Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
You should only leave the house for very limited purposes:
Important - These reasons are exceptions – even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.
There is separate advice about staying at home if:
Do not leave your home if you have either:
To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay at home.
Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do.
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
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Bridge Street Surgery30/32 Bridge StreetDownham MarketNorfolk, PE38 9DHTel: 01366 388888
Please be aware that our nurses are unable to give out travel advice/immunisation advice over the phone. Please book an appointment to see a practice nurse or refer to this website:
Fit for Travel
The nurses see patients by appointment only. They are able to do cervical smears, immunisations including travel vaccines, some dressings, blood tests, ear syringing.
In addition they play a vital role in the management of patients with diabetes, respiratory disorders eg asthma & emphysema and also Coronary Heart Disease. They also offer a smoking cessation clinic.
The Nurses assist the Doctors in minor operations and can chaperone if requested and also advise in cases where “morning after” contraception may be required.
Once pregnancy has been diagnosed an appointment will be made with the midwives at reception. The midwives carry out a weekly antenatal clinic on Fridays.
Will be carried out by the Practice Nurse. You will be notified by Eastern Support Services of the need for a cervical smear. Between the ages of 25-49 this is carried out every 3 years and 5 yearly thereafter until the age of 64.
Please speak to your GP if you want to be referred for this service.
We now have 2 GP's, Dr Purbey and Dr Lockrane who specialise in Coil fittings and contraceptive implants, they also do the removals. For more information please see your own GP.
You will be notified by post of an appointment for breast screening. You will receive first call on your 51st birthday and then every 3 years until the age of 70.
Chiropody services are provided at the Downham Market Health Centre by referral from your GP.
A relief service for carers is run from the Downham Market Health Centre. Telephone 01366 385312 (Co-ordinator is Tracey Hewitt)
The dietician attends at the surgery. Appointment is by referral by a member of the practice team.
You will be introduced to these services by your Doctor if necessary. They can be contacted on 01366 385219
Are primarily involved in the care of pre-school children and they can be contacted on 01366 389247.
Once a child is registered with the practice you will receive notification for child immunisation.
May be contacted on 01553 669300
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.
If you would like more information prior to your appointment, please note that none of our practice nurses will do telephone consultations for travel advice. If you would like further advice regarding travelling abroad and do not wish to initially book in for a travel consultation, please download the form below and leave it with one of our practice nurses via reception:
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 Vaccination Price List.
Travel vaccinations can be paid for with cash or a cheque made payable to the surgery.
If you have any further queries, please don't hesitate to contact reception.
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)
We are no longer a Yellow Fever Clinic. Please visit the website: Fit For Travel for more information.
It has been highly recommended that all pregnant women are vaccinated against Whooping Cough when they are 28-38 weeks pregnant.
The vaccination is available in surgery now.
If you would like to have this vaccination, please book an appointment with Angela or Anna, when it is convenient for you. We are also able to give you your seasonal flu vaccination at the same time.
If you would like more information regarding this vaccination, you can either visit the dedicated NHS website:
NHS Whooping Cough
or speak to a Midwife/Practice nurse/GP.
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