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Christmas Opening Hours

Mon 18th - Fri 22nd December     Normal Opening Hours
Mon 25th & Tue 26th December   Closed
Wed 27th - Fri 29th December     Normal Opening Hours  
Mon 1st January 2018                 Closed
Tues 2nd - Fri 5th January           Normal Opening Hours
Extended Access Clinics

From 22 December 2017 to 3 January 2018 patients unable to book an appointment at their normal GP practice will be offered appointments at Staines Health Centre, Knowle Green, Staines TW18 1XD where Extended Access clinics will be held.  Please note these Extended Access clinic appointments cannot be booked online via Patient Access.   There will be no appointments available on 25 December, 26 December or 1 January 2018.

 

You can also access medical advice from calling NHS111, visiting your local pharmacy, visiting one of our Walk-in-Centres in Woking Community Hospital, Heathside Road Woking, GU22 7HS and Ashford Health Centre, London Road, Ashford, TW15 3FE.

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 Sexual Health Clinic
There is a sexual health clinic at the surgery every Tuesday from 3.00pm for our registered patients, open to both males and females of any age. Please call reception to book an appointment.            
Phlebotomy Clinic
Blood tests are available 4 mornings per week from 7.30am.
Please ask  at reception for details.
INR Clinic
The practice nurses are now running a daily INR clinic please ask your GP if you are a suitable candidate for this clinic.
 
Appointments and Prescriptions
Please don't forget to register for appointments/prescriptions on-line. Application forms are available on the website to download or ask at reception.

Travel Vaccinations
Please be sure to book your travel vaccination in the travel clinic at least 6 weeks prior to the departure date. This is a 20 minute appointment with the practice nurse. The travel questionnaire can be completed on line or download and hand into reception.
Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre
The surgery is a registered centre for yellow fever vaccinations.  You do not have to be registered with the surgery to use this service.  Please ask at reception or call on 01784 730580 or email us on stanwell.road@nhs.net

Whooping Cough and Pregnancy

There is a lot of whooping cough around at the moment and babies who are too young to start their vaccinations are at greatest risk.

Expectant mothes can help protect their babies by getting themselves vaccinated against whopping cough from week 28 of their pregnancy.

WHAT IS THE PROBLEM

You may have thought that whooping cough had died out but since 2010 there has been an increasing number of people getting the disease in this and other countries. In 2012, there has been a rapid rise in whooping cough, with a big increase in cases in young babies.

We do not know why this is happening but the causes are being investigated. the important thing is now to protect those young babies who are most likely to suffer badly if they catch the disease.

WHY SHOULD I BE CONCERNED

Whooping cough is a serious disease that can lead to pneumonia and permanent brain damage. Many babies with whooping cough will be admitted to hospital and they are at risk of dying from the disease. Deaths from whooping cough are rare in the UK but more babies have already died this year than in recent years.

BUT AREN'T BABIES VACCINATED TO PROTECT THEM AGAINST DISEASES

Yes they are, but the babies that have been getting whooping cough are generally too young to have started their normal vaccinations so they are not protected against the disease. Babies' immune systems don't make good responses to the vaccine until they are two months old and they need three doses to build up full protection.

SO HOW CAN I PROTECT MY BABY?

The only way you can help protect your baby from getting whooping cough in its first weeks after birth is by having the whooping cough vaccination yourself while you are pregnant. You will then pass some immunity to your baby before he or she is born. The best time to get vaccinated is between weeks 28 and 32 of your pregnancy but you can still have the vaccination up to week 38.

You should have the vaccination even if you were vaccinated when you were younger or had whooping cough yourself. If you have missed the vaccine during your pregnancy talk to your GP.

IS IT OK TO HAVE A VACCINATION WHILE I'M PREGNANT

Women in the USA are having these vaccinations during pregnancy and while the vaccine used there is very slightly different from the one used in the Uk, there is no reason to believe that the safety of the vaccine used here will be any different. Its much safer for you to have the vaccine than to risk your newborn baby catching whooping cough.

BUT WHAT ABOUT SIDE EFFECTS FROM HAVING THE VACCINE WHILST PREGNANT?

There are no safety concerns related to having the vaccine during pregnancy. You may have some mild side effects from the vaccine that are common for all patients, such as swelling, redness or tenderness where the vaccine is given, in your upper are, Serious side effects are extremely rare, especially in adults.

WILL MY BABY STILL NEED TO BE VACCINATED AGAINST WHOOPING COUGH AT TWO MONTHS IF I'VE HAD THE VACCINE WHILE PREGNANT

yes your baby should be vaccinated according to the normal schedule.



 
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