Clinics & Services
Cippenham Surgery provides access to several services and health promotion screening. You may receive an invitation from the Health Authority. Please respond promptly when you receive a letter to attend.
General contraceptive information is available from the Doctor.
The Midwife attends the Surgery on Tuesdays (for booking appointments) and Wednesdays for follow up antenatal appointments. Please ask at Reception to book your appointment. Please remember to bring a urine sample to each antenatal appointment.
Postnatal check-up and infant development assessment are carried out when the new born infant is six weeks old. Please ask Reception to book two appointments so that Mother and Baby are both checked. Please remember to bring your child’s ‘Red Book’ to this appointment.
Vaccinations and Immunisations
The practice strongly supports the childhood immunisation programme. All routine childhood immunisations are performed at the surgery by a nurse. We regularly check that children's immunisations are up to date and will call you to attend with your child’s ‘Red Book’ to the immunisation appointment.
We also offer all ‘at risk’ patients and their carers the seasonal influenza vaccine from September to January every year.
Please telephone to enquire which vaccines are required. It is very important to begin this process well in advance of your holiday (at least a minimum of one month). You will then be offered an appointment with a nurse to have these. Please note that some vaccines and certificates are chargeable as they are not provided for on the NHS.
The doctors strongly advise that all women aged 25-49 have a three-yearly test and women aged 50 to 64 years have this test every five years. The practice nurse does the cervical smears. Please respond promptly to any reminder or recall letter you receive and make your appointment with the practice nurse.
All women between the ages of 50 and 70 years of age should attend mammography test when invited. If you have a family history of breast cancer please contact the doctor as you may need early or more regular screening.
Clinics for these and other diseases are held by the practice nurse and you will normally be telephoned to attend a clinic. These clinics may include your blood pressure being checked as well as other checks and measurements.
Heart disease is a common cause of death.
You can reduce your risk by the following:
- a low fat diet
- take regular exercise
- stop smoking
- have your cholesterol checked
Joint Injection Clinic
This service is offered to those who require it.