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James Fisher Medical Centre4 Tolpuddle GardensMuscliffeBournemouth, BH9 3LQTel: 01202 522622
In addition to GP consultations the practice offers a comprehensive range of clinics and healthcare services:
Chronic Disease Management
If you have one of these diseases we offer regular monitoring consultations with nurses specially trained in those fields. You will be sent a letter inviting you to attend for a thorough health check and lifestyle advice. We advise patients to take up these appointments even if they are regularly seeing a GP.
These are available each morning, by appointment with our phlebotomist at the practice. Alternatively you can attend the Pathology Department at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital between 9 and 4 on a week day without appointment.
We operate an automatic recall system and all eligible women should receive a reminder when they are due for a smear. If you are concerned about having a smear please talk to your doctor.
Various minor operations may be undertaken within the surgery. This will need to be discussed with your GP initially and an appointment for the procedure will usually be offered within a week or two.
All GPs in the practice can offer help with contraception including prescribing the pill and also fitting coils (IUDs)
This clinic is run by the midwives. If you become pregnant, you should first consult a GP, who will then arrange for you to be given a booking appointment with the midwife. You will be seen regularly throughout your pregnancy at either the surgery or the hospital.
Child health and Immunisations
All new babies are invited for regular check-ups and offered the recommended schedule of immunisations by appointment. An open access clinic for queries about your baby's health is available on Tuesdays 09:30 – 10:30 at Muscliffe Primary School, staffed by the health visitors.
General Nursing Services
Including ear syringing, minor injuries, first aid and general health advice.
Please complete a travel form (available from reception or to download) if you are querying about immunisations and malaria treatment for travel abroad. You will be offered an appointment to provide the recommended regimes. In some cases these items are not available under the NHS and you will be advised of the charges.
Please ask if you would like help with giving up.
You may need travel vaccinations and health advice, depending on where you are visiting. To help us advise you on the protection you may need please complete the Travel Health Questionnaire below at least 8 weeks before departure date, if within 8 weeks we may be unable to provide all appointments required for your Travel Vaccinations, and therefore may need to attend a local private clinic and pay their fees.
TRAVEL HEALTH QUESTIONNAIRE:
Travel Health Questionnaire
Each traveller will need to book a 20 minute appointment.
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.
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.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
Patient Fees for non-NHS Services
Payment by Cash or Cheque - Cheques will only be accepted for amounts of £15.00 or above and should be made payable to ‘James Fisher Medical Centre’
Private sick certificate; Letters (e.g. ‘to whom it may concern’, support of housing, benefits etc)
Claim Forms – without medical (e.g. BUPA/ PPA claim form, School fees, sickness/ accident claim form etc)
Shotgun Certificate; Driving Licence form and photo (without medical)
Private Prescription for non-prescribed medication (e.g. preventative medication)
Paternity Blood Test; DNA
Access to Health Records Act 1990 - copies of reports for patients (per side)
Access to Records under Data Protection Act – copy of whole record (electronic & paper)
Access to Records under Data Protection Act – copy of electronic record only
Vaccination Report (from Medical records):
Print out from electronic records
Print out from electronic records + search of paper notes
Medical examination with Report: (e.g. HGV, Taxi, Elderly Driver, Fitness/ Sport Medical, Accident Insurance, Court exemption & pre-employment etc)
Medical Report without examination
Ofsted Childminder report (Health Declaration Booklet)
Private Consultation (including prescription)
Power of Attorney – attendance and report
Hepatitis B – For Travel only*
Hepatitis B (x 3 vaccinations) – For Travel only*
Hepatitis B (x 4 vaccinations) – For Travel only*
Rabies (x 3 vaccinations)
Fitness to Travel Report; Holiday Cancellation form
Malaria Tablets Prescription
* We only provide Hepatitis B Vaccinations for travel purposes, we do not provide these vaccinations for occupational purposes.
SELF MANAGEMENT COACH
Managing life with a health condition isn't always easy. We know that understanding and keeping track of medications, treatments, tests and appointments with healthcare professionals are important, but also that a health condition affects our emotions, how we feel about ourselves, our social life, hobbies and day to day routines at home. Feeling confident managing all of that can be a challenge.
At The James Fisher Surgery, we have a Self Management Coach and Link Worker as part of our team. Clinical healthcare professionals like doctors and nurses can be really important to help us manage the medical aspects of our health, and Self Management Coaches and Link Workers can help us manage the emotional and practical impact in our day to day life.
The Self Management Coach works with you to help you feel confident about managing your health and its impact on your day-to-day life. Discussions will centre around;
The Link Worker can help you connect to your local community whether its signposting or supporting you to access services. Discussions will centre around;
Our Self Management Coach, is based at James Fisher Medical Centre each Wednesday afternoon . They are part of our team here to support you. Lots of patients and their carers say how hard it is when healthcare professionals only have ten minutes, but health coaches have up to 45 mins for each session to listen to you and support you. Your GP practice nurse or any member of the reception team can refer you to see the Coach, so if you are interested in this, please mention it to one of the team at The James Fisher Surgery.
To see a Link Worker please call 0303 3030153 or use the online referral form;
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