Winchester StreetBarrow in FurnessCumbria, LA13 9SHTel: 01229 820304
The practice nurse holds an immunisation clinic on Tuesday between 2pm and 3.45pm. The doctors at this practice fully support the giving of MMR vaccines and strongly advise that all children are immunised in accordance with local and national guidelines.
An appointment will be sent to you for your baby's six week check, which will be carried out by one of the doctors here in the surgery.
If you have a heart or lung problem, asthma, diabetes, a carer, or are in ill health, you are advised to have a flu injection every year. Clinics are held in October/November when vaccine becomes available.
Our practice nurses are able to advise on all health matters for foreign travel. Please ask for a travel form at least two months before your planned journey. Rabies and Japenese Encephalitis vaccination is not available under the NHS and a charge must therefore be made.
The doctors do undertake minor surgery procedures in surgery. Please ask at reception for further details.
A full range of family planning care and advice is available from all the doctors and nurses in the practice. Appointments can be made at reception.
Appointments for smear tests can be booked with our practice nurses or, if preferred, with one of the doctors. We operate a call and recall system and all our female patients between the age of 25 and 64 will be sent reminders to attend for this investigation.
We are pleased to see antenatal/postnatal patients. Our district midwife is also in attendance.
For patients between the ages of 16 and 75 registered with the practice and have not had a consultation in the preceding 3 years, you can request a consultation and the doctor will provide appropriate services.
Over 75 Health Checks
If you are aged over 75, registered with the practice and have not had a consultation in the preceding 12 months, you can request a consultation and the doctor will carry this out in the most appropriate location.
Free NHS Health Check
This check is part of a new national scheme to help prevent the onset of health problems. Everyone between the ages of 40 and 74 who has not been diagnosed with the conditions mentioned below will be invited for a check once every five years. If you would like to make an appointment please contact the receptionist for more information.
If you are outside the age range and are concerned about your health you should contact your GP:
- heart disease
- type 2 diabetes
- kidney disease
You can find all the information you need from the following Web address:
Our aim is to keep our patients fit and healthy. Prevention is far better than cure, and many serious conditions can be prevented by a healthy lifestyle. Appointments for the following health services can be made through the reception staff. Some of the services are also shared with Furness General Hospital or the wider health network. We operate a recall/reminder system.
For further details on any of our services please ask at reception.
Our surgery liaises closely with other health groups including Social Services Departments, Community Psychiatric and Psychology and Community Nurses for Learning Disabilities.
The NHS does not pay for some of the services we provide. These include private sick notes, insurance forms, holiday cancellation forms, medical reports, fitness to travel certificates, private prescriptions, passport signing and some vaccination services.
Our fees for these services, which are in line with BMA approved national guidelines, are displayed in the surgery.
These are available for insurance, HGV and pre-employment purposes. Please ask at reception for fees.
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.
If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)
BRIDGEGATE MEDICAL PRACTICE
NHS Bowel Screening Programme
Last Year 262 patients from this practice did not take up the offer of screening
The practice would like to encourage all our patients who are invited to take part as this is a very effective way to detect changes.
If you have previously declined but would now like to have this test please phone the freephone number
0800 707 60 60
Or visit www.cancerscreening.nhs.uk
Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in England. There are some 33,000 new cases every year. It kills more men and women than any other form of cancer.
Lung cancer affects people of all ages but is most common in those who are over 50.
Although it is more common in smokers, around one in eight people with lung cancer has never smoked. The risk of lung cancer gets worse as you get older, but finding it early improves the chances of successful treatment.
So if you have had a cough for three weeks or more, it’s worth visiting your doctor to be on the safe side
Download the NHS Lung Cancer Leaflet
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