Lodge RoadChippenhamWiltshire, SN15 3SYTel: 01249 479809
General management of medical conditions - acute problems and chronic illness:
A counsellor attends the surgery on a regular basis.
All doctors provide full maternity services, including preconception advice.
For the first 10 days or longer if necessary, the midwives will visit you. After 10 days one of the health visitors will be in contact with you and will arrange to visit you. The postnatal examination is usually carried out at six weeks after the birth along with a check up for the baby. Please make an appointment for this in the postnatal clinic.
All these are done at our weekly immunisation clinics. We believe that all the immunisations offered are safe and give good protection to children. We hope that all parents will allow their children to benefit from the immunisation programme. If any parent has a concern about immunisations they should discuss this with a doctor, health visitor or the nurse manager.
Further information on children's immunisations can be found here
As different countries have ever-changing requirements and recommendations we advise that you investigate the vaccination programme you require as early as possible. More information is available on the Travel Vaccinations tab above.
It is your responsibility to investigate which travel vaccines are needed for your holiday. We recommend travel websites such as www.nathnac.net or www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk where you can find information regarding the countries and areas that you are visiting to determine which vaccinations are required.
Having consulted the above websites the NHS offers free of charge: Diptheria, Tetanus, Polio, Hepatitis A, Typhoid and Cholera vaccinations. These vaccinations can be given at the Lodge Surgery - please ask for a travel questionnaire at reception (or download it here: Travel Questionnaire). This must be with us at least 4 weeks prior to travel; one of our nurses will then be able to review your medical notes and contact you for an appointment accordingly.
Prescriptions for malaria medication can be provided by the surgery at a cost of £20 plus the normal prescription charge. You can also get malaria advice and certain anti-malaria tablets from the ASDA pharmacy in Melksham.
If you are travelling at short notice, or require vaccines which are not available on the NHS, please contact one of the private travel clinics in the area for further information. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU WILL BE CHARGED AT THESE CLINICS FOR ALL VACCINES, EVEN THE ONES WHICH WOULD USUALLY BE FREE ON THE NHS - THESE ARE PRIVATE FEE PAYING CLINICS.
Private Travel Clinics:
Chippenham MASTA Travel Clinic - 01249 454540
Bristol Travel Clinic - 0117 975 5500
Bristol Nomad Travel Clinic - 0117 922 6567
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below:
Lodge Surgery recognises the hard work and dedication of our patients who are carers. The Practice has been accredited the Gold Plus Award for our efforts for the last three years.A carer is someone of any age who provides unpaid support to family or friends who could not manage without this help. This could be caring for a relative, partner or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or substance misuse problems. Carers may even be juggling paid work with their unpaid caring responsibilities at home. The term carer should not be confused with a care worker, or care assistant, who receives payment for looking after someone.
If you are a Lodge patient and care for someone else you will benefit from joining our Carers Register and benefit from carers’ clinics which are supported by a Practice Nurse, a member of Carers Support Wiltshire and a representative of the Citizens Advice Bureau. The Practice works closely with Carers Support Wiltshire to ensure that patients are provided with the help and support that they need in order to stay healthy and able to carry on with their important work.Carers Support aims to identify and help as many Carers as possible living in Wiltshire. They provide free information, support, advice and opportunities for adult Carers who look after a relative, friend or neighbour, regardless of the disability, illness or age of the person being cared for.Carers have different needs and centres can assist you in information regarding health issues, entitlements, mobility, grants for holidays, equipment and support. Your GP Surgery can refer you directly to Carers Support Wiltshire, however you do not necessarily need a referral from your GP to access services. For more information about Carers Support Wiltshire please see their website.
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.
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