Baby Vaccination Clinic- MONDAYS
Any of the doctors can carry out the 6 -8 week health check of newborn babies, on any day of the week. Kindly make an appointment with the Reception. Please remember to always bring your child health surveillance record book when you attend the clinic, and also when consulting with the doctor with regards to your child.
Our Health Visitor is Mrs Emma Bacon who visits families with children aged up to five years. She liaises with the practice and she can be contacted on 01442 255882.
General Ante-natal Clinic--WEDNESDAYS
The Midwife routinely sees expectant mothers between 2pm and 4pm every Wednesday. If you are pregnant for the first time, or have had problems during previous pregnancies, please make an appointment with the doctor.
Alternatively, if you have had normal pregnancies and are sure of your needs and the course of the pregnancy, the nurse can easily book you into the antenatal care system.
Normally after your consultation at the surgery, a referral is made to the relevant midwife.
For births in the Luton Dunstable Hospital, Mrs Theresa Bird will be your midwife.
For births in Watford Mrs Mc Craken will attend to you. The midwife will act on our referral on Wednesday when she arrives. Presently the first booking is performed by the midwife who will visit you at home
Cervical Cancer Screening
Our female patients will receive a letter from the Health Authority when they are due for a routine smear and asked to make an appointment with the practice nurse. The screening is a relatively painless and simple, quick procedure carried out every three to five years, depending on age, or more frequently if clinically indicated. The results usually take between 4 to 6 weeks to be processed from the Laboratory.
Patients whose results are normal will receive a letter from the Health Authority and results which are abnormal will be dealt with by the Nurse or the doctor in the most appropriate way.
Some Patients are advised and reminded to have their smear if it is overdue. The Surgery sends Reminder letters to these patients, we would appreciate patients to respond appropriately and attend for screening.