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Lytham Road Surgery1st Floor, Fatima Medical Centre228 Garstang RoadFulwood, Preston, PR2 9QBTel: 01772 716033
All adults should ensure they have tetanus, diphtheria and polio cover. Our practice nurses can advise you. Flu vaccinations are available each autumn for over 65 year olds and people with certain medical conditions e.g. chronic chest problems, diabetes and heart disease. Pneumococcal vaccine is targeted at certain individuals and will be offered, if appropriate.
This is held on Wednesday mornings. Appointments must be made for 8 week checks. A doctor will assess the well being of infants and toddlers. As all vaccinations are undertaken at this clinic, there is the opportunity to discuss any worries or queries you may have regarding the vaccination schedule. Please note that the health visitor is no longer present at this clinic, therefore we are no longer able to provide the weighing service unfortunately.
Please click on link below for public guidance on attending vaccination appointments during covid
Public guidance - attending vaccinations appointments - During Covid-19
You may attend any clinic on the timetable (Download Blood Clinic Timetable here), currently you will need to ring the Blood Clinic to arrange an appointment.
It is important for all women between the ages of 25 and 65 to have regular cervical smears. These can be done by either the doctors or the practice nurses.
Vaccinations:- Childhood vaccinations are given at 2, 3 and 4 months, to protect small babies from whooping cough, tetanus, diphtheria, polio, HIB meningitis and Meningococcal meningitis C. Booster immunisation is also offered to pre-school and 15 year old children.
For further information visit: www.nhs.uk/Planners/vaccinations/
Chlamydia is the most commonly diagnosed Sexually Transmitted infection in men and women. Most of the people who have this infection will have no symptoms. If you or your sexual partner remain untreated it can cause infertility.
For further information visit: www.chlamydiascreening.nhs.uk
Advice can be given by your doctor or the practice nurses.
Minor operations are carried out by the doctors at the surgery when deemed appropriate.
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.
Travel vaccines/advice are offered from the surgery as a complimentary service for your convenience.
If you need a Yellow Fever vaccine - please ask at Reception. There is a fee for this service
*If your holiday is less than a month away, please contact a travel clinic - the details are below*
- Library House Surgery - 01257 262081
- New Hall Lane Pharmacy - 01772 700483
- Boots Pharmacy - 01772 254517
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.
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the form before coming to see the nurse.
Download Travel Health Questionnaire Here
Could you please ensure that when listing Countries Visiting – you write down which area, town or village you are travelling to or attach a copy of your itinerary.
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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