St Marys RoadBecclesSuffolk, NR34 9NXTel: 01502 712662
Patients are seen by the Midwife at clinics by appointment.
Our Practice Nurses run an Immunisation Baby Clinic on Wednesday mornings, by appointment only.
The Health Visiting Team hold two clinics each week at Butterflies Beccles Children's Centre, Castle Hill, Beccles.
The practice provides a full range of family planning services. Most of our Nurses are trained in giving contraceptive advice.
If you have a long term condition such as diabetes, asthma or chronic heart disease, you will be contacted annually for a review. You will be asked to complete a health questionnaire and once this is returned a member of our team will contact you with regard to an appointment.
We offer minor surgery for certain procedures. If necessary your Doctor will refer you into this service, although the procedure may be carried out by another doctor and not your usual GP.
The practice offers health checks under the national NHS scheme to help prevent the onset of specific health problems. Everyone between the ages of 40 - 74 who have not been diagnosed with heart disease, diabetes or kidney disease will be invited for a check once every five years.
We are currently working with MIND on a 6 month pilot to provide support for those struggling with Mental Health issues. Appointments are now available at Beccles Medical Centre on Monday and Friday's for adults and on Wednesday's for younger adults and children.
Comprehensive travel advice and/or vaccinations can be provided at Beccles Medical Centre by a member of our practice nursing team.
Please allow at least 12 weeks before departure to ensure there is enough time for our nurses to assess your travel needs and give any immunisations required.
If you are due to travel abroad please ask at reception for a travel questionnaire (one per traveller) which needs to be completed as fully as possible and returned to the surgery. Alternatively, you may fill out the online version below.
After completing a travel questionnaire please contact the practice to book a travel appointment with one of our Practice Nurses.If you submit a travel questionnaire online please allow 2-3 working days after submitting this before contacting the surgery for an appointment.
The nurse will assess your travel health needs before your appointment, so please complete and return your forms in good time. We use this information so that we can give you appropriate advice and offer you any necessary vaccinations to ensure that you are fully prepared for your trip.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
If you are requested to provide a specimen this may be left at reception in the 'specimen drop hatch' any weekday before 3.00pm (except semen samples which must be taken direct to the James Paget Hospital on a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday). Please ensure that the specimen containers are correctly labelled with your full name, date of birth and the date the sample is collected, as the laboratory will not carry out investigations on unlabelled or incorrectly labelled specimens.
Please telephone the practice during opening hours to obtain the results for your investigations.
If telephoning it is usually easier to get through to the practice in the afternoons and you should wait at least one week after your test has been carried out.
The doctor may ask a receptionist to pass on information about your results. If the doctor wants to discuss the results with you they will make contact.
All of our surgery premises have suitable access for disabled patients and there are reserved parking spaces opposite the Health Centre.
Disabled patients' WCs are available in both the Health Centre and Caxton Villa just inside the entrances.
We have a lift at the Health Centre, but if your appointment is with a clinician who is working in an upstairs consulting room at Caxton Villa and you are unable to use the stairs, please ask at reception for a consultation downstairs at the time of making your appointment or on arrival.
Beccles Hospital offers a Phlebotomy walk in centre Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 12pm. However, patients are advised to come no later than 11.30am as when busy, the list will be closed early.
Beccles Medical Centre is working in partnership with OneLife Suffolk*, to encourage our patients to access their FREE services. If you live in Suffolk and would like support and help to improve your health then please visit the website below for more information.
For more information call 01473 718193 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also follow OneLife on social media: facebook.com/onelifesuffolk or @OneLifeSuffolk
LOSE WEIGHT: For anyone with a body mass index of 30+. Up to 12 months of support through our psychologically informed group sessions. Our experienced trainers are there to empower individuals to lose and sustain 5% of their body weight during the programme. A 5-10% reduction in body weight can significantly reduce health risks.
FAMILIES & YOUNG PEOPLE: A year-long programme of fun, interactive 10-week intensive group sessions. The groups are for children and young people aged 4-18 years who are looking to improve their health and wellbeing, alongside their parents or carers through our family centred approach.
STOP SMOKING: 12-week support programme delivered by our trained advisors to help you to quit smoking. Support is tailored to each individual and allows the option of nicotine replacement therapies which can be given at appointments. You are 4 times more likely to succeed in giving up smoking using treatments alongside support.
HEALTH WALKS: Volunteer led, inclusive health walks that are for anyone wanting to become active and meet new people. Walking 2 miles a day, 4 times a week, can help reduce weight by 1lb every month! Find a walk nearby that suits you.
FLU CAMPAIGN 2018
This year there is a different flu vaccine for those aged 65+. Due to exceptional global demand for the new vaccine and the delivery dates that we been allocated for this, we are having to plan our flu campaign differently this year.
We are starting with those aged 75 plus and those ‘at risk’ under 65. If you are between the ages of 65 to 74 we will contact you when we receive further vaccines which we expect in November.
For those patients aged 75 plus and under 65 in an ‘at risk’ group who are registered at Beccles Medical Centre we are offering a WALK-IN SERVICE every weekday between 8am and 5.30pm with one of our Practice Nurses …. just give your name to reception, take a seat and wait to be called
For those who are eligible for a Shingles vaccination this can be given at the same time
Flu Immunisation is available to anyone age 65 or over and to those patients in an ‘at risk’ group:-
If you are unsure whether you are entitled to a flu vaccination, please ask at reception.
If you are eligible for a flu vaccine but do not wish to have one this season, please inform the surgery by one of the following methods:
Please include your name, date of birth and address in your message. We will then update your medical record so that you are not contacted about this during the 2018 flu campaign.
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