Health CentreWrekin DriveDonningtonTelford, Shropshire, TF2 8EATel: 01952 605252
Donnington Medical Practice has introduced a new text messaging service to enable Doctors, Nurses and Administrators to send text messages direct to patients. If you prefer NOT to receive texts from the practice, please let one of our receptionists know.
Telford Health Hearts: https://www.telfordccg.nhs.uk/your-health/telford-healthy-hearts
NHS Apps Library: https://www.nhs.uk/apps-library
A wide variety of clinics are run by the practice. Appointments are made in the usual way via reception.
Full maternity medical services are available including antenatal booking and ongoing antenatal care. This is provided by our community midwives.
Health Visitors normally run a Baby Clinic at the surgery on the first Thursday of each month and can be contacted at other times on 0333 358 3328.
There is also a text message service. If you have a query, text 07520 619 053
To monitor the progress and improve the effectiveness of treatment at all ages.
Sister Penny Wallace (Asthma) Dr Hudson (COPD)
By appointment with the Healthcare Assistant at reception.
All women between the ages of 25 and 65 and all sexually active women of any age are advised to have regular smears. By detecting pre-cancerous changes on the cervix, a smear will allow a woman to be treated before cancer develops. A smear involves only minimal discomfort. The vast majority are normal and for those that are not the treatment is straightforward. You can make an appointment for a smear with the practice nurse.
To monitor the treatment and progress of diabetes.
Dr Warner and Nurse Jo Watkins
Advice is available from all of the doctors during normal surgery hours. Emergency contraception can be purchased from a Pharmacy.
Although appointments are arranged there is open access to accommodate any child who has missed a vaccination. Book an appointment with the practice nurse.
At six weeks old, babies are offered a development check.
A minor op service where small lumps and bumps can be removed under local anaesthetic.
Verrucas, warts and small skin tags can be treated in the surgery with liquid nitrogen. Make an ordinary appointment with Dr Wright, Dr Milligan, Dr Hudson or Dr Tsang.
The Lifestyle Advisor help you to review your health and lifestyle and can create a personal health action plan, give information on local services and ....... keep you MOTIVATED!!
If you would like to speak to someone and take the first step towards a healthier life, telephone 01952 382582 or ask at reception for details. All support from the Healthy Lifestyle Team is completely FREE and confidential.
This is available in October.
We recommend an influenza vaccination for the over 65s and patients with chronic illnesses, such as bronchitis, diabetes, asthma or heart failure. Please ask at reception.
We are happy to carry out medicals for insurance or work purposes. Appointments can be made at reception but it is important that you make the receptionist aware the appointment is for a private medical. Please note that all private medicals and reports will entail a fee.
Immunisations and advice are available by appointment with one of our 'travel' nurses. You will need a 20 minute PER PERSON appointment therefore please book at least 3 weeks before you are due to travel.
Please note that the below vaccinations are only available on the NHS:
You will need to contact a local travel provider ALL OTHER for private vaccinations.
An Alcohol Health Worker from Aquarius Alcohol and Addiction Services is available to offer information, support and advice on low risk drinking.
Telephone: 0300 456 4251
If you are thinking of quitting smoking, there are smoking cessation clinics held every Tuesday morning within the main building. This service is currently run by Healthy Lifestyle and can be contacted on the following:
We are all at risk of developing heart disease, stroke, diabetes, or kidney disease, but these diseases are preventable. An NHS Health Check will assess your personal risk of developing one of these conditions, and give you advice and support to reduce your risk.
If you are aged 40 to 74 and you do not suffer from any of these conditions you will be invited by your G.P Practice to attend for an NHS Health Check.
If you do not want to wait for an invitation you can contact reception and they will be able to arrange your appointment as long as you are eligible for the check.
Our telephone lines are busy, especially during the morning, so please telephone after 10am for test results.
Note that the practice has a strict policy regarding confidentiality and data protection and we will only release test results to the person to whom they relate unless that person has given prior permission for the release of this data or they are not capable of understanding the results.
When you take your test you will be told how long it will be before the results are returned to the practice.
It is your responsibility to check your results and to make an appointment to discuss them with your doctor if you are advised to do so.
Please note that there are some results that your GP may prefer to discuss with you in person. If this is the case you will be told to book a routine appointment or contacted to make an appointment; please do not insist on having a call back or speaking to another doctor.
Sexual Health Services in Telford & Wrekin
The Sexual Health service provides a range of sexual health services to people of all ages in Telford & Wrekin.
There is no need for an appointment as the clinics operate on a ‘walk-in’ basis.
The aim is to raise awareness and prevention of unplanned pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections. They provide advice and access to contraception methods and treatments as well as treatment for STI’s.
All consultations and treatments are free and confidential, even if you are under 16.
For more information, clinic venues and times please call
Sexual Health Service Free on: 0300 123 0994
or visit: www.STWsexualhealth.co.uk
There are occasions when patients need to be assessed by a doctor which might involve intimate examinations.
This Practice is committed to putting patients at ease whenever possible, and if you wish a chaperone to be present during your examination please do not hesitate to ask the doctor.
It may not be possible for such a chaperone to be provided immediately and you might have to return for the examination to be carried out at a mutually convenient time.
Trust is important in the relationship between GP and patient and we would, at all times, wish you to feel able to ask for a chaperone, should you require it.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING YOUR MEDICAL CARE
Following an internal review of processes regarding Long Term Conditions (LTC), the following recall process will be implemented with effect from 1 April 2017:
‘Monitoring Blood Tests’ are carried out at the practice by the HCA. If you are taking any of the medication listed below, ask the HCA to do your ‘recall bloods’ at the same time as your monitoring bloods.
Ciclosporin Sodium aurothiomalate
If you have:
You will need:
Blood Test Required:
Annual/bi-annual review with the Practice Diabetic Nurse Specialist
Blood test will be required BEFORE you attend this appointment
Annual review with the Practice Asthma/COPD Nurse Specialist
No blood test required
Annual review with COPD Team
Asthma and COPD
Diabetes and/or including another condition:
Annual/bi-annual with the Practice Diabetic Nurse Specialist
Asthma/COPD and/or including another condition:
1. CHD and/or
2. Stroke and/or
Annual review with the HCA
If you have Asthma/COPD AND Diabetes, you will need 2 separate appointments:
One with the diabetic nurse specialist and one with the asthma/COPD nurse specialist
Access to Medical Records
Patient Access to Medical Records Form (SAR)
Complaints, Comments, Concerns and Compliments
Dental Problems - Toothache
Fit Notes (Sick Note)
GDPR - How we use your information
Prescriptions and Medication
CCG Statement for Schools and OTC Medicines
Your Data Matters
Health Care for Armed Forces Military Veterans
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