Clinics and Services

Below are a list of our clinics and services, if you have any questions please contact reception.

Bereavement

www.nottshelpyourself.org.uk

If the Death Occurs at Home

  1.    Telephone the Doctor who will visit to confirm that death has taken place.
  2.    Contact a funeral director.
  3.    Arrange to collect the doctor’s Medical Certificate of Death (usually from the surgery).
  4.    Take this to the Registrar’s Office, (together with the deceased’s Medical Card and Birth Certificate, if available) for the area in which the death took place.
  5.    Alternatively, you can register by declaration at any convenient Registrar’s Office but certificates will not be available as these will have to be posted to you a few days later.
  6.    The Registrar will normally issue a green coloured certificate for you to give to your funeral director who will look after necessary arrangements for the funeral.
  7.    The Registrar will also issue a white notification certificate for the DSS. They will also enquire as to the number of Certified Copies you require for dealing with the deceased finances (a fee is payable for each copy).

If the Death Occurs in Hospital

  • Contact a funeral director to inform him his services are required.
  • Collect the certificate from the hospital then follow 4 – 5 as above.

Note for Cremation

Your funeral director will usually liaise directly with the surgery regarding the additional certification required.

Blood Tests

Bloods test can be arranged at some of the surgeries by appointment or you can attend Bassetlaw District Hospital without an appointment, however you will need to take your blood form with you.

Child Health Services

Comprehensive child health services are provided by the practice. This includes:

The routine immunisation schedule
8 weeks Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio, Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), hepatitis B  
Pneumococcal  
Meningococcal group B (Men B)  
Rotavirus gastroenteritis  
12 weeks old Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, Hib, hepatitis B  
Rotavirus  
16 weeks old Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, Hib, hepatitis B  
Pneumococcal  
Men B  
1 year old Hib, Men C  
Pneumococcal  
Measles, mumps, rubella (German measles)  
Men B  
Eligible paediatric age groups annually Influenza  
3 years 4 months or soon after Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio  
Measles, mumps, rubella  
12 – 13 years Cancers caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) School based programme
14 years old Tetanus, diphthermia, polio School based programme
  • A child health surveillance clinic for routine assessment by the Doctor.
  • Other assessments, including hearing tests are performed by Healthy Family Team.

Family Planning

Family Planning advice and Contraceptive Care is provided by all the Doctors and Practice Nurses during surgery hours. You can also find details of other services in the sexual health tab in the ‘Wellbeing Centre’ from the home page of this website

Immunisations

The practice carries out a full immunisation programme involving all patients, including an extensive flu campaign each year. A full advice and immunisation service for patients travelling abroad is provided by the Practice Nurse team.

The practice is a designated Yellow Fever Centre. This service is available to patients who are not registered at the practice who require a yellow fever vaccination.

*There may be a charge for certain immunisations, which will be required before the vaccine is ordered, please see the travel vaccination costs for more information.

Maternity Services

Antenatal clinics are provided by the Midwives in conjunction with the Doctors.

 If you have a positive pregnancy test you can contact the midwifery team on 01302 642814 to arrange your first appointment.  This service is available weekdays between 08:30 and 16:30. 

Immunisation programme for pregnant women
From 16 weeks Pertussis
During flu season Influenza

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.

Podiatry Services

The department of foot health run clinics at Larwood, Lakeside and Oakleaf surgeries. Patients can self-refer, but can be referred for an assessment by any health professional, an assessment is offered and a treatment plan is followed if there is a genuine foot or ankle health problem identified.

A large part of what the department does is offer self-help advice and encourage patient involvement in their care. We cannot cancel or arrange any appointments with the Podiatrist as they are not directly employed by the practice, if you have any questions or concerns please call 01777 274422.

Radiology

If your Doctor refers you for an x-ray you will be given a form and can attend Bassetlaw Hospital between the hours of 08:30 – 19:30 Monday to Sunday. For all other tests the hospital will contact you with an appointment.

Tests & Test Results

If you are registered with SystmOnline you can view your available test results here, when they have been reviewed by the Doctor.

If you have had a test that requires follow up action the surgery will contact you once the Doctor has reviewed the result. 

You can also obtain test results via the online form on our website.

The practice must adhere to General Data Protection Regulations and therefore we will only give out results to the person they relate to unless that person has given prior permission for their release or if they are not capable of understanding them.

Travel Vaccinations

We offer a comprehensive travel health service tailored to your specific requirements.To help us offer the appropriate advice, please print out and complete the form below and return it to the surgery. The questionnaire requires specific details of areas within countries you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.

It is important to complete this form as early as possible as some vaccinations must be given at least 6 weeks before you travel.

Click here to complete the Travel Risk Assessment.

After a nurse has reviewed your questionnaire, if you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you will be contacted to make an appointment with the Practice Nurse.

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.  If we need to order private vaccination you will be asked to make the payment prior to us doing so.

Adult Vaccination Programme

Flu Information

Click here for our Flu Clinic Dates.

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

Pneumococcal vaccine

The pneumococcal vaccine protects against serious and potentially fatal pneumococcal infections. It’s also known as the pneumonia vaccine.

Pneumococcal infections are caused by the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae and can lead to pneumonia, septicaemia (a kind of blood poisoning) and meningitis.

At their worst, they can cause permanent brain damage, or even kill.

Who should have the pneumococcal vaccine?

A pneumococcal infection can affect anyone. But some people are at higher risk of serious illness, so it’s recommended they’re given the pneumococcal vaccination on the NHS.

These include:

  • babies 
  • adults aged 65 or over
  • children and adults with certain long-term health conditions, such as a serious heart or kidney condition

Find out who should have the pneumococcal vaccine

How often is the pneumococcal vaccine given?

Babies receive 3 doses of pneumococcal vaccine at:

  • 8 weeks
  • 16 weeks
  • 1 year

People aged 65 and over only need a single pneumococcal vaccination. This vaccine is not given annually like the flu jab.

People with a long-term health condition may need just a single one-off pneumococcal vaccination or vaccination every 5 years, depending on their underlying health problem.

The different types of pneumococcal vaccine

The type of pneumococcal vaccine you’re given depends on your age and health. There are 2 types.

Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) is used to vaccinate children under 2 years old as part of the NHS childhood vaccination programme. It’s known by the brand name Prevenar 13.

Read the patient information leaflet for Prevenar 13.

Pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPV) is given to people aged 65 and over and people at high risk because they have long-term health conditions. 

Read the patient information leaflet for PPV

Children at risk of pneumococcal infections can have the PPV vaccine from the age of 2 years onwards.

The PPV vaccine is not very effective in children under the age of 2.

View the NHS information on pneumococcal vaccines.

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.

Well Man Clinic

A lifestyle check is available to include advice on healthy living, diet, exercise and testicular examination.

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.

Well Woman Clinic

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.