Practice Clinics & Services

To make an appointment for any of the clinics and services below, please contact our reception staff.


Antenatal

Regular clinics are held by our midwives. Please book via reception.

We also have a Pregnancy Care health Guide available here.

Asthma

All asthma patients should have an annual check with their GP or with one of specially trained nurses. We also run regular asthma clinics.

Cervical Smears

It is important for all women aged between 25 and 65 to have a cervical smear test every 3 years. Appointments can be made with the practice nurses.

Child Health & Immunisations

There are regular vaccination clinics. You will be advised via your GP, nurse or health visitor.

Information on our Vaccinations Schedule is available here.

Diabetic Clinic

Our Practice Nurse runs nurse led diabetic clinics and reviews. We also have a visiting diabetes specialist nurse.

Dispensary

If you live in one of the rural areas of the practice you are entitled to get medicines from either Wansford or Kings Cliffe surgery.

Family Planning

You can access family planning services either through your GP appointment, or you can book with our Practice Nurse. We offer a full range of services including coils and implant fitting.

Flu Vaccinations

These are offered each autumn to all patients aged 65 and over and those other groups who are most a risk. Further information about Flu Vaccinations can be found in our health guide.

NHS Health Checks

If you are aged 40-75 and not currently treated for high blood pressure or diabetes you may be eligible for a free NHS health check. Please ask at reception.

View further information at www.nhs.uk/conditions/nhs-health-check.

Health Promotion

Advice is available regarding diet, smoking, alcohol consumption, exercise, stress and relaxation. We encourage active management of diabetes, asthma, heart disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and the menopause.

Health Visitors

Our Health Visitors undertake developmental assessment of all pre-school children and provision of child health clinics. We also provide health surveillance and have a public health role within the local community.

Midwives

The Midwives offer antenatal and postnatal care at Wansford Surgery.

In addition our Pregnancy Care health Guide is available here.

Minor Surgery

We carry our minor surgery procedures for troublesome skin lumps. The NHS does not fund surgery on cosmetic lesions.

Practice Nursing Services

Practice Nurses

Our Practice Nurse offers the following services:

  • Maternity Care (including antenatal, postnatal care and baby care)
  • Chronic Disease Checks
  • Diabetes
  • Asthma
  • CHD
  • First aid advice, Blood and Urine Tests, Dressings, removal of stitches etc
  • Ear syringing
  • Adult and Childhood Immunisations
  • Travel Immunisations
  • Stopping Smoking
  • Cervical Smears / Contraception Services
  • Family Planning
  • Health Promotion e.g., dietary advice and advice on smoking
  • Advice on Diet
  • Post Natal Exams
  • Spirometry (lung function tests)
  • New Patient Screening

Phlebotomy Clinic

If you need bloods tests you may be given forms to take for the drop in clinic at the City Care Centre. Blood tests can also be booked by appointment at the surgery.

Private Non-NHS Work

Medical Examinations (Non-NHS)

Certain services provided by the Doctors are not covered by the NHS and fees are payable for such items as:

  • LGV & PSV licences
  • Elderly driver licences       
  • Insurance
  • Pre-employment medicals
  • Private certificates          
  • Holiday vaccinations
  • Insurance claims           
  • Fitness for sports

Please ask the receptionist for such services. Charges are payable at the time of attendance, and the BMA recommended scale of fees is on display at the reception desk. For further information please see Why do GP’s charge?

A current list of fees is displayed in our Waiting Area. It you have any queries regarding these, please enquire at Reception.

Medical Certificates

Self-certificates are available from your employer for sickness of up to one week. Any certificate required from the Doctor for periods up to the first week can only be provided as a private certificate for which there is a charge.

Sickness Certificates

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 www.gov.uk website.

Evidence that you are sick

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).

Your employer can ask you to confirm that you've been ill.You can do this by filling in a form yourself when you return to work. This is called self-certification.

If you're sick and off work for more than seven days, your employer will probably ask for proof of your illness. Most employers ask for a fit note from your GP.

However, this will also depend on your employer's company policy on sick leave (or sickness absence). This policy should tell you how many days you can be off sick before you need to provide proof of illness or a fit note.

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.

Statement of Fitness for Work - ’Fit Note'

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 www.gov.uk website (where this information was sourced)

Stop Smoking Service

Ask at reception or speak to a doctor or practice nurse if you want to stop smoking.

Please also complete our Smoking Status form.

Travel Vaccinations

We offer a full range of vaccinations for foreign travel. For all advice and information regarding foreign travel please see our Travel page.

Most travel vaccinations provide to patient are under NHS expense which is free of charge. Our Practice Nurse is fully qualified and experienced. We offer readily available appointment for travel vaccination every week.