Lower Bourne SurgeryTel: 01252 730100
Farnham Centre For HealthTel: 01252 730100
Asthmatics are encouraged to attend the chronic disease clinic which is run by the practice nurses who are asthma trained. We aim to help our patients to improve the management of their condition.
Hearing tests as required by the doctor.
We operate a shared care system with the local hospitals. We look after mothers before and after the baby is born. We make routine visits to your home in the postnatal period if necessary, but encourage the mother and baby to visit the surgery if possible. Our attached midwives run a weekly antenatal clinic and will visit postnatally.
Appointments available with the Phlebotomists who have clinics throughout the week
Our female patients should have regular cervical smears. We have a recall system in the practice for this and are also linked to the regions computerised recall system. Please arrange appointments with reception.
We offer a child development check at 6-8 weeks of age.
1 in 10 young people have chlamydia and often have no symptoms. If left untreated it can lead to infertility in both men and women. A free self-test is available. These can be obtained from the surgery reception or alternatively you can order a postal kit online at www.surreycscreen.nhs.uk or via Free phone 0800 0198589.
These are done by some of our appropriately trained nurses for diseases such as heart disease, asthma, COPD, hypertension and stroke.
A diabetic clinic is held by Sister Thurston at both sites. Appointments can be made via reception.
We offer a full family planning service including the pill, diaphragms, coil fitting and full emergency contraceptive services. All partners offer pre-conception advice.
As in previous years we will be holding our main flu clinics on a Saturday. Clinics will be held at both the Bourne and Farnham Centre for Health. If you are eligible please remember to book an appointment. We do not send out letters to our patients to invite them to attend.
The Practice Nurses hold immunisation clinics weekly for childhood immunisations. Adult immunisations are also available with the practice nurse. You need to have a tetanus and polio booster every ten years. We also offer flu vaccine each year from October to patients in the at risk groups.
The Practice Nurses hold weekly INR clinics to provide a one-stop test and result service for patients on Warfarin.
We provide minor surgery procedures in our treatment room at the Bourne, which includes removal of lumps and bumps. Please book an initial appointment with a GP and, if appropriate, you will be placed on the waiting list for a minor procedure.
If you wish to discuss or ask advice on any aspect of the menopause or HRT please make a routine appointment with the doctor or the Practice Nurse.
Lung function tests as requested by the doctor
Advice can be given by the Practice Nurse on the telephone or appointments are available in the Family Plannng Clinic. Please remember we are here to listen and not to tell. Please be assured that all issues will be dealt with sensitively and in confidence.
Travel advice and immunisations are available with the Practice Nurse. Please allow 8 weeks before travelling to arrange your vaccinations. These immunisations are payable in advance. If you come to your appointment without payment you will be unable to have your immunisations. The Surgery accepts cheques or cash payments.
There are a number of services that the doctors offer which fall outside of the NHS contract and for these a charge will be made. Details of charges are available here Private Fees. These include private medical claim forms e.g. BUPA/PPP, private medical certificates and various special examinations and reports for school, employment, driving etc. Please note that the doctors charge for these services as they are not part of their NHS work. These fees are payable in advance of any work being done by the GPs.
Please call between 11am and 1pm to enquire about your test results , as our reception staff will have more time to deal with your request between these times.
Please note that the practice has a strict policy regarding confidentiality and data protection and we will only release test results to the person to whom they relate unless that person has given prior permission for the release of this data or they are not capable of understanding the results.
When you take your test you will be told how long it will be before the results are returned to the practice.
It is your responsibility to check your results and to make an appointment to discuss them with your doctor if your are advised to do so. The surgery will not contact you with the result unless the doctor feels it is a matter of urgency.
The Practice Nurses and Health Care Assistants play an important role in the management of your care. The following are some of their many skilled duties:
Our team of District Nurses provide home nursing services especially for the housebound, elderly, chronically sick and those recently in hospital. Messages for the District Nurse can be passed on via the receptionist.
The Community Health Visitors work with us, and they have a special interest in child development as well as the promotion of health in all age groups.
Midwives from both Frimley Park Hospital and the Royal Surrey County Hospital are attached to the practice and, together with your doctor, provide antenatal and postnatal care.
Farnham Dene is an accredited teaching practice.
We have medical students from St George's University of London for short periods from August to March each year.
With the patient's consent students may sit in on consultations with the GP or nurse to learn about general practice.
Students are also occasionally asked, with the patient's consent, to carry out a consultation alone which is then discussed with the GP, student and patient.
Therefore you may be asked to consult with a 5th year medical student before you see your GP. If you agree to see a medical student first, you will be assisting with their training and your cooperation will be appreciated. However the choice is yours and you do not need to have a consultation with a medical student if you prefer not to.
We are also a training practice for Foundation Year doctors. FY2 doctors are in their second year post qualification and are required to spend 4 months in General Practice as a part of their post qualification experience.
We also train Specialist Trainee doctors (ST1, ST2 or ST3) also known as GP Registrars, in their first, second or final year of specialist GP training.
A GP Registrar is a fully qualified doctor who will have a lot of experience of hospital medicine and if you are seeing this doctor you can expect to receive the quality of service you would normally get from your own GP. If you have any concerns please mention this to a member of staff.
We hope that you will help with the doctor training by agreeing to consult with a FY2 or ST (GP Registrar) doctor if an appointment is offered to you.
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