Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
You should only leave the house for 1 of 4 reasons:
Important - These 4 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:
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.
Read general information such as:
The St Vincent Medical CentreTel: 01302 361318
Hollybush Health CentreTel: 01302 890440
All new babies are invited for regular check-ups from eight weeks old. All childhood immunisations are given by the practice nurse during baby clinic.
All the doctors and nurses can provide contraceptive advice and arrangements can be made for coil, cap and implant fittings. Please discuss your needs with the doctor.
Minor operations can be done in our treatment room. Please discuss this with your doctor who will then arrange for you to be given an appointment.
Led by our nursing team, this clinic offers advice and general health check-ups to patients diagnosed with diabetes.
We offer patients who suffer with Asthma and COPD an appointment with our nurses who specialise in these illnesses for advice and support.
Adult immunisations are given by the nurse during the week, by appointment. Vaccinations necessary for travel are also given in the practice, in the travel clinic.
A recall system is operated by the Cytology Department. You will be notified by them when your cervical smear is due, please contact the surgery to make an appointment with the practice nurse.
If you are thinking of becoming, or already are pregnant, start taking folic acid. If a home pregnancy test is positive, you can register with the midwife without seeing a doctor. Please complete a referral form (which can be obtained from reception), your details will then be passed onto the midwife who will contact you to arrange an appointment.
This is an important routine check following the birth of your child. It is done six weeks after delivery.
The practice offer the following travel vaccinations under the NHS:
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to complete a form which can either be collected from reception or downloaded here. Travel Assessment FormThis 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 complete and hand in the form as soon as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as an appointment may be required with the practice nurse to actually receive any necessary vaccinations or advice regarding your trip.
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 include the following:
Please note that the partners of the Saint Vincent Practice DO NOT countersign passport applications.
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.
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