Studholme Medical Centre50 Church RoadAshfordMiddlesex, TW15 2TUTel: 01784 420 700
Family Planning & Sexual Health
We run a weekly coil clinic and contraceptive implants clinic. Please call reception to book a coil fit, removal and/or a fit and removal, implant fit or implant removal.
Community Sexual Health services are run by CNWL. Please click here for clinic details:CNWL clinics
Cervical Smear Tests
Our nurses perform the majority of routine smear tests. The Health Authority runs a recall system.
Our Doctors offer pre-conception counselling, ante-natal and post-natal care in conjunction with local midwives.
Please advise the receptionist when you book an appointment for a routine child health check and ensure you have seen the health visitors in the preceding week in order to have your child weighed and measured. The health visitors at Ashford Clinic also offer practical support where needed for families with children.
Routine children’s immunisations are carried out in our dedicated clinics. Routine adult immunisations are by appointment with our nurses. We offer a full range of travel vaccinations. (see above tab for more information). For information about children’s immunisations click here.
MMR catch-up for children aged 10yrs to 16yrs please CLICK HERE for further information. If you would like your child to be vaccinated please make an appointment with our Practice Nurse.
Stop Smoking Service
Studholme do not currently run and Smoking Cessation Clinic, if you would like help to stop smoking please click on the document attachmented for your information.
STOP SMOKING SERVICE.doc
Blood tests, X rays and ECGs are routinely carried out at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospital.
The practice runs regular diabetic clinics to provide routine check-ups for diabetic patients either attending the surgery alone, or in a ‘shared care’ program with our local hospitals.
Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Monitoring
Our nurses offer reviews for asthmatic and COPD (emphysema and chronic bronchitis) patients and help with inhaled treatments. We also offer a spirometry service.
Minor Surgery and Joint Injections
We offer a minor surgery service at the practice including joint injections. Please see a GP in order to arrange this.
Minor Illness Clinic
Patients over the age of 5 with one of the following conditions can be seen by our minor illness nurse:
Athletes foot, asthma problems, animal bites, boils, cold sores, conjunctivitis, constipation, coughs, colds, ‘flu symptoms, contraception issues (including emergency contraception), diarrhoea, diabetic problems, ear ache, hayfever, headlice, in-growing toenails, nosebleeds, sinusitis, scabies, sore throat, sunburn, thrush (candida), threadworms, urine infections in women (cystitis), verrucas and warts, vaginal discharge and bleeding, vomiting.
We run phlebotomy clinics (taking of blood samples) during the following times:
Tues :- 08.15 - 10.05
Wed :- 08.15 - 08.50
Fri :- 08.40 - 10.35
Sat :- 08.15 -10.45
Smokers are encouraged to contact the NHS smoking helpline on: 0800 169 0 169.
For alcohol related problems, there is a local community alcohol team at Ashford Hospital telephone 01784 884488
Private Consultations are available for insurance medicals on Tuesday Mornings.
Private Services: Physiotherapy, Acupuncture, Podiatrist and counselling are also available.
NHS Patient Health Checks for 40 – 74 year olds are available. Please call reception to make an appointment or speak to your GP.
The NHS Health Check is a sophisticated check of your heart health. Aimed at adults in England aged 40 to 74, it checks your vascular or circulatory health and works out your risk of developing some of the most disabling – but preventable – illnesses.
Think of your NHS Health Check as being your "midlife MOT". It checks that some of your body's most important systems are all running smoothly. Among other things, your blood pressure, cholesterol, and BMI will all be checked and your results given to you.
Crucially, your NHS Health Check can detect potential problems before they do real damage. Everyone is at risk of developing heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, kidney disease and some forms of dementia. The good news is that these conditions can often be prevented.
Your NHS Health Check will assess your risk of developing these health problems and give you personalised advice on how to reduce it.
It's free of charge, including any follow-up tests or appointments.
Thousands of people have already had an NHS Health Check. They are now armed with information and support to reduce their risk of developing heart and vascular problems. Why not join them?
Together, the vascular conditions identified by the NHS Health Check are the biggest cause of preventable deaths in the UK, affecting more than 4 million people.
Every year, the NHS Health Check is expected to help:
If you want to avoid being a statistic, it's worth making an appointment for an NHS Health Check as soon as you get your invitation.
Find out more about why you should have an NHS Health Check.
You'll be invited for an NHS Health Check every five years if you are between 40 and 74 years old, as long as you don't have an existing vascular condition.
You'll usually get your NHS Health Check at a GP practice or local pharmacy, but it could happen at other convenient places in your neighbourhood, depending on where you live. Find out more about ways to get the NHS Health Check.
Even if you don't qualify yet for an NHS Health Check, there are plenty of other ways to build up a picture of your health.
Start by taking the online heart age test now to see how healthy your heart is.
