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Patients can choose which surgery is most convenient. Both have ample parking facilities and access for the disabled. There are direct communication links and all doctors work at both sites. Ryecroft Surgery is part of the Primary Health Care Centre opposite the old Sainsbury's site and Silverdale Medical Centre is in the centre of the village.
These are run at both surgeries on a Monday afternoon. You should book an appointment as soon as you find out that you are pregnant. To minimise the risk of spina bifida, we recommend that you take 400mcg per day of folic acid from when you start trying to conceive until the twelfth week of pregnancy. This is available over the counter from any chemist. If possible you should also give up smoking.
These are offered to all women aged 25-65 mainly by the specially trained practice nurses, and are normally repeated every 3 years for patients up to the age of 50 and 5 years thereafter up to the age of 65.
We provide a full vaccination programme and child development checks. You will be offered routine child development at 6-8 weeks 9-12 months 27-30 months
Immunisations take place at:
Silverdale on Tuesdays 9.30 - 11.30am Ryecroft on Wednesdays 9.30am - 11.00pm
Routine Immunisation Schedule Jan 2020
Checks are done by practice nurses, if you are eligible for an annual check we will send you a reminder in the post.
If housebound, home visits can be arranged. Flu vaccines are encouraged when appropriate and are usually available from the beginning of October.
This is provided by all doctors up to three days after an accident, and possibly up to 5 days after an accident in special circumstances. This is a fully confidential service and the receptionists are specially trained to give an appointment. It can also be obtained free from chemists displaying two purple pills.
Counselling and advice are given on all aspects by all the doctors and nurses. This includes preconception, implants and coil fitting, and is completely confidential. For coils please make an initial appointment with Dr Knowles who will discuss this option with you before arranging a further appointment for you to have the coil fitted. For implants please make an initial appointment with Dr Knowles or Dr Tan who will discuss this option with you before arranging a further appointment for you to have the implant.
Joint injections are performed and verrucae are treated in normal surgeries.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below:
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Anyone requiring travel vaccinations and is due to travel in TWO weeks or less will need to have the vaccinations done privately.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges.
Examples are listed below with our fees for :
Our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
Examples are listed below with our fees for : April 19 – March 20
PRIVATE PRESCRIPTION £ 22.00
PRIVATE CERTIFICATE WITHOUT EXAMINATION £ 22.00
SICKNESS/ACCIDENT SHORT CERTIFICATE £ 22.00
PRIVATE LETTER (e.g. missed exams, housing etc.) £ 27.00
HOLIDAY CANCELLATION CERTIFICATE £ 43.00
FITNESS TO TRAVEL: CERTIFICATE £ 43.00
FITNESS TO TRAVEL : EXAMINATION £ 126.00
SICKNESS / ACCIDENT BENEFIT CLAIM FORM £ 33.50
OCC HEALTH PRE EMPLOYMENT HEALTH / FITNESS REPORT £51.00
*TAXI MEDICAL £ 89.00
* HGV MEDICAL £99.00
ASSESSMENT OF CAPACITY FOR WILL 126.00
*FAILURE TO ATTEND APPOINTMENT WILL INCUR A CHARGE EQUIVALENT TO HALF THE RELEVANT FEE
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