Barrington Medical Centre68 Barrington RoadAltrincham Cheshire, WA14 1JBTel: 0161 928 9621
A range of screening and health check services are available at the surgery. These include:
The Practice is equipped to carry out minor surgery procedures. In this way, lengthy waiting for some low priority hospital treatments can be avoided.
Baby and pre-school immunisation clinics are held every Wednesday from 10am (by appointment). Adult immunisation is also available by appointment with our Practice Nurse. Influenza immunisations are offered from October each year.
The Doctors are qualified to carry our regular checks on the development of babies and children. You may register your child for this service.
We run travel clinics in which our Practice Nurse will give information and vaccination where appropriate.
Social Workers will consider requests for home helps, meals on wheels and residential care. They can help with social and financial problems. Please contact 912 1212 for advice
We also provide services not covered by the NHS. These include medical examinations for pilots, elderly drivers, taxi drivers, HGV, medical insurance companies, occupational health checks and various private forms and letters. There will be a charge for these services, so please check with the receptionist beforehand.
Information about countries and vaccinations required can be found on the links below:
*** Important information - November 2017 ***
There is currently a national shortage of certain vaccines - we currently have no access to hep A, hep B or adult pneumococcal vaccines and there is also a shortage of tetanus / diptheria and polio vaccines. If you are aware that you will need any of these vaccines then you may wish to try to access them privately through a Travel Clinic to avoid any delay caused by submitting a travel form to us and subsequently being told that we are unable to assist at the moment
Advice or vaccinations relating to foreign travel are a non-nhs service.
Our Practice Nurse team are able to assess your requirements and provide advice to you - there is a charge of £20 for the assessment of your travel arrangements and for a travel appointment with them. This fee is non-refundable if you do not attend the appointment but is deducted from the cost of any vaccines that you subsequently receive to cover your travel arrangements.
A completed travel questionnaire is required at least 6 weeks before you travel to allow sufficient time for the initial assessment and any subsequent appointment to actually receive a vaccination. Travel vaccines are ordered by need and are not stock items - you will be required to pay at the time that your receive the first course of any vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Travels vaccinations that are available on the NHS are provided without charge.
To obtain advice or a travel vaccination :
Step 1 Print and complete the travel questionnaire available at the foot of this page or through our reception team. A completed form and the £20 payment need to be provided to our reception desk at least 6 weeks before you travel. If you have not allowed sufficient time we may not be able to assess your needs and you will need to contact our reception team by telephone for advice.
Step 2 : Having assessed your requirements you will be invited to attend an appointment to receive advice and vaccination if appropriate. The £20 fee covers the cost of this assessment, appointment and advice - the fee is non-refundable if you do not attend the appointment arranged but will be deducted against the cost of any subsequent vaccination.
Step 3 : If you are recommended to have a vaccine and agree to that you will be required to pay when you receive the first of any course.
Travel Health Questionnaire - please check before submitting your travel questionnaire that there is at least 6 weeks before you are due to travel. If you have not allowed sufficient time please contact reception to enquire whether we are able to help.
If you have not heard from us one week after submitting your form you can contact us to arrange your first appointment with the practice nurse.
You do not require a doctor's sickness certificate for any illness lasting six days or less. Your employer may, however, require you to complete a self-certification form SC1 which is available from your employer.
For any illness lasting longer than six days you will need to see the doctor for him/her to issue a sickness certificate and for any subsequent renewal of the certificate.
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