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Argyll House Surgery78 West StreetRydeIsle of Wight, PO33 2QGTel: 01983 562955
The IW NHS Trust informed the surgeries that it would no longer be providing a blood taking service for the GPs on the Isle of Wight. Whilst the surgery itself does not directly provide a blood taking service due to room capacity, we are able to offer a sevice that is based at Westridge, near the Tesco store. Please ring reception who will be able to book you an appointment for there. If you have any mobility issues you may still attnd St Marys for this, and certain blood tests will also have to be carried out there. The centre at Pellhurst Road no longer provides any phlebotomy service at all.
Your doctor, midwife and hospital jointly provide antenatal care. Expectant mothers are seen regularly in antenatal clinics. These are held at the local Children's Centre in George Street
Eight week Baby Checks
At around eight weeks of age all babies and their mums will be invited to a health-check by Dr Seiger.
Child immunisations are carried out by the practice nurse. The first set will be scheduled to coincide with your child's eight week check.
Recommended each autumn for the over 65 year olds, patients in residential homes, those suffering from chest, heart, liver, kidney diseases, diabetes or on long-term steroids.
The practice nurse can give advice on all family planning matters. An appointment can be made during surgery hours.
If you think you need emergency contraception while the surgery is closed please call the Out of Hours Service, Tel. 111
Cervical smears are an important screening test, offered routinely to all women aged 25 – 65, every three years. Appointments can be made with the practice nurse.
If you suffer from any of the following long term conditions, you can expect a regular review with health care staff and, in some cases, special investigations to help in diagnosis and monitoring:
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Some travel vaccines 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.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)
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.
Please note that for passport and driving licence countersignatures, you must have been known by the medical practitioner who is signing for a minimum of two years.
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