Clinics We Offer

Diabetic Clinic

We have regular clinics for our diabetic patients that are held either by HCA Clarissa Fordham or Nurse Carol Miles. Our GP who work alongside Nurse Carol and Clarissa in this area Dr Thijskens.

Asthma Clinic

Nurse Kathryn Welch carries out asthma reviews. These reviews are generally 20 minutes long (a double appointment).  Letters are sent to patients from us when a review is required. Normally every 6 to 12 months.

Please find below a link to very informative website regarding asthma:

http://www.asthma.org.uk/   

 

 

 

Ante-Natal Clinic

If you're newly pregnant, you will need to contact the midwives to make your first booking appointment. Please contact the Lilac Team Midwives on: (01223) 348981 between 08:00 - 15:00 (answerphone outside of these hours). It's no longer necessary to contact us to notify us of your pregnancy, we'll be informed via the midwives.

Please note that the midwife no longer comes into the surgery to see patients for appointments. The midwives now carry out their anti-natal appointments at the Bottisham Children's Centre (01223 507152) and Soham Children's Centre (01353 727188).

Cervical Smears

All women and people with a cervix who are aged 25 to 64 should be invited by letter for their smear test by the Health Authority. Please when making an appointment with the receptionist, tell them that you've recieved this letter.

Nurses Kathryn Welch, Carol Miles and Michelle Turpie are experienced in taking cervical smears. This is booked as a 20 minute (double) appointment. You will normally be notified of the result by post, approximately 4-6 weeks later.

The link below, details about what to expect when you come for your appointment.

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/cervical-screening/ 

Implants and Coils

Coil fitting is offered at the surgery by either Dr Tamara Keith or Dr Meena Kanagasabapathy. If you are considering a coil as a method of contraception, please make an appointment with either Dr Keith or Dr Kanagasabapathy to discuss your options. For more information on coils, please click on the links below.

General contraceptive choices leaflet: http://www.fpa.org.uk/sites/default/files/long-acting-reversible-contraception-your-guide.pdf

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/contraception/iud-coil/

Mirena/IUS

https://patient.info/sexual-health/long-acting-reversible-contraceptives-larc/intrauterine-system

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/contraception/ius-intrauterine-system/

Copper coil/IUD

https://patient.info/sexual-health/long-acting-reversible-contraceptives-larc/intrauterine-contraceptive-device

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/contraception/iud-coil/

Implants: offered by Dr Kathryn Harrison and Dr Tamara Keith. Please book a telephone appointment to discuss this with one of these doctors and they will arrange fitting or removal of your implant.

For more information about Implants, please click on the links below

NHS Contraceptive Implant Guide: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/contraception/contraceptive-implant/

Preparation for Insertion of an Intrauterine Device or System

Once you have discussed this with your doctor and made your appointment for insertion of an intrauterine device, it would be helpful if you could download the form below, complete and bring it with you when you attend.

Preparation For Insertion of an Intrauterine Device or System.pdf

Preparation for Insertion of a Contraceptive Implant

Once you have discussed this with your doctor and made your appointment for insertion of an implant, it would be helpful if you could download the form below, complete and bring it with you when you attend.

Preparation For Insertion of a Contraceptive Implant.pdf

Chlamydia Screening

Self chlamydia screening tests are available for the under 25's, these can be obtained from the surgery without an appointment.

Smoking Cessation

Our nurses are able to offer advice and support to patients who wish to give up smoking.

If you're wanting to quit smoking, please make an appointment with any one of our nurses. Your inital appointment will be 20 minutes long. Below is a link with more information about giving up cigarettes.

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/quit-smoking/nhs-stop-smoking-services-help-you-quit/

 

NHS Health Checks

The NHS Health Check is a health check-up for adults in England aged 40-74. It's designed to spot early signs of stroke, kidney disease, heart disease, type 2 diabetes or dementia. As we get older, we have a higher risk of developing one of these conditions. An NHS Health Check helps find ways to lower this risk.

If you're in the 40-74 age group without a pre-existing condition, you can expect to receive a letter from your GP or local authority inviting you for a free NHS Health Check every five years.

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/nhs-health-check/

 

Minor Injuries

We are open from 8.30am to 6.00pm Monday to Friday and are able to treat most minor injuries which may save you a trip to A&E.  We can deal with the following minor injuries here at Bottisham Medical Practice:

  • Cuts and Lacerations
  • Bruises
  • Foreign Bodies
  • Minor Head Injury
  • Minor Trauma to Body including hands/limbs/feet
  • Eye Injury
  • Burns and Scalds
  • Bites
  • Falls

Health Visitor

Health Visitor Information for Parents/Carers of Children Aged Between 0-5yrs

Please click here to access information regarding the health visiting team in our area.

Other Patient Services

Registered patients aged 16 - 75 who have not been seen for 3 years may request a consultation for a general health check with a GP.

Registered patients aged over 75 years who have not been seen in the previous 12 months may request a consultation for a general health check (if you are unable to attend the surgery for these checks because of your medical condition a home visit may be arranged).