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   Over Surgery & Pharmacy       

         1 Drings Close, Over, Cambridge, CB24 5NZ

         Phone: 01954 231550   |   Fax: 01954 231573

         Full Contact Details

FLU VACCINES ARE NOW AVAILABLE. PLEASE BOOK AN APPOINTMENT WITH A NURSE.

Clinics and Services


 

The NHS Primary Care Services are the first point of contact for many patients. These services include walk-in centres, community pharmacies, dental services and high street optometrists as well GP practices. See Choose Well to help decide which service is best suited to offer you the best care.

 

At Over Surgery our team offers a range of services for common medical complaints; we also run a number of more specialised clinics and work in conjunction with other teams to offer different services at the practice. You can get more information on these services by following the links below.

Over Surgery Services:

 

Community Services:

  • Health Visiting Team
    • Birth to five years
  • Maternity Care
  • Physiotherapy

Some helpful information on obtaining some important services we do not offer:

 

 


 

 

Children's Services

Birth Checks

Child Immunisations

 

 

Birth To Five

 

Your NHS guide to parenting in the early years

 

Whether your child is a newborn, a toddler or a pre-schooler, this Birth to five guide is for you. It has 150 pages of NHS-accredited information, videos and interactive tools to help you through the parenting process.

 

They answer all your questions, from how to soothe a crying baby to how to prepare your child for school. Learn how to spot the signs of serious illness, how to cope if an accident happens, and how to check your child’s development.

 

And they haven’t forgotten about you: as a parent or carer, your wellbeing is crucial too. The guide covers all you need to know about your health after having a baby, as well as your rights, benefits and NHS services.

 

Baby Essentials

 

Health and Development

 

You and Your Life

 

 

 

 


 

 

Chronic Disease Management

 

Asthma
Arthritis
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) Management:
Angina
Heart Failure
Hypertension (Blood Pressure)
Ischaemic Heart Disease
Diabetes
Epilepsy
Kidney Disease

 

 

 


 

 

Contraception

 

Emergency Contraception

Implants

Removal of Coils

 

Contraception is free for most people in the UK. With 15 methods to choose from, you'll find one that suits you.

 

Contraceptive methods allow you to choose when and if you want to have a baby, but they don’t protect you from sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Condoms help to protect against STIs and pregnancy, so whatever other method of contraception you're using to prevent pregnancy, use condoms as well to protect your and your partner’s health.

 

Where to get it

 

Contraceptive services are free and confidential, including to people under 16 as long as they are mature enough to understand the information and decisions involved. There are strict guidelines to for care professionals who work with people under 16.

 

You can get contraception free from:

  • this GP surgery - our doctors are able to fit coils and contraceptive implants as well as give you advice on and prescribe other methods of contraception, we also provide emergency contraception and offer a confidential service
  • community contraceptive clinics,
  • some genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinics,
  • sexual health clinics (these offer contraceptive and STI testing services), and
  • some young people’s services (call 0800 567123).

Find sexual health services.

 

Many of these places also offer information, testing and treatment for STIs. If you've been exposed to the risk of pregnancy, you're also at risk of catching an STI.

 

Before you make an appointment, make sure you’re as informed as possible about the contraceptive options available. People’s choice of contraception may vary over time, depending on their lifestyle and circumstances.

 

Contraception and menopause

 

Women who have sex with men and don't want to get pregnant need to keep on using contraception until they haven't had a period for more than 12 months (menopause).

 

This is because periods can become irregular before they stop entirely, and pregnancy can still occur during this time. Find out more about menopause.

 

The methods of contraception

 

There are lots of methods to choose from, so don't be put off if the first thing you use isn't quite right for you; you can try another. You can read about each of the different methods of contraception by visiting these pages: 

There are two permanent methods of contraception:

To find your nearest contraception clinic you can use the NHS Choices service search. Enter your postcode, click 'search', then click 'contraception'.

 

You can also look in the phone book under 'sexual health', or use the fpa clinic finder.

 

You can find out more about each type of contraception by contacting:

  • fpa on 0845 122 8690.
  • Brook Advisory Service (for under-25s) on 0808 802 1234.
In addition to your chosen method of contraception, you need to use condoms to prevent STIs. Always buy condoms that have the CE mark on the packet. This means that they've been tested to the high European safety standards. Condoms that don't have the CE mark won't meet these standards, so don't use them.

 

 

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Child Immunisations


One of the most important things that a parent can do for their child is to make sure that they have all their routine childhood vaccinations. It's the most effective way of keeping them protected against infectious diseases.

 

Ideally, kids should have their jabs at the right age to protect them as early as possible and minimise the risk of infection.


Vaccination Checklist

 

Here's a checklist of the vaccines that are routinely offered to everyone in the UK for free on the NHS, and the age at which you should ideally have them.

 

2 months:

  • Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib, a bacterial infection that can cause severe pneumonia or meningitis in young children) given as a 5-in-1 single jab known as DTaP/IPV/Hib
  • Pneumococcal infection

3 months:

  • 5-in-1, second dose (DTaP/IPV/Hib)
  • Meningitis C
4 months:
  • 5-in-1, third dose (DTaP/IPV/Hib)
  • Pneumococcal infection, second dose
  • Meningitis C, second dose

Between 12 and 13 months:

  • Meningitis C, third dose
  • Hib, fourth dose (Hib/MenC given as a single jab)
  • MMR (measles, mumps and rubella), given as a single jab
  • Pneumococcal infection, third dose
3 years and 4 months, or soon after:
  • MMR second jab
  • Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and polio (DtaP/IPV), given as a 4-in-1 pre-school booster
Around 12-13 years:
  • Cervical cancer (HPV) vaccine, which protects against cervical cancer (girls only): three jabs given within six months ( these vaccinations are managed within the education system, and cannot be given in the surgery)

 Around 13-18 years:

  • Diphtheria, tetanus and polio booster (Td/IPV), given as a single jab

65 and over:

  • Flu (every year)
  • Pneumococcal

Vaccines For Risk Groups

 

People who fall into certain risk groups may be offered extra vaccines. These include vaccinations against diseases such as hepatitis B, tuberculosis (TB), seasonal flu and chickenpox. See the NHS Choices pages on vaccines for adults to find out whether you should have one.

