The Health CentreHigh StreetBedworthCV12 8NQ, CV12 8NQTel: 024 76315432
We run various clinics in addition to general surgeries. These are for routine checks on well patients, management of chronic illnesses, etc .
Most clinics run to an appointment system.
If you have any of the following diseases you will need to be seen annually for review: - Asthma, Diabetes, Hypothyroidism, Hypertension, Epilepsy, Mental Health Problems, COPD, Heart Disease, Chronic kidney Disease. Please make an appointment as soon as possible if you have not had a review. Carers If you are looking after a partner, relative or friend who is ill,has a disability or end of life care, please let us know, we have various booklets available and we can put you in touch with the Carers’ Support Service if you require further help and support. Minor Operations This Surgery has facilities to perform minor surgery at the discretion of the relevant Doctor. All patients must see the Doctor in routine surgery to discuss, before a minor operation appointment can be arranged. Child Health Clinics Are run on Monday and Tuesday afternoons, between 2.00pm –4.00pm. Appointments are needed for the specific development checks, but you may attend without an appointment for vaccinations, height and weight checks and general advice. Please DO NOT bring ill children to the clinic. This encourages the spread of infection and is unfair to the other children attending. Please make an appointment in normal surgery for the treatment of illnesses. We advise all children to have a full course of vaccinations against infectious disease; (Unless there are specific reasons to avoid certain injections). Family Planning Contraceptive services are provided during normal surgeries, except for coil fitting and checks,which are provided in Dr Singh's Tuesday Clinic. We also offer contraceptive implant fitting and removal by Dr R Syed. Please make an appointment in the usual way for advice, discussion, prescriptions, etc.
Already signed up to GP Online Services? Click here to login to your account and book or cancel your appointment, or order your repeat prescription.
Do you know that you can book appointments and order prescriptions online, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year?
Our GP Online Services provision, which we optionally offer in addition to the traditional approaches to booking appointments and ordering prescriptions (i.e. in person at Reception or verbally over the telephone etc.), is an extremely convenient, flexible, personal and efficient way for patients to book and cancel their appointments, and order prescriptions, online. GP Online Services enhances the prescription and appointment booking offering we provide, and offers patients an element of control in the booking and cancelling of their appointments, and the ordering of their prescriptions, as the service is available when the practice and or telephone lines are busy, and when the practice is closed. The system can help reduce misunderstandings with regards to appointment bookings and prescription ordering as the patient has control over when their appointments are booked, what medication is ordered and also receive an e-mail to confirm their appointment time and medication order. With GP Online Services you can write why you require an appointment or why you require medication at a specific time (especially if you are ordering it earlier than usual). This information is useful for the clinician, so that they have an understanding of what you will be discussing during your consultation or why you require medication at an unusual time. More information about booking appointments online can be found through this 'Book Online' link, underneath the 'Appointments' tab at the top of this page. Similarly, further details with regards to ordering your medication online can be accessed by clicking this 'Order Online' link, underneath the 'Prescriptions' tab at the top of this page.
There is a dedicated ‘YouTube’ channel for GP Online Services, entitled ‘Patient Online’, run by NHS England. This link will take you to the Patient Online channel, however some useful specific videos can viewed below:
There is also further information with regards to GP Online Services available through the NHS Choices website, accessed through this link.
REGISTERING FOR GP ONLINE SERVICES
To register for GP Online Services, to allow you to book and cancel your appointments and order prescriptions online, please complete the ‘Patient registration form’. This can be obtained from Reception or via this link. If you decide to complete this form on your computer, you will need to print the form out as we require a handwritten signature. You will then need to hand your form into Reception and provide proof of identification in the form of a photographic ID and a proof of address. The ‘New Patient Registration’ page, under the ‘New Patients’ tab above, provides a list of the typical forms of identification we are able to accept*. Once we have processed your registration form, you will be e-mailed a Registration letter from ‘Patient Services’, the name of our GP Online Services facility. Please follow the instructions in this letter to complete your registration. The provider of our GP Online Services offering, INPS Vision, have some excellent webpages, listed below, that talk all about the Registration process and provide answers to some common questions:
The system works with both iOS and Android devices (although there is not a dedicated ‘App’ available yet, the website is compatible with the browsers on both operating systems’ typical mobile devices).
We strongly advise you to keep your login details secure – if you lose or share your login details, then your GP Online Services record may no longer be secure. If you believe that your login details have fallen into the wrong hands, please contact us as soon as possible so that we can restrict access to your account.
*Please note, if you do not register for GP Online Services at the same time as registering as a patient with the Practice, you will be required to provide your identity documents again, when signing up for GP Online Services.
