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Alrewas SurgeryExchange RoadAlrewasBurton on Trent, DE13 7ASTel: 01283 790316
We offer comprehensive care for patients with long term conditions – this includes Asthma, COPD, Diabetes, Epilepsy, Hypertension, Heart, Kidney and Thyroid related conditions. We invite patients, in their birth month, for an annual monitoring appointment with a practice nurse.
Our practice nurses are able to assess and treat minor injuries. This can often avoid the need to visit hospital.
The practice undertakes minor operations to help avoid long waits for hospital treatment. Procedures include the removal of moles, cysts and skin tags. Please discuss this with a doctor.
Click on the link below for our patient information guide to minor surgery procedures we are able to perform
Patient Information Guide - Minor Operations
Our Health Care Assistant (HCA) runs a Phlebotomy Clinic for taking blood tests every weekday morning between 8.30am and 12pm. The surgery also offers blood test (INR) monitoring and dosing for patients on Warfarin medication.
All samples must be labelled and delivered to the surgery before midday.
We provide family planning advice. Please speak to a doctor or practice nurse for further information and advice.
We offer advice and support with sexual health. There is also a sexual health service called the Open Clinic which operates across Staffordshire and Shropshire. For further information go to: https://openclinic.org.uk/
Please contact the surgery to make an appointment with the Midwife when you are approximately 8 weeks pregnant.
Baby checks and development assessments are provided by the Health Visitor team for the area.
Appointments can be booked through the surgery for Baby checks. To speak to the Health Visitor team or to book an appointment for a development clinic please ring the team at Langton Medical Practice in Lichfield
The British Immunisation Schedule states that all children should receive immunisation to protect against childhood illnesses. Our practice nurses offer a full childhood immunisation service. For further information, please contact the surgery for a leaflet or visit http://www.immunisations.nhs.uk/
This incorporates the routine post natal check up and an 8-week baby check with the doctor. Following this, baby has an appointment with the practice nurse for the first immunisation. (see also screening programmes tab)
Both these vaccinations are available for everyone over 65, those under 65 with a long term condition, carers, or those with immunity problems. Please contact us if you are not sure if you qualify. The flu vaccination is an annual jab offered from late September; the pneumonia vaccination can be given at any time of the year and is normally given once in a lifetime only.
All women aged between 24.5 and 64 years of age are invited for cervical screening. Women aged between 24.5 and 49 are invited for testing every three years, and women over 50 are invited every five years. Please contact reception to book an appointment. Evening appointments with the practice nurse are available every Monday. (see also screening programmes tab)
We are inviting patients aged between 40-74, who do not regularly attend the surgery, for a free NHS Health check. The check is to assess your risk of developing heart disease, stroke, kidney disease or diabetes. If we identify any risks for these conditions, we can advise you on actions you may take to reduce these. Please contact reception for further details about this service.
As soon as you know your travel plans, we recommend that you make a telephone appointment to speak to Paula, our lead nurse. Please click on the Travel Information tab at the top of this screen for further information.
Routine appointments can be booked in afternoon surgery on the advice of the GPs or practice nurses
There is a weekly podiatry clinic. Referrals are made via the GPs or practice nurses.
The physiotherapists based at Barton Health Centre provide advice and treatment for patients referred with musculo-skeletal disorders by the GP.
The Staffordshire 'Healthy Hub' can provide information for patients to live healthier lifestyles including weight management, smoking cessation and support with alcohol reduction. Your GP or practice nurse can give you information on how to access this service.
PCMHWs can offer help and support for mild to moderate depression, anxiety, bereavement, stress, anger management and drink or drug related problems. You can get this service either via the GPs or you can self refer.
From 1 April 2018, monthly clinics of the Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm national screening programme run by the specialist team from Heart of England NHS Trust will be held at the surgery. You will be contacted if you are eligible for this screening service. (see also screening programmes tab)
If you require any information or vaccinations relating to foreign travel, please make a telephone appointment with one of our nurse practitioner to discuss your travel arrangements.
It is important to make this initial telephone appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as an appointment at the surgery may be required to receive the vaccinations.
For travel advice and information see www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk
There is also further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below:
Travel Health Questionnaire
If your travel requirements are complex, the practice nurse may ask you to complete this online form before coming to see the nurse.
Wherever possible, you will have a choice about where and when you receive treatment if a doctor believes you need hospital treatment or specialist care elsewhere. This service is called NHS E-referral (previously known as Choose and Book).
There are various ways of booking the appointment:
The doctor will explain the options to you.
Please read the guidance on what you can expect when you are referred by your GP to see a specialist or therapist by clicking on the link below.
Guidance for patients - You have been referred to a specialist
Alrewas surgery supports and encourages its patients to receive information on, and take up, screening services available via the NHS.
Screening is the process of identifying healthy people who may have an increased chance of a disease or condition.
Deciding whether or not to have a screening test is a personal choice and one which only you can make. You have the right to accept or decline screening.
For further information, please see click this link to read the information leaflet Screening information leaflet
go to www.gov.uk/guidance/nhs-population-screening-explained
The vaccine to prevent shingles - a common, painful skin disease - is available on the NHS to certain people in their 70s.
The shingles vaccine is given as a single injection. Unlike the flu jab, you'll only need to have the vaccination once and you can have it at any time of the year.
The shingles vaccine is expected to reduce your risk of getting shingles. If you are unlucky enough to go on to have the disease, your symptoms may be milder and the illness shorter.
Shingles can be very painful and uncomfortable. Some people are left with pain lasting for years after the initial rash has healed and shingles is fatal for around 1 in 1,000 people over 70 who develop it.
It's fine to have the shingles vaccine if you've already had shingles. The shingles vaccine works very well in people who have had shingles before and it will boost your immunity against further shingles attacks.
Shingles, also known as herpes zoster, is a painful skin rash caused by the reactivation of the chickenpox virus (varicella-zoster virus) in people who have previously had chickenpox.
It begins with a burning sensation in the skin, followed by a rash of very painful fluid-filled blisters that can then burst and turn into sores before healing. Often an area on just one side of the body is affected, usually the chest but sometimes the head, face and eye.
You don't "catch" shingles – it comes on when there's a reawakening of chickenpox virus that's already in your body. The virus can be reactivated because of advancing age, medication, illness or stress and so on.
Anyone who has had chickenpox can get shingles. It's estimated that around one in five people who have had chickenpox go on to develop shingles.
People tend to get shingles more often as they get older, especially over the age of 70. And the older you are, the worse it can be. The shingles rash can be extremely painful, such that sufferers can't even bear the feeling of their clothes touching the affected skin.
The shingles vaccine is offered routinely as part of the NHS vaccination programme to the following people who haven't yet had it:
You can have the shingles vaccination at any time of year, though many people will find it convenient to have the vaccine at the same time as their annual flu vaccination.
As an injection into the upper arm.
The vaccine contains a weakened chickenpox virus (varicella-zoster virus). It's similar, but not identical to, the chickenpox vaccine.
Very occasionally, people have developed a chickenpox-like illness following shingles vaccination (fewer than 1 in 10,000 individuals).
It's difficult to be precise, but research to date suggests the shingles vaccine will protect you for at least three years, probably longer.
There is lots of evidence showing that the new shingles vaccine is very safe. It's already been used in several countries, including the US and Canada, and no safety concerns have been raised. The vaccine also has few side effects.
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