Willow Green SurgeryStation RoadEast PrestonWest Sussex, BN16 3AHTel: 01903 785152
By appointment with our Practice Nurse - visit Asthma UK website for more information.
By appointment with our Practice Nurse
You do not need to make an appointment to check your blood pressure. We have a blood pressure monitor in our waiting room and it is available during our hours of opening. If your blood pressure needs further monitoring you will be contacted. If your GP advises, we can provide blood pressure monitors for home use and can offer 24 hour blood pressure monitoring. Our blood pressure equipment has been donated by Patient Link.
Visit British Heart Foundation website for more information.
Appointments are sent to parents when their child's checks are due.
Child development checks are done by Dr Wright, Dr Sanghani, Dr Lee, Dr Bojarowska and the Health Visitor.
All babies are offered a medical check by the doctor at approximately six weeks.
The Health Visitor does a hearing test at eight to nine months with further developmental checks at 18 months, three and four years.
By appointment only – click here for the Children's Immunisation Schedule
By appointment with our Nurse - For more information visit Diabetes Uk website.
We provide a high level of expertise in all aspects of Family Planning and Reproductive Health and offer the full range of contraceptive choices, including:
If you are not sure who to see or speak to, our Reception staff will direct you to the appropriate doctor or nurse.
Emergency contraception (EC) is free, and can be used to prevent an unplanned pregnancy for UP TO 5 DAYS after sex, and is more effective the earlier it is taken. Please do let the staff know that you need EC when you phone so that we can deal with your request appropriately. You are able to request EC from the on-call doctor service at the weekend and bank holidays. You can also buy EC from any pharmacy, and it may be free in some chemists to younger women.
The copper intrauterine device is highly effective as emergency contraception, and can be fitted many days after unprotected sex. Please ask for advice.
For more information visit the Family Planning Association website.
We also supply Chlamydia self-screening packs for men and women aged 16 to 24. These are available from any doctor or nurse (just ask during any consultation) and also from Reception. These are to detect unexpected infection. If you have symptoms of discharge or pain, please speak to a doctor, or contact the Sexual Health clinic (01903 285199).
Clinics are held every October and November.
Please telephone in September to see when the flu vaccination clinics are being held and to book an appointment.
Pneumonia vaccination is also recommended for these groups of patients. We recommend that anyone over the age of 65 should have a pneumovax injection for the protection against pneumonia. This is a one-off injection and lasts a lifetime. If you have already had this injection at a previous surgery, please let us know and we can add this information to your records.
These clinics are run by Dr R Sanghani.
If you have any 'lump' or 'bump' that is bothering you he will be happy to offer advice. Should removal or biopsy be appropriate the doctor will be happy to arrange this. Some warts require specialised treatment and the practice has the facilities to provide this. Your doctor will advise you about what treatment is necessary.
Health and social services, in this area, are now offering a service that gives further support to people with long term health conditions or complex health and social care needs. The aim is to put you at the centre of what they do to meet all of your healthcare needs as effectively as possible. For further information follow the link to their leaflet or contact your doctor to see if you are eligible for this service.
Stop Smoking Adviser at Willow Green Surgery
Tel: 01903 785152
National Stop Smoking Helpline 0300 100 1823.
We are keen to do anything we can to help to prevent illness.
Much depends on your own lifestyle. Smoking, being overweight and alcohol consumption in excess are all harmful. Regular exercise, a well-balanced diet with plenty of roughage and making time to relax away from the pressures of the usual routine are all very important. However, there are some procedures and checks we can help with.
Cervical smears normally every three years. Breast checks self-examination monthly following instruction from one of the nurses.
Blood pressure check every five years. Urine test every three years. Tetanus booster every 10 years plus oral polio to a maximum of five. Cholesterol check once only if a close blood relative has ever had a heart attack or stroke aged 65 or less.
Three year reviews and annual reviews with the practice nurse are available on request.
Clinics are held every October and November. Please telephone in September to see when the flu vaccination clinics are being held and to book an appointment. We recommend the flu vaccinations for:
Anybody of or above pensionable age. For all patients with long-standing chest, heart or lung complaints. Diabetes. Liver or kidney disease. Most chronic debilitating illnesses. Those living in residential homes. Those taking immunosuppressant medicines. Those who are the main carer for an elderly or disabled person who relies on the Carer.
We recommend that anyone over the age of 65 should have a pneumovax injection for protection against pneumonia. This is a one-off injection and lasts a lifetime. If you have already had this injection at a previous surgery, please let us know and we can add this to your records.
Patients are advised to access the NaTHNaC travel website for up to date travel health information to their destination and determine whether they need any vaccinations on http://www.nathnac.org/.
Patients no longer need to complete a travel form & should make a 20 minute appointment with the nurse if they need hepatitis a, typhoid, diptheria, tetanus or polio immunisation & are travelling in more than 8 weeks time.
For travel of more than one month duration OR that involves multiple countries or travel taking place in less than eight weeks’ time, patients are advised to contact a travel clinic for specialist advice. Sussex Travel Clinic are based in Hove (01273 749100) and Worthing (01903 254774) or online www.sussextravelclinic.com.
For all other travel taking place in more than eight weeks’ time, patients can book a 20 minute appointment with the nurse.
For malaria regions anti-malarial medication is essential in addition to mosquito bite avoidance by using mosquito nets application of insect repellent containing 20-50% DEET is advised and keeping arms and legs covered, especially between dusk and dawn. Further information can be found online at http://www.malariahotspots.co.uk/ or www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk.
Please be aware that a private prescription is required for some anti-malarial medications as these are not provided by the NHS. Willow Green Surgery can provide these but there is a £20 charge.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below:
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
Sepsis, also know as blood poisoning, is the reaction to an infection in which the body attacks its own organs and tissues.
Sepsis is a potentially life-threatening condition, however it can be easily treated if caught early. Symptoms of sepsis will present differently between adults and children.
Sepsis could occur as the result of any infection. There is no one sign for sepsis.
Sepsis is a serious condition that can initially look like flu, gastroenteritis or a chest infection. Seek medical help urgently if you develop any of the following:
Slurred speech or confusion Extreme shivering or muscle pain Passing no urine (in a day) Severe breathlessness It feels like you’re going to die Skin mottled or discoloured
If your child is unwell with either a fever or very low temperature (or has had a fever in the last 24 hours) just ask "could it be sepsis?".
Any child who:
might have sepsis. Call 999 and just ask "could it be sepsis?".
Any child under 5 who:
might have sepsis. If you're worried they're deteriorating call 111 or ask to see your GP.
Download the SAM leaflet (Sepsis Assessment & Management) for more information and a helpful checklist.
Please visit The UK Sepsis Trust for more information and excellent resources.
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