If you plan to travel outside of the UK, you may require vaccinations against some diseases found in other parts of the world. The childhood vaccination programme will protect you against a number of diseases, however this doesn’t cover many of the infectious diseases that are found overseas.
There are two extremely useful sources of information available online which provides details of necessary and or recommended vaccinations for wherever you are travelling to:- NHS Fit for Travel- Travel Health Pro
The 'Travel vaccinations' page on the NHS Choices website also has some excellent information with regards to immunisations you may require when travelling outside of the UK.
We recommend that you get travel advice at minimum, nine weeks before you travel. Most vaccination schedules take between two and six weeks to be administered, to provide the highest levels of immunity. In addition, we do not keep a stock of travel vaccines and have to order these in specially, so again, there needs to be enough time for our orders to be fulfilled, which can take between six and eight weeks.
Firstly, we would recommend that you book a telephone consultation with one of our Practice Nurses. Once you have made this telephone appointment, we request that you complete the ‘Travel Questionnaire’ at the bottom of this page, prior to your appointment. This will help the Nurse offer the most appropriate advice when they speak to you. The Nurse will check that your existing UK jabs are up to date and if you require a booster, the Nurse can arrange an appointment for you. They will be able to discuss your travel arrangements so that they can determine what vaccinations you require, for the destination(s) you are traveling to. They can also give more general advice about travel vaccinations and travel health.
A limited number of vaccinations are available free on the NHS. These are free because they protect against diseases that are thought to represent the greatest risk to public health if they were brought back to the UK. Certain vaccinations are not included in the services provided by the NHS and therefore, the administering of them is a chargeable service.
The charges that we make for non-NHS travel vaccinations are as follows (all charges are per dose (vaccination) / per prescription unless otherwise stated):- Meningitis ACWY : £60.00- Malaria Prescription (private fee, not including drugs) : £30- Yellow Fever : £60
-Yellow Fever Exemption Form > 60 years of age £10- Hepatitis B (three vaccinations required for full course) : £50- Hepatitis B (Full course and blood test) : £180- Hepatitis B Junior : £50- Rabies (three vaccinations required for full course) : £70- Japanese Encephalitis (two vaccinations required for full course) : £100 per dose- Tick-born Encephalitis : £90- Tick-born Encephalitis Junior : £80
- Re-issue of Vaccination Certificate : £10
We require payment prior to any vaccines being ordered.
For last minute travellers, we advise that you still book in as soon as possible as even a late vaccination will start to provide some increasing protection throughout your travels.
Travel Questionnaire - please complete this prior to your first consultation with a clinician to discuss your travel vaccination requirements.
Our Antenatal and Maternity provisions are delivered in conjunction with St. Michael’s Children’s Centre*.
If you believe that you may be pregnant, please take a home pregnancy test to confirm this. The advances in the equipment and technology behind these home testing kits mean that the Doctors are now confident to assume you are pregnant if the home pregnancy test says that you are. If the test confirms you are pregnant, please make an appointment with our Community Midwife, Lara Kinlock, as you would do with any other routine appointment – you do not need to see a Doctor first. Lara is based at St. Michael’s, however your first appointment (the ‘Booking Clinic’) will take place here at the surgery. At this appointment, Lara will discuss all other aspects of your antenatal care, address any concerns you may have and will issue you with your pregnancy notes – this is a confidential plan of care for you to follow through your pregnancy, along with leaflets and literature to advise on your care throughout your pregnancy and maternity period.
The remainder of your antenatal care will take place at St. Michaels, which Lara will discuss with you. Our Doctors generally provide a supporting role to you throughout your pregnancy and post natal period, as your care is predominantly Midwife-led. However, your Doctor will still be available for consultation during your antenatal care should you or the Community Midwife consider this necessary and or should any acute problems occur. The Doctor can also refer you onto the hospital, should they consider this appropriate, at any point during the course of your pregnancy or maternity.
The Community Midwife will then see you at home, following the birth of your baby (normally on the day after you return from hospital, day five after your return and day 10). The Community Midwife will weigh your child and liaise with the hospital following your discharge.
During your home visit following the birth of your baby, the Community Midwife will advise you to book into our Mother and Baby Clinic for a post natal examination, six weeks following delivery. Please note, the Community Midwife does not book these appointments, they must be booked by yourself. We run dedicated clinics, led by Drs. Godfrey, Hickson and Zurub, on the following dates and times:
Monday : 3.00pm to 3.30pm : Drs. Godfrey and HicksonTuesday : 2.00pm – 3.30pm : Dr. Zurub
Drs. Godfrey and Hickson will see you and your child during a 30 minute appointment – normally 10 minutes is allocated for your baby and 20 minutes for you.
