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The Ridgeway Surgery is aware of the announcement by the Department for Health and Social Care that anyone aged 50-64 has now been added to the eligible cohorts for this year's flu vaccine. We are now working to order additional vaccine supply and plan for more flu clinics in December. We ask that patients refrain from ringing the practice with inquiries on this and we will communicate the new arrangements for flu clinics in the near future.

UPDATE TO OUR PRESCRIPTION COLLECTION TIME

Patients needing to collect routine regular medications from dispensary will be able to collect during the following times:

 

12pm – 5pm on Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri

12pm-2pm on Tuesdays

Any patient struggling to collect during these times can speak to our Dispensary team to arrange an alternative time that suits them. Please allow at least three days to process your prescription request.

 

To prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVD-19), we are  moving all requests for appointments to a telephone triage system. Please ring us between 08:20 -10:00 am if you need medical advice for acute conditions. After the doctors call, patients who need to be seen in person will be given a face to face appointment at the surgery.

Alongside telephone, video, face to face appointment we now have online consultations.

This health advice can be accessed either via https://www.online-consult.co.uk/org/the-ridgeway-surgery   

Or for patients who have an online access, can access it via the "health advice" tab. 

 

Clinics & Services

pregnant_examContraception Service

Please contact the Surgery for further information.

Maternity Care: All doctors provide maternity services. Appointment can be made by contacting the surgery receptionist. Tel 01527 892418

 

Maternity Self-Referral:

Patients can now Self-Refer to Maternity Services by ringing 01527 512056

mother_baby_consultBaby 8 week checks

These are done by the Doctor on Thursday afternoons between 3pm and 4pm at the surgery. The practice nurse runs a child vaccination clinic at the same time, contact the receptionist to book an appointment. If you wish to see the Child Health Visitor please make an appointment by contacting Crabbs Cross Clinic. Telephone No: 01527 488770.

Cervical Smear Tests

We encourage all women usually between the ages of 25-65 to have a smear Test. Women aged 25 to 49 will be screened every 3 years and women aged 50 to 64 will be screened every 5 years. Appointments can be made with the nurse. If you have not had a smear within the last 3 or 5 years (see above), or are unsure when your last one was, please speak to the receptionist.

girl_injectionInfluenza & Pneumonia Vaccinations

Influenza vaccinations are available usually from mid October. We also offer immunisations against one of the commoner forms of pneumonia to everybody over the age of 65 and to patients who have conditions that necessitate them having additional protection. The practice nurse will be happy to advise whether you need either of these vaccinations or not.

New Patient Checks

All new patients are encouraged to see the practice nurse for a check-up, as are our existing patients who have not seen a doctor for three years. Patients over the age of seventy five are encouraged to have an annual check-up with either the nurse or one of the doctors.

Well Person Health Checks

Are available to patients by making an appointment to see the Practice Nurse.

Phlebotomy Service

We have dedicated phlebotomists who undertake blood tests Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday between 08.30 – 1300 and 0830-1200 on Tuesday.

elderley_lady_bpcheckMinor Surgery and Cryotherapy clinics.

The removal of minor lesions, cysts, joint injections and cryosurgery for warts are all available. Please discuss these with a doctor or the practice nurse.We run two "freezing clinics" each month for warts and verrucas

Medical Examinations and Insurance Certificates Examinations

For HGV, taxi, PSV driving or for insurance purposes are not covered by the NHS. The fees charged are displayed in reception.

Speech Therapy, Home Physiotherapy Occupational Therapy, Chiropody, Counselling and, Social Services Support

These services can be arranged through your doctor if a referral is felt to be appropriate.

 
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