Clinics and Services
We employ fully-qualified nurse practitioners who will deal with minor illnesses and chronic disease management. Also employed is a team of experienced and fully-qualified nurses who will take care of chronic disease, routine injections and phlebotomy and who are happy to offer advice on various matters. Specifically, the practice nurses look after:
- Immunisation of children. The practice offers the full childhood immunisation schedule. Please bring your child and reminder letter to the surgery together with the child’s record book.
- Vaccinations for holidays and other overseas travel. Advising on the appropriate vaccinations for different countries can take some time. Our Travel Risk Assessment form should be submitted at least eight weeks before you intend to travel.
- Cervical Smears. National guidelines recommend that all women between the ages of 25 and 65 years be called for cervical screening. Women between these ages will be recalled automatically. Please make an appointment with the nurse.
- Breast and testicular examination. The practice nurses have a range of useful literature on self-examinations for both men and women, and are able to give guidance and advice on these sensitive and sometimes difficult subjects. Please contact the practice for further information.
We have nurses who see patients regarding their asthma on a regular basis at both surgeries. If you would like to discuss your asthma with the nurse you are welcome to make an appointment.
If you have been advised by the surgery to submit an annual review of your asthma symptoms, please complete our Asthma Review form. If your symptoms are deteriorating, or you are having any concerns, please make an appointment with our nurse.
Diabetic patients are seen on a regular basis at both surgeries. If you would like to discuss your diabetes with a nurse you are welcome to make an appointment.
We work in conjunction with the Midwives at James Paget Hospital to provide your ante-natal care.
Advice on all contraceptive services is available and some services are offered by the Partnership. You can also contact iCash Breydon Clinic, Northgate Hospital, Northgate Street, Great Yarmouth, NR30 1BY or contact them on 0300 300 3030.
If you have been advised by the surgery to submit a contraceptive pill review please complete our Contraceptive Pill Review form.
Various minor procedures, including cryosurgery, are carried out at the discretion of individual doctors.
Child health surveillance
Monitoring your child’s development is available for children under five whose parents have given written consent. It is done by the doctors in conjunction with the Health Visitor at various stages.
Venepuncture (blood) clinics are available mornings only at both surgeries.
Clinics with a trained Smoking Cessation Adviser are held.
If you have been advised by the surgery to submit a smoking review on a regular basis, please complete our Smoking Review form.
Health and Support Worker
If you are feeling low in mood and want someone to talk to you, can see a Health and Wellbeing Support Worker based at either Shrublands, Sussex Road or Hopton Surgery without waiting to see the doctor first. Please ask reception for information.
Text Message Reminders
You can now register to receive information by text message on your phone regarding appointments and health care.