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Healthy Lifestyle

Blood pressure, weight, cholesterol and well person checks, smoking, alcohol, diet and exercise advice can be sought from members of our Primary Care team.

Minor Surgery

Some of our GPs are registered to carry out minor procedures within a primary care setting. These procedures may include removal of skin lesions or injections into joints and muscles.

You need to see your GP first to discuss this and then you will be offered an appointment to have the procedure carried out, provided it is appropriate to be performed at the surgery. For other procedures, you may be referred to the hospital.

Travel Advice & Vaccinations

Our Practice Nurses can advise on all travel needs, but please plan ahead if you require travel vaccinations. It is essential that you allow enough time for the appropriate vaccines to be ordered and given to you. To be effective many vaccinations have to be given at least 8 weeks prior to your visit. You can help us by completing our Pre-Travel Clinic Record form, which you can download from our website. There may be a small charge for travel vaccinations.

Carers

If you are a carer, please notify the receptionists, we may be able to offer you help and advice. You may also be entitled to receive a flu vaccination each year. You do not need to identify the person you care for. For more information about our services to carers, please read the Information for Carers leaflet available to download from our website.

Non-NHS Services

In addition to the wide range of NHS services that are provided free at the point of delivery, we provide other services which fall outside the NHS, for which a fee is payable. The following list is not exhaustive, but such services include:

  • The preparation of medical reports for insurance companies/solicitors;
  • Private certificates;
  • Conducting medical examinations, eg for insurance companies, driving medicals, holiday cancellations;
  • The completion of medical questionnaires for public/private authorities, e.g. OFSTED;
  • Completion of forms, eg fitness to travel;
  • Countersigning of forms, eg driving licence applications;
  • Production of letters of reference;
  • Private prescriptions.

The fees for these services are published annually by the British Medical Association – please ask at reception for the latest prices. Fees are to be paid at the time that the service is delivered and payment can be made by cash or cheque payable to Central Avenue Surgery.

Please make any appointments through the Practice Secretary.