Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
You should only leave the house for 1 of 4 reasons:
Important - These 4 reasons are exceptions – even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.
There is separate advice about:
Do not leave your home if you have either:
To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay at home.
Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do.
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
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Neath Hill Health Centre1 Tower CrescentNeath HillMilton Keynes, MK14 6JYTel: 01908 200529
You can make an appointment with reception to access the following categories of nursing care:
If you are aged between 16 and 74 and have not attended the surgery in the last three years you may request an appointment for a health check.
This will be a double appointment which you will receive through the post
This is a 10 minute appointment which you will receive through the post
This is a one to one basis and will provide support and advice to successfully help you quit smoking. Please ring reception to make an appointment.
Done via an individual appointment with the Practice Nurse, an asthma review is to help learn about asthma and its treatments so that you can manage your own or your child's asthma effectively.
Done via individual appointment with the Practice Nurse, this is for patients who have diabetes or a heart problem to help them learn about and manage their own condition and to monitor their health with regular check-ups.
Our Practice Nurse offers travel advice and a vaccination service to all patients who are travelling abroad on holiday or business. Appointments are available on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoon.
Please make an appointment at least eight weeks before your departure to ensure adequate cover.
In accordance with Department of Health guidelines, patients in the following categories should be vaccinated against seasonal flu:
This can be given any time of the year and is recommended for those with lung disease, heart disease, diabetes and immunosuppression.
Childhood immunisation clinic is run on a Wednesday morning alongside the health visitor's clinic. If your child is not up to date, please discuss inoculation with the Practice Nurse.
This is done through the Milton Keynes Breast Screening Service.
Contact telephone numbers:
• The programme is required to invite all eligible women before their 53rd birthday.• All eligible women aged 50 to 70 will automatically be sent an appointment by the screening office when the practice is due to be screened.• Women who are over 70 or fail to attend their appointment(s) are welcome to ring the screening office direct for an appointment.• Women aged 50 to 70 who join the practice are welcome to ring the screening office to discuss when they will be screened.
Recommended every three years for women aged 25 to 49 and every five years for women aged 50 to 64. Please make an appointment with the Practice Nurse.
Cancer of the testicles is rare but still the most common cancer in men aged between 15 and 45. A simple, regular self-check could help you detect early signs of the disease and there are many websites that explain how this is done. If you do notice changes, it’s important to see your GP right away.
This check is part of a new national scheme to help prevent the onset of stroke, heart disease, diabetes and kidney disease. Everyone between the ages of 40 and 74 who has not been diagnosed with the conditions above will be invited for a check once every five years. If you are outside the age range and concerned about your health, you should contact your GP. For more information visit www.nhs.uk/nhshealthcheck or call the NHS Health Check helpline on 0845 850 9850.
This scheme offers advice and/or treatment for a wide range of conditions
The scheme means that you don’t need to wait for an appointment to see your doctor about any of the problems listed above. You can instead choose to go to see your pharmacist who can give advice and treatment.
If you don’t pay for your prescriptions your pharmacist will be able to supply any medicines you might need free of charge.
You will need to sign the back of the Pharmacist’s prescription form and show proof of your exemption like you do on a doctor’s prescription.
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 6 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 the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
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.
Please telephone between 12 noon - 12.30 for the results of any tests you have undergone. The telephone is not so busy at this time and the reception staff are more able to assist. The receptionist cannot discuss results but will simply pass on a message from the doctor as to whether the test is normal or if your doctor needs to discuss it with you.
It can take up to five days for us to receive your blood test result; X-Ray results take between 7-10 days, although some other tests may take longer.
Please note that we do have a strict policy regarding confidentiality and data protection. In this respect 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 information or they are not capable of understanding the results.
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