Special Clinics/Health Promotion
The surgery offers a comprehensive range of support clinics/appointments:
- Family Planning
- Asthma Clinics
- Baby Immunisation Clinics
- Child Health Clinics
- Minor Surgery
- Travel Immunisations (click here for more information)
- Diabetic Clinics
- Chronic Disease Clinic
- Vaccinations (e.g. Flu clinics)
- Ear syringing
Further information available from reception.
Phlebotomy Service/Blood Taking
From 1.10.18 we are providing our own phlebotomy service, to patients of 10 years and over, (this was previously run by Portsmouth Hospital NHS Trust) and therefore we can only make appointments for patients who are registered at Gudgeheath Lane Surgery.
(Children under 10 will need to attend the Hospital for their tests)
If the Hospital request that your blood is tested please arrange to go to the Hospital for this test. If you are a patient of another surgery you will need to attend at your registered surgery for your test.
Patients of Gudgeheath Lane Surgery, who's GP has requested a blood test, please ring the surgery to arrange an appointment. Clinics will be held at Gudgeheath Lane Surgery on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings.
Always ensure you have your blood test request form with you for your appointment - the phlebotomist can not take your blood without this form.
Patients travelling abroad should always take advice on what vaccinations they need and whether anti-malarial tablets are indicated. We are not able to offer advice to patients on the vaccinations they may require but we can recommend using a registered private travel clinic or taking advice from the NHS website http://www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/home.aspx
NHS vaccinations are available from the surgery free of charge. We ask that patients requesting NHS vaccinations bring either a printed destination advice sheet from the NHS Fit For Travel website or a recommendation from a private travel clinic to a standard 10 minute nurse appointment and the vaccinations will be provided as indicated:
NHS vaccinations are the following:
Patients who are unsure about their vaccination record should check with the practice Nurse, in a standard 10 minute consultation, before further vaccination.
Care of our patients who have Diabetes
In order that we continue to improve the care that we provide to you in managing your Diabetes, we are increasingly working collaboratively with experts within the Community Diabetes Team.
This may entail us sharing relevant clinical information with clinicians from this team in order that we may create an individualised care plan to best meet your needs.
If you have any concerns or objections to us sharing this information, please let us know.
Diabetic Eye Screening
Changes to Diabetic Eye Screening Programme
From April 1st 2017 the Portsmouth & South East Hampshire Diabetic Eye Screening Programme (DESP) will be merging with Southampton DESP and Salisbury (Hampshire part) DESP to form the Hampshire and Isle of Wight DESP.
All patients details and screening history will be provided to the new Diabetic Eye Screening Programme, who will then invite you to attend your next screening appointment. All your screening related dates and images will continue to be securely held and will only be accessible to healthcare professional directly involved in your care with your consent.
If you have any questions speak to your GP Practice or check out the new website www.desphiow.co.uk
If you have any questions regarding your screening please telephone 01983 898700.
Pneumococcal disease is an infection caused by bacteria called Streptococcus pneumoniae which mostly lives harmlessly in the back of the nose and throat.
The bacteria are present in tiny droplets that are expelled when an infected person breathes, coughs or sneezes. If you breathe in these droplets, you may also be infected. You can also become infected by touching any droplets that might have landed on a surface such as a table, and then transferring them to your face.
Once the bacteria have entered your body they can either lie dormant (which means they do not cause you any harm, but they could still be passed onto someone else), or they can multiply and cause health problems such as pneumonia, septicaemia (blood poisoning) and meningitis.
Are you: Aged 65 years or over
Do you have any of the following conditions:
- Diabetes (controlled by medication)
- Asplenia (or dysfunction of the spleen)
- Chronic Kidney Disease
- Chronic Respiratory Disease
- Chronic Liver Disease
- Chronic Heart Disease
- Cerebrospinal Fluid Leaks
- Cochlear Implants
- Occupational Exposure to Metal Fumes
If you are in any of the above categories it is recommended that you receive a Pneumococcal vaccination.
Pneumococcal vaccinations will be offered at the same time as the flu vaccination. It's a simple and safe vaccine that can prevent pneumococcal infections.
If you would like any further information please contact the surgery.
There are some services that we provide which are not covered by the NHS e.g. medical examinations/reports/travel vaccinations/claim forms etc. These services attract a fee - a copy of the fees is displayed in the waiting area/reception or click here to visit the fees page.