The practice is fully committed to the immunisation of infants and children as a protection against disease.
Childhood Immunisations are carried out by the nursing team on Tuesday mornings by appointment. You will be notified by letter when these are due.
If your child is unwell or you are unable to attend for any reason please contact the surgery to re-arrange the appointment.
Women’s Health and Family Planning
Cervical smears and Well women checks are available by appointment with the nurse each weekday.
Fully confidential contraceptive advice including the morning after pill is available from your Doctor.
General contraceptive advice is available from Sister Woodrow who has Family Planning training.
Family Planning Services are also available through local clinics provided by Cambridgeshire Primary Care Trust.
The practice is committed to health promotion and to screening for preventable disease.
Practice Nurse appointments are available throughout the week for:
- Diabetic care
- Heart disease prevention
- Asthma management
- Well Person checks
- Influenza (Flu) – Patients aged over 65, women who are currently pregnant and others with certain medical conditions are considered to be ‘at risk’ and therefore vaccination is recommended. The flu virus is constantly changing, so if you are in an ‘at risk’ group it is recommended that you protect yourself by having the ‘flu jab every year. Clinics usually start in the mid September.
- Pneumonia immunisation – For most patients a single pneumonia jab gives lifelong protection and is available throughout the year.
A full range of immunisations and travel medications is available.
Appointments for travel advice are available with the nursing team.
Grove Medical Practice is an accredited Yellow Fever centre. (Yellow Fever currently £55).
It is important to plan your immunisations well in advance of your travel date in order to ensure that you are fully protected. Please submit full details of your travel plans at least 12 weeks before you plan to travel so that your immunisation programme can be planned and the vaccinations given well in advance of your travel date to increase your level of protection.
Some travel immunisations and malaria medications are not available on the NHS and you will have to pay for these.
We regret that we are unable to process requests for travel immunisations made less than 8 weeks before your planned date of travel. In these instances you will be advised to contact a specialist travel clinic.
Our nursing team offer appointments each day from both sites.
Nurse appointments are available offering a wide range of procedures including dressings and removal of stitches. Patients should continue to visit their “usual” surgery and use the same contact number to book an appointment: Cromwell Place site: Appointments 01480 462754 Old Exchange site: 01480 497477
Minor surgical procedures can be undertaken by prior arrangement with your Doctor.
Healthcare assistants are an important part of the nursing team providing support to both the doctors and nurses. They are not however qualified to answer questions about the management of any medical condition. Queries of that nature should be made to either a nurse or your doctor.
Minor Injury service
As part of the broader range of services the practice offers we are providing a minor injury service to patients. This service is intended as an alternative to attendance at the hospital Accident and Emergency department for those injuries that are simply treated. Our nursing team will assess the injury and if possible provide treatment at the surgery, saving you a trip to Huntingdon. Attendance should be within 48 hours of the event which caused the injury. Ankle and other joint injuries, twists and sprains, cuts, bruises and removal of foreign bodies are a few examples of the injuries that we would expect to be able to treat.