Denham Medical CentreTel: 01895 832012
Aysgarth Medical CentreTel: 01753 653976
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General Nursing - Our six Practice Nurses work from both surguries. In addition to the ones detailes below, they also hold daily clinics for dressings, blood pressure checks, ear syringing. Well Person checks and New Patient Medicals are also available by appointment.
Minor Illness - Appointments are available on a daily basis to attend the Fast Track Clinic which is run by either the Doctor or our Minor Illness Specialist Nurses. Our Specialist Nurses are able to prescrible medication if required including antibiotics. The clinic deals with a variety of ailments including chest infections, ear infections, skin conditions and stomach problems. Please ask at reception for a full list or go to www.patient.co.uk for more detail.
Diabetes - Janet and Elna our Specialist Diabetic Nurses, run clinics at both the Denham and Aysgarth Medical Centres. All our Diabetic patients are invited in for their Annual Review in the month of their birthday. Diabetic Education Sessions and Annual Retinal Screening is also available and can be arranged at the review. Click on the Local Community Services for a list of centres.
Asthma - Our Specialist Asthma Nurses Kim, Jayne and Elna offer regular checks and assessments. They will ensure that the most effective inhaler devices are being used to provide excellent symptom control. They also advise patients on long term management of their own asthma.
COPD - This clinic is run by Kim, Jayne and Elna our Specialist Respiratory Nurses and is by invitation only. Patients will automatically be asked to attend this clinic in the month of their birthday for their review.
Heart Disease - Cardiac Specialists Kim and Janet offer annual cardiac checks which include blood pressure monitoring, medication reviews and a blood test assessment for cholesterol. All patients with Heart Disease are invited in for their annual review in the month of their birthday.
Contraception - Ongoing contraception and family planning advice is available by appointment with our nurses.
Ante-natal Care - Qualified Midwives attend both the Denham and Aysgarth Medical Centres for routine ante-natal check ups. They are available every Friday morning in Denham and every Monday morning in Aysgarth. Our Doctors share the care with the midwives so you can also book to see the GP for antenatal check ups.
Childhood Immunisations - Routine childhood immunisations are administered by our Practice Nurses at both Denham and Aysgarth Medical Centres by appointment. For a full schedule of childhood immunisations click on our Family Health link in the menu on the right hand side.
Baby Clinics - For a list of local drop-in advice and weight checking clinics with the Health Visitor, just click on the Local Community Services link on the right hand side.
Travel Vaccinations - Travel appointments are available by appointment with one of our nurses. We ask that you try and book at least 6 weeks before you travel. For more detailed information on travel vaccinations please click on the tab at the top of the page. For a list of local private travel clinics,click on the Local Community Services link to the right.
Phlebotomy - We have qualified phlebotomists from Wexham Park Hospital available for blood tests in both Denham and Aysgarth Medical Centres. They run a clinic by appointment only in Denham on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning, and are in Aysgarth on a Tuesday and Thursday morning.
Cervical Smears - Smears are taken on a recall system and you will be automatically contacted when it is due. They are taken by any of our Practice Nurses by appointment only.
Non NHS Services - The NHS does not pay for some services we provide such as private insurance forms, driving licence applications, fit to fly/travel letters, passport signing, certain travel vaccinations/medications etc. For a full list including fees please ask reception.
Private Chiropody - Helen Bennett BSc(Hons).MChS Chiropodist and Podiatrist is available every Friday morning in Denham and alternate Wednesdays in Aysgarth. For appointments please telephone Helen on 01753 651279.
Private Foot Health Practitioner - Vanessa Shepherd FHPT/FHPP is available in Denham every Thursday morning. To book an appointment please call Vanessa on 07512 985158.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. It is important to make this appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel. It will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine which vaccinations are required. There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below.
Some travel vaccines, including Malaria protection are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS and are therefore chargeable.
First Aid Kit
Pack a small first aid and holiday health kit containing:
• Travel sickness tablets• Paracetamol, including paracetamol and/or ibuprofen syrups for children• Sunscreen - SPF 15 or higher (SPF 16 or higher for small children)• Sunburn treatment, eg calamine• Plasters and antiseptic wipes• Oral rehydration solution; anti-diarrhoea • Indigestion remedy, eg antacid• Insect repellent• Water purification tablets• Condoms/other contraceptives• Antihistamine tablets• In some developing countries or where medical supplies may not be reliable, it may be wise to include sterile needles and syringes, dressings and suture materialsAll these items should be available from your chemist.
When AbroadCheck on the quality of drinking water:Where there is a risk of food or water-borne disease, it is wise to eat food that is freshly cooked, or fruit that can be peeled. Avoid drinking the local water supply or raw food washed in it. Remember, this includes ice in drinks and cleaning your teeth. Bottled water is usually available in tourist areas; choose carbonated where possible as this cannot easily be filled from a tap! Water purification tablets can be used if you are ‘roughing it’.
Antidiarrhoeals:Diarrhoea and vomiting can ruin a holiday. Apart from eating and drinking wisely, be prepared - take antidiarrhoeals with you. However, these are not suitable for children or if the diarrhoea contains any blood. Antidiarrhoeals will alleviate the symptoms and electrolyte solutions will replace essential salts. If you are afflicted, try to replace fluid loss with bottled water and remember, as children dehydrate more quickly than adults, it may be wise to call for help.
Insect RepellentsIt is advisable to use effective insect repellents wherever there are mosquitoes. Apart from the irritating bites they can inflict, mosquitoes may also carry diseases - including malaria and yellow fever - in countries where contact with these diseases is a risk.
Beware of the sun!Use a high factor sun screen particularly in the first few days of exposure. Small children burn very easily and need adequate protection from a total sun block applied frequently. Keep children in the shade as much as possible and provide plenty of water. In hot climates drink plenty of non-alcoholic drinks. If you are not passing water regularly, you are not drinking enough.
On Your ReturnIf you are ill and need to see your doctor, don’t forget to mention that you have recently travelled abroad.If you receive medical treatment abroad, tell your own doctor on your return.If you donate blood, tell the transfusion service staff which countries you have visited.
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