Cressida CloseHeathcoteWarwick, CV34 6DZTel: 01926 461800
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Monday afternoon and Thursday morning by appointment After your pregnancy has been confirmed by a positive pregnancy test and you have filled in the practice forms with your contact details the midwife will contact you direct.
Please note routine pregnancy testing is not available at this surgery. You may purchase reliable pregnancy tests from any pharmacy.
Health Visitors support & offer advice to our families and their young children and can be contacted through the following telephone numbers
These are carried out by our specially trained practice nurses and some of the female GP’s
All family planning matters can be discussed at appointments with our GP’s, practice nurses and Midwife. Dr's Moria Rose, Dr Suzanne Redfern and Dr Ruth Penfold are trained GP's enabling them to perform insertion/removal of contraceptive implants and coils.
Our nurse-led clinics help patients manage long term conditions which require regular monitoring and assessment. Clinic appointments are available Monday – Thursday. We operate a recall system for the following conditions sending an annual invitation for you to attend.
Please note the following require a blood test with our nurses around 10 days before attending the clinic:
Immunisations for pre-school children may be booked with our nursing team
A number of minor operative procedures are performed at the surgery. Please consult your doctor for advice and information. Cryotherapy is used for some skin conditions.
Our specially trained nurses offer one to one support on longer appointment times.
Blood testing is carried out at the surgery. Appointments for blood tests are offered each working day via the reception desk. Please note that children aged 12 yrs and under need to attend Warwick Hospital for a blood test.
A travel health advice service is available with the Practice Nurses. Please arrange an appointment at least 8 weeks, or earlier for complex travel itineries, in advance of your departure date to ensure adequate protection before you travel. Before attending your first appointment, please pick up a travelpack from reception to complete and bring back with you or download from the following link:
We request that you make contact with one or more of the following for advice on current immunisation requirements and safety information for the area you intend to visit.
More travel health advice is available from the Department of Health leaflet which you can download here from the following link.
Travel Health Advice Department of Health
Please note that charges are made for certain immunisations not provided by the NHS. A list of these charges is held in reception.
Warwick Gates Family Health Centre is an authorised Yellow Fever Centre.
Yellow Fever Information Leaflet
Doctors will complete private medical reports for such purposes as private health insurance and holiday cancellations, and carry out examinations for eg. insurance reports and HGV driving licences. A charge will be made for these services as they are not provided by the NHS. The surgery staff can advise you of these charges.
Please make all enquiries via reception.
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Appointments are available on Mondays and Thursday mornings. Patients booking for a first time appointment should be nine weeks gestation. On booking for the midwife we ask you to fill out a form and the midwife will contact you and this could be at home or at the surgery.
A message book is held at the surgery for patients wishing to contact the midwife; this is accessed weekly on a Tuesday or can be phoned through on the day, if requested.
The new mums and babies (baby weighing clinic) is held at Warwick Gates Community Centre 09:30 - 11:30 on Thursday mornings.
On registering with the practice, our health visitors will make contact with parents of children under 5 years old; this provides the family with the opportunity to discuss family health issues and to obtain information about the local Health Visiting Service.
Child development screening is carried out by Dr. Francis Campbell, Dr. Moira Rose, Dr. Ruth Penfold and Dr Suzanne Redfern
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 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment 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.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
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)
Please complete the Online Registration Form
We now offer the facility to book doctor's appointments on-line. We have also changed the way we offer repeat prescriptions on-line.
To access both of these services, please complete the On-Line Services Registration Form and return it to the surgery with proof of ID.
Once Registered for Online Appointments please click the link below to access the booking process
Practice Plan for Extended Online Access
This practice plans to offer patients facilities to view on line, export or print any summary information from their record, relating to medicines, allergies and adverse reactions, from August 2015 subject to the availability of NHS GP systems and software.
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