Dr. Zurub will also see you and your child during a 30 minute appointment – however this is split evenly, 15 minutes for your baby and 15 minutes for you.
*St. Michael’s Children’s Centre Contact Details:A: Hazel Grove, Bedworth CV12 9DAP: 02476 313204
All of our Practice Nurses are available for a range of duties. They are ably supported by our Healthcare Assistants who can carry out less complex procedures, to free up the time of Doctors and Nurses to conduct more detailed investigations, examinations and procedures. Please see the following for a list of all the procedures performed by the Nursing team and an indication of the estimated amount of time required for the procedure. When making an appointment for this, please advise the staff member booking your appointment of any special circumstances so that they are able to book the appropriate period of time (e.g. large number of stitches requiring removal):
A chaperone is an independent* and appropriately trained person, whose role is to independently observe an examination or procedure undertaken by a clinician with the aim of assisting the ‘clinician – patient’ relationship. The presence of a chaperone ensures that a patient’s dignity is preserved and also adds a layer of protection for the clinician. Chaperones are mainly used for ‘intimate’ examinations however they can also be used for other circumstances and situations (for example, if there has been a difficulty or misunderstanding between a clinician and a patient at a prior encounter). An intimate examination is what a patient considers to be embarrassing / intimate.
You can request a chaperone either when booking your appointment or arrival at the surgery for your appointment, or through the clinician at the beginning of the consultation. We respectfully request that you make your requirement for a chaperone known as soon as possible, to allow us to make the necessary arrangements. If the clinician believes the consultation will require a chaperone and you have not requested one, they will offer you a chaperone. The surgery have both male and female trained chaperones available. The clinician will record that you have been offered (and if this was accepted or declined) or have requested a chaperone and will then record the identity of the chaperone (if one is present). The chaperone should stand in a position to properly observe the procedure so that they are able to act as an independent witness as to how the examination / procedure was carried out. If you require an intimate examination which the clinician believes is in your clinical interest, and a chaperone is not available, the clinician will discuss the need for this examination with you, but you have the right to refuse the examination without a chaperone present. Please be aware that the clinician may not be able to provide an accurate diagnosis if they are unable to carry out the necessary investigations and may therefore require you to re-book an appointment when a chaperone can be made available.
A copy of the practice’s Chaperone Policy is available on request.
*Please be aware that whilst family members or friends can act as informal chaperones, there may be occasions where a formal chaperone is required.
Are you aged between 40 and 74? Do you want to lead a healthier lifestyle and reduce the risk of developing heart and kidney disease, stroke, diabetes or dementia?
If so, why not take advantage of a FREE NHS Health Check offered here at Bedworth Health Centre?
As you grow older, regardless of gender, the risk of developing these conditions, increases. There are also certain medical conditions and lifestyle choices that can increase this risk. However, thankfully, these conditions can often be prevented, even if you have a history of them in your family (you may be more at risk of developing these conditions if you have a family history of them). Taking advantage of our FREE NHS Health Check now has the potential to help with this prevention and to reduce the risks, making sure that you stay healthy – many people who have had a FREE NHS Health Check find it beneficial.
Even if you currently feel well, it is still worth taking advantage of our FREE NHS Health Check as this can lower the chances of you developing the aforementioned conditions in the future. This is a completely optional service, there is no obligation to take up the offer of a FREE NHS Health Check, we do understand that patients can be concerned that the results of the check may have an impact on their lifestyle. However, we strongly encourage patients to attend for our FREE NHS Health Check and to discuss these concerns with one of our health professionals.
A FREE NHS Health Check performed by Bedworth Health Centre should take no more than 20 minutes and can be performed by one of our Healthcare Assistants. They will ask you some simple questions about your family history and current lifestyle and then will take some basic observations such as height, weight, blood pressure and cholesterol. They will then discuss what your results mean and you will be given personalised advice on how to lower your risk of developing one of the aforementioned conditions and to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Depending on your results, some further tests may need to be carried out and if needs be certain treatment or medication will be prescribed to help you maintain a good standard of health.
The NHS Health check is a national scheme aimed at preventing the onset of these particular medical problems. Everyone who is aged between 40 and 74, who has not been diagnosed with one of these conditions, will be invited for an NHS Health Check, once every five years. However, if you are outside of this age group and are concerned about your health, you should make an appointment to discuss this with the GP. Please see the ‘Appointments’ page via this link for more information about booking a Doctor’s appointment at Bedworth Health Centre.
More information about the NHS Health Check can be found in this document.
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