You may see a member of our nursing team by appointment – they offer treatment advice on a wide range of services including:
- Ear syringing (suspended during COVID)
- Wound dressing and suture removal
- Dietary and lifestyle advice
- Blood pressure testing (during COVID please submit your own results)
- Immunisation and vaccination – child/adult
- Smear tests
Other Services Offered
- Menopause advice
- Child health surveillance
- Ante natal care
- Family planning
- Minor surgery
- Diabetes clinic
- Respiratory clinics
- Flu And Pneumonia Injection Clinics
These are held each year, usually between September and March. These injections provide valuable protection against flu in at risk patients, such as patients with heart, lung and kidney problems, diabetics and the elderly.
The pneumonia injection is currently recommended for over 65s and younger people with certain medical conditions who are at risk.
The Department of Health states that we are not able to provide flu or pneumonia vaccination for our patients who do not fall into the above categories, but we will be able to advise you on where you will be able to obtain the vaccination.
Cervical Screening (Smear Tests)
All women aged 25 to 64 are offered a cervical smear test as part of the national cervical screening programme every 3 years from age 25-49 and every 5 years from age 50-64. Please note you will be invited by the screening programme and we can not take a smear without this invitation.
You can book a telephone appointment with our Practice nurse. Alternatively, you can visit one of the local Pharmacies who offer private consultations, and speak with the Pharmacist, especially if you are in need of Emergency Contraception (Morning After Pill).
Services In Addition To The NHS
An appropriate fee will be charged for services carried out that are not part of the NHS. A list of fees is displayed in reception.
Clinical Waste Collection
Update from Bracknell Forest Council
If you require a clinical waste collection, please make sure you are registered by email, rather than a letter through the post.
Clinical Waste registration form
The template for letters of authorisation will still need to be filled out with the details of the resident. However, we ask that the letter is filled out electronically and attached to an email alongside of a brief explanation as to why the resident requires a clinical waste collection.
Please note that incontinence pads, sanitary materials, disposable nappies and dressings from non-infectious wounds are not regarded as clinical waste and can be placed in the green domestic refuse bin as general waste. If you require a second green domestic refuse bin for this waste you can apply for one online https://www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/bins-and-recycling/forms/make-green-bin-enquiry or by calling customer services on 01344 352000.