Wootton Vale Healthy Living Centre
NHSA centre for innovation in integrated healthcare

Services & Clinics

Travel Clinic

Are you prepared for your trip?

The surgery can offer individual travel advice for your trip. It is important to think about your vaccinations at least 6 weeks before departure.

Please download the ‘Travel Risk Assessment Form’ below or collect one from reception. When you return the form to the practice, you will be offered a telephone consultation with a nurse to discuss any vaccinations and advice you require. The nurse will at this point book you for a consultation should you require this.

At the surgery we can administer all vaccinations available on the NHS – these are as follows:

  • Tetanus, Diphtheria, Polio
  • Hepatitis A
  • Typhoid

For vaccinations that are not available on the NHS you will need to consider attending a private travel clinic to obtain these – such as Rabies, Hepatitis B & Yellow Fever.

We are happy to give Malaria advice to all patients and advice on safe travel precautions with food, drink & sun exposure. Please note it is important to organise travel insurance for your trip and to declare all pre-existing medical conditions.

Useful websites to look at for travel advice and recommended vaccinations:

www.nathnac.org/travel

www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk

www.who.int

Videos from NHS Choices:  

Travel Advice

A simple guide to health precautions when travelling abroad, including vaccinations, taking condoms and a first aid kit, and being careful about drinking water.

Malaria Advice

Malaria is a parasitic infection spread by mosquitoes. This video explains out how the infection attacks different areas of the body and what you can do to avoid getting the disease in the first place.

How To Be Sun Smart

In the UK, 2,000 people a year die from malignant melanoma, and it's increasing. See an expert and real people talk about how to stay safe in the sun.

Annual Reviews

The clinical team will be inviting those with Hypertension, Diabetes, Asthma, Respiratory and Cardiac conditions to attend at least once a year for review of their medication and condition. This is to ensure you are receiving the optimum treatment to maintain your quality of life.

We will also remind ladies when their cervical smear is due, and the under fives when their immunisations are due.

This is in line with our practice ethos of preventative medicine.

Healthcare Coordinators

You will be assigned a Healthcare Coordinator (HCC) when you register at the practice. Your HCC will carry out initial health assessment and well person checks. Samantha and Anne offer weight management and dietary advice, smoking cessation support, and support for other lifestyle changes and social issues. They are also your named point of contact for any enquiries or concerns you may have, and deal with correspondence and referrals relating to you. 

Your HCC will also contact you to invite you for annual reviews, health risk assessments and remind you when cervical smears are due.

Anne Meyern 01234 762500
Samantha Hale 01234 762500

For more information about HCC's click here. (pdf 24KB)

Immunisations

Post-natal appointments with a GP are available on request. Childhood immunisation clinics are held on Thursday Mornings.

For more information about Childhood Immunisations visit NHS Choices.

Midwife

Jenny visits the surgery every Thursday 10:00-12:30 for pre-booked appointments which should be booked through the surgery.

First ante-natal bookings need a longer appointment to complete your hand held notes so please tell the Receptionist when booking your appointment.

Minor Surgery

Minor surgery appointments are available on an ad-hoc basis. We also have the facility to photograph skin lesions to determine necessity of removal.

Non-NHS Services

Certain services and examinations are not covered by the NHS. These include items such as Private Medical Certificates, Private prescriptions, Insurance Claim Forms, Insurance Medicals Travel Cancellation Forms, Passport applications Forms, HGV & PSV medicals, other medical examinations and miscellaneous letters of confirmation. 

The fee Scale is available on request from the help desk and follows the recommended BMA Guidelines.

View our Private Fees

Test Results

Most test results are received within five working days, although some may take longer. You will be contacted to arrange an appointment with a clinician if appropriate.

Women's Healthcare Practitioner

20 or 40 minute appointments are available on a Tuesday or Thursday afternoon for advice and treatment on contraception, cervical smears, fertility, ante-natal and post-natal care, menopause and general gynaecology, incontinence and any female issues.

Some procedures need the assistance of a clinical support worker so, where possible, please tell the help desk you are booking for a procedure (implants, IUD fitting).

Initial pregnancy confirmation, advice, and on-going pregnancy care are offered. Continuing care will then be shared with the midwife. Sexual health appointments are also available for males and females. For the under ‘25’s’, there is an opportunity to obtain free condoms and Chlamydia testing.

Other Services Provided

We also host specialist sessions provided by outside visiting professionals both NHS and private and will add to these as the demand grows So far these include Gynaecology and Hearing advisory service.