Our Nurses run specialised clinics aimed at encouraging a healthier lifestyle and also to provide help and advice for patients with asthma, diabetes and high blood pressure. If the doctor considers that you could benefit from attending one of these clinics, you may receive an invitation.
If you wish to give up smoking, you may self refer to our stop smoking clinic which is held every Tuesday morning. Ask at reception for details.
Smear tests are available for women, to look for changes which occur before cervical cancer develops. These are normally carried out by the nurses.
We have a computerised recall system. We recommend all women up to the age of 65 should have regular smear tests - they are very important. If you wish to discuss this please make an appointment.
Influenza: Immunisations are available to our patients from October up to Christmas. We particularly recommend that patients with diabetes, chest complaints, heart disease or other serious illnesses should have these, as should anyone over the age of 65.
Tetanus: Norfolk is a high risk area and we do advise all patients consider this.
We are also a yellow fever vaccination centre.
If you are planning a holiday abroad, especially outside Europe, please see the receptionist or nurse. Very few countries insist on a course of specific immunisations before entry, but it must be stressed that protection from certain illnesses, especially malaria, is most important. These vaccinations are best arranged at least six weeks before you travel.
We currently hold a Smoking Cessation adviceclinic at the surgery on a Tuesday Morning. to make an appointment please contact our smoking cessation advisor Alison Treacy on 07774 849980. Alternatively Cignificant, the norfolk stop smoking service, can give details of other clinics held locally some of which are in the evenings. Cignificant can be contacted on 0800 0854 113 and further information is available on their website www.cignificant.co.uk