Sprowston CentreTel: 01603 778277
Thorpe CentreTel: 01603 778277
There are many benefits to you as a patient registering for Online Services. Once you have registered you can book routine GP Appointments and order authorised Repeat Medications. If you also register for the Electronic Prescription Service you can have your prescriptions sent straight to a nominated pharmacy of your choice.
You can access Online Services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at home or abroad using any digital device that can access the internet.
In addition to normal surgeries the following services are available:
Midwife: by appointment.
Dietician: by referral and appointment
Cervical smears: by appointment with practice nurse
Asthma reviews: by appointment with practice nurse or doctor
Diabetes specialist nurse: by appointment
Diabetes: by appointment with doctors
Pneumonia vaccination: by appointment
Flu vaccination: by appointment during the appropriate season
Blood testing: by appointment with phlebotomist or practice nurse
Minor illnesses: by appointment with nurse practitioners
Minor surgery including cryotherapy: by appointment
Erectile dysfunction: private – by appointment
If you would like a copy of your referral letter, please let the doctor know during your consultation. When the letter is typed it will be left at Reception for your collection. The attached information sheet provides you with some additional information with regard to your referral.
To download the National Routine Childhood Immunisation Programme Autumn 2019
please click on the link below.
You will receive invitations for you child to have childhood vaccinations at the Surgery from the Child Health Department. We do not organise the invitations.
National Vaccination Programme Autumn 2019
Helpful Information About Childhood Immunisations
More information on childhood immunisations & vaccinations is available from the NHS Choices Website:
Immunisation For Premature Babies
The leaflet below may help provide you with more information about the seasonal childhood flu vaccination. Children you are eligible to have their 'flu vaccination at the surgery will receive an invitation from us.
Protecting Children Against Flu 2018
Flu Vaccine for Children
We are able to provide travel advice and some travel vaccinations for registered patients. The service is run by our practice nurses and will provide you with advice and some travel vaccinations.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, we ask patients to complete a Travel Enquiry Questionnaire. Please contact reception on Tel. No. 01603 778277 or click below to obtain a questionnaire.
Please return the completed questionnaire to the practice. This will be reviewed by a practice nurse who will then ask reception to contact you with an appointment and advice on which vaccinations you will require. You should be aware that some travel vaccines are chargeable and are not free on the NHS.
Travel Enquiry Questionnaire
It is important submit your travel questionnaire as soon as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will also be required with the practice nurse to complete the vaccinations. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. Please note that there is also a charge for the private prescription.
This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
For more information on which travel vaccinations are provided by the NHS and which are chargeable please click on the link below:
For More Information on the Vaccinations that you may require depending on the country you are visiting please click on the links below:
Please note that East Norwich Medical Partnership is not a registered Yellow Fever Centre. The Practice Nurse will advice you on where Yellow Fever vaccinations are available locally.
You may find helpful travel information on the NaTHNaC website. To access the website please click below:
EHIC - EUROPEAN HEALTH INSURANCE CARD
A valid European Health Insurance Card gives you the right to access state-provided healthcare during a temporary stay in another European Economic Area (EEA) country or Switzerland.
The EHIC covers treatment that is medically necessary until your planned return home. Treatment should be provided on the same basis as it would to a resident of that country, either at a reduced cost or, in many cases, for free. For example, in some countries, patients are expected to directly contribute a percentage towards the cost of their state-provided treatment. This is known as a patient co-payment. If you receive treatment under this type of healthcare system, you are expected to pay the same co-payment charge as a patient from that country.
The EHIC also covers the treatment of pre-existing medical conditions and routine maternity care, provided the reason for your visit is not specifically to give birth or seek treatment.
For More Information on the EHIC please click on the link below:
To apply for an EHIC online please click on the link below:
The flu virus strikes in winter and it can be far more serious than you think. Flu can lead to serious complications such as bronchitis and pneumonia, and it can be deadly.
