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Clinics

Treatment Room Sessions

These are held by the nurses and appointments are available for: dressings, injections, removal of stitches, immunisations and ear syringing.

Special Purpose Clinics/Services

Antenatal Clinic

Antenatal clinics are held regularly every week by the midwife.

Child Health Clinic

These clinics are now held off-site. Please speak to your health visitor for details.

Child Health Surveillance

This service is now conducted off-site by our health visitors.

Child Immunisations

It is important that your children are fully immunised against all the childhood diseases. If you have any questions about these immunisations, your doctor or health visitor can give you advice.

Family Planning

The practice offers a full family planning service during surgery time including coils and implants.

Cervical Smears

We believe that regular smears offer a high degree of protection against cervical cancer. They can be taken by the practice nurse or by the doctors during their ordinary surgeries. Reminders are sent at appropriate intervals.

Travel And Holiday Advice

Appointments are available with the nurses to discuss travel abroad including immunisation, malaria prophylaxis and all aspects of travel health.

PLEASE NOTE: It is very important to book an appointment well in advance of your holiday as some vaccinations take a while to become effective.

Not all immunisations are provided under the NHS and some have to be charged for.

Diabetic, Heart And Respiratory Disease

Our practice nurses have been given further specialist training in the management of the above conditions. They are responsible for monitoring your care and will contact you when your medical is due. They work closely with the doctors and will refer to them any problems which may arise.

Parentcraft Classes

These are arranged by the health visitor and midwife for all mothers-to-be and their partners.

Adult Immunisations

Are you up to date with your tetanus and polio vaccinations?
If not, or you are uncertain, please contact the practice nurse.

Flu Vaccination

This is recommended for patients aged 65 and over or with heart, lung or kidney disease, diabetes and residents of nursing and rest homes. The vaccination campaign normally starts in October each year.

Shingles vaccination

Who’s eligible?
Aged 70 years?
Plus anyone in their 70s who was born after 1 September 1942 and has not yet had the vaccine.

Aged 78 years?
Plus anyone aged 79 years old who has missed out on the vaccine.

Protect yourself from the pain of shingles – speak to your GP surgery about having your vaccine today!

Minor Surgery

The practice undertakes minor operations to help save long waits for hospital treatment. See your doctor first to discuss whether the operation is necessary and to arrange a mutually convenient time.

Other Services Provided On Site

We have a blood pressure machine designed for patients to take their own. So if you would like to come into the surgery and take your own blood pressure, a print out will be provided of the reading which you can leave at the reception to be checked. Please can you also weigh yourself and measure your height and complete the health information slip.

Following referral by your doctor - counselling, physiotherapy and chiropody. The last two services also operate on a private basis.

You can now see a physiotherapist without having to see your GP first.  If you have any concerns you can always be referred for physiotherapy in the usual way by your GP – please make an appointment as usual.
Click here for an information leaflet about physiotherapy, including the self-referral form.

Baby Changing

We have facilities for baby changing. If you need to breastfeed your baby please ask one of the receptionists and they will find you somewhere quiet.

Non-NHS Services

Some items are not covered by the NHS and you may be asked to pay a fee. These include private medical certificates, private health insurance forms, insurance and employment medicals, fitness to drive and fitness to travel, passport applications, etc. Appointments are undertaken outside surgery hours. Please telephone to arrange a time.

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Christchurch Medical Centre, 1 Purewell Cross Road, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 3AF
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