Oldfield Surgery45 Upper Oldfield ParkBath, BA2 3HTTel: 01225 421137
TO ALL PATIENTS
The surgery will be CLOSED on Wednesday 18th July 2018 from 1pm to 6pm for staff training. For all URGENT matters on this day, please phone 111 from 1pm onwards. Thank you
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Direct Line 01225 423250
Fax 01225 481857
We have a dedicated trials unit based within the surgery and plenty of space for visiting study monitors.We aspire to be the most successful GP based clinical research unit in the country. You can read about our recent success here;
Have a look at our Get Involved in Research page for patients
Fully up to date with all trial management systems, our team have worked with every major pharmaceutical company, producing quality data to time and target. We have capacity to recruit to multiple studies at any one time.
With over 25 years experience of commercial clinical trials in all major treatment areas, Dr Patrick Eavis is the GP Champion for the National Institute for Health Research, and also a past member of the local LREC
With 25 years experience working in phase 2,3 and 4 clinical trials, Dr Johnson has dedicated commercial trials sessions with the team and is leading the surgery on recruitment
Mary Anne has experience in primary and secondary care research and also works as a facilitator and joint programme lead for a National Institute for Health Research communication course
Becky has worked in the public, private and voluntary sectors improving performance and developing business. She is keen to include as many patients as possible in good quality research and has encouraged friends and family to do the same
Examples of our Trials expertise
If you think you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This should include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine which vaccinations you need. Some vaccinations are only available privately, and if so, the practice nurse will advise you to make an appointment with a Travel Clinic.
There is some further information below about countries and vaccinations required when visiting them:
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 time 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 the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.
MENINGITIS B VACCINATION now available at this surgery privately at £130 per dose. Phone the surgery to book your appointment during the week Monday to Friday.
Bath & Bristol Travel & Vaccination Clinic
The Bath Travel & Vaccination Clinic, located at Oldfield Surgery provides a specialist service for travellers requiring vaccination and immunisation.
Qualified nursing staff are on hand to offer advice and administer vaccinations, and there is a comprehensive selection of Travel Goods available for purchase.
Correct immunisation is vital to ensure good health whilst travelling and our staff are fully up-to-date with the latest vaccination requirements in each part of the world.
The Bath Travel & Vaccination Clinic is open from 08:00 to 13:00 Saturdays only.
BCG clinics run on a weekday evening once a month. When booking for BCG appointments, please ensure you also make an appointment for the mantoux the following Saturday. THERE IS CURRENTLY NO BCG CLINICS RUNNING AS THERE IS A PROBLEM WITH OBTAINING THE BCG VACCINE.
Please call 01225 820461 to arrange an appointment. Payment can be made by cash, cheque or major credit cards.
We are lucky enough to have Nurse Practitioner Jo McLellan at the practice to provide further support to your medical care. Nurse Practitioners are specialist nurses who work in partnership with, and under the guidance of your GP.
Jo is a highly experienced, trained Nurse Practitioner who has achieved additional higher qualifications in order to provide advanced nursing care. She is also a nurse prescriber.
Nurse Practitioners can provide treatment and advice for many problems for which you may traditionally have seen a doctor in the past. Their main area of expertise is the management of common/minor illnesses and minor injury.
A Nurse Practitioner can assess and examine you, make a diagnosis and provide treatment and advice including a prescription if required. She can make referrals to most hospital doctors or other health care professionals, and admit patients into hospital where necessary. Although she is unable to sign a sickness certificate she can make arrangements for one to be signed for you. She will work closely with your GP and liaise frequently with them about your care.
Examples of Common Illnesses Suitable for a Nurse Practitioner Appointment
Some patients, often those with long standing medical problems may need an appointment with a doctor. The Nurse Practitioner is usually able to assess the situation and in some cases will organise initial blood tests and other investigations prior to arranging a follow up appointment with a GP.
Nurse Practitioner or Doctor? Still Unsure?
If you speak to a receptionist about the nature of your problem they will be able to advise you as to who is the most appropriate for you.
Our reception staff all understand the need for confidentiality and discretion as part of their role, for which they are fully trained.
If you are asthmatic and would like to see someone with regard to your current treatment or have any questions, please book an appointment with Sarah Hall, Practice Nurse or your GP.
