The SurgeryTel: 01299 896 370
Martley Branch SurgeryTel: 01299 896 370
The practice nurses provide a comprehensive range of services, including chronic disease management and health promotion, including smoking cessation, cervical screening and weight management. They are also available to treat minor injuries, provide travel vaccinations and provide general health advice. Please book appointments through reception on 01299 896788.
Antenatal patients can be seen in general surgeries but longer appointments are needed so please inform reception when booking. The Community Midwife runs an antenatal clinic at the surgery on alternate Tuesdays from 1.00pm—4.00pm, appointments can be made through Reception on 01299 896788.
The Doctor, Health Visitors and Practice Nurses provide the full range of child health, development checks and immunisations within the practice.
The Health Visitor runs a clinic on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month from 2.00pm—3.30pm providing general advice, baby weighing etc. to make an appointment contact Reception on 01299 896788
These tests are carried out by appointment during surgery hours by the Doctors or Practice Nurses. A 20 minute appointment is required so please inform reception when booking.
A full range of contraceptive advice and pre-pregnancy counselling is available including the contraceptive pill, coils and cap fitting. Emergency (“morning after”) contraception is also available. Contact Reception on 01299 896788
If you are a carer please advise the Practice and we will then be able to assist you with a range of additional services specifically designed for carers.
The community team, comprising the Community Nurses, Health Visitor and Community Midwives, are based at the Great Witley surgery and can be contacted directly on the following numbers. If appropriate please leave a message on the answer phone which is checked regularly throughout the day.
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We have an audiology clinic here at the Surgery which usually runs fortnightly on a Tuesday morning.
The clinic starts at 11.30 and the number to call should you wish to arrange an appointment is 01905 760171.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need 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.
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse. Please remember to book your appointment with the nurse. You will NOT be contacted prior to your appointment as your health needs will be discussed when you arrive.
Please ensure you list all countries (and areas within those countries) that you will be visiting as this is required to ensure you receive the correct and up to date advice.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below:
Europe & Russia
South America & Antarctica
Australasia & Pacific
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.
The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that the Zika virus has now spread through both South and Central America and expects 3-4 million people to be infected in 2016.
The Zika virus is a mosquito-borne infection, which isn’t harmful in most cases. However, it may be harmful for pregnancies, as it’s been potentially linked to birth defects. In addition, there are now reports of potential neurological and auto-immune complications of the Zika virus disease
Find out what symptoms the virus causes and what steps you can take to protect yourself.
Please click on the link provided for more information. Zika Virus
During large outbreaks in French Polynesia and Brazil in 2013 and 2015 respectively, national health authorities reported potential neurological and auto-immune complications of Zika virus disease. Recently in Brazil, local health authorities have observed an increase in Guillain-Barré syndrome which coincided with Zika virus infections in the general public, as well as an increase in babies born with microcephaly in northeast Brazil. Agencies investigating the Zika outbreaks are finding an increasing body of evidence about the link between Zika virus and microcephaly. However, more investigation is needed to better understand the relationship between microcephaly in babies and the Zika virus. Other potential causes are also being investigated.
1) Cases have been seen in Barbados, Bolivia, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Martinique, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Puerto Rico, Saint Martin, Suriname and Venezuela.
2) A recent study has suggested that once the weather warms up, Zika-carrying mosquitoes could spread along parts of the east and west coasts of the US and much of the Midwest, where about 200 million people live. What’s more, US has some very humid areas where the mosquito could survive all year round – and those areas are home to 23 million Americans.
3) It’s not just you! Cases have been reported that have been transmitted through sexual contact in the first 28 days after a partner has returned from an infected area.
4) It is highly likely to reach Southern Europe and southern states of the United States of America later this year.
Public Health England is advising women who are, or might become pregnant to consider avoiding travel to any area affected by Zika virus. For other travellers, avoiding mosquito bites is key. It’s important to remember, too, that unlike malaria-carrying mosquitoes, which are most active at dusk and night-time, the Aedes mosquito is active all day.
Did you know you can self-refer to the South Worcestershire Community Muscoskeletal Therapy service?
The service helps restore movement and function to as near as normal as possible as a result of injury, illness or other disability.
To self-refer visit the self-help website by clicking here. This website is full of self-help advice which you may have not already made us of or tried.
If you have tried the self-help on the website and feel you would still benefit with self-referring to the service click here.
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