Clinics and Services

Clinics and Services

We provide a range of services and clinics.

NHS Health Checks

The NHS Health Check is a free check-up of your overall health. It can tell you whether you’re at higher risk of getting certain health problems, the check is for people who are aged 40 to 74 who do not have any pre-existing conditions.

It looks for problems such as:

Why Have an NHS Health Check?

The Health Check generally takes 20 – 30 mins and includes:

  • height & weight measurement
  • urine testing
  • cholesterol test
  • diabetes screening
  • blood pressure check
  • dietary advice
  • smoking advice
  • exercise advice

The checks are booked with Katie (Care Co-ordinator) or Mandy (Healthcare Assistant). If you would like further information on your NHS Health Check please click the link below:

Antenatal

The community midwives offer advice on all aspects of antenatal and postnatal care. They hold regular clinics at the surgery. You will be referred to them by your doctor.

They can be contacted on 01480 357963/4.

Annual Health Review

Happy Birthday!

Don’t forget to book your annual review!

Covid-19 has shown us how much we need to streamline and prioritise our resources. That is why we are implementing a birth-month recall system for most long-term conditions and annual reviews.

As of August 2022, we plan to implement the birth-month recall system. Patients with one or more long-term conditions will receive an invitation to book an appointment just before their birthday month.

To bring all patients in line with their birth month, it may mean that you are asked to attend, even if you have had a review within the last 12 months. We still need you to attend.

The Goal

As a result, patients will have to attend fewer appointments as multiple tests and checks can be performed at the same time.


What are long term conditions?

The practice already invites certain groups of patients in for an annual review of their conditions.

This includes patients who have:

  • Respiratory conditions
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Kidney disease
  • Heart disease
  • Cancer
  • Arthritis
  • Epilepsy

What we do
As your GP surgery we play a significant role in managing your long-term condition. We believe in working with you and specialists in the community to provide holistic, personal, and high-quality care.

Long term conditions or chronic diseases are conditions for which there is currently no cure, and that are managed with drugs and other treatments.

All patients with a long-term condition should have an annual review (or ‘health MOT’). This could involve one single appointment or multiple appointments depending on which long term condition(s) you have. If a blood test or blood pressure check is required, you will be booked with a Health Care Assistant, if further checks are needed, these will be booked with either a nurse/GP/Advanced Nurse practitioner depending on the type of consultation you need.

Your medical history and medications will be reviewed at your appointment and together we will consider how we may improve your health/management of your long term condition. This may include health advice, medication changes or referrals to a community service.

Chronic Disease Clinics

We run a number of weekly clinics for patients who suffer from chronic illnesses. These clinics are run by the practice nurses who have specialist training in these areas. You will be invited to attend one of these clinics if you suffer from a chronic illness.

  • Hypertension (Blood Pressure) Clinic – Monday to Friday
  • Diabetic Clinic
  • COPD/Asthma (Chronic Lung Disease) Clinic 
  • Ischaemic Heart Disease Clinic – Monday to Friday

Coil / IUD Fitting

Who do I see?
Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Advice:
You can book an appointment with the ANP.

Information about contraceptive implants.

Information about coils.

Where to get an IUD

You can get the IUD for free, even if you’re under 16, from:

  • contraception clinics
  • sexual health or genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinics
  • GP surgeries
  • some young people’s services

Find your nearest sexual health clinic.

If you are getting an IUD / IUS fitted with us please print, complete and bring this form with you when you attend your appointment.

Family Planning

All forms of contraception (including EMERGENCY contraception) can be provided by the doctors and practice nurses who have been fully trained by the Family Planning Association.

If necessary, ask for an emergency appointment. You can also find more information at icash

MSK Physiotherapy

An MSK (musculoskeletal) physiotherapist can provide expert assessment and advice to help you manage pain, disability and injury to your joints, muscles or spine.

