Huntingdon Road SurgeryTel: 01223 364127
Girton Branch SurgeryTel: 01223 277449
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
The health risks of travel are preventable, yet more than 50% of all travellers abroad experience health problems that interfere with the enjoyment or success of the trip.
Huntingdon Road Surgery offers a comprehensive travel health service. We believe that the best protection and advice should be tailored to your exact needs and that staying healthy abroad involves much more than simply having the appropriate vaccinations. Naturally we also offer a comprehensive travel immunisation service and provide antimalarial preventative treatments. Huntingdon Road Surgery is also a registered Yellow Fever Centre.These pages are intended to provide guidance for planning foreign travel, from a health perspective. They are more relevant to students taking extended travel breaks and going to remote areas than to those taking package holidays, but are a useful guide for any prospective traveller. 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 print and complete this form and bring it with you when you see the nurse.
If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)
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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