Mill Road SurgeryTel: 01223 247812
Branch SurgeryTel: 01223 414444
Our Practice Nurses hold surgeries Monday to Friday and can help with the following:
Patients on regular prescriptions for high blood pressure, contraception, HRT should consult the practice nurse for a blood pressure check every 3 - 6 months.
Are available to offer advice and skilled nursing care within the community on referral by a GP. The hospital will normally arrange for a district nurse to call after discharge from hospital if nursing care is required.
The contraceptive implant is a highly effective method of birth control, the device is about the same size as a matchstick. It is placed just below the skin of your upper arm where it releases the hormone progestin in small doses and prevents your ovaries from releasing eggs but also thickens your cervical mucus making it hard for sperm to move around the womb and fertilize an egg. 99.95% effective, it is suitable for women who want long acting reversible contraception for up to 3 or 5 years and wish to avoid daily, weekly or monthly regimen. It can offer an alternative to those affected by the hormone Estrogen and can be used when breastfeeding six weeks after childbirth. In some women it may reduce heavy and painful periods, in others it may initially cause a change in bleeding patterns. Does not protect against HIV infection and other sexually transmitted infections.
The (IUD) intrauterine device - intrauterine meaning inside the uterus. The device immobilises sperm making it hard for them to move around the womb but does not stop the ovaries from making an egg each month. Once inserted it can stay in place in the womb for 5 or 10 years (depending on the type). 99% effective, suitable for women who want long acting reversible contraception and wish to avoid daily, weekly or monthly regimen. It isn't affected by other medications. It can offer an alternative to those affected by the hormone Estrogen and can be used when breastfeeding. Fertility returns to previous levels once the IUD is removed. Small risk of infection at insertion and of expulsion. It may cause cramps and/or irregular bleeding. Does not protect against HIV infection and other sexually transmitted infections.
Our Midwife looks after the care of expectant mothers of the Mill Road and Cherry Hinton Surgeries and is part of the Sky Team Midwives. If you have a confirmed pregnancy from taking a test please contact the surgery to make your booking appointment at around 8-10 weeks. Midwives are the main providers of care to women throughout pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period. They take the lead in care in low risk pregnancy and childbirth, which is their area of expertise, making referrals to the appropriate medical professionals if required.
From Sky Team
Congratulations on your pregnancy and welcome to the Sky Team Midwives.
Midwife Clinic Tuesdays: 09.00-12.00hrs [Mill Road]
Please make all your own appointments to see the midwife either at your own doctor's surgery or you can see the Sky Team midwives by attending clinics at the Children's Centres below.
Fields Children's Centre Midwife Clinic: Friday 09.00-17.00 (by appointment)
Galfried Road CB5 8ND Tel: 01223 516333
Romsey Mill Children's Centre Midwife Driop In Clinic - no appointment necessary - Wednesday 09.30-12.30 Hemingford Road CB1 3BZ Tel: 01223 213162
Where possible please can you make your booking appointment, 16 week and 28 week appointment with the midwife at the Doctors surgery. For your first (booking) appointment please ask for a one hour appointment.
We look forward to seeing you.
Dr Peter Niemczuk is approved by:
The MCA ( Marine and Coastguard Agency) to undertake UK statutory seafarer medical examinations. The examination takes approximately 30 minutes and you will need to bring with you your previous ENG1 certificate, a Discharge Book No. or Passport or other photo ID. If you wear contact lenses please remove them as soon as possible before the examination. You should not have been subjected to any excessive noise( i.e. work environment using heavy machinery or music concert) for at least 24 hrs before attending for examination.
From 30 November 2018 fishermen will be required to hold a medical fitness certificate to work on a fishing vessel. Existing fishermen who are eligible and have a medical condition which does not pose an immediate risk to safety may be issued with a medical certificate under "grandfather rights". any fisherman holding an overseas medical certificate on 30 November 2018 will be able to continue to work with that certificate, even if it is one not normally accepted by the UK for working on a UK vessel, until it expires or for two years which ever is sooner. If you have been told to apply for "grandfather rights" bringing evidence with you will save time at the medical:
You must provide evidence that you have been working as a fisherman before the date of the regulations coming into force. Examples of suitable evidence would be one or more of the following:
Fee: £95.00 payable by cheque or cash
All members of our practice team are bound by strict rules of confidentiality that apply to all aspects of their work. The practice is computerised and is registered under the Data Protection Act. You can be sure that anything you discuss with any member of this practice – family doctor, nurse or receptionist – will stay confidential. Even if you are aged under 16, nothing will be said to anyone – including parents, other family members, care workers or tutors – without your permission. The only reason we might have to consider passing on confidential information without your permission, would be to protect you or someone else from serious harm. We would always try to discuss this with you first and this might be to provide further medical treatment for you e.g. from district nurses and hospital services. To help you get other services e.g. from the social work department which requires your consent. When we have a duty to others e.g. in child protection cases anonymised patient information will also be used at local and national level to help the Health Board and Government plan services e.g. for diabetic care
The Freedom of Information Act obliges General Practice to respond to requests for information held by them. The rights of the public to access this information are subject to some exemptions which have to be taken into consideration before deciding what information can be released. Under the Data Protection Act patients are also entitled to access their clinical records and should write to Mrs Heather Harman, Practice Manager. There is a fee of £10 for access to records. Additional fees will be charged if records are to be photocopied up to a maximum of £50. You will be advised of the total fee before we commence copying any records and you will be required to pay this before being given the copies. Please allow 21 days from the access to record payment date.
If you have a complaint or concern about the service you have received from the doctors or any of the personnel working in this practice, please let us know. We operate a practice complaint procedure as part of an NHS complaints system, which meets national criteria.
We hope that we can sort most problems out easily and quickly, often at the time they arise and with the person concerned. If you wish to make a formal complaint, please do so AS SOON AS POSSIBLE – ideally within a matter of a few days. This will enable us to establish what happened more easily. If doing that is not possible your complaint should be submitted within 12 months of the incident that caused the problem; or within 12 months of discovering that you have a problem. You should address your complaint in writing to the Practice Manager. She will make sure that we deal with your concerns promptly and in the correct way. You should be as specific and concise as possible. We will acknowledge your complaint within 3 working days and aim to have fully investigated within 10 working days of the date it was received. If we expect it to take longer we will explain the reason for the delay and tell you when we expect to finish. When we look into your complaint, we will investigate the circumstances; make it possible for you to discuss the problem with those concerned; make sure you receive an apology if this is appropriate, and take steps to make sure any problem does not arise again
Taxi Medicals can be carried out at the practice by Dr Mark Dourish who is registered with the Council Licensing Department. He can carry out examinations for people applying for a first taxi license and for existing taxi drivers needing to renew their license.
The medical is booked into a thirty minute slot. Please bring along your medical questionnaire for completion, you will need to return the completed form to the licensing office.
If you have ischemic heart disease (had a heart attack, angina, coronary artery surgery or had a stent inserted) you will need to have a treadmill test every three years to hold a taxi license.
Diabetics should be keeping a record of at least twice daily blood sugar testing and be attending for annual review with their GP or specialist.
The fee for the medical is £85.00 (cash payment - receipt provided).
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