The practice undertakes minor operations, to help save long waits for hospital treatment, by appointment. Please contact the receptionist for details.
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.
The recommended regime is as follows:
|When To Immunise
||Diseases Protected Against
|2 months old
||Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough),
polio, Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)
|3 months old
||Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio and
Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), Meningitis C
|4 months old
||Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio
and Haemophilus, influenzae type b (Hib)
Meningtis C, Pneumococcal infection
|Around 12 months old
||Haemophilus influenza type b (Hib), Meningitis C
|Around 13 months old
||Measles, Mumps and Rubella,
|MMR + PCV
|Three years and four
months or soon after
|Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and polio
Measles, mumps and rubella
|DTaP/IPV or dTaP/IPV
|Gilrs aged 12 to 13 years
||Cervical cancer caused by human
papillomavirus types 16 and 18
|13 to 18 years old
||Diphtheria, tetanus, polio
On joining the practice all patients’ registration forms will be screened.
The practice holds approval for health promotion in:
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.
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. 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).
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.
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.
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.
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. As special appointments must be made, a fee will be payable in advance of the appointment.