 

Read more about vaccines for kids on the NHS Choices website.

 

 

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Family Planning and Contraception Services

 

Pre-conception Counselling 

Post-natal Care alongside the Community Midwives

 

 

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Flu (Influenza) Vaccinations

 

We offer flu immunisations for all eligible patients. Please book into one of our Flu Clinics if you are:

  • Pregnant
  • Over 65
  • Diabetic
  • Have a long-term condition that affects:
    • Lungs - e.g. asthma or COPD
    • Heart - ischaemic heart disease or angina
    • Brain or nervous system - stroke or TIA
    • Kidneys - CKD
    • Liver - cirrhosis or hepatitis
    • Immune System - immunocompromised due to disease or medication
    • Spleen - splenectomy 
Please see NHS Choices - Who Should Have The Flu Vaccination for full details.


More information on the flu jab is available here.

 

For children 17 and under flu immunisation is offered based on eligibility - please see NHS Choices Children's Flu Vaccine for details.

 

 

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Mental Health

One in four affected

 

It's easy to think that mental health issues don't concern us, but in fact a quarter of us will have problems with our mental wellbeing at some time in our lives.

 

Mental health problems are equally common in men and women, but the types of problems differ. Women are one-and-a-half times more likely to be affected by anxiety and depression, while men suffer more from substance abuse (one in eight men is dependent on alcohol) and anti-social personality disorders. Men are also more prone to suicide: British men are three times more likely than British women to die as a result of suicide.

 

Serious mental health problems are also more common than you might think. One person in 100 has a severe mental health condition such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder.

 

All these figures are based on people who have sought help for their mental health problems. Many more could be living with undiagnosed mental health issues, according to mental health charity MIND.

 

If you're worried about your mental health, or if someone in your life is affected, there are plenty of ways to get help. Find out more about mental health support.

 

You can also contact mental health charities such as Sane and the Mental Health Foundation.

 

Read more at NHS Choices

 


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Shingles Vaccine

We offer the shingles vaccination to eligible patients. Eligibility criteria for this can be found by clicking here

 

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Travel and Employment Vaccinations

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Travel Vaccinations

Over Surgery provides a travel vaccinations service, which includes a detailed assessment of which vaccinations are required - if you are travelling abroad please start by completing the form below.  We may need up to 8 weeks notice of your travelling arrangements so that we have time to order any special vaccines and so that you can receive a full course of any multiple vaccinations that may be required - so please give us as much notice as possible.

Find out which travel jabs you might need for your destination.

 

We offer advice and vaccinations – we are an accredited yellow fever vaccination centre. Fill in and submit the online form at least 8 weeks before you travel – some vaccinations involve courses of several injections to give you complete cover. Most vaccines are held in stock; however, some have to be ordered.  Please note that we do have to charge for vaccines which are not available on the NHS.

 

Shall I bother?

There’s no point spending hours choosing your swimwear, beach bag and flip-flops if you barely think about the bugs and other health risks that could ruin your holiday.  It’s not worth skipping travel vaccinations.  Infectious diseases can make you very sick, spoil your holiday, force you to curtail your business trip and even kill or cripple you.

Almost one in four UK holidaymakers and business travellers don't get any vaccinations despite travelling to areas that have life-threatening infectious disease.

For additional general information, read NHS articles on travel health.  Here is more information on the vaccines.


What’s available on the NHS?

Some travel vaccinations are freely available on the NHS. Others we need to charge for - more on NHS and private travel jabs.

 

Vaccinations for Work or Education
Sometimes the circumstances of your employment or training mean that you need a course of vaccinations, for example if you are travelling abroad, or come into contact with hazardous materials.  We are happy to do this for you, but please note we need to charge for this service. Your employer or training institution may well be happy to cover this cost, but in this case we will need written approval from them before we start the course of treatment.
Please make an appointment with the practice nurse and she will give confirm the vaccinations required and costs, and give you a form for your employer / training institution to sign to indicate their approval.

 

Click here to complete our online travel form if you require travel vaccinations.

 

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Smoking Cessation

Want to Quit Smoking?

 

Carole is here to Help!

 

Carole Spelzini is our Smoking Advisor at Over Surgery.  Read this web page and if you're determined to quit, make an appointment to see her on 01954 231550.   She can give you the information and support you need to decide the best strategy to help you stop, and nicotine gum and patches are available on NHS prescription if you join our quit program.

 

 

 

 

Why Quit?

  • One quarter of all smokers will be killed prematurely by smoking
  • In the UK, 110,000 people die each year from causes directly related to smoking
  • A 20-a-day smoker spends over £2,200 on cigarettes every year
  • Smoking often results in the development of long term illnesses like COPD (lung disease) which significantly reduce your quality of life
  • Smoking harms the unborn child

If you’re determined to stop, why not make an appointment with Carole by calling 01954 231550?  It could be the first step to a new healthier life.  She can give you the information you need to decide the best strategy to help you stop, and nicotine gum and patches are available on NHS prescription if you join our quit program.

 

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Dental Problems

Over Surgery does not offer specialist dental services.

 

If you are not registered with a dentist and need dental care for routine or urgent dental problems please telephone the Dental HelpLine on 01788 539780 or visit NHS Choices to search for local dental services.

 

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