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Coggeshall Surgery Stoneham StreetCoggeshallColchester, CO6 1UHTel: 01376 561242
PLEASE NOTE - ANY PATIENTS ATTENDING THE SURGERY WILL NEED TO WEAR A FACE COVERING OR MASK BEFORE ENTERING THE BUILDING - WE APPRECIATE YOUR CO-OPERATION DURING THIS TIME
Any concerns that you may have been exposed to or become infected with the novel coronavirus you should phone NHS 111 and NOT attend the GP surgery, Pharmacy or hospital Emergency Department unless you are seriously ill.
Due to the current restrictions we will no longer be providing routine care.
For information regarding the COVID Vaccine please see 'Further Information' to the right hand side of this screen
Nurse Ann Arnold runs clinics for Diabetes and Asthma.
Nurse Lesley Eaton runs clinics for Coronary Heart Disease, At Risk of heart disease and Travel.
These clinics are specifically identified to enable time to be allocated to routine screening and special facilities to be made available. Medical staff may however deal with any of the above during general surgery sessions which are held each weekday morning and some afternoons from 2.30pm - please ask.
Immunisations are always given when there is a doctor on the premises. We prefer to give children's vaccinations and immunisations in the morning.
Some services are not covered under the NHS and the appropriate charge will be made. These include: private medical certificates, medical examinations (HGV/PSV licences, taxi drivers, seat belt exemption certificates, sporting activities e.g. sub aqua), reports for third parties (e.g. employers, insurance companies), statement of facts (e.g. shotgun licence applications) and medication and vaccinations required in connection with travel abroad.
If you are unfortunate enough to have been involved in a road traffic accident and you have not already seen another GP or been to hospital, a fee is payable. This is currently £21.30.
COGGESHALL SURGERY FEES 2016
Holiday Cancellation £40.00 + £8.00 VAT
Provident AssociationClaim Form £40.00 + £8.00 VAT
Offsted Report £80.00 + £16.00 VAT
Letter Fit to Travel £25.00 + £5.00 VAT
Letter 'TO WHOM' or Simple Letter £25.00 +£5.00 VAT
Complicated Letter/ Certificate £30.00 - £60.00 + VAT
Private Sick Certificate £14.00
Private Prescription £10.00
Witness Living Will £30.00 + £6.00 VAT
Passport Photo Signature £30.00 + £6.00 VAT
Shotgun Certificate (Patient) £15.00 +£3.00 VAT
ANTE NATAL Ante Natal care is offered by both Doctors. The District Midwife attends on Tuesday mornings. Times by appointment.
FAMILY PLANNING Both Doctors hold the Family Planning Association certificate and offer a range of contraceptive services and advice.
CERVICAL SCREENING Cancer of the cervix can be prevented and all female patients between 25 and 65 years of age are advised to have regular tests. These tests are important because they can detect early signs of disease that can be easily treated. Testing is available by appointment, with one of the nurses. A recall system is in place to remind you when your test is due. Results will be advised in writing.
MINOR SURGERY A range of minor surgical procedures is available, including removal of cysts and warts, and insertion of hormone implants.
HEALTH SCREENING Health screening for men and women is available on request. This includes counselling on cardiac prevention, cholesterol screening and blood pressure checks.
HEALTH VISITOR The Health Visitor (telephone number 01787 220117) holds baby clinics at the St Peter's Church Hall every 2nd and 4th Tuesday, from 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm. Nappy changing facilities are available.
NEW PATIENTS All newly registered patients who are taking repeat medication are asked to book an appointment for a health check within three months of registering.
INFLUENZA (FLU) IMMUNISATION This is usually available in October, by appointment, for patients at risk (particularly those over the age of 65, the infirm and those with heart disease, asthma or diabetes). Home visits are arranged for the housebound.
A leaflet is available detailing vaccinations required for foreign travel, and vaccinations required are available from the Practice Nurse. A charge is payable for any vaccination given which is not available on the NHS
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to complete the travel form which is available from Reception, and make an appointment with the practice nurse about a week after submitting it.
The nurse will look through your records prior to your appointment and recommend what vaccinations and/or medication you may require. There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below.
It is important to submit your form at least 7 weeks before you travel.
Some travel vaccines incur a charge. This is because travel vaccination is not included in the services provided by the NHS.
Vaccinations and Immunisations recommended by the Department of Health are given by the Practice Nurse during morning surgery. They may only be given when there is a doctor on the premises.
The child must be accompanied by a parent or the legal guardian andthe child's personal health record book must be brought to the appointmentor the vaccination/immunisation will NOT be given.
A rise in temperature sometimes occurs after any of the immunisations. This may occur in the first 24 to 48 hours, but in the case of MMR may occur about a week after the vaccination. If this occurs, follow the instructions below:
If your child's temperature persists please contact your doctor.
The measures above will help you to bring your child's temperature down, to avoid a convulsion, and make the child feel better.
Note: You will not make your child worse if you take him or her in a pram or car to see the doctor. Sometimes the fresh air makes feverish children feel better.
A child develops a temperature in response to an infection. Usually the child will get over the infection without antibiotics. Most childhood infections are caused by viruses, which do not respond to antibiotics.
A few children, usually under five years old, will have a convulsion with a high temperature: the child suddenly shakes all over then becomes very still. The convulsion should subside in less than five minutes. Lie the child on its side and stay with him/her. Telephone the doctor.
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