgery procedures by appointment – you will need to be seen by a Doctor before an appointment in a minor surgery clinic is booked. Unfortunately, due to Covid-19, we are running a reduced minor surgery clinic schedule this year. 

Adult Vaccination Programme

 

Flu information

Seasonal flu is a highly infectious illness caused by a flu virus. The virus infects your lungs and upper airways, causing a sudden high temperature and general aches and pains. You could also lose your appetite, feel nauseous and have a dry cough. Symptoms can last for up to a week.

You may be invited for a flu jab if you are:

  • are 65 years of age or over

  • are pregnant

  • have certain medical conditions

  • are living in a long-stay residential care home or other long-stay care facility

  • receive a carer’s allowance, or you are the main carer for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill

or have a serious long-term health condition, including:

  • chronic (long-term) respiratory diseases, such as asthma

  • chronic heart disease, such as heart failure

  • chronic kidney disease

  • chronic liver disease, such as hepatitis

  • chronic neurological conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease

  • diabetes

  • problems with your spleen – for example, sickle cell disease or if you have had your spleen removed

  • a weakened immune system as the result of conditions such as HIV and AIDS

  • being seriously overweight (BMI of 40 or above)

  • eligible children who are aged 2 and 3 on 31st August 2019 – that is, children born between September 1 2015 and August 31 2017

  • Children who are 4 years old are also eligible for flu vaccination provided they were 3 on August 31 2019. These children should be offered the vaccination at their general practice.

  • Children in reception class and school years 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 will be offered their vaccination in school. In a couple of areas it might be offered in primary care settings.

We will be sending invitation letters shortly to our eligible patients with details of our Flu clinics.

External Websites

Vaccination Against Shingles (Zostavax)

The Department of Health has recommended that patients aged 70 (and 79 during the catch-up period) should be vaccinated against Shingles.

The surgery will contact patients who are eligible for the shingles vaccine as identified by their date of birth.

Please make an appointment with the Practice Nurse, at your usual surgery, for a Shingles vaccination.

What is Shingles?

Shingles (also known as herpes zoster) is caused by the reactivation of an infection of a nerve and the area of skin that it serves, resulting in clusters of painful, itchy, fluid-filled blisters. These blisters can burst and turn into sores that eventually crust over and heal. These blisters usually affect an area on one side of the body, most commonly the chest but sometimes also the head, face and eye.

What causes Shingles?

Shingles is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox – varicella zoster. When you recover from chickenpox most of the virus is destroyed but some survives and lies inactive in the body in the nervous system. It can then reactivate later in life when your immune system is weakened by increasing age, stress or treatments that reduce your immunity.

Who will get the vaccine?

Eligibility for the shingles programme is determined by the patient’s age on 1 September. The following website provide up to date information. 

At your appointment the Nurse will assess your general health and will give the vaccination as long as there are no medical reasons not to give it.

Health Screening for Men

Our practice offers NHS Health Checks.

Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) screening is offered to men in their 65th year to detect abdominal aortic aneurysms (a dangerous swelling in the aorta).  Men over 65 can self refer.

For both Men and Women we offer:

  • The NHS Health Check for patients between the ages of 40 and 74 on a 5 yearly basis.  It’s designed to spot early signs of stroke, kidney disease, heart disease, type 2 diabetes or dementia. As we get older, we have a higher risk of developing one of these conditions. An NHS Health Check helps find ways to lower this risk.

  • Bowel scope screening – uses a thin, flexible tube with a tiny camera on the end to look at the large bowel.  This is offered around the age of 55.

  • Bowel cancer home testing kit is offered to men and women aged 60 – 74.

Health Screening for Women

Our practice offers NHS Health Checks.

Cervical smears can be taken at this clinic. For patients 25 – 49 years we recommend an interval of no more than three years and for ladies aged 50 – 64 years we recommend an interval no more than 5 years between smears; you will be sent a letter by the Health Authority when you are due. Gynaecological problems including menopause can be discussed as can breast examination.

Breast Screening is offered to women aged 50 – 70 to detect early signs of breast cancer.  Women over 70 can self-refer.

For both Men and Women we offer:

  • The NHS Health Check for patients between the ages of 40 and 74 on a 5 yearly basis.  It’s designed to spot early signs of stroke, kidney disease, heart disease, type 2 diabetes or dementia. As we get older, we have a higher risk of developing one of these conditions. An NHS Health Check helps find ways to lower this risk.

  • Bowel scope screening – uses a thin, flexible tube with a tiny camera on the end to look at the large bowel.  This is offered around the age of 55.

  • Bowel cancer home testing kit is offered to men and women aged 60 – 74.