Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
You should only leave the house for 1 of 4 reasons:
Important - These 4 reasons are exceptions – even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.
There is separate advice about:
Do not leave your home if you have either:
To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay at home.
Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do.
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
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Thameside Medical PracticeThames House180 High StreetTeddingtonMiddlesex, TW11 8HUTel: 020 8614 4930
Post-natal care Clinic
There are appointment slots available for mothers and their 8 week old babies on Thursday mornings. These are 50 minutes in total which includes 30 minutes with the doctor for the mother and baby's check up and then 20 minutes with the nurse for first immunisations. Please arrange your appointment with the reception team.
It is recommended that cervical smear tests are carried out as follows:
• Between the ages of 25 and 49 years – every three years
• Between the ages of 50 and 64 years – every five years
When booking an appointment, please tell the receptionist that you are attending for a smear test. This can be booked with the Practice Nurse.
We strongly advise immunisation for all children. If in doubt, please ask your Practice Nurse about this.
CLICK HERE to see the baby immunisations' schedule.
Contraceptive Services & Family Planning Clinic
These services are available through the doctors and the practice nurse during Surgery hours. Post-coital contraceptive and IUCD (coils) can be arranged. Included in the above are considerations for the under 16 year olds for confidential advice. Counselling for issues around pregnancy is available.
Flu & Pneumococcal Vaccination. Flu vaccinations are normally available from mid September until March - for clinic dates please contact the reception team in early September
These vaccinations are recommended for patients over the age of 65, patients suffering from with heart, lung, liver or kidney diseases, diabetes or residents of nursing homes. Please contact the surgery at the beginning of October for further details. If you are housebound, a home visit can be arranged.
Our healthcare assistant and our Healthcare Assistant can offer help with smoking cessation.
The practice nurse provides a wide range of immunisations and health advice for travellers. Please try to give us at least 8 weeks’ notice and complete a pre-travel enquiry form Some of the recommended vaccines are not available at NHS expense and a charge will be made for these. Visit our travel page above.
There is a phlebotomist available every Monday morning for blood tests. Please contact the reception team to make an appointment.
Physiotherapy Self Referral
If you are 16 or over and have are registered with Thameside Medical Practice you are able to refer to the MSK Physiotherapy Service for a range of muscle and joint problems including back/neck pain, joint pain, strains and sprains.
BEFORE SUBMITTING A REFERRAL PLEASE READ THE BELOW IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
If you have recently developed any of the following please consult NHS 111 or your GP before referring yourself to physiotherapy:
Changes in your bladder or bowel habits, numbness or tingling around your back passage or genitals, numbness, pins and needles or weakness in both legs
Please discuss with your GP before submitting a referral if you have any of the following:
A hot swollen joint
Constant severe pain which you are unable to find relief from
Unexpected weight loss
Generally feel unwell or have a fever
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 appointment availability.
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