Clinics and Services

Ante-natal

Monday to Thursday by appointment with the Midwife.

Asthma

Patients suffering from asthma are seen regularly in the clinic run by the practice nurse. We operate a recall service for patient’s annual checks. If you have been asked to complete an asthma review, please use our Asthma Review form.

Cervical smears

Routine smears are available with the Practice Nurses, by appointment. Please inform the receptionist when you are making the appointment for a smear test, in order for her to book adequate time. You may be recalled by letter if your smear test is overdue.

Contraceptive advice

Nurses will give advice regarding contraception during normal surgery hours, by appointment. If you have been requested to do so, please complete a Contraceptive Pill Review form.

Coronary heart disease

Patients with a history of heart disease are seen regularly in a GP run clinic. We operate a recall service for patient’s annual checks.

Diabetes

Patients suffering from Diabetes are seen regularly in the clinic which is run by a team comprising of a healthcare assistant, practice nurse experienced in diabetes care, and a GP. We operate a recall service for patient’s annual checks.

Flu vaccination

In accordance with the Department of Health guidelines, we recommend influenza vaccination for patients with chronic heart disease, lung or kidney disease, diabetes, and all patients aged over 65. When the seasonal flu vaccinations arrive, eligible patients for free flu vaccinations are invited by the practice.

Minor surgery

Some of the doctors carry out minor surgical procedures and joint injections. You will need to make an appointment with your GP for “in house” referral for this service. Please note that your GP will not provide an injection without seeing you first, so please ensure you book an appointment to see your GP in the first instance.

Smoking cessation

By appointment with our Smoking Cessation Advisors. If you have been advised by the surgery to submit a smoking review on a regular basis, please complete our  Smoking Review form.

Family planning clinic

A full contraceptive service is now offered at the practice including coil and implanon fitting.

Vaccination and immunisation

Childhood caccination clinics are available by appointment with the practice nurse via MK Child Health Department.

Unscheduled vaccination appointments  and travel vaccinations are also available with the practice nurse.

Interpreter service

If you or a member of your family requires an interpreter, please speak to the patient navigator who will arrange for a member of the language service to be available at the time or you appointment

Other local NHS services

As well as our practice, there are many other local NHS services you can contact for health advice, information or treatment.

  • Your local pharmacist will be able to give you free health advice at any time; you do not need an appointment.
  • NHS 111 offers free expert health information and advice 24 hours a day on 111.
  • Minor ailments can be seen at the practice Broughton Gate where you do not need to be a registered patient to see a doctor or nurse. Please call 01908 874444 or visit www.thepracticeplc.com
  • For an urgent care needs, MKUCS is open 24 hours a day. It is located in the hospital grounds (building previously known as the Walk in Centre). If you require urgent care before 08:00 or after 18;30, please call 201022 to arrange an appointment.

Travel information

If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel, you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. Please complete a Travel Risk Assessment form prior to making your appointment.

This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.

It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible – at least 6 weeks before you travel – as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not stocked. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work. We do not have last minute appointments for travel vaccines.

Some travel vaccines 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.

The nurse has the full support of the doctors and will be able to write prescriptions if required.

Sexual health services

We are operating a walk-in sexual health clinic on every Thursday afternoon, from 15:00-18:00.

The tests we offer are:

  • HIV POCT
  • Syphilis POCT
  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhoea

All asymptomatic screening and self-testing, sexual health advice and free condoms.

Some medical examinations and certificates provided by the doctor are not covered by the National Health Service and a BMA recommended fee will be charged for this private work.  Please note that these appointments are carried out by a Doctor out of core working hours.

Examples include:

  • Private health insurance claims
  • Pre-employment medicals
  • Private certificates etc
  • TWIMC letters

Registering to use the Patient Online system to enable you to view your SPR

To be able to use the system, you must have a PC with a web browser and have a connection to the internet.

If you haven’t already you need to register to use SystmOnline by contacting the practice who will do this for and supply you with a username and password.

How do I use the Online Viewing System?

Once you have registered to access the system, from your PC web browser please visit the SystmOnline website and follow the instructions to sign in.

Once you have signed into SystmOnline  you can select the ‘View Summary Record’ section which will bring up the details stored in your GPs system on any sensitivities or allergies you may have and a summary of your recent prescriptions.

Why have an Online viewing system?

There are many reasons to provide you with access to your medical information. A few of them are listed below:

‘We want to develop a culture of openness, honesty and trust; to ensure that patients have the information they need to make informed choices; and to enable patients to become equal partners with health care professionals in making decisions about treatment and care.’

The NHS Plan

Wolverton Health Centre believe that it is important for improved patient care and education that you are involved in your healthcare as much as possible.

Advantages to you, the patient:

  • You can view all the medications you are on
  • You are empowered to become more involved in your own medical care

Remember: to protect your privacy, as with all password protected applications on the internet, logout of the system when you are finished.