Our practice hosts the following services and clinics:
More than five million people in the UK are being treated for asthma. By understanding the condition and how to treat it, you can help yourself and the doctor keep your asthma under control.
Your doctor will be able to give advice.
As of Monday 4th January 2016, Douglas Grove Surgery will continue to provide this service to Witham patients. The service will run on a Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 08:30am to 12 noon. All appointment bookings will be taken by Fern House Surgery. PLEASE NOTE THIS IS NOT A WALK-IN SERVICE.
This important aspect of preventative medicine is readily available at the practice and appointments can be made to have this simple test undertaken by the nurses or your doctor where appropriate.
Child Health Surveillance
All babies are requested to attend for their initial check-up between six to ten weeks of age. This is to assess such things as growth, hearing, development etc. Special time is set aside, so please try to attend or let us know as early as possible if you cannot make the appointment.
Children should have protection against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio, MMR, HIB, pneumococcal infections and Men C. You will be contacted by letter when these immunisations are due.
All the doctors provide advice on the various forms of contraception, including caps and coils. This, like all services provided by the practice, is completely confidential. Emergency contraception is available.
Counsellors are available and your doctor can refer you if appropriate.
Most of our diabetic patients are looked after at these clinics, although some with particular problems may still go to hospital. The nurses can advise or you may be referred by your doctor.
We strongly support the emphasis and trend towards health education and self-reliance. Each person is largely responsible for their own state of health. Prevention is far better than cure and many conditions can be prevented by a healthy lifestyle without the need for drugs and treatment. The doctors and, in particular, the practice nurses will always be ready to offer help and encouragement.
High blood pressure is a condition which if untreated can lead to damage of the eyes and kidneys and increase the incidence of heart disease. If you suffer from raised blood pressure, the doctor may refer you to the nurse for advice and monitoring of the problem.
Each winter a programme for flu vaccination is carried out at the surgery. It is strongly recommended that patients at greatest risk, ie the elderly, diabetics, asthmatics and those with a history of heart disease, take advantage of this vaccination.
Minor Surgery Clinic
The doctors can also treat other skin lesions, eg warts, with liquid nitrogen (Cryotherapy) and will be able to give advice.
Please click on the Stop Smoking section under Key Information.There is a local smoking cessation helpline on freephone 0300 303 9988.
These should be placed in the collection box in our specimen room, which is located by the rear entrance, before 12 noon each weekday.
The nurses can advise on and administer the vaccinations you will need for your holiday. They will also advise on malaria treatment. However, we are unable to administer certain vaccinations eg yellow fever, so please discuss your travel requirements with one of our nurses beforehand and complete an Immunisation for Foreign Travel form in the Foreign Travel section under Key Information.
Well Person Checks
The nurses can advise or, alternatively, speak to your doctor.
To attend one of these clinics please ring our reception on 01376 502108.