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Limes Medical CentreLimes AvenueAlfretonDerbyshire, DE55 7DWTel: 01773 833133
Antenatal services are provided by the community midwife: she has a surgery on a Tuesday for follow up antenatal appointments and for new patients.
Nurse Karen Wilders holds asthma reviews on an individual appointment basis.
Child Health Surveillance
Every 1st, 2nd and 3rd Thursday of the month clinics are held by the nurses for child immunisations. We will send you an appointment when it is time for your child’s check.
We see children when they are six weeks old for their first assessment and at regular intervals up to three and a half years old.
We are keen to make sure that our young patients are given protection against serious infectious diseases. We believe a regular routine vaccination programme is extremely safe and effective.
Click here for Child Immunisation Schedule
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Check-ups are done by Nurse Karen Wilders during normal surgery.
This clinic is held on a Tuesday and a Thursday afternoon.
Family Planning & Women’s Health
A confidential service is available with the doctor of your choice or the Nurse Practitioner who can offer information and/or advice on contraception and sexual health matters. The Practice Nurses also offer cervical screening for female patients. Alternatively you can contact the family planning clinic at the Primary Healthcare Centre, Church Street Tel: 01773 546800.
Hypertension or Blood Pressure Clinic is held on an individual appointment basis.
The practice believes in prevention of disease by promoting healthy living. Should you wish to discuss diet, exercise, reducing alcohol intake, stopping smoking or any similar issue please make an appointment with one of the doctors or nurses. Advice is also available from:
Derbyshire County Stop Smoking Service 0800 085 22 99Addaction (drug and alcohol service) 01773 744544
Sessions are held on alternate Mondays alternated by Dr Pontefract and Dr Southcott. Vasectomies are carried out on Friday afternoon by Dr Pontefract and Nurse Sharon Page. Please ask at reception for details.
The number for the Derbyshire County Stop Smoking service is 0800 085 22 99.
The surgery offers a comprehensive service through the Practice Nurses. Please see the above tab for more details.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you will need to visit either a travel clinic or a participating pharmacy 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 need details of the nearest travel clinic/pharmacy please contact our reception team.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below:
Hepatitis A, Typhoid, Diptheria, Tetanus and Polio are the only vaccinations provided by the NHS. If you require any of the above please book in with a practice nurse.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European 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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