The Practice nurse runs clinics for
- Heart Disease
- Asthma Monitoring
- Weight checks
- Blood pressure checks
- Flu clinics
- Baby vaccinations
- Blood tests
- Various other treatments.
Please let the receptionist know what you are seeing the Practice Nurse for, so that they can ensure that they allocate you enough time for your care to be carried out.
Family Planning & Cervical Smears
Please book via the receptionist, with the doctor or the nurse for either of these services. You need to ensure that you are midway through your cycle at the time of your smear.
Chlamydia (kla-mid-ee-a) is the most common STI with 1-in-12 young people infected!
DID YOU KNOW
• Chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI)
• 1 in 10 active under 25 year olds will have Chlamydia without having any signs or symptoms
• 70% of women and 50% of men who have Chlamydia have no symptoms.
• You can have Chlamydia for weeks, months or years without knowing it
• It is easily treated with antibiotics
• If left untreated Chlamydia can lead to infertility in both men and women.
This surgery offers free self testing for the 16-24 age group. For women this simply means taking a swab test, and men a urine sample. You can collect a pack from the front reception desk. If you prefer, a GP or nurse can perform the test for you.
Alternatively, you can visit the Genito-Urinary Medicine (GUM) clinic for the free test. Details of this clinic can be found on the sexual health Services page. Various pharmacies in Basingstoke offer this test - details are available via the Getiton website.
All sexual health services are confidential even if you’re under 16.
If you want to book an appointment please call during clinic opening times.The surgery has a midwife attached. She is specially trained to care for mother and babies throughout pregnancy, offer advice and run clinics for antenatal monitoring. Please telephone the surgery for further information.
We do not have a Health Visitor based at our surgery. If you need to contact a Health Visitor you can contact the Health Visitor team on 01256 376483 for advice regarding a variety of problems relating to the early years, for example: infant feeding, behavour management, sleep and eating problems. A message can be left on the answerphone at any time and someone will call you back when they are next available.
Baby clinics in and around Basingstoke
Community Nurses visit those who are housebound through illness or disability. The community nurse can advise relatives and friends about caring for the elderly or infirm. There is a message book at the surgery if you need to contact the community nurse which is checked regularly. Please try to phone as early as you can if you need assistance.