Medication Reviews

Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see or speak to a doctor, clinical pharmacist, nurse practitioner or practice nurse at least once a year to review their regular medications and notification should appear on your repeat slip. You may also need blood tests to monitor your medication.  Failure to have a review could result in the GP stopping or reducing the medication currently being prescribed.

Please ensure that you book an appropriate appointment to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions.

Please allow two full working days for prescriptions to be processed and remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account.

Prescriptions & Fees

NHS Charges

These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.

  • Prescription (per item): £9.35
  • 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £108.10
  • 3-month PPC: £30.25

If you will have to pay for four or more prescription items in three months or more than 14 items in 12 months, you may find it cheaper to buy a PPC.

  • Telephone advice and order line 0845 850 0030
  • General Public – Buy or Renew a PPC On-line

There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website.

Help With NHS Costs

In England, around 90% of prescription items are dispensed free. This includes exemptions from charging for those on low incomes, such as:

  • those on specific benefits or through the NHS Low Income Scheme
  • those who are age exempt
  • those with certain medical conditions
  • More information is available at NHS Choices

Electronic Prescribing Service (EPS)

The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) is an NHS service. It gives you the chance to change how your GP sends your prescription to the place you choose to get your medicines or appliances from.

What does this mean for you?

If you collect your repeat prescriptions from your GP you will not have to visit your GP practice to pick up your paper prescription. Instead, your GP will send it electronically to the place you choose, saving you time.

You will have more choice about where to get your medicines from because they can be collected from a pharmacy near to where you live, work or shop.

You may not have to wait as long at the pharmacy as there will be time for your repeat prescriptions to be ready before you arrive.

Is this service right for you?

Yes, if you have a stable condition and you:

  • don’t want to go to your GP practice every time to collect your repeat prescription.
  • collect your medicines from the same place most of the time or use a prescription collection service now.

 It may not be if you:

  • don’t get prescriptions very often.
  • pick up your medicines from different places.

How can you use EPS?

You need to choose a place for your GP practice to electronically send your prescription to. This is called nomination.

You can choose:

  • a pharmacy. a dispensing appliance contractor (if you use one).
  • your dispensing GP practice (if you are eligible).

Ask any pharmacy or dispensing appliance contractor that offers EPS or your GP practice to add your nomination for you. You don’t need a computer to do this.

Can I change my nomination or cancel it and get a paper prescription?

Yes you can. If you don’t want your prescription to be sent electronically tell your GP. If you want to change or cancel your nomination speak to any pharmacist or dispensing appliance contractor that offers EPS, or your GP practice. Tell them before your next prescription is due or your prescription may be sent to the wrong place.

Is EPS reliable, secure and confidential?

Yes. Your electronic prescription will be seen by the same people in GP practices, pharmacies and NHS prescription payment and fraud agencies that see your paper prescription now. Sometimes dispensers may see that you have nominated another dispenser.

For example, if you forget who you have nominated and ask them to check or, if you have nominated more than one dispenser. Dispensers will also see all the items on your reorder slip if you are on repeat prescriptions.

For more information please visit the NHS Choices website .

Sick / Fit Note Certificates

Self Certification Sick/Fit Note for less than 7 days

If you have been ill for 7 days or less you don’t need to see a Doctor. You can complete a Self-Certification form yourself. However some employers insist on a Doctor’s note regardless. A Doctors note under these circumstances involves a charge of £10.

Many employers have their own self-certification forms. If your employer doesn’t have its own form you can download the Self Certification Form. Please print it, fill it in and hand it in to your employer. You do not need to see a Doctor.

Click below if you have been ill for less than 7 days.

Sick/Fit Note certificates

Doctor’s Sick/Fit Note for More Than 7 Days

If you have been ill for more than 7 days you will need a doctor’s certificate. These certificates are called ‘Fitness to Work’ Certificates.

The doctor may call you or arrange for an appointment.

If you have already been seen by your Doctor about this illness your certificate will be sent to you within a week.

Requesting an Additional Sick/Fit Note

If you have already had a Sick Note (Fit Note) for this illness your Doctor may not need to see you to issue an additional Sick Note. Please complete this form. We will contact you to let you know when you can collect your Sick / Fit Note or we may contact you to arrange an appointment.

