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Christmas Maltings Surgery Tel: 01440 841 300
Clements SurgeryTel: 01440 841 300
Kedington SurgeryTel: 01440 841 300
Please phone 01440 841 300 to book an appointment. Standard appointments are 10 minutes long, but if you feel you need a longer appointment please discuss with our receptionists.
Please call 01440 841 300 and hold to speak to a receptionist.
Suffolk GP+ is for people who urgently need a doctor’s appointment or are unable to see their GP during normal GP hours.
Appointments can be made via Reception during our usual opening hours. Please note that patients cannot refer themselves to this service.
The service is staffed by local Suffolk GPs and Nurse Practitioners in Bury St Edmunds, Haverhill, Ipswich, Felixstowe, Stowmarket, Leiston and Wickham Market and is an NHS service delivered by the Suffolk GP Federation.
Haverhill GP+ appointments are on a Saturday 9 am - 8.30 pm.
You will be given a booked appointment and will be seen by a suitable local GP or nurse who will have access to your medical records (once consent is given).
This practice is a teaching practice affiliated to the University of Cambridge Clinical Medical School. We regularly have student doctors on attachment with us. If you do not wish to have a student sitting in during a consultation, please inform the receptionist and your doctor.
In accordance with the General Medical Council and Royal College of General Practitioners guidelines, this practice operates a chaperone policy. This means that whenever your doctor or nurse needs to carry out an intimate examination on any patient regardless of age, sex, gender, or religious beliefs, you will be offered a chaperone. A chaperone is another fully qualified healthcare professional who is there for your benefit and protection. You are free to decline a chaperone if you so wish.
If you cannot attend an appointment for any reason please call 01440 841 300 and follow the instructions or alternatively, you can cancel your appointment using SystmOnline, if you are registered with SystmOnline.
For many years it has been clear that the vast majority of primary health care should be provided in the setting of a modern, well-equipped surgery in a well-lit, purpose-built environment with rapid access to affiliated services, such as nursing and a pharmacy.
The decision as to whether or not a visit is required should be based on the clinical condition of the patient and should be made by the assessing clinician.
Home visits should be reserved for situations where it has been determined that a face-to-face consultation is necessary and:
The vast majority of patients are not harmed by car or taxi travel. Therefore, most feverish children, people with abdominal pain, diarrhoea and vomiting, upper respiratory tract infections, injuries and musculoskeletal problems, who are deemed to require a face-to-face consultation, are fit to be transported to the surgery for assessment.
There exists a grey area where there are no clear medical grounds to justify a home visit but where, for social reasons, patients or their carers feel they are unable to accept the invitation to attend the surgery. There is no requirement to provide a home visit in these circumstances, but the clinician may choose to offer a home visit in these cases as a pragmatic compromise.
Occasionally, if a patient clearly requires hospital admission following triage, this can be arranged without the need for a face-to-face contact following the agreement of the admitting hospital Doctor.
To arrange an appointment please call us on 01440 841 300.
Services delivered by nurses:
Services delivered by healthcare assistants:
Our full range of nurse-led clinics includes:
Chronic Heart Disease
Our trained staff understand teenage health issues, including matters of a sensitive nature - we're here to help, come and talk to us!
Our doctors and nurses are here to help and advise on all teenage health issues, including:
Your GP will inform you if you need to book an appointment for minor surgery. Minor surgery is done in a clinic setting and the clinic runs monthly.
Process for booking minor surgery appointment
If you're planning to travel outside the UK, you may need to be vaccinated against some of the serious diseases found in other parts of the world.
Please ensure you leave sufficient time to have all of your travel vaccinations done before your travel date.
You can find out which vaccinations are necessary or recommended for the areas you'll be visiting on these two websites:
Some countries require you to have an International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis (ICVP) before you enter. For example, Saudi Arabia requires proof of vaccination against certain types of meningitis for visitors arriving for the Hajj and Umrah pilgrimages.
Many tropical countries in Africa and South America won't accept travellers from an area where there's yellow fever unless they can prove they've been vaccinated against it.
Read more about the vaccines available for travellers abroad.
The following travel vaccinations are usually available free on the NHS:
These vaccines are usually free because they protect against diseases thought to represent the greatest risk to public health if they were brought into the country.
You're likely to have to pay for travel vaccinations against:
Yellow fever vaccines are only available from designated centres. The NaTHNaC website can help you find a clinic offering yellow fever vaccination.
There are several things to consider when planning your travel vaccinations, including:
If you're only travelling to countries in northern and central Europe, North America or Australia, you're unlikely to need any vaccinations.
If possible, see your GP at least eight weeks before you're due to travel. Some vaccinations need to be given well in advance to allow your body to develop immunity. Some also involve multiple doses spread over several weeks.
Speak to your GP before having any vaccinations if:
In many cases, it's unlikely a vaccine given while pregnant or breastfeeding will cause problems for the baby. However, your GP will be able to give you further advice about this.
Our trained nursing team is here to advise on diet, travel vaccinations, chronic disease and general health.
Men's Health Issues
Our doctors and nurses are on hand to give you help and advice on a full range of men's health issues such as:
Womens Health Issues
Our doctors and nurses are on hand to give you help and advise on a full range of women's health issues, including:
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