Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
You should only leave the house for very limited purposes:
Important - These reasons are exceptions – even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.
There is separate advice about staying at home if:
Do not leave your home if you have either:
To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay at home.
Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do.
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
Important - Call 111 for advice if you're worried about a baby or child.
If they seem very unwell, are getting worse or you think there's something seriously wrong, call 999.
Do not delay getting help if you're worried. Trust your instincts.
Use the quick NHS coronavirus status checker to tell us about your current experience of the virus.
This will help the NHS plan its response to coronavirus by showing where the virus is spreading and how it affects people.
Patient Survey - Please take a few minutes to download the Patient Participation Group survey. Please send back to us as an attachment to email@example.com or alternatively please provide feedback using our contact form. Thank you.
Flu injections are now available, please call the practice to book.
We are now sending text reminders for appointments, please inform us of your current mobile telephone number.
The nursing team at the Cedar Brook Practice has a wide range of specialist expertise in Asthma, Diabetes, Respiratory Disease, Hypertension, Coronary Heart Disease, Sexual Health, Child Health, Family Planning, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Well Man, Well Woman, Diet and Life Style Advice and Travel Health and Immunisations.
Regular monitoring for patients with Chronic Disease conditions are undertaken by the GPs and Nurses. If you are unsure whether to see a Nurse or Doctor please ask at reception and we can advise you.
Our children immunisation clinics are run on various days of the week by one of our Practice Nurses. Please book an appointment at reception. Your Health Visitor will be able to give full details of the immunisation programme for under 5’s and older children.
If you require an interpreter for your appointment with the doctor, nurse or pharmacist please advise the receptionist when booking your appointment. This service is provided by telephone, must be booked in advance and is subject to availability.
In October each year we offer free flu vaccinations to high-risk patients.
Please book a flu vaccine appointment if you are over 65 or you are a carer or have a history of heart disease, diabetes, respiratory disease, liver or renal problems or live/work in institutions or nursing homes.
The Practice offers a full range of contraceptive advice and treatments, including contraceptive injections, Mirena and Contraceptive Implants. Insertion, annual check up and removal of Intrauterine Contraceptive Devices (IUDs—Coils).
Thinking of starting a family?
If you are considering becoming pregnant, come and talk to our Nurses. We can provide you with a full range of pre-pregnancy advice including advice on folic acid, diet, exercise and abstaining from alcohol and cigarettes.
Annual monitoring for all patients with Coronary Heart Disease (CHD, angina, heart failure, history of heart attack or stroke) is offered at the surgery by the nurses.
Regular monitoring and annual reviews for patients with hypertension (raised blood pressure) are undertaken by the GPs and Nurses.
These clinics are run by our practice nurses, offering regular monitoring and Annual Reviews. Spirometry testing is also available.
A comprehensive family planning service is available during normal surgery hours led by the Practice Nurses.
Cervical smears are recommended for all women aged 25-50 years every three years, and every five years for women aged 50-65 years of age. These are carried out by appointment during surgery hours by one of the Nurses.
Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) screening (including Chlamydia) is available from the Nurses and Doctors.
Menopause advice and Hormone Replacement Therapy advice is available from the Nurses and Doctors.
If you would like to access this service please consult your Doctor.
Dr Carter runs a monthly wart treatment clinic using Liquid Nitrogen to freeze-treat warts and Verrucas.
Dr Hurton runs the Practice’s Diabetic Service and offers a wide range of services including annual reviews and follow-up appointments.
The Practice Nurses offer dietary and lifestyle advice to patients, family and carers. They are able to advise and support patients wishing to lose weight.
These clinics are run by our practice nurse and health care assistant and the appointment will last approximately 30 minutes. Please enquire at reception.
Did you know that if you are pregnant and would like to go to Hillingdon Hospital or Queen Charlotte and Chelsea Hospital to have your baby, you do not need a self referral from your GP. You can now contact a midwife as soon as you find out you are pregnant to speed up your access to maternity care.
