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Minor Surgery

The practice undertakes minor operations, to help save long waits for hospital treatment, by appointment. Please contact the receptionist for details.

Antenatal Clinics

LONG SUTTON AND SUTTON BRIDGE – By appointment with the midwife.

During the course of your pregnancy you will have shared care between the hospital and the practice. You will be seen regularly by our attached community midwife at our practice-based antenatal clinics and attend hospital for a scan.

Well Baby Clinics (Paediatric Surveillance)

No appointment necessary.
SUTTON BRIDGE Thursday 2.00 – 4.00pm

There is a doctor and practice nurse in attendance and vaccinations are normally given by the practice nurse. We recommend a full immunisation programme and developmental checks for all pre-school children. Our health visitors or practice nurses can advise you on the requirements.

Children’s Immunisations

The recommended regime is as follows:

When To Immunise Diseases Protected Against Vaccine Given
Eight weeks old Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough),
polio, Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) and hepatitis B
Meningococcal group B (MenB)
Rotavirus gastroenteritis
Pneumococcal (13 serotypes)
Pneumococcal conjugate
vaccine, (PCV)
Twelve weeks old Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio,
Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) and hepatitis B
Sixteen weeks old

Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio,
Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) and hepatitis B
Pneumococcal (13 serotypes)

One year old (on or after the child's first birthday)

Haemophilus influenza type b (Hib), Meningitis C
Measles, Mumps and Rubella (German Measles)

PCV Booster
MenB Booster
Eligible paediatric age group Influenza (each year from September) Live attenuated influenza vaccine LAIV
Three years and four
months or soon after
Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and polio
Measles, mumps and rubella
MMR (check first dose given)
Gilrs aged 12 to 13 years Cervical cancer caused by human
papillomavirus (HPV) types 16 and 18 (and genital warts caused by types 6 and 11)
HPV (two doses 6 - 24 months apart)
Fourteen years old Diphtheria, tetanus, polio
Meningococcal groups A, C, W and Y disease
Td/IPV (check MMR status)

Health Promotion

On joining the practice all patients’ registration forms will be screened.

The practice holds approval for health promotion in:

Asthma Management Cytology Clinics
Diabetes Management Smoking Cessation

The aim of the practice is to encourage and support its patients in living a healthier life. Anyone who wants an appointment should ring Long Sutton Medical Centre on 01406 362081 or Sutton Bridge Medical Centre on 01406 350217. The nurses who organise and participate in these clinics are fully qualified in recognised and approved courses of health promotion training.

Smoking Cessation Groups

These are held at various intervals during the year. If you are interested in giving up smoking please ring reception for details of times and venues.

Adult Immunisations

This is dealt with by the practice nurse. We recommend that all adults have a tetanus booster every seven to ten years. If you have never had a tetanus injection it is important for you to have a course of three injections. Please note however that a patient who has had 5 doses during their lifetime would be considered to be fully covered. Any woman who might be thinking of having children should consider having a blood test to check that she is protected against rubella (German measles).

Travel Vaccinations

We also provide travel immunisations as required. Please try to plan these well in advance as you may need a course of vaccinations over a period of six weeks or more. To download and complete our Travel Questionnaire form in advance of your travel clinic appointment please click on the following link: Travel questionnaire

Please note that travel health consultations are provided free to our patients on the NHS as an additional service, however should you book an appointment and subsequently do not attend you will be invoiced a charge for the appointment time which has been wasted. Please cancel any appointments that you are unable to attend giving plenty of notice and reschedule for a more convenient time.

Flu Vaccinations

In October and November of each year, we offer “flu” injections to patients who are at particular risk. This includes the frail, the elderly and those with long-standing chest complaints (eg asthma), cardiac conditions and diabetes.

Family Planning

All aspects of family planning are catered for. Patients requiring oral contraceptives are seen during routine surgeries.

Newly Registered Patients

All new patients will be asked to complete a registration questionnaire form which will be screened by the nursing team. If necessary, the patient may be called for a patient screening check.

Non-NHS Examinations

Medical examinations for special purposes eg elderly drivers, HGV medicals, pre-employment medicals, fitness to undertake sports, fitness to travel etc, are not undertaken during surgery times. Please note that there are non-NHS standard services and a fee for these types of appointments is payable. As non-NHS funded clinical time is set aside for this type of appointment then the appropriate fees will be payable to the practice in advance of the appointment.

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