Bowthorpe Health CentreTel: 01603 748043
Trinity Street SurgeryTel: 01603 624844
Our practice nurses will be pleased to discuss any queries that you may have. Visit the NHS Immunisation website for more information.
Flu Vaccinations 2017
Appointments can be booked from 1st September 2017 for our Flu Clinics at Trinity Street Surgery & Bowthorpe Health Centre. Book an appointment at reception or call Trinity Street Surgery on 01603 624844 / Bowthorpe Health Centre 01603 748043. Clinics will be held in September and October 2017 for all eligible patients.
To protect people who are most at risk of serious illness if they develop flu, the Department of Health recommends flu vaccinations (http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/flu/pages/prevention.aspx) for all patients aged 65 and over, if you are pregnant, or have diabetes or asthma. It is also recommended for patients, including children, who have chronic conditions affecting lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen, or conditions affecting nervous or immune systems. All carers are also eligible.
Advanced Nurse Practitioner Clinics
Bowthorpe Health Centre has two fully trained advanced nurse practitioners who run minor illness clinics as well as chronic disease management clinics. They are available for same-day appointments and can deal with a wide variety of problems as well as prescribing medications.
When calling for an appointment a nurse practitioner clinic appointment may be offered if your problem lies within her area of expertise
The practice has part-time phlebotomists (specialists who take blood). If the doctor has requested a blood test please ring after 10:00 to pre-book a phlebotomy appointment.
(Bowthorpe & West Earlham) Health Visitors
Sure Start provides health, social and educational services to families with children under four in the Bowthorpe and West Earlham areas. The benefits of living in a Sure Start area include increased services such as midwifery, health visiting, speech and language therapy as well as extra play and educational facilities.
The Health Visitors are based at ‘Sure start’ Waldegrave, Bowthorpe; Tel : 0300 300 0123
Book to see the nurse if you need any of the following:
(Nurse appointments are pre-bookable, please call after 10:00)
Some kinds of illnesses need long-term care and support which is offered by both doctors and nurses.
FREE NHS Health Checks
Make your wellbeing a priority by booking in for a free NHS Health Check.
If you are aged 40-74 you are entitled to a free 30 minute health check once every five years. It's the best defence against early signs of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and kidney disease.
Healthcare Assistant Services
The health care assistant can also see you for the following:
Electronic Prescription Service
We offer the Electronic Prescription Service, which allows you to choose or "nominate" a pharmacy to get your medicines or appliances from. Your GP then sends your prescription electronically to the place you nominated, this means:
Find out more at NHS Choices or view frequently asked questions
Anyone considering travelling abroad is reminded to look at the latest Foreign and Commonwealth Office travel advice, listed by country at www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you will need to phone or visit the surgery and ask for a Travel Vaccination Appointment with the Practice Nurse which will be a 30 minute appointment. Please let the receptionist know when booking where you are travelling to.
At your appointment you will need to tell the nurse which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required. The nurse will book any follow-up appointments that are needed.
It is important this is done as early as possible - you should aim to book your first appointment at least 6-8 weeks before you travel. However, if you are travelling in less than 6 weeks please ask reception to book you in for a travel phone call with the Practice Nurse.
You can find out which vaccinations are necessary or recommended for the areas you'll be visiting on these two websites:
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.
Click on a flag below for further information about countries and vaccinations:
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.
Leaflet with advice on reducing the risk of mosquito-borne infections such as dengue, chikungunya, West Nile, malaria, yellow fever and Zita
Mosquito advice sheet.pdf
For patients who are due an annual asthma review.
Please would you answer the questions on the form below and submit it to us.
If your symptoms are deteriorating or you have any concerns, please make an appointment to the respiratory nurse or a doctor as well.
Open the Asthma Annual Review Form
This easy to use patient questionnaire has been validated for use in Primary Care.
It is used by your doctor to monitor the severity of depression and response to treatment.
It can also be used to make a tentative diagnosis of depression.
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.
Visit NHS CHOICES for more information
Click Here to Download the symptoms in children leaflet
Signs & Symptoms
This symptom alert has been made with help from Meningitis Now and will help you to recognise the signs of meningitis so it can be diagnosed as soon as possible.
Meningitis symptom alert
Early symptoms can include:
Fever, headache, vomiting, muscle pain and fever with cold hands and feet.
Someone with meningitis or septicaemia can get a lot worse very quickly. Keep checking them.
Trust your instincts - Get medical help immediately
Visit NHS Choices for more advice and information on meningitis.
Facing meningitis can feel like a lonely place. With our helpline, you are not on your own. Call specially trained staff.
0808 80 10 388 (9am-8pm 365 days)
Email: email@example.com. (Emails are answered during office hours only)
Calls to our nurse-led helpline are free from landlines and mobile phones within the UK. To make sure everyone can contact us we have access to a telephone interpreting service for over 240 languages. If you have a hearing or speech impairment and use a textphone you can contact us using the prefix 18001.
If you have a question, but prefer to receive an answer in writing, you can send our helpline staff an email: firstname.lastname@example.org. (emails are answered within 2 working days).
Download the mobile app
These free apps for smart phones are like mini versions of the Meningitis Now website, with everything you need to know about meningitis at your fingertips
Enter all or part of your postcode in the box below and click one of the buttons
to find those services that are local to you.
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