Nurse Appointments

Our fully qualified nurses will be able to help you with:

Routine nursing
Minor illnesses and simple infections
Medication review
Family planning and pill checks
Preconceptual advice
Cervical smears
Wound care, dressings and stitches
Simple verrucas and warts

Health Checks
Cholesterol and diabetes screening 'swindon vascular checks'
Blood pressure checks
Cervical screening
advice regarding prostate and breast screening

Chronic disease clinics
Asthma reviews
COPD and chronic bronchitis patients on inhalers
Hypertension
Diabetes
Epilepsy
Stroke and Heart Disease patients

Urgent problems
Minor Illnesses
Nurse Triage telephone assessment service (874386)

 

Foreign Travel

Our practice nurses are experienced in advising on vaccination and malaria requirements for all foreign travel. Please plan to see the nurse well in advance (at least 8 weeks), as some courses of vaccinations will take a number of weeks to complete.

Please note that some vaccines are not available on the NHS, and therefore a charge will be made. The nurse will be able to confirm the costs involved. The surgery can administer Yellow Fever vaccines to anyone who needs it, not just our registered patients – again a charge is made.

Immunisations

Childhood: These routine immunisations for all children are highly recommended. You will receive notification when your child is due to receive them. If you have any concerns regarding the childhood immunisation programme please discuss with the health visitor or nurse.

Influenza: It is recommended that the following group of people receive yearly vaccination against influenza each autumn

Those over 65 years of age
Those with chronic lung disease (asthma and chronic bronchitis)
Those with diabetes
Those with chronic heart disease (angina and heart failure)
Those with kidney failure/disease
Those with deficiencies of the immune system
Carers registered with Ridge Green Medical Centre
Those who have had a stroke or TIA.
The surgery runs special vaccination clinics from October each year. Please contact reception to make an appointment. The NHS is unable to offer influenza vaccination to healthy adults under the age of 65 years and otherwise healthy children. We also offer flu vaccinations to those who are not high risk. A charge will be made.

Carers

Are you a Carer or does someone care for you? Telling the Doctor, Nurse, Health Visitor, District Nurse, Counsellor etc can help them to support you. If you prefer, tell the Reception Staff, they can inform the Health Professionals for you. We keep a register of Carers so we can offer support when needed.

You may be caring for someone already, regularly helping with every day tasks or giving the support they need to stay in their own home. You may see it as part of your life, or duty to care for your Mum, Dad, partner, child or friend, but there may be times when some extra help is needed.


 

Call 874894 and ask for a routie nurse appointment
Mon-Fri 8.30-12.30 and 2-6pm