The Limes Medical CentreTel: 01992 573838
Theydon Bois Branch SurgeryTel: 01992 812450
North Weald Branch SurgeryTel: 01992 524383
Waltham Abbey Branch SurgeryTel: 01992 714088
There will be a social worker on site the first and third Thursday of the month (next session 1 September 2016) from 9am-5pm to provide information and advice to adults/carers, including:
No appointment necessary. Please speak to The Limes reception for more details.
These clinics cover child developmental checks and immunisations.
We hold a number of minor surgery procedures at the practice and these are carried out by Dr S Rana. He will be happy to advise you on these procedures.
Your GP will check your blood pressure and you will be able to discuss any concerns you may have regarding your pregnancy. Please bring a urine sample to every antenatal appointment.
This is run by specialist asthma nurses and deals with your annual reviews or any problems you may be having with your asthma.
If you are due for a smear test please arrange an appointment to see one of our nurses.
Wednesday afternoon 2.15 - 4.45pm at The Limes Surgery, Epping with Dr Shaw.
This clinic deals specifically with women's health issues both emotional and physical. Dr Shaw has a special interest in these issues and has been running this clinic for ten years. Issues which can be discussed and assessed at this clinic include:
Menstrual/Period problems including heavy periods/painful periods/delay in periodsPolycystic ovary syndromePMT/PMSInfertility issuesIncontinenceVaginal ProlapseVulva and vaginal skin problemsBleeding in between periods/after intercourse/or painful intercoursePost menopausal bleedingBreast problems including routine breast checksHRT and menopausal symptomsContraception
Dr Shaw is happy to see a lady with regards to any of the above issues. We take in- house referrals from other GPs and nurses within the practice if appropriate.
The HPV vaccinations are given in the school setting. The surgery does not carry any doses of the HPV vaccine. Please notify your school nurse if you have any questions regarding the vaccine or if your child has missed a scheduled dose.
Influenza vaccination is recommended for at risk groups, those aged 65 and over and those suffering from chronic disease including heart, lung and diabetes. Please contact the reception staff for the influenza vaccination appointment in October.
This clinic will deal with your annual reviews or any problems you may be having with your diabetes, You will also have contact with the dietician and chiropodists.
A regular meeting is held between practice team and district nurses with additional input from Macmillan nurses to review and adjust individual patient care plans. The district nurses can provide further information when the practice is closed on 01279 827327.
In addition St Clare's Hospice have a 24 hour line for patients or their seeking palliative care advice on 01279 773773.
The government's contract with GPs covers medical services to NHS patients. In recent years, more and more organisations have been involving doctors in a whole range of non-medical work. Sometimes the only reason that GPs are asked is because they are in a position of trust in the community, or because an insurance company or employer wants to be sure that information provided is true and accurate. Reports should be completed and returned within twenty working days from receipt of pre-payment.
Examples of non-NHS services for which GPs can charge their NHS patients are:
Please click on the link below for a full price list
Price list for non-NHS services
Time spent completing forms and preparing reports takes the GP away from the NHS medical care of his/her patients. GPs are very busy with the clinical care of patients and paperwork takes up an increasing amount of their time.
Unfortunately in the past we have completed reports and forms before payment has been made, but have sadly found there to be too many occasions when the doctor has given up the time to do the work, but the fee has not been forthcoming. The receptionists have been asked to collect the fee before the report or form can be completed. There will be no exceptions.
If you have any queries relating to the progress of your request please contact the secretaries on the following numbers:
Sharon: 01992 566543 Leah: 01992 566617 Joanne: 01992 566542 Sandra: 01992 566544
The doctors and nurses can give advice on all aspects of health promotion. We also offer a health check for anyone who has not seen a doctor for more than three years. The following clinics/appointments are available:-
This is run by qualified smoking cessation counsellors and they are there to offer encouragement, support and advice to you regarding medication that is available to help you stop smoking.
This clinic is run by our in-house dietician and covers weight loss, healthy eating, coeliac and gluten free diets, patients with diabetes and heart disease, high cholesterol and children's health.
Patients are referred to Epping or Ongar sports centre where an instructor will organise a course of exercise to benefit your health. The scheme is aimed at patients with Heart Conditions, Diabetes (Type I & 2), High Blood Pressure Depression/Anxiety, Obesity and Asthma.
At two months old:
At three months old:
At four months old:
At around 12 - 13 months old - all three injections given at same time:
Three years four months to five years old (pre-school):
13 to 18 years old:
Travel advice appointments can be booked with the nurses where they can give travel injections that are available free of charge on the NHS and those that are not free, can be provided as part of our private travel clinic. These can be paid by cash or card at the time of your appointment.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment using our dedictated travel clinic number on 01992 566557 - no advice will be given over the telephone. The appointment will include a risk assessment and vaccinations will be administered on the day if needed. Further information can be found on the Fit for Travel website: www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk
It is important to make your initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel as some vaccinations need more than one dose in a course. Vaccinations should be completed at least 2 weeks before travelling to allow maximum protection.
Travel vaccine price list
Foreign Travel Risk Assessment Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form and return to the practice a week before coming to see the nurse - you can also email the form to email@example.com.
Travel Risk Assessment Form
The Limes Medical Centre is a designated Yellow Fever Centre and has been authorised by NaTHNaC (as the regulatory body for England, Wales and Northern Ireland), to administer the yellow fever vaccine in accordance with International Health Regulations (2005).
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