Clinics and Services

The practice will provide essential services to its patients.

These are defined as:

  • Patients who are ill or believe themselves to be ill, with conditions from which recovery is generally expected, including relevant health promotion advice and referral as appropriate, reflecting patient choice.
  • General management of patients who are terminally ill.
  • Management of chronic disease in the manner determined by the practice, in discussion with the patient.

The practice will also provide continuous holistic treatment and care for all registered patients.

In addition the practice will provide:

  • Cervical screening
  • Contraceptive services
  • Vaccinations and immunisations (non-childhood)
  • Childhood vaccinations and immunisations
  • Child health surveillance
  • Maternity services
  • Asthma and COPD monitoring
  • Diabetic Clinic
  • NHS Healthchecks

IAPT

Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) provides help and support for people over 18 years (who are registered with a GP in Surrey) who are experiencing mild to moderate mental ill-health. This can include stress, low mood, anxiety, panic attacks, depression (including pre and post natal), obsessive compulsive disorder, phobias, post traumatic stress and eating difficulties (not severe).

There is a choice of providers available in your area, that you can refer yourself to without having to go via your GP. These are listed below. They offer people a realistic and routine first-line treatment combined, where appropriate, with medication. IAPT services usually aim to contact patients within 3 days of referral, assess within 10 day and start treatment within 28 days but each will have its own guidance

IAPT providers offer a range of treatments including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (also computerised), workshops/courses (e.g. managing emotions, worries, depression), group therapy, guided self help material, individual therapy, book recommendations and employment advice through partner agencies.

IAPT for long term conditions

If you have a long term condition, such as diabetes, and think you would benefit from talking therapy to help you manage your condition, you can ask us to book you into this clinic which is held on Thursdays at the surgery.

GPimhs

This is the GP integrated mental health service. If you need help in understanding and coping with emotional wellbeing and mental health issues, the GPimhs service can offer an extended consultation time with a member of their team to discuss your concerns. Please ask us if you would like to be referred to this service. Click here for more information about the service.

Every Mind Matters

This is a new website which provides information on mental health and wellbeing. There are self help guides for patients with mild symptoms and contacts where you can get help if self help is not appropriate.

The website covers common mental health issues such as anxiety, low mood, stress, etc as well as physical help related to mental health, such as help quitting smoking, eating better and exercise.

Website: www.nhs.uk/better-health

Hypertension Clinics

We now have hypertension clinics run by our pharmacist (in addition to the existing clinic run by one of our practice nurses). If you are due a hypertension review then please arrange a blood test and then book into our clinic a week later. Our appointments are web bookable. If you are not sure if you are due a check, then please email us at reception.woodbridge@nhs.net or message us via Patient Access.

We will be expanding the range of clinics our pharmacist offers, which will include medication reviews.

Family Planning/Contraception

From 23rd September 2019 we will be offering nurse family planning/contraception clinics on Mondays and Wednesdays. This will include contraception advice, cervical cytology and if needed referral for termination.

Childhood Immunisations

Please make sure of the following:

  • You have written consent for the vaccinations to be given if the child’s mother or guardian is not attending with their baby/child
  • You have completed the name and date of birth of the immunisation pages of the hand held red book prior to attending for appointment
  • Your baby has had their 6 week check prior to attending for first immunisations at 2 months
  • You have purchased infant paracetamol prior to attending for first Meningitis B vaccination at 2 months

Travel vaccinations

If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. We have limited availability of appointments in the travel clinic so an appointment should be made six to eight weeks before your date of travel. The nurse will discuss which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required. Please note that payment for travel vaccines is required in advance.

If you are unable to make an appointment with us there are other providers who can help you such as Superdrug, Boots, Direct Pharmacy and the Global Health Travel Clinic.

Information about countries and vaccinations required can be found on the links below:

It is important to make the 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.

Travel Health Questionnaire

To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.

Travel Risk Assessment

Other Health Services

Experienced specialists are available providing both NHS and private services. Private appointments are available to patients not registered at the practice. Please ask at reception for details.

Occupational Health

We do not have an Occupational Health service at Woodbridge Hill Surgery. The following vaccines for Occupational Health purposes should be directed either to:

The Robens Clinic tel: 01483 876690 or Surrey GP tel: 0845 459 9986.

There will be a charge for these vaccines which should be met by your employer:

  • Diphtheria / Tetanus / Polio
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Typhoid