The hospital will pass on the information to your GP.
You can access details for Hillingdon Hospital at www.thh.nhs.uk Click on services and select M-Maternity and Midwifery - click on box the Refer Yourself and fill in form and follow instructions once completed.
Or for Queen Charlotte and Chelsea Hospital, www.imperial.nhs.net Click on our services, Choose M- Maternity and Obstetrics, Refer to this service.
NHS GO - free app to download
NHS Go is the new way to get free 24/7 access to health information that helps young people take control of their health.
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These should be handed into reception before 11:00. These are collected before Midday by the hospital courier. Please ensure any specimen bottles are securely capped / closed, attached to a fully completed request form and are labelled with your name and date of birth, or the hospital may be unable to carry out the test. Sample containers and advice on their use are available from reception. Tests to check for infections (swabs, urine, faeces, sputum etc) take a minimum of 5 working days to be reported by the laboratory as they need time to grow bugs if they are present.
Blood tests are normally carried out at Hillingdon Hospital Phlebotomy Department open from 08:30 to 16:30 on weekdays (no appointment necessary), or by appointment at The Hesa Centre, 52 Station Road, Hayes. You will need to book an appointment at the Hesa Centre on 01895 484800. Routine blood tests are reported from the laboratory to the Practice usually within 5 working days. More complex or specialised tests may have to be sent away to specialist laboratories and may take weeks to be reported. Blood tests for elderly & disabled patients can be carried out by our health care assistant at the practice. Please book an appointment at reception.
Please phone the surgery after 11:00 seven days after your tests. To safeguard your confidentiality you will be asked a number of questions to confirm your identity. We strive to maintain high standards of confidentiality for our patients therefore you may occasionally be requested to attend the surgery in person to discuss your results, providing confirmation of your identity (e.g. passport, driving licence, etc.) when you attend.
These will be sent by letter from the Health Authority. If you have not received your results 6 weeks after your smear please contact the Practice.
A blood test is when a sample of blood is taken for testing in a laboratory. Blood tests have a wide range of uses and are one of the most common types of medical test. For example, a blood test can be used to:
A blood test usually involves the phlebotomist taking a blood sample from a blood vessel in your arm. and the usual place for a sample is the inside of the elbow or wrist, where the veins are relatively close to the surface. Blood samples from children are most commonly taken from the back of the hand. The child's hand will be anaesthetised (numbed) with a special cream before the sample is taken.
You can find out more about blood tests, their purpose and the way they are performed on the NHS Choices website.
An X-ray is a widely used diagnostic test to examine the inside of the body. X-rays are a very effective way of detecting problems with bones, such as fractures. They can also often identify problems with soft tissue, such as pneumonia or breast cancer.
If you have a X-ray, you will be asked to lie on a table or stand against a surface so that the part of your body being X-rayed is between the X-ray tube and the photographic plate.
An X-ray is usually carried out by a radiographer, a healthcare professional who specialises in using imaging technology, such as X-rays and ultrasound scanners.
You can find out more about x-ray tests, how they are performed, their function and the risks by visiting the NHS Choices website.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse at least 8 weeks before you travel 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 8 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.
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.
The Practice is happy to complete the following private certificates and forms for a fee. A list of these current fees can be obtained from reception.
Payment can be made by cash or cheque only (Payable to The Cedar Brook Practice). Please note that for some items a payment in advance will be required.
Can only be completed if you have consulted a Doctor for the illness causing the cancellation.
Most of these forms can be completed by the Doctor without seeing the patient. Please allow a minimum of 3 weeks for completion.
Please note there is a fee for the completion of these forms.
The Practice is happy to carry out specialist medical examinations or make reports as required for employment or licensing purposes. Examples include:
Medical examinations for Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV), Taxi, Public Transport, Driving Licences, Fire Brigade Medicals and Adoption and Fostering Medicals/Reports.
Please note there is a fee for these medicals. 50% will be payable in advance when the appointment is booked.
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