GP’s and Practice nurses are qualified to give Contraception and Sexual health advice to all patients. We offer basic screening for sexually transmitted infections and can refer to other local services. In addition those under 25 can access free Chlamydia testing (self testing process) and free condoms.
We can also offer Contraception inplants & IUCD ( Coil ) insertion.
Routine antenatal check-ups by our midwifery team.
Mother and Baby
A drop-in clinic for advice and weight checking.
Childhood Vaccinations are offered to children during the first 18 years of life. They are usually held on a Thursday morning. These vaccinations can also be done during normal surgery if you are not able to attend on a Thursday.
Routine and Travel vaccinations for all ages are available during surgery times by appointment with our nurses.
If you are planning to go abroad this year, you can book in with your practice nurse for travel advice or visit www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk for up to date travel information from the NHS.
We run flu clinics from early October.
Ask at reception for further information.
Regular check-ups and advice from practice nurses on lifestyle, inhaler techniques and medication, plus reviews, action plans and lung function measurements.
Chronic Heart Disease
Your GP and Practice Nurse will monitor your symptoms, blood pressure, medication, weight and blood tests regularly. We also discuss your daily lifestyle factors regularly to ensure we reduce your future risk factors.
Idealy prevention, screening and management of diabetic complications is done annually or more frequent, as required. Treatment of Hypoglycaemia and Hyperglycaemia, active participation in own care with the Lifestyle program and Expert Patient Program.
Chronic Obstructive Pumonary Disease
Annual or more frequent lung function tests; symptoms and frequency of breathlessness, coughing and wheezing will be monitored; a review of inhaler technique, smoking status, weight, pneumonia and annual flu vaccines will be carries out. Promotion of self management plans.
Your blood pressure and blood levels , including cholesterol will be assessed regularly by the practice nurse. We will monitor your lifestly factors, including weight, smoking habits, alcohol intake and diet to limit future harmful risk factors.
Quit Smoking Services
Still struggling to give up smoking ? We can help – come along and talk to us, we can plan an individual programme of support to make sure you stop.The practice provides the following – Stop Smoking Services & Stop Smoking in Pregnancy Services, we can provide these services to both registered and non-registered patients.Here at Furlong Medical Centre we have a team of fully qualified advisors to provide our patients ( and those not registered with us ) with a comprehensive smoking cessation service. We can work around your needs with flexible appointments and a free texting service to give you the best chance of quitting and staying quit.
Weight Management Programme
Want to lose weight ? Our practice nurses are now running a 12 week weight management proramme to help with tips, ideas and support for you to lose weight safely and for good. Book in for a consultation and find out more.
We offer a free and totally confidential service with fast results sent by text or phone, for all 16 – 24 year olds. Please take a specimen sample provided at reception and just follow the instructions.
NHS Health Check
Anyone btween the ages of 40 – 74 years ( who are not already diagnosed with diabetes, heart disease, stroke or kidney disease ), are invited to come along to the surgery to have a free health check-up. The check includes a cholesterol test, blood pressure check, weight and lifestyle management advice. Don’t miss the opportunity to reduce your risks and look after yourself.
Health Care Assistants
Please note that Rachel and Teresa our Health Care Assistants, assist the Practice Nurses with patient care, carrying out ECG’s, Quit Smoking clinics, BP checks, Phlebotomy, Lifestyle reviews etc.
Here at Furlong Medical Centre, we can offer a comprehensive free and convenient texting service to help our patinets look after themselves from the comfort of their own home. FLORENCE is an automated service to promote health in many ways, including – blood pressure monitoring, asthma, contraceptive reminders and COPD. Please ask any of the nursing team for more information