It is helpful to know if you have a Carer (someone who takes on an unpaid caring role) or if you are a Carer for someone else. We have a page dedicated to Carers where you can also register with us as a carer so we can provide you with additional support.
If you find your are pregnant please go to Peterborough City Hospital website and click on 'maternity'. This will give you a self-referral form, once submitted you will be contacted direct by the midwife to arrange your initial booking appointment. Thereafter, regular clinics are held by our midwives. You do not need to see a GP in the first instance unless you have concerns or worries.
We also have a Pregnancy Care health Guide available here.
All asthma patients should have an annual check with their GP or with one of specially trained nurses. We also run regular asthma clinics.
Annual Asthma Review
This is for patients who are due an annual asthma review. You can use our online form to submit your review to us, or alternatively drop into the surgery and we can provide you with a paper form to complete.
If your symptoms are deteriorating or you have any concerns, please make an appointment to the respiratory nurse as well.
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.
There are regular vaccination clinics. You will be advised via your GP, nurse or health visitor.
Our Practice Nurse runs nurse led diabetic clinics and reviews. We also have a visiting diabetes specialist nurse.
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.
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.
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.
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.
All patients over 75 who do not already attend the surgery for an annual review are welcome to book a health check with the health care assistant. The health care assistant will check your blood pressure, weight, height, urine and enquire about any health needs. Please book with the receptionist if you wish to have a health check.
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.
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.
Your surgery has appointed a Social Prescribing Link Worker. This a specialist who can support you with issues that are affecting your health and wellbeing.
Find out more in these information leaflets:
The Midwives offer antenatal and postnatal care at Wansford Surgery.
In addition our Pregnancy Care health Guide is available here.
We carry our minor surgery procedures for troublesome skin lumps. The NHS does not fund surgery on cosmetic lesions.
Our Practice Nurse offers the following services:
- Maternity Care (including antenatal, postnatal care and baby care)
- Chronic Disease Checks
- First aid advice, Blood and Urine Tests, Dressings, removal of stitches etc
- Ear syringing
- Adult and Childhood 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
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.
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
- 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.
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.
Ask at reception or speak to a doctor or practice nurse if you want to stop smoking.