At the check, you'll be asked some questions about your lifestyle and family medical history. You'll also have some routine tests. From these, your healthcare professional will be able to give you an idea of your risk of heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and type 2 diabetes. As well as a breakdown of your results, you'll get an overall score giving your risk of getting heart disease or stroke. If you're over 65, you will also be told the signs and symptoms of dementia, and you'll be made aware of memory services nearby.
After your results have been explained, you’ll be offered personalised advice and support to help stay healthy, and lower your risk if any of your results need improving. This advice could include suggestions on small changes to your diet or how much exercise you should take if your risk is low or moderate.
If you are at higher risk, your healthcare professional might want to discuss whether you should be taking medicines to control your blood pressure or cholesterol, along with help to take action such as losing weight, becoming more active or stopping smoking.
By having a routine NHS Health Check for these conditions every five years, you can take action early and greatly improve your chance of a longer, healthier and happier life. You may be surprised how some small, long-lasting changes to your lifestyle can make a huge difference.
Once you've had your NHS Health Check, you'll have a good idea of what your risk is of developing heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, kidney disease and certain types of dementia. There are some risk factors for these diseases that can't be changed; for example, your risk increases with age. But there's a lot you can do to reduce your risk. You can:
Your NHS Health Check will give you information and support to help you reach your health goals and enjoy a better quality of life. By acting to reduce your risk, you'll have more chance of dodging the debilitating and potentially disabling effects of illnesses such as type 2 diabetes and stroke.
For more details, read FAQs about the NHS Health Check.
Are you thinking, or have already booked a trip abroad? if so do you need travel advice?
At Studholme Medical Centre our practice nurses are able to assess and advise you of any recommended vaccine that you may require for your trip, as well advise you of any risks involved. If you are travelling to a malaria area, you can discuss malaria medications that are required.
It is important to make the initial appointment as soon as possible, at least 6-8 weeks prior to your travelling date, as you may require further travel appointments at a later date to be fully covered by the recommended vaccinations.
Vaccinations take at least two weeks to become fully effective.
NHS travel vaccines will always be offered if recommended, which include Tetanus, Diptheria, Polio, Hepatitis A, Typhoid and sometimes Cholera.
If you should require a private travel vaccine, (this includes Yellow Fever, Rabies, Japanese Encephalitis), then these are not available on the NHS. Please talk to you local pharmacist who may be able to help or you can google "private travel vaccines"
Should you require further information about the countries you are travelling to, you will find this on the website listed below:
Visiting a malaria area? You can find general advice and information from the following website:
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:
For a list of Private Patient fees please click here Non NHS Fees
Payment by Card or Cash only (no cheques accepted). Please note that at least 5 working days are required by the surgery to complete most forms. Any forms that require completion within 48hrs will be charged at £50. If you fail to attend an appointment and you do not notify us with at least 24hrs notice you will be charged a £50 cancellation fee.
We do not provide aviation licence medicals. However you may wish to refer to following links for information although these services are not endorsed by the Practice you may find them helpful:
Cancellation charge agreement form :DNA Policy for Private appts.pdf
The following services below are private services run by external contractors - Please note these services are not connected with or the responsibility of the practice.
Requests for private referrals are mostly precipitated by the need or wish of the patient/s to be seen by a consultant earlier than what the NHS can provide. There are may be cases when patient’s private insurance cover is not sufficient for long term care or if patient is unable to continue to pay for private visits. Patients in this cases, can go back to their GP to request for an NHS referral to continue their treatment.
When requesting for Private Referrals, the patient needs to book an appointment with their GP to discuss the request and provide the following information please:
Condition for which this private referral is requested for
Name of the Consultant and speciality
Name of the Hospital / Private Clinic including address
Any information regarding the date and time of their appointment if known.
Patient must state that they are privately insured ( name of the health insurance company )
If not Privately Insured , to note that Patient is Fee –Paying
Private Referral Letter/s will be released to the patient ( Sent by post to your registered address) after 3 working days.
There is no fee for Private Referral Letters.
The patient should arrange their appointment with the private consultant this cannot be done by the Practice. Once a private appointment is arranged, should the patient fail to attend they must re-arranged their own private appointment. The practice cannot follow up private appointments on your behalf.
NHS Treatment for Overseas Visitors
The criteria for treatment of patients using the services of the UK National Health Service (NHS) for overseas visitors at the Studholme Medical Centre are as follows:
EMERGENCY or IMMEDIATELY NECESSARY TREATMENT
Treatment by a Doctor will be free of charge providing the following conditions are met:
Treatment by a Doctor will be chargeable in the following circumstances:
Consultation with a Doctor in the Surgery up to 10 minutes
Consultation with a Doctor in the surgery over 10 minutes
Consultation with a Nurse in the surgery (15mins)
Fee for private prescription
Other services and vaccines available
Prices on request
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