That’s why the flu jab is free if you are eligible:
If you are an NHS frontline health worker you are eligible to receive the flu vaccine. It is your employer's responsibility to arrange and pay for this vaccine.
If you are a frontline social care worker and are employed by a private company your company should arrange and pay for you to be vaccinated.
Also, don’t forget that if you’re aged 65 or over, you are eligible for the pneumococcal vaccine, which will help protect you from pneumococcal diseases such as pneumonia.
Find out if you – or someone you know - are in one of the eligible groups that can have a free NHS flu jab please phone, or ask at reception.
FLU ELIGIBILITY 2018 2019
Flu vaccine is usually available in the practice from the end of September. We can administrate this vaccine up until the end of March (if we still have vaccine supplies).
Children and adults with an underlying health problem:
Also eligible are:
FLU VACCINE FOR CHILDREN
The flu vaccine is free on the NHS for:
For more information please click on leaflets below:
Flu - The reasons to Vaccinate Your Child
Flu Vaccination 2018 Season
Flu - Easy Read Information
For more information please click on the link below:
Who Should Have Flu Vaccines
There is a vaccine that helps reduce your risk of getting shingles and reduces the severity of symptoms if you develop the disease.
Shingles isn't like other infectious diseases because you don't catch it from someone else. Most of us had chickenpox when we were young, although some of us will not be aware that we've had it. If you did have it then the virus that caused it can stay in your body for the rest of your life without you knowing it is there. If the virus reactivates it causes a disease called shingles.
Shingles can be very painful and tends to affect people more commonly as they get older. The older you are the worse it can be. For some the pain caused by shingles can last for many years.
To see if you are eligible for the Shingles vaccination download the attached information sheet. We are not able to routinely vaccination patients outside of the eligibility group.
Shingle Vaccine Eligibility 2018 2019
If you wish to read more about the Shingle vaccine please download the patient information leaflet below.
Shingles Information Leaflet
Teenagers and "fresher" students going to university for the first time are advised to have a vaccination to prevent meningitis and septicaemia, which can be deadly.
What is the MenACWY vaccine?
The MenACWY vaccine is given by a single injection into the upper arm and protects against 4 different strains of the meningococcal bacteria that cause meningitis and blood poisoning (septicaemia): A, C, W and Y.
The MenACWY vaccine is called Nimenrix.
At what age should teenagers and young people have the vaccine?
The MenACWY vaccination is being offered to teenagers and also to first-time college and university students who haven't already had the vaccination.
Children aged 13 to 14 (school year 9) are being offered the MenACWY vaccine in school as part of the routine adolescent schools programme, alongside the 3-in-1 teenage booster, and as a direct replacement for the Men C vaccination.
The MenACWY vaccine provides important protection, and all teenagers born between 1 September 1998 and 31 August 1999 are advised to arrange vaccination now with their GP.
In addition, anyone born on or after 1 September 1996 who missed their routine school vaccination in school years 9 and 10 or the catch-up MenACWY vaccination can get the vaccine from their GP up to their 25th birthday.
Students going to university or college for the first time, including overseas and mature students, who have not yet had the MenACWY vaccine remain eligible up to their 25th birthday.
They should contact their GP to have the MenACWY vaccine before starting university or college. If that's not possible, they should have it as soon as they can after they arrive.
Why teenagers and students should have the MenACWY vaccination
Cases of meningitis and blood poisoning (septicaemia) caused by a highly virulent strain of Men W bacteria have been rising since 2009.
Older teenagers and new university students are at higher risk of infection because many of them mix closely with lots of new people, some of whom may unknowingly carry the meningococcal bacteria at the back of their noses and throats.
Anyone who is eligible for the MenACWY vaccine should have it, even if they've previously had the Men C vaccine.
The MenACWY vaccine is highly effective in preventing illness caused by the 4 meningococcal strains, including the highly virulent Men W strain.
For more information about Men ACWY please click on the link below:
For Patient Information Leaflets please click on the link below:
MenACWY School Years 9 & 10
MenACWY University Freshers
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