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Eastgate Medical GroupTel: 01964 530350
Aldbrough PracticeTel: 01964 527066
The smear test is a simple and essentially painless procedure, which is important in the early detection of conditions which could, if left untreated, develop into cancer. Treatments for most conditions are usually straightforward and almost always effective. We operate a computerised call and recall system, which ensures that all eligible women will be offered a test at appropriate intervals. Appointments can be made with the nurse or the doctor.
We can provide the oral contraceptive pill, condoms and the 3-monthly depo-provera injection. We are also able to fit/remove the contraceptive coil and implant - a service which up until recently was not available in surgery.
We offer flu vaccinations to patients aged 65 and over as well as to patients aged under 65 and in an at risk group as determined by Dept of Health guidelines each year. A flu vaccine is particularly recommended for elderly patients, patients with heart, lung or kidney disease and diabetes. We hold clinics in October/November each year. Dates and venues are published in the local free press, the waiting room, the local chemist shops, post office and library. If you are eligible for a vaccine please attend one of the clinics. Patients who receive vaccinations at home should contact the surgery to arrange for a nurse to visit.
The doctors undertake some minor operations to help save long waits for hospital treatment. Procedures include cryotherapy, removal of warts and verrucae, removal of toe nails, excisions and cautery, joint injections, and hormone implants. These procedures are carried out in the Treatment Suite at the surgery in Hornsea. This is an extra service offered by the doctors and you may have a few weeks’ wait for an appointment.
Travel Vaccinations and Advice
Travel vaccinations and advice are available from our practice nurses. You will need to complete a travel form before making an appointment with the nurse. Please make an appointment well in advance, preferably at least eight weeks before you travel. We can advise on and prescribe anti-malarial medicines.
More information and an online travel form is available on the above “Travel Vaccinations” tab.
We also provide maternity services, child health surveillance and immunisation, anti-coagulation monitoring, near patient testing, Zoladex, glucose tolerance testing, ECG monitoring, and insulin conversion.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below:
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 a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
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.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our Reception Staff will be happy to advise you about them along with availability.
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