With a practice nurse. Asthmatics are invited to attend annually for a review to check on inhaler technique, control of asthma cough and wheeze and a review of treatment. Adjustments in medication may be necessary from time to time.
Cervical Screening (Smear Test)
Run by the nursing team. Health checks include blood pressure, urine test, smoking status, weight monitoring and a cervical smear. Results are sent by the Health Authority. The practice notify patients of any abnormality.
Run on Friday Mornings from 10:30am. You will be invited to attend in writing. Please notify the receptionist if you are unable to attend so an alternative appointment can be given. In order to reduce waiting times, appointments are booked in on appointment times and not on a first come, first served basis.
C.O.P.D. Clinic (Chronic Respiratory Problems)
Aimed at people who have C.O.P.D. with a view to increase their awareness about C.O.P.D. and to help with symptom control and to reduce acute episodes from the disease. During their visits patients are seen by a nurse. A call and recall system operates for this clinic.
All diabetics not attending the hospital are advised to attend. We belong to the North Beds Diabetes Scheme and you will be given a blue diabetes care book.
If you are pregnant please make an appointment to meet our Midwife where you will then be given all your Maternity paperwork and details.
NHS Health checks (For the over 40's)
Offered to patients over the age of 40. Blood Test will also be taken in the appointment. The Healthcare Assistant will also review these results. NHS Health checks are Aimed at people with cardiovascular disease to maximise treatment and review lifestyle. This appointment is Run by our Healthcare Assistant Carol
Post Natal Clinics
We do not routinely visit new born babies unless there is a medical need. An appointment for your postnatal check-up is arranged for approximately six weeks after the birth and this will be sent by post. The Post Natal Clinic are held on Friday Mornings. This is Run by the doctors in conjunction with the 8 week baby check.
The immunisation clinic is also run by nurses during the Child Health Development Clinic on Friday Mornings.
Our comprehensive travel clinic is run by our Travel Nurse and provides up to date advice on immunisations and Malaria prophylaxis as well as general advice on all aspects of travel health.
If you have any queries or would like to know if your immunisations are up to date you can ring the surgery on 01234 849090 and have a Telephone consultation with the Practice Nurse
Please allow 6 weeks prior to your Departure date if you think you will be due any travel immunisations.
We will endeavour to help patients who are requiring Travel Vaccinations but on some occasions this may not always be possible, If you are travelling in an Emergency or if you do not allow enough time to make an appointment to see the Nurse you may be asked to visit a Private Travel Clinic.
There may be a charge for these services.
Our Smoking Cessation Clinic is Run by our Health Care Assistant Carol, This clinic will give advice and support to patients trying to stop smoking. Carol is available Monday to Thursday Mornings.
Studies show that your chances of success will be greatly improved if you get advice and support from healthcare professionals to help you stop smoking.
The services we offer from the practice can:
- Boost your willpower to stop smoking
- Concentrate your efforts by getting advice from someone who knows your medical background
- Help you feel that you're not doing it alone
- Help you to cope when you are tempted to smoke and monitor improvements to your health so that you can see the benefits.
NHS Stop Smoking Website - Please visit the NHS Smoke Free Website for some more advice and information
Quit Org - Quit is the independent charity whose aim is to save lives by helping smokers to stop
Go Smoke Free - This website contains detailed information about the free NHS Support services
No Smoking Day - This website contains information to help you kick the habit
Cryotherapy held at Cater Street Surgery
The Liquid Nitrogen Service (or Cryotherapy) is provided and run at Cater Street Surgery.
It is used for the treatment/freezing of various skin conditions including skin tags and viral warts. It can be painful and so we do not recommend it for children below the age of 10. Unless you have been seen in the clinic before, it is better to see your own Doctor first to assess if your skin problem could be helped by Cryotherapy. To book an appointment you need to ask reception for a Cryotherapy appointment. Clinics are normally held once a month on a Wednesday morning and you may be asked to join the waiting list if demand is high.
Sphere Clinic -
Dr L Mackenzie
Wootton Vale Healthy Living Centre Appointments are held Tuesdays 5pm - 7pm
Fields Road, Wootton
Telephone: 01234 762500
Dr Parry Okeden & Partners
Pemberley Surgery Appointments are held Wednesday 4pm – 6pm,
32 Pemberley Avenue Thursday 4pm – 6pm
Telephone: 01234 351051
Brooks Sexual Health Clinic
Broadway House Appointments are held anytime – Drop in available
4-6 The Broadway
Telephone: 01234 761090
Community Pharmacy Supply of Emergency Contraception
Meiklejohn Pharmacy Mon to Sat 9am – 5.30pm
141 Harrowden Road, Bedford
Janssens Pharmacy Mon to Friday 9am – 6pm Saturday 9am – 5pm
28 Ampthill Road, Bedford
To access further sexual health services and information please use the link below:
Safe Sex In Beds website
However, if you are registered with Cater Street Surgery and require general information about the contraceptive pill/Depo Injection or just need a pill check please make an appointment to see our Practice Nurse on 01234 849090.