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Henwick Halt Medical CentreTel: 01905 422883
Lyppard Grange Medical CentreTel: 01905 616977
Out of Hours
If you need urgent attention or advice please telephone 01905 422883 or 01905 616977 and an answer phone will give you the number of the GP Emergency Service
Service Launched 14th June 2021
Full pregnancy care is available at the surgery. In nearly all cases the majority of your antenatal care will be carried out in the practice by the doctors and midwife with just a few trips to the hospital.When telephoning for an antenatal or postnatal appointment please tell the receptionist that this is what you want so that you can be booked in to see the nurse and the doctor at the same time. It is helpful if you remember to bring a sample of urine in a clean bottle to the surgery.
All aspects of family planning advice are covered. Both the doctors and practice nurses are qualified and able to discuss this with you. Also available is counselling about sterilisation, coil fitting and pre-pregnancy advice.
Smear tests for women involve an examination of the cervix (neck of the womb) to check for changes before cancer develops. These changes can be treated and cancer prevented. We recommend that all women aged between 25 to 65 who are or have been sexually active, should have regular smears. If you are aged 25-49 you should have one every three years and every five years if you are aged 50-65.Smears are carried out by either the doctors or practice nurses. You will be sent a reminder when your smear is due by NHS England. Smears are very important, so even if you do not wish to have a smear, please come and discuss the matter with the doctor and do not just ignore the letter.
Cervical smear results are sent by NHS England.
We offer a full childhood immunisation service at the practice which is carried out by our practice nurses.
Patients Aged Over 75
During the course of the year the doctor or nurse may run through a simple questionnaire to check your health. If necessary, you will be given a physical check-up. If you have not been seen during the course of the year, you can request this check-up by making an appointment or, if you are unable to attend the surgery, you may request a home visit.
All doctors are registered to undertake minor surgical procedures such as removal of infected or ingrowing toenails, or removal of unsightly warts, etc. Having a minor surgical procedure done by your doctor means you do not have to join the hospital waiting lists. The procedures are normally carried out at Henwick Halt Medical Centre.
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Government guidance suggests there is no requirement for evidence for exemption. It should be sufficient for someone to declare that they are eligible for an exemption direct with the person questioning them (e.g. bus driver).
PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT SEVERN VALLEY MEDICAL PRACTICE REQUESTING EVIDENCE OR A LETTER FOR MASK EXEMPTION, THIS IS NOT A SERVICE WE PROVIDE.
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COVID-19: Information for our 13-19 year old patients
COVID-19: Information and support for our patients - families & children
DUE TO THE CURRENT SITUATION WITH COVID-19 BOTH SURGERIES ARE ONLY ACCEPTING REPEAT PRESCRIPTION REQUESTS OVER THE TELEPHONE, VIA PATIENT ACCESS OR EMAIL (HWCCG.GPM81006@NHS.NET).
PLEASE CALL HENWICK HALT ON 01905 422883 OR LYPPARD GRANGE ON 01905 616977 TO PLACE YOUR REQUEST RATHER THAN ATTENDING THE SURGERY.
YOU MUST STILL ALLOW 3 WORKING DAYS FOR YOUR REQUEST TO BE PROCESSED.
During these strange times we are all struggling with keeping our weight off and exercising as much as we need. It’s not easy when you have the fridge and larder at arms reach all the time to not go for that extra biscuit or crisp packet but one of the best protections against the corona virus and all infections is a strong and healthy you. Below are some links to useful NHS campaigns to assist you in keeping healthy.
This questionnaire is designed to assess your asthma control. The information that you submit will be reviewed by one of our asthma nurses and if there are any areas of concern, we will invite you to come in for a face to face asthma review.
However if you feel that your asthma isn’t well controlled, please make an appointment with one of our asthma nurses as soon as possible or ring triage (01905 422883 - Henwick Halt or 01905 616977 - Lyppard Grange).
Please provide an email address on the form below so that we can send you an up to date personalised asthma action plan.
Open the Asthma Review Questionnaire (this link will open in a new window - popups must be allowed)
There is lots of useful information on managing your asthma available on the Asthma UK website.
If you are having any difficulty using your inhalers or you’re not sure if you are using it correctly, please make an appointment with one of our asthma nurses or ask your pharmacist.
There are also online videos showing how to use your asthma inhalers correctly.
Round the clock access to healthcare information
You can now access a wealth of health advice that’s clinically tailored to your symptoms.
Online Consult allows you to check your symptoms, receive medical advice and submit a health request directly to your GP through an online portal at any time of day or night. It’s simple to use and easily accessible via our patient access website, so there’s no need to wait in phone queues.
How does Online Consult work?
Simply fill in a health enquiry form outlining your symptoms. You’ll then be directed to information articles and videos advising you on how to treat your symptoms and what you may need to do next. The forms are quick and easy to use and tailored to give you help and advice that’s specific to your condition.
Your completed form will be sent to us so that we can review the information provided and advise you on the most appropriate next step.
How do I access Online Consult?
Login to Patient Access
Please note, all forms submitted before 11:30am will be processed by the triage team on the same day. Forms submitted later than 11:30am will be reviewed on the next working day.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to fill in a form available from the surgery. An appointment will then be made to suit your needs with a practice nurse. It is important to fill in the form as early as possible to allow assessment to take place.
Information about countries and vaccinations required can be found on the links below:
Which travel vaccines are free?
The following vaccines are available on the NHS at the surgery.
Please make an appointment at least 2 weeks before travel to allow sufficient time for the vaccines to work.
These vaccines are free because they protect against diseases thought to represent the greatest risk to public health if they were brought into the country.
Which travel vaccines will I have to pay for?
The following travel vaccines and anti-malarial medications are not available at the surgery as they are not available on the NHS.
You will need to make an appointment at a private travel clinic for assessment at least 6 weeks before travel.
Yellow fever vaccines are only available from designated centres.
Most medical examinations required by third parties (eg HGV licence, pre-employment, sporting activity, insurance, etc) are not part of the NHS services. There is normally a charge for these medicals. You will be advised of these at the time of making your appointment.
Please see the document below for some of the services provided
Medical Certificates, Reports & Examination Fees
You do not require a doctor's certificate for any illness lasting six days or less. Your employer, however, may require you to complete a 'self-certificate' which you can obtain either from your employer or local DSS office (it is not obligatory to see a doctor for this). After the seventh day you will need a doctor's certificate and you need to be seen by your doctor.
For a private doctor's sick note the fee charged is £32
Worcestershire Wellbeing Hub is an information and signposting service for people over the age of 16 who are experiencing low mood, anxiety or stress, and feel that they would benefit from support.
You can use the contact details on the website to directly call or email the healthy minds service, they will aim to respond within 48hours.
Introducing our Lifestyle Advisor Service
Do you need a helping hand to improve your health and wellbeing?
Are you looking to introduce positive lifestyle changes such as
Our trained Lifestyle Advisor Sabita will give you the motivational support you need to make small changes to your life, making a big difference to how you feel.
One to one support and group sessions are available for any patient aged 16 and over – all free of charge.
No GP appointment is necessary. You can simply refer yourself to the Lifestyle Advisor asking our Reception Team to refer you to Sabita.
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