Amongst our many services we offer:
Thursdays 13:00 – 16:00
Full pregnancy care is available at the surgery. In nearly all cases the doctors and midwife will carry out the majority of your antenatal care in the practice with just two or three visits to the hospital clinic.
Tuesdays 08:30 – 10:00 and 15:30 – 17:30, Alternate Fridays 11:40 – 13:00
Asthmatic patients are encouraged to attend this clinic at least annually to monitor their condition and to ensure compliance and understanding of their medication.
Child Health & Immunisation
Tuesdays 09:00 – 12:00
Regular checks on development and immunisations for under-fives are carried out by the doctor, Health Visitor and practice nurse. It is very important that your children are vaccinated against childhood diseases.
Diabetic patients should attend this clinic on a regular basis. The clinic is run by our Diabetic Specialist nurse, Katharine Austin. If you require information regarding your glucose tolerance test an information sheet can be downloaded from here.
All the doctors offer contraceptive advice at routine appointments. We also offer a coil fitting service and emergency contraception service.
We offer all women between the ages of 25 and 65 the opportunity to have a cervical smear test every 3 to 5 years to help detect any cell changes in the cervix which could possibly develop into cancer. Test results are sent to you within 6 weeks.
To avoid having to attend hospital, we are pleased to be able to offer an in-house minor surgery service for procedures such as in-growing toenails, removal of lumps and bumps, joint injections, gynaecology procedures such as coil fittings, and endometrial biopsies.
NHS Health Check
Free nurse-run health check for those aged 40 to 75. Please read our leaflet here: Health Check Leaflet.
The Phlebotomist is available, by appointment only, to take blood samples as requested by the doctors and nurses.
If you have been asked to have a fasting blood test (eg fasting cholesterol, fasting blood sugar) please ensure that you fast from 10.00pm the previous evening. However, water may be consumed as required.
Please ring for an appointment with one of our three practice nurses who are all trained in smoking cessation
Our Midwife will help look after you during your pregnancy and for the first two or three weeks after delivery. She is available at the surgery for antenatal clinics and parent-craft classes. She can be contacted through the surgery or directly on 0300 421 8018.
Our District Nurses provide support and nursing to patients at home. This will be arranged through the doctor or sometimes by the hospital. They can be contacted through the surgery or directly on01453 540034.
Instructions for patients requiring Travel Vaccinations
Travel Clinic Form
Surely the doctor is being paid anyway?
It is important to understand that many GPs are not employed by the NHS. They are self-employed and they have to cover their costs - staff, buildings, heating, lighting, etc - in the same way as any small business. The NHS covers these costs for NHS work, but for non-NHS work, the fees charged by GPs contribute towards their costs.
What is coverd by the NHS and what is not?
The Government’s contract with GPs covers medical services to NHS patients, including the provision of ongoing medical treatment. In recent years, however, more and more organisations have been involving doctors in a whole range of non-medical work. Sometimes the only reason that GPs are asked is because they are in a position of trust in the community, or because an insurance company or employer wants to ensure that information provided to them is true and accurate.
Examples of non-NHS services for which GPs can charge their own NHS patients:
Examples on non-NHS services for which GPs can charge other institiutions:
Do GPs have to do non-NHS work for their patients?
With certain limited exceptions, for example a GP confirming that one of their patients is not fit for jury service, GPs do not have to carry out non-NHS work on behalf of their patients. Whilst GPs will always attempt to assist their patients with the completion of forms, for example for insurance purposes, they are not required to do such non-NHS work.
Why does it sometimes take my GP a long time to complete my form?
Time spent completing forms and preparing reports takes the GP away from the medical care of his or her patients. Most GPs have a very heavy workload and paperwork takes up an increasing amount of their time.
I only need the doctor's signature - what is the problem?
When a doctor signs a certificate or completes a report, it is a condition of remaining on the Medical Register that they only sign what they know to be true. In order to complete even the simplest of forms, therefore, the doctor might have to check the patient's entire medical record. Carelessness or an inaccurate report can have serious consequences for the doctor with the General Medical Council (the doctors' regulatory body) or even the Police.
What will I be Charged?
We have a list of fees displayed in receptio and on the practice website.
What can I do to help?
Not all documents need a signature by a doctor, for example passport applications. You can ask another person in a position of trust to sign such documents free of charge. Do not expect your GP to process forms overnight. Urgent requests may mean that a doctor has to make special arrangements to process the form quickly, and this will cost more.
Reports and Access / Copies of Medical Records
Access to own medical records where no copies are requested
Access to medical records where copies are required
Court of Protection Assessment of Capacity, no examination
Medical Report (detailed written report)
Medical Report (short extract from medical records)
Medical Report (supplementary information)
Medical Report (on pro forma)
Ofsted Health Form - childminder or other professional
Housing needs report and opinion
Accident insurance claim form (detailed written report)
Medical Examinations / Private Consultations
Non insurance medical examination and report - includes HGV, sports medical, pre-employment medical
Insurance examination and report
Insurance report pro forma
Insurance report (supplementary information)
Court of Protection Assessment of Capacity with examination
Adoption and fostering health assessment and report
Private consultation - GP
Private consultation - Nurse
Private blood test (excluding paternity test) NB more than one blood test might be needed depending on type of test.
Power of Attorney (£ per hour)
VAT REGISTRATION NUMBER : 876 635 085
Berkely Vale Travel Clinic Charges 2017/18
Each year, as soon as Flu vaccines are available (usually early October) we run sessions, specific for flu vaccination. You will be eligible for the vaccination if you are over 65 or ‘At Risk’ because of other illnesses.The eligibility criteria are currently as follows:
Enter all or part of your postcode in the box below and click one of the buttons
to find those services that are local to you.
Copyright 2006 - 2017 My Surgery Website | Privacy & Usage | Edit | Staff Home | Site Map | Accessibility | Site T&C's | Service T&C's