Text Reminder Service

We have a texting service which allows you to receive confirmation and reminders about your appointments.

To have this service you will need to register by completing a consent form.

Please remember to update your contact details with us when you change address, telephone numbers and email address.

To Sign up please fill out this form and submit it to the surgery.

Child Health Surveillance Clinics

All children are invited to see the doctor for a health and development check at about 6 weeks.

Later checks are carried out by the health visitors and school nurses.

Childhood Immunisations

All children under five years of age are encouraged to have the recommended immunisations.

Appointments for clinics are held weekly at each surgery and all appointments are sent directly to the parents/guardian from the Health Authority.

Learn More

Childhood Vaccinations

NHS Cambridgeshire & Peterborough has created a Guide to Childhood Illnesses for parents and carers across the area.

This guide covers everything parents and carers need to know about important subjects such as vaccinations, common ailments and issues, and where to go for help if your child has a medical issue.

Guide to Childhood Illnesses

We will call you to book your child’s immunisations when they are due. We work on information provide by Child Health please contact us if you don’t hear from us.

If you chose not to have your child vaccinated please let us know. You maybe interested to view the information about vaccinations on the guide below.

If You Choose Not to Vaccinate

Travel Health

Unfortunately we no longer offer a travel clinic service at the surgery. This is due to government funding cutbacks. We do of course continue to provide any immunisations that you are entitled to on the NHS.

Please find listed below contact telephone numbers for further help and information.

Loves Farm Pharmacy in St Neots offer a full travel advice and vaccination service

If you take the form below with you to the Pharmacy and get them to fill it in before bringing it back to us, where we can arrange vaccines that are available through the NHS to be made available.

Telephone: 01480 215665

LCM Training Solutions Mobile Travel clinic Offord Darcy www.lcm-solutions.co.uk
All prices are very competitive
  01480811167
The Travel Clinic LTD Cambridge www.travelclinic.ltd.uk
Competitively priced appointment within 48 hours.
  01223367362
Tesco Pharmacy Eynesbury Travel Health Advice Service Malaria prevention/medication
Stay safe in the sun Travellers diarrhoea
  01480327647
Cedar House Surgery Huntingdon Street
St. Neots YELLOW FEVER ONLY
  01480406677


If you require your immunisation history please speak to one of our receptionist who will be happy to look into this for you.

Non NHS Services

Private Work Fees

The NHS provides free health care for most people.

It is important to understand that GPs are self employed and not all of the services we provide are covered by the NHS payments to the practice.

Please expect a fee for non NHS services. The staff or your doctor will inform you of any charges before carrying out non NHS work.

We ask that all payments are made in advance of any work being completed, and that 28 days is allowed for this work to be completed.

Please see below for the range of non NHS services we provide and the current costs for each of them.

Travel Vaccinations

If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements, well in advance (At least 6 Weeks). This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required. See below for further information regarding the travel Immunisation process.

There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below

Home – Fit for Travel

It is important to make arrangements  as early as possible – at least 8 weeks before you travel.  A travel form needs to be completed so that the practice nurse can review your arrangements and plan what is required.

Sometimes these vaccines have to be ordered as they are not necessarily stock vaccines. Often a second appointment is required and this 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 will incur a charge to the patient. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.


Travel Appointments in the Surgery

To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the form on the link below and bring it to the surgery as soon as you book your holiday.

A member of our travel team will review the form and plan what vaccinations you may require and offer general travel advice.

Travel Questionnaire


Travelling in Europe 

If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.

Travel & Covid-19

There is a lot of advice and information on the gov.uk website both in relation to Covid-19 and travel generally.

Please follow the link below

Foreign Travel Advice

NHS.UK Travel Vaccination 

If you’re planning to travel outside the UK, you may need to be vaccinated against serious diseases found in other parts of the world.  For information please click the link below.

NHS Travel Vaccinations Overview