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St Albans Medical CentreTel: 01202 517333
East WayTel: 01202 535155
We are offering blood tests at the practice (or at a nearby practice) - please phone us to book your appointment. Certain tests still have to be done in the hospital (such as glucose tolerance tests, warfarin monitoring, and blood tests for young children)
The practice operates within the local guidelines with women of 25-49 years being called every 3 years and women of 50-64 years being called every 5 years. Patients with abnormal smears will be recalled more frequently in accordance with special instructions from the Cytology Department at Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Foundation Hospital Trust.
Women wishing to opt out of the cervical smear screening programme may do so by signing a disclaimer available from the IT department at the surgery. Disclaimers are valid for a period of 5 years at which time you will be contacted either to sign another disclaimer or to opt back in. Patients may opt back in to the screening programme at any time simply by making an appointment with the practice nurse.
Our annual Flu Clinics, which are offered to patients in the ‘At Risk Groups,’ is usually held during the first or second week of October. We advertise the date well in advance in the form of posters, flyers and on prescription requests but do not notify individuals personally. It is therefore your responsibility to keep a note in your diary to contact the surgery in September to establish what day/days the Flu Clinic will be occurring.
The latest guidance suggests that the use of liquid nitrogen is less effective in the treatment of warts and verrucas than other methods. As such, we are phasing out our "wart clinics" as of 13.9.2017. The GPs and Nurse Practitioners will be happy to advise on the most effective treatments, and have also produced an information leaflet with more information. You can also find details at www.nhs.uk Warts and Verrucas Information Leaflet
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.
Telephone: 01202 517333, option 1
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