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 Townhill Medical Practice

 Guards Avenue, Caterham, Surrey, CR3 5XL
Tel: 01883 331900    

TRAVEL VACCINATIONS ( posted on Aug 21, 2018 )

Unfortunately due to staff maternity leave we are unable to offer travel vaccinations at this time. We will update the website as soon as this service becomes available again.

 

If you require travel vaccinations there are clinics available and the  details can be found below. 

A charge will made by the clinic for these services, even for the basic vaccinations of Typhoid, Hep A & Tetanus as they are providing a private service.

Contraception Clinic ( posted on Oct 7, 2011 )

The Contraception Clinic provides high quality care for those women wishing to consider contraceptive implants or coils. 

 

The clinic runs at the practice on Mondays and appointments must be booked via reception - call 01883 331900 and press '2' for Appointments - where they will add your name to the list and Sarah Desmond, Clinic Co-ordinator, will contact you to book an appointment.

Seasonal Flu Vaccinations ( posted on Aug 22, 2011 )

 

For most people, seasonal flu is unpleasant but not serious and they recover within a week. However some people at greater risk of developing serious complications of flu, including bronchitis and pneumonia.

These conditions may require hospital treatment. A large number of elderly people die from flu every winter.

The seasonal flu vaccine is offered free of charge to at-risk groups to protect them from catching flu and developing serious complications.

 

Eligible patients for the seasonal flu vaccine:

  • All patients over 65 years
  • Pregnant women
  • Carers
  • Patients under 65 who have one of the following conditions:
  • Asthma
  • Coronary heart disease
  • Chronic obstructive heart disease
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Chronic liver disease
  • Diabetes
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Polio
  • Stroke/Transient Ischaemic Attack
  • Weakened or suppressed immune system

Information for the 2018 Flu Clinics will be provided from September 2018 on our website and at the surgery.

 

For further information about the seasonal flu vaccine, please see the NHS Choices website.

Smoking Cessation Clinic ( posted on May 13, 2011 )

Do you need help to stop smoking? We can help!!

 

We have an in-house Smoking Cessation clinic which runs on Thursday afternoons.

 

Studies show that your chances of success will be greatly improved if you get advice and support from health care professionals to help you stop smoking.

 

The services we offer from the Practice can:

  • Boost your willpower to stop smoking
  • Concentrate your efforts by getting advice from someone who knows your medical background
  • Help you feel that you’re not doing it alone
  • Help you to cope when you are tempted to smoke
  • Monitor improvements to your health so that you can see the benefits 

Please call reception to make an appointment.

 

For further information, check out the NHS smoking cessation website

Summary Care Records ( posted on Jul 30, 2010 )

You should now have received a letter informing you about your Summary Care Record (SCR).

At first, your SCR will contain information about your medicines, any allergies you may have and any bad reactions to medicines. Over time, further details about significant health problems, summaries of your care and the professionals treating you may be added.

If you require further information about your SCR, please click here.

 

If you wish your SCR to be created, you need do nothing.

If you do not wish for your SCR to be created, you must tell us and complete an opt-out form. You can obtain an opt-out form from us at the surgery or by downloading one from the NHS Care Records website.

As a patient, you have choices - you can opt out/back in at any time and discuss what further details are uploaded with your GP.

Please use your NHS number (at the top of your letter from NHS Surrey) in all correspondence with us - using your NHS number to identify you correctly is an important step towards improving the safety of your healthcare. NHS staff will begin to ask for your NHS number more often, so please make a note of it and keep it in a safe place

Surgery Telephone Number ( posted on Jul 30, 2010 )

Our telephone number for ALL calls is 01883 331900. Please choose from the menu to be put through to the right person to help you.

Extended Hours ( posted on Jul 30, 2010 )

Appointments are now available outside our normal working hours, on Monday and Wednesday evenings and Saturday morning.

 

These appointments are available up to three weeks in advance and MUST be booked in advance.

 

PLEASE NOTE: If you have an appointment outside of our normal working hours, please go to the door at the rear of the building and ring the bell. A receptionist will be available to let you into the building to attend your appointment.

 

Please enquire at reception for more details.


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