Harrowby LaneGranthamLincs, NG31 9NSTel: 01476 579494
In addition to general doctor and nurse consultations we are pleased to be able to offer the following specialist clinics and services:
Not all services are funding by the NHS and sometimes we need prior approval before we can refer you for this treatment. Examples are varicous vein treatment and some orthopeadic procedures if your body mass is greater than 35. If this approval is need the surgery will write to the authorising body on your behalf to gain funding.
If you require any further information please contact reception on 01476 579494.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to complete the travel information from which is available on here or at reception - at least 6 weeks before you travel - an 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 appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines 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 complete the travel form available from the surgery. We will contact you to arrange the necessary appointments.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)
Either telephone the Surgery or call in – the phone can be quite busy first thing in the morning so please be patient. You can either ask for a face to face appointment with either the Doctor or Nurse or a telephone consultation when the Doctor will phone you back.
If you have internet access you can book a Doctor's appointment online - just click on the "Online Services" page on this website. You will need to register your e-mail address with the Practice to get a user name and password.
If you need emergency contraception then please don’t be embarrassed – if you tell the Receptionist then she will get someone to phone you or see you and arrange for you to have a prescription.
If you are worried about sexually transmitted infections then we have lots of free leaflets available – you can either see the Doctor or Nurse (you can see a female doctor if you prefer although we don’t have any male nurses). If you don’t want to see a member of our team here then we can give you the contact details of other agencies that can help.
When you have a test done, ask the Doctor or Nurse how to get your results – usually if a result is abnormal we try to contact you to let you know (you will only be asked to phone the Surgery). Please let us know how best to reach you – if you do not want us to contact you under any circumstance then please let us know and we will respect your wishes. This leads on to the subject of confidentiality which often worries young people – see below for details.
Certain problems can be difficult for us to deal with at the Surgery as you may be best seen by a different professional. For instance you may need to be seen by a hospital Doctor. Drug and alcohol problems are best tackled by people with more expertise although we can all give basic advice.
If you need a referral and do not wish to go to Hospital then please ask – for instance if you have an unplanned pregnancy you may wish to be seen elsewhere.
Yes, you can, although obviously if you are unwell then we would encourage you to bring someone with you for support. If you want to talk about personal issues – contraception, unplanned pregnancy, STI’s etc. then you do not have to come with your parents – you can come alone, bring a school friend or your partner. Doctors and nurses and all other staff follow very strict guidelines on confidentiality – see our section on “confidentiality” which explains this.
DOH Guide to consent for young people
Even if you are under 16, you still have the same rights to confidentiality as anyone else and you should not be treated any differently.
No - Doctors and Nurses (and in fact all our staff) have very strict rules on confidentiality and whom they share medical information with.
In exceptional circumstances, like when a Doctor or health worker thinks you might be in serious danger, they might feel there is a need to pass information on, but, even if they do, they must talk to you first before they tell anyone else. This applies to everyone, no matter what age you are.
Government guidance for workers in England means that they are likely to be more worried about young people under 13 who are having sex and might think it would be in the young person’s interest to get some extra help from a social worker.
If you are still worried about confidentiality, you can always call your Doctor’s Surgery without telling them who you are and ask them some questions, LIKE:
Some people don’t want to go to their own doctor because they feel embarrassed or because they have known them for a long time, but don’t worry, there are lots of other places you can go.
Sometimes, there are days when lots of people want appointments and there are not enough to go round – the Receptionists might then ask why you need to be seen to see if your request can be met without taking up an appointment. If you feel you cannot tell them – (remember they were all your age once and remember what it was like!) – then please ask to speak to the Doctor or our Nurse Practitioner on a telephone consultation.
Your health is very precious – look after it! We can provide treatment to help you stop smoking, give advice abut healthy lifestyles and, in certain cases, provide help with weight loss. If you are going abroad, ask about travel vaccinations. If you are planning to have a baby, ask for advice about how best to prepare for it.
You may be asked to register with a new GP near your College or University – however, you can still come to us for medical care whilst staying with family during the holidays – called ‘temporary registration’. We can give you prescriptions then, too.
Mental health problems range from reactions to normal life events, such as bereavement and relationship breakdowns and depression, to more complex conditions such as schizophrenia. Specialist support is available to children and young people with a range of complex mental and emotional health issues, on the Lincolnshire Partnership Foundation Trust website.
Kooth.com is a free, anonymous, confidential online counselling, advice and support service for young people aged 11-19 years living in Lincolnshire.
YoungMinds also provide information and support regarding on child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS).
Shine is a Lincolnshire mental health support network.
Confidentiality and consent is very important to us all at the Surgery.
The principles of confidentiality apply equally to all patients regardless of age. Young people (including those under 16) are entitled to equal confidentiality male or female as all other patients.
Some of our staff are trained ‘Chaperones’ if you would like a chaperone present at your consultation please let us know. We can arrange an appointment for you with a suitable trained chaperone.
Feedback from young people is very important to the Surgery and we are constantly reviewing our services supporting the young people within our community. If you have any comments or suggestions please let us know.
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