Huntingdon Road SurgeryTel: 01223 364127
Girton Branch SurgeryTel: 01223 364127 Central reception at Huntingdon Road
There are eight practice nurses. They are all qualified nurses who have undertaken a range of further training, including family planning, diabetic and asthma care. The practice nurses work within the surgery carrying out a wide range of clinical nursing duties and health promotion. Where appropriate, patients may make appointments to see the practice nurses directly.
Contraception is available from your own GP during normal surgery hours. A practice nurse may also advise you. Emergency contraception is available as is the fitting or removal of Implanon and Intra-Uterine contraceptive devices.
An asthma clinic is run by a trained practice nurse.
A diabetes clinic is run by a trained practice nurse
Care and advice can be provided by a trained practice nurse.
Care and advice can be provided by a trained practice nurse
Help and advice can be provided by a trained practice nurse.
NHS health checks are available by invitation and are performed by a trained practice nurse
Provided by a trained practice nurse
Provided by a GP and a trained practice nurse
Takes blood, blood pressures, perform ECGs and assists with minor surgery
Our resident Phlebotomist is available daily to take blood
Well baby clinics take place every Monday (except Bank Holidays) at 1 Huntingdon Road Surgery from 2pm – 3pm. The nursery nurse is available to help you weigh your baby. A Child and Family nurse is also available for advice as required.
Childhood vaccination clinics are held weekly by a trained practice nurse
The 6 week checks are carried out by your doctor and the 1 and 2 year checks are carried out by a member of the child and family team.
Midwives are Registered General Nurses with specialist training in maternity care. They are involved throughout pregnancy, delivery and in the first few weeks after the birth of the baby. The midwife runs a clinic one afternoon a week. Please check with Reception about which day this is.
The two counsellors are employed by the practice. You can be referred to them by your doctor.
One of our practice nurses has had specialist training in common ailments and holds a daily clinic. You may telephone and make an appointment with her for any of the ailments listed below.
Sore eyesStyesRashesEczemaWarts/verrucaeBites & stingsSunburnMouth problems
Diarrhoea & vomitingConstipationUrinary infections (UTI), CystitisThreadwormsBalanitis
Minor head injuriesHead liceItchy scalp
Emergency contraceptionGeneral contraception Vaginal dischargeThrush symptomsMastitisHeavy periods
Huntingdon Road Surgery offers a travel advice service to patients registered here. We are also a registered Yellow Fever Centre.
Planning well for a trip overseas is important, to try and minimise health problems when you are away, which may interfere with the enjoyment or the success of your trip.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel, please make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible, ideally at least 6 weeks before you travel, as a second and subsequent appointments may be required with the practice nurse to receive the vaccinations.
Some travel vacines incur a charge. This is because not all vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
You may also find the following links useful -
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please print and complete this form and bring it with you when you see the nurse.
You do not require a doctor's sickness certificate for any illness lasting seven days or less. Your employer may however require you to complete a self-certification form (SC2) which is available from your employer or on the HMRC website.
If you are sick for more than seven days, your employer can ask you to give them some form of medical evidence to support payment of SSP (statutory sick pay).
It is up to your employer to decide whether you are incapable of work. A medical certificate, now called a 'Statement of Fitness for Work’ (see below) from your doctor is strong evidence that you are sick and would normally be accepted, unless there is evidence to prove otherwise.
You could also provide evidence from someone who is not a medical practitioner, e.g. a dentist. Your employer will decide whether or not this evidence is acceptable. If your employer has any doubts, they may still ask for a medical certificate from your GP.
The 'fit note' was introduced on 6 April 2010. With your employer's support, the note will help you return to work sooner by providing more information about the effects of your illness or injury.
For more information see the DirectGov website (where this information was sourced)
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