Clinics & Services
The practice offers, at varying times of the year, specialist treatments, vaccinations and immunisation programmes. Details of these will be sent to patients who fall into the relevant groups or will be advertised in the surgery. The following list covers the most common conditions treated and vaccinations offered :
Asthma & Diabetes - On-going treatment and review following diagnosis with regular monitoring as necessary by our nursing team and G.P`s
Child Immunisations - A comprehensive infant and pre-school immunisation programme in conjunction with our Health Visitors and School Nursing services.
Child Health Surveillance - Routine developmental checks on babies & children up to school age.
Adult Immunisations - We urge everyone to attend for Tetanus boosters every 10 years and for Rubella immunisation to be maintained by our female patients of child-bearing age.
Travel Vaccinations - We offer a full range of advice and vaccination for travellers abroad and the Great Sutton Medical Centre is a registered Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre. Appointments for vaccination should be made at least 8 weeks before travelling and some treatments do require a fee to be paid.
Influenza/ Pneumococcal vaccination - Seasonal clinics are held particularly for those at most risk, suffering from heart, chest or kidney disease, asthma, diabetes or other chronic conditions.
Coronary Heart Disease & Hypertension - A full range of advice, treatment and monitoring is offered by the G.P`s and their nursing team.
Cervical Smear Tests - Women up to 65 years should have a cervical smear test every 3 years. This simple procedure is offered within the Surgery by our specially trained clinicians and patients are automatically invited to attend when tests fall due.
Maternity services - In conjunction with the local midwifery team, the doctors at Great Sutton are fully involved with antenatal and postnatal care, with regular clinics on the premises.
Family planning and sexual health services - A strictly confidential service is provided on all methods of contraception including coils, implants and emergency contraception. We are trained to recognise and deal with Chlamydia and other common conditions which, if untreated, can cause serious consequences and permanent damage.
Smoking Cessation - available through the local Stop Smoking Service, details available from reception.
Minor Surgery and Cryo-clinics - Your practice can perform a range of minor surgical procedures and wart/verruca removal by appointment.
In addition to these specialist services we can also offer advice and assistance on the full range of medical issues such as menopause, male and female health checks, male impotence, homeopathy and childhood ailments. There are Health Visitors, Midwives, District nurses and many other disciplines working alongside the practice team to deliver a complete medical service.
We can refer patients for more specialised treatments at any of the major hospitals and also offer referrals to private medical care for those willing to pay for that service or who have appropriate insurance cover.
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
- Medicals for pre-employment, sports and driving requirements (HGV, PSV etc.)
- Insurance claim forms
- Passport signing
- Prescriptions for taking medication abroad
- Private sick notes
- Vaccination certificates
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.