Asthma checks are available with our asthma trained practice nurses. Patients should bring in their inhalers and spacers to their appointments.
Does someone rely on you? Are you looking after someone (a family member or someone close to you) who because they are ill or disabled could not manage without you. If so then you are a Carer and Carers Bucks can help you.
Carers Bucks is a free service that supports carers of all ages, who might be caring for someone with dementia, a physical or learning disability, serious illness or mental health condition. Whatever your caring role Carers Bucks can help by providing:
Carers Bucks - Dedicated to supporting carers.
Tel 0300 777 2722
Routine developmental assessment checks for under 5’s are done at the surgery by Dr Coggan, Dr Fletcher or our health visitors.
Regular diabetic clinics are held at each surgery.
All the doctors are qualified to treat and advise on all aspects of contraception. Dr Rakhit, Dr Coggan and Dr Archer are also happy to discuss coil fitting and implants.
We offer clinics available to patients who are entitled to a free vaccination by the NHS.
To be entitled you must be:
Or a patient at special risk because of the following medical conditions:
The Oxford AHSN Children's Network website has brought together useful resources for parents and all those working with children to increase awareness and understanding of this important health intervention. Please view the Oxford AHSN website for Children's flu information and immunisation for 2015/16.
The Surgery offers Freezing Clinics for warts (not veruccas), skin tags, sun spots etc. Patients will need a GP referral to attend one of these clinics. Please ask at reception for more information.
Specimens are sent to the hospital on Monday to Friday. If you are asked to bring a specimen on these days please ensure that we receive it before 12.30pm.
Antenatal clinics with the midwife are held at the surgery. Doctors also look after their own maternity patients.
The community midwives are attached to the practice and will care for you both in the hospital and at home.
The community midwife may be contacted between Monday - Friday 08:30am - 13:00pm at their central office on 01494 425172.
We have facilities for minor operations such as treatment of moles and warts, and removal of small lumps under local anaesthetic.
All partners see private patients by appointment.
Non NHS Services. Some services are provided on a private basis for all patients. These include private sick notes, insurance certificates, private health scheme claim forms, pre-employment and driving medicals. Our charges are set around the current recommended BMA rate.
The receptionist may then inform you of the result, or she may ask you to arrange an appointment with your doctor to discuss your result. It is practice policy only to give results of medical tests to the patient concerned over the age of 14. Under 14 years old patients’ results will be given to the parents.
Before travelling overseas it is important to be aware of the possible health risks and how to prevent problems, or minimize the chances of them occurring. Most importantly, you should know:
All the Practice Nurses at The Simpson Centre & Penn Surgery are able to give personal travel advice and administer vaccinations. However we advise that you obtain a free personalised health brief from MASTA www.masta.org.uk.
We strongly recommend that you seek advice early, ideally 6-8 weeks prior to travel, as sometimes a course of vaccinations are required to give optimum protection prior to your trip and there may be several weeks necessary between doses. Some injections are only available on a private basis, which will incur a charge.
Unfortunately it may not always be possible to accommodate your requests at the surgery if left too late.
Vaccinations that are available on the NHS and are free include:
Vaccines that are available for a fee include:
There is a £10 charge for duplicate certification or exemption certificates.
Paludrine & Chloroquine & now Malarone are available without a private prescription from most Pharmacy’s over the counter. The nurse or Pharmacist will advise you at your what type of anti-malarial medication is required for your particular destination.
All other malaria tablets are available on a private prescription for which there is an £15 charge. You can then shop around for the best price for the actual tablets as the costs do differ.
At our surgery we use the on line professional Travax system which is up dated daily. You can access its sister site for advice and information from home www.fitfortravel.scot.nhs.uk
Other useful websites that you may access are:
Any registered patient aged between 16 and 75 may, if they have not had an appointment within the last three years may request a routine consultation. Any registered patient over 75, who has not been seen in the last 12 months, can request a consultation.