Parkstone Health CentreMansfield RoadParkstonePoole, BH14 0DJTel: 01202 741370
We would like to emphasise the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle in order to remain in good health, remember, prevention is better than cure!
We would like to see all new patients for a health check on joining the Practice. However, all patients are welcome to have a health screening check with a practice nurse, especially if they have not been seen at the Surgery within the last 3 years.
We invite all these patients to make an appointment with the practice nurse once a year for a health check. This can be carried out in the surgery or at home if your medical condition necessitates.
If you need any communication support in order to receive the right information about your health, please let the Practice know straight away. The support could be in the form of an Interpreter, Translator or Sign Language support. The Practice will endeavour to get the communication support that you need.
It may be helpful to discuss any health problems you have with your Doctor before becoming pregnant. At this stage we recommend that every woman is screened for Rubella (German Measles) and starts taking folic acid (to reduce the incidence of spina bifida). We like to see ante-natal patients as early as possible in pregnancy. All doctors provide maternity medical services, together with the practice midwife.
The doctors are Family Planning trained and give advice on all contraception methods. Some of our doctors hold the Diploma of the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare. We provide emergency contraception if required (the “morning after pill”). Patients may also discuss contraception methods with a Practice Nurse.
We strongly advise the regular screening of women between the ages of 25-65 for cervical cancer. A cervical smear test is usually carried out in one of our well women clinics by a practice nurse. A general health and urine check is normally done at the same time. Patients may wish to discuss the menopause and hormone replacement therapy with a practice nurse or doctor.
Child Health Checks are carried out at the following intervals:-
It is important that your child is fully protected by being immunised. If you have any worries about the safety or otherwise of the procedure then please arrange to discuss the problem with either the Health Visitor, Practice Nurse or Doctor.
Adult Immunisations including Tetanus and Polio where appropriate
These are run by the Practice Nurses in conjunction with the Doctors and all patients with asthma, CHD, diabetes or high blood pressure should be seen regularly in these clinics
We offer our own in-house chiropody for patients who meet the designated criteria under the NHS. Private Chiropody is also available. For further information please enquire at reception.
We offer flu vaccination to all our patients over the age of 65 and also to other patients who are at risk from other chronic medical conditions.
The GP’s all offer advice on stopping smoking and patients can be referred to a special Smoke-Stop clinic run by Natalie Trayford at the Parkstone Health Centre, please ring the surgery for an appointment.
A variety of minor surgical procedures are offered by the Practice, after an initial assessment by your Doctor.
Physiotherapy is available at the Surgery after discussion with your Doctor or Health Visitor.
This is available only by referral from your Doctor and is by appointment with a trained psychologist or counsellor.
Wart and Verrucae Clinics are held on Friday afternoons whenever possible.
Our Nurse Practitioner is available in surgery each week day morning, for either an appointment or telephone consultation. She offers a complementary service to the GP’s, wherein she can assess, diagnose and treat minor ailments immediately, or refer you to a specialist if required, she may also prescribe if necessary.
Our Practice Nurses offer a wide range of services including baby immunisations, travel advice and immunisations, cervical smears, dressings, removal of sutures, ear syringing, ECG’s, flu vaccinations (October to December), blood pressure checks and weight monitoring. Their surgeries are from 08:30 to 18:00 each day. You may arrange for a telephone consultation with a nurse during these times.
Insurance, HGV and Other Medicals are not covered under the NHS and a fee is chargeable in line with British Medical Association recommendations. Please ask at reception for details and to make an appointment.
As an approved centre we offer Yellow Fever Vaccination to all those visiting at risk areas, whether registered with this surgery or elsewhere. This service in not available on the NHS and a fee will be payable.
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