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Victoria Medical Centre - Green Street Branch118-122 Green StreetEastbourne, BN21 1RTTel: 01323 407 900
Asthma Clinic All of our Nurses hold weekly clinics for patients with Asthma & COPD. We encourage all patients to attend these appointments so that we can ensure your Asthma or COPD is well controlled and that you are on the most effective treatment. Our nurses attend regular training sessions to maintain and expand their expertise in the treatment and management of respiratory diseases.
Cervical Smear Tests Available to all women aged 25 and over and usually performed by the practice nurses. Smear tests are normally carried out every three years but the frequency can be lesser or greater than this depending how old you are. Liquid Based Cytology (LBC) has now been in use for several years and reduces the likeliness of having to repeat the test.
NHS Health Checks These Health Checks conducted by the healthcare assistants are for both men and women and are for patients between the ages of 40 & 74 years of age. The Health Check is designed to look at your risk of developing heart disease, stroke, diabetes and kidney disease and how, by taking early action now you can improve your health and can prevent the onset of these conditions.
Family Planning Advice Is provided by all of the doctors and nurses at the practice and covers advice and provision of the range of contraceptive alternatives available. If you would like to discuss this further please leave your name and contact details with any member of the reception team.
Child Health Checks & ImmunisationsThese are provided at regular intervals by the doctors, health visitors and the practice nurse. The screening checks monitor growth, development and the wellbeing of children. It is very important for children to be immunised against childhood illnesses. If you have any questions about immunisations, please discuss them with your doctor
Travel VaccinationsGreen Street Clinic only offers travel vaccinations that are available on the NHS. These would include Typhoid and Hepatitis A. If you think you may need other vaccines please contact a private clinic so that they can assess your needs.
Flu Vaccines Flu vaccinations are usually given annually in the autumn to those groups of patients who may be at risk, such as the elderly or those suffering from heart or chest conditions. If you feel that you need a flu vaccination, please discuss it with your doctor.
Antenatal Clinic These are conducted every week by the midwife. Pregnant women are seen at regular intervals leading up to the birth.
Diabetic Clinic These are carried out by the doctor and practice nurse at regular intervals with diabetic patients in order to prevent long term complications of the illness
Minor Surgery Certain minor surgery clinics are held monthly. These are usually to treat warts or varuccas that have not responded to treatment from remedies purchased from the pharmacy. The affected areas are treated by Cryotherapy (freezing) which is not recommended for very young children as in some cases it can be painful. We are unable to add anyone into the cryo clinic whose treatment has not been cleared by their GP first.
We regret to advise patients that due to unprecedented staffing shortages within our practice nursing team we feel we have no choice but to suspend our non NHS travel vaccination services until further notice.
The only vaccines the practice will be providing for travel are: Hepatitis A, Typhoid and Diphtheria, Tetanus & Polio (combined DTP)
If you require any of the above vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to complete a travel questionnaire. This can be downloaded or submitted electronically to us but please remember that you will need to contact the surgery about 7-10 days after you have sent the form to enquire what vaccinations you require. The Nurses will have assessed your vaccination requirements based on the information provided so please give as much detail as possible. Please note the surgery will not ring you if you need vaccinations, you must contact the practice to check your requirements.
Please be aware that most vaccines need to be in your system at least two weeks before you travel to give the best protection against possible risk of infection.
Whilst we will always try to accommodate patients who have booked holidays at short notice, at busy times this may not be possible.
Please find below alternative sources for travel vaccinations:
St. Peters Travel Clinic 01273 606636 Sussex Travel Clinic 01273 749100
Princes Park Health Centre 01323 744644 Superdrug Health Clinic 0330 0370563
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)
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 secretarial staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
Please be aware that Non-NHS services will not be treated with the same priority as NHS work and as such the wait for medical appointments will be longer. It is also unlikely that another GP will undertake this work if your own GP is on holiday.
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