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Clinics & Services

nurse_senior_bpAcle Health Centre provides a range of health services for over 9,000 residents in Acle and the surrounding area.

Details of your practice services can be found below:

Cervical Screening

Cervical cancer can be prevented. Routine screening is an effective way of detecting disease at an early stage, so that it is curable. We carry out a screening programme and we strongly encourage you to come for a cervical smear when you receive an invitation letter.

District Nursing

The District nurses are based at Brundall surgery and carry out various procedures in your own home, and act as an extension of our team at the health centre for those patients who are housebound.

Medication Review Clinics

Medication reviews are carried out at the surgery at regular intervals. If you are informed that you need a medication review then please speak to the receptionist to make an appointment.

Nurse_BPPersonal Enquiries

If you would like to discuss any matter confidentially please advise the receptionist on the front desk or dispenser and they will take you to an area of privacy.

Physiotherapy

There is a highly trained physiotherapist

Midwifery

The midwife based in the community works from the Medical Centre. Her role is to help expectant mothers with all aspects of their healthcare during and after their pregnancy. She holds antenatal clinics here which are via a booked appointment.

Vaccinations and Immunisations

nurse_with_baby2Many childhood illnesses (such as mumps, measles and rubella) are easily prevented through vaccinations. We have a full range of vaccinations available at this surgery, and we will be inviting you to bring your child along at appropriate stages in your child’s development.

You should make sure that your child completes the full course of immunisations to protect them from unnecessary illness.

The doctors, practice nurse or health visitor will happily answer any queries you may have about immunisation and vaccination.

The midwife based in the community works from our health centre. Her role is to help expectant mothers with all aspects of health care during and after their pregnancy. We hold antenatal and postnatal clinics at the health centre and there is an appointment system.

Emergency Contraception

We deal with requests for emergency contraception in strictest confidence, including requests from patients aged under 16. We will offer you a choice of contraceptive methods where possible but you can see the doctor or nurse on an emergency basis.

You can also go to the casualty department of the Norfolk and Norwich or James Paget Hospitals to be treated if you prefer. The sooner you get treatment, the better the chance of success.

Dispensing

If you are prescribed medication and live over one mile from the Acle Chemist, you can collect your medication from the surgery dispensary. The dispensary is open Monday to Friday 9 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 6 pm.

Please do not store unwanted medicines and return them to the surgery for safe disposal.

For your convenience, a debit card machine is available for payment of prescriptions or other fees.

pregnant_23Family Planning Services

All our doctors provide contraceptive services and advice. Coils and implanon insertions appointments are available on Wednesdays.

Health Visiting

The Health Visitor based at Brundall surgery, works mainly with families and focus on expectant mothers and children under five years old. Their role includes health promotion, health education, developmental clinics, pre-school immunisations, advice and support. The health visitors work in your home and in the health centre.

You can contact the health visitor on 01603 712255 between 9.00am and 5.00pm, Monday to Friday.

Other services include:

  • Minor surgery
  • Contraceptive services
  • Smoking Cessation advice
  • Chiropody
  • Dietetics
  • Minor Injury

 
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