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243 Ribbleton Avenue,Ribbleton,Preston, Lancashire, PR2 6RDTel: 01772 529064
Please book an appointment with your GP who will discuss the following areas with you: smoking, alcohol, exercise & diet, substance abuse, folic acid, rubella status, inherited conditions e.g. Huntington’s chorea and other family history e.g. twin pregnancies, and any pre-existing medical conditions, and the impact of your partner’s health on the ability to conceive.
The practice provides a full family planning service including oral contraception (“the pill”), cervical diaphragms (“the cap”), intra-uterine devices (“the coil”), injections and implants. Patients should book a consultation with one of the doctors first.
Current policy: Women aged under 25 should not be screened as their risk of developing cervical cancer is very low and, at this age screening may do more harm than good. Women aged between 25 – 49 years should have tests every three years and women between 50 – 64 years should have tests every five years, unless requested to have them more frequently by the laboratory. Women aged 65 years and over should only be screened if they have not been screened since the age of 50 or have had a recently abnormal result. Please mention that you are requesting an appointment for a smear test when making your appointment. Our practice nurses carry out all smear tests, unless otherwise requested.
Pregnancy tests and maternity care are available. Once the pregnancy has been confirmed, we will arrange an appointment for you at our antenatal clinic.
We carry out all immunisations from baby vaccines through to tetanus and holiday vaccines. Appointments for these should be made with the practice nurses.
Dementia is an age-related disorder and timely diagnosis is important for both patients and families to enable a better understanding, improved access to medication, information and support services and to allow preparation for future planning. Common symptoms are short term memory loss, communication problems, difficulty with daily tasks, mood and personality changes. Book an appointment with your GP who can provide an assessment and an opportunity to discuss any concerns you may have.
This is carried out on the premises when appropriate.
Blood tests can be taken at a variety of locations throughout Preston, please call in at reception to collect an information leaflet.
All GP requests for x-ray are dealt with at Royal Preston Hospital, Preston. An appointment system is in operation – please phone (01772) 524363.
N.B. Chest x-rays do NOTrequire an appointment and are taken Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 4.00pm.
Please remember to take your x-ray card when you attend.
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 8 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 fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
Travelling in Europe
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)
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