We assess asthma status and evaluate treatment and inhaler technique. We also educate asthmatic patients.
Sister Jennifer Taylor is our new Diabetes Nurse Specialist, she starts with the Surgery in April 2017. If you need a diabetic review before this date please make an appointment with you registered GP.
The Healthy Heart Clinic looks after patients who suffer with Coronary Heart Disease. Patients are seen annually for blood tests, and to have their blood pressure and weight checked. The medication is reviewed and possible problems are discussed. Lots of friendly advice and encouragement are given in lifestyle issues, such as diet and exercise.
Once you have discovered that you are pregnant, you will be asked to make an appointment with the midwifery team when you are between 8 and 10 weeks pregnant. These appointments are run by midwives from the Royal United Hospital on a Tuesday and Friday. Please allow approximately one hour for these appointments. Please telephone 01225 825973 (Monday 10:00 - 15.00, Tuesday 14:00 - 19:00, Wednesday to Friday 10:00 - 15:00) to make the appointment. You will also need your NHS number when you telephone.
The midwife will discuss care during your pregnancy, antenatal classes and your chosen place of delivery. You will then receive your own notes. The midwife will also arrange your ultrasound scan.
At each visit to the midwife your blood pressure, urine and growth of your baby will be checked.
When your child is due immunisations, Child Health will write to you asking you to telephone the Surgery to book an appointment. These appointments will run on a Tuesday morning, if you cannot make a Tuesday morning then we can make alternative arrangement within our Treatment Room clinics. Further doses are given at around 3 and 4 months old, then at age 4 years and between 13 - 18 years old. PLEASE NOTE WE NO LONGER OFFER A DROP IN IMMUNISATION SERVICE ON TUESDAY MORNINGS.
Patients with emotional problems can be referred to a counsellor specially trained in assisting patients with stress and emotional problems. Your doctor will be able to advise you regarding this.
Sharon Young is our Support to Stop adviser. Please contact reception to learn more about Support to Stop and to sign up.
Appointments are available on Tuesday early AM and Thursday PM. Sharon also does Telephone Consultations if you are unable to get to the surgery.
Patients who suffer with high blood pressure are monitored in the Hypertension Clinic on a Tuesday and Thursday. This service also offers regular blood tests, medication review, information and advice regarding healthy living.
Phlebotomy (Blood Tests)
We hold phlebotomy clinics daily AM only.
(Electrocardiographs) are carried out in order to obtain a reading of the heart rhythm. Each recording takes approximately 20 minutes and is completely painless.
NHS Health Checks
NHS health checks are being offered to people between 40 and 74 once every five years. The check is to assess your risk of developing heart disease, stroke, kidney disease or diabetes.
The health check should take about 20-30 minutes and is based upon straight forward questions and measurements such as age, sex, family history, height, weight and blood pressure. There will be a simple finger prick blood test to measure your cholesterol level.
Following the check you will receive free personalised advice about what you can do to stay healthy. Take a look at the NHS Health Check website www.healthcheck.nhs.net for more information about how it could benefit you.
If you have received a letter regarding a health check, all you need to do is phone the surgery on 01225 421137 and book an appointment with a Nurse. Alternatively you can have your health check at any of the following pharmacies.
During October and November, the surgery's "at risk patients" will be invited to attend for a flu vaccination. If you are 65 and over you are entitled to a free flu vaccination.
We share our building with MyDentist Oldfield Dental Surgery - but are not affiliated with them. To contact MyDentist Oldfield please call 01225 445455
There are a number of services to patients which attract a charge for the administrative time taken to provide them.
The following services are chargeable and payment needs to be paid when requested.
Holiday cancellation form
To whom it may concern letter
Occupational Health report
OFSTED/Childcare/Nursery Worker’s report
Private sickness certificate
Accident/sickness/insurance claim form–written report
Taxi driving/HGV medical
Health insurance claim form (e.g. BUPA)
Reference: Job/Shotgun Licence
PADI Diving Form
Sports Fees - fitness exam & report
Power of Attorney - Appt for Assessment & Form
Power of Attorney only
Adoption Medical Exam & Report
Adoption Form only
Foster Care Medical Examiniation & Report
Bath Laser Clinic is a private service run from the surgery, providing a wide range of laser therapies including hair removal and thread vein treatment.
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