East Barnwell H C Ditton LaneCambridge, CB5 8SPTel: 01223 728900
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A minor ailments service allows you easy access to advice and treatment from your Community Pharmacy. This service compliments existing GP and Out of Hours services and may save the need for a doctor's appointment.
The patient must be exempt from prescription payments and be registered with an NHS Cambridgeshire GP practice. Patients who usually pay for their prescriptions may still consult the pharmacist but will be required to pay for any medicines they purchase over the counter.
No treatment can be provided to children of less than 3 months of age.
The minor ailments service can help you if you require emergency hormonal contraception or treatment for one of the following ailments:
Cold sores; conjunctivitis; constipation; cough; diarrhoea; earache; fungal skin infections; hayfever; headache; indigestion and infant gripes; nappy rash; nasal congestion; sore throat; temperature; threadworm; thrush.
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Useful medicines to keep at home
The specialist nurses hold minor illness clinics to deal with:
Sore throats, Earache / infections, Cough, Flu, Hayfever, Laryngitis
Indigestion, Diarrhoea and vomiting, Cystitis, Worms
Headaches, Backache - acute, Stiff neck
Thrush / discharges, Missed pills, Mastitis, Emergency Contraception
Conjunctivitis, Chicken pox, Scabies, Impetigo, Eczema, Nappy rash, Boils, Verrucae, Infected wounds, Ingrowing toenails, Head lice, Mouth infections
The practice nurses see patients daily by appointment (pre-bookable). They offer general health checks including asthma, diabetes, blood pressure, heart disease and pill checks.
They treat minor injuries, change dressings, remove stitches, take cervical smears, and give adult/baby immunisations.
Family planning services are provided by doctors and practice nurses. Emergency contraception is available and we encourage you to discuss this promptly with our acute illness nurse or doctor.
The midwife provides care to mums (& dads!) during pregnancy and immediately after birth. As well at seeing mums at home, the midwife holds a baby clinic at East Barnwell Health Centre on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 9.30 am - 12.30 (by appointment only) and The Fields Children’s Centre, Galfrid Road, Cambridge CB5 8ND on Fridays
The Fields Chilrens Centre: Telephone 01223 518333
Sky Team: Telephone 01223 349314
Clinics held: Drop in held by Health Visitors. The Fields Childrens Centre, Galfrid Road, Cambridge CB5 8ND, on Thursdays 1pm - 2:30pm (Tel: 01223 518333)
Health Visitors: Telephone 03000 295050
Speech and Language Therapy
Lisa Buttner (Voicemail: 01223 885505)Michaela Higgs (Voicemail: 01223 885324)
If you have a concern or query about your child's speech, language or any aspect of communication, please contact us by leaving a message on our voicemail. We will get back to you as soon as possible.
Available by appointment after referral by your doctor. The NHS Counselling service offers brief counselling. There is usually a waiting list.
Smoking Cessation Clinic by appointment only, every Wednesday 9.00 am -12.00 noon and Thursday from 2.00 - 5.40 pm.
At this clinic you will have the chance to speak to a specialist about nicotine replacement therapy, Zyban and Champix. You will also have the chance to have a carbon monoxide reading taken to monitor your smoking status. Please see reception for an appointment at East Barnwell Health Centre or phone 0800 018 4304 for an alternative clinic.
If you need to see a physiotherapist you can either contact the Self Help Dept (Physio Direct) on 01223 885404 for information (this is a free service) or make an appointment with your doctor who will refer you to Brookfields Health Centre or Addenbrookes Hospital.
CAMTAD hold hearing help sessions at East Barnwell Health Centre on the first Wednesday of every month between 9.30 and 12.00 noon.www.colc.co.uk/cambridge/camtad
You can be referred by your doctor, practice or district nurse, (also a self referral form is now available at Reception) if you meet the access criteria.
We are able to offer immunisation and advice for Hepatitis A and Typhoid ONLY. Patients are advised to contact their local Travel Clinic for advice on vaccinations required for the area of the world being visited. If Hepatitis A and Typhoid is recommended, we are happy to provide these for you. We are also able to provide you with a list of previous vaccinations on request. Please ask our reception team for this information.
The practice nurse will only be able to advise on anti-malarials. Certain types of anti-malarials are available only on a private prescription for which there is a charge of £10 plus the cost of the tablets however the practice would usually recommend travellers attend their local Travel Clinic for this service.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
Travel Vaccinations provided by the Travel Clinic are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
We are delighted to advise that East Barnwell has a Personal Health Trainer- Jono, who can help & support you with lifestyle issues such as losing weight, becoming more active, drinking less alcohol and stopping smoking.
Please see details on their website for further information:
http://www.personalhealthtrainer.org.uk/ or call Jono on 07720 599867.
You can also ask your GP if you are eligible for a referral to this service.
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
Minor Ailments Service
Did you know our neighbour, Ditton Pharmacy offers a Minor Ailments Service? The service is available to all patients who hold a valid exemption certificate and also children over the age of 3 months & under the age of 16. The service is your first port of call for all minor ailments and complaints such as:
Constipation and Paediatric Constipation
Indigestion / Colic / Wind
Diarrhoea and Paediatric Diarrhoea
Nasal Congestion and Paediatric Nasal Congestion
Headache / Earache / Temperature
Fungal Skin Infections
Oral / Vaginal Candidiasis (Thrush)
Advice is provided by the Pharmacist and trained staff and a consulting room is available for privacy. If further medical advice or assistance is required, the Pharmacist will refer you to your GP.
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