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Stour Surgery49 Barrack RdChristchurchDorset, BH23 1PATel: 01202 464500
Flu vaccinations will be available for the following people who may be at risk should they contract the illness. Anyone who has:
Flu is a very unpleasant viral disease which can put you out of action for days and in some cases leave you feeling unwell for weeks. If you fall into any of the above categories it is strongly recommended that you receive the vaccine. Telephone the Surgery to arrange an injection appointment. The vaccine is approximately 80% effective against the flu virus. You cannot get flu from having the vaccine. About 2% of vaccinated patients get mild "cold-like" symptoms for a few days after vaccination.
This service is for GP initiated blood tests only. This service is available on an appointment only basis which can be booked in person at reception or by telephoning the switchboard. We are unable to accept walk-ins.
Patients who are requesting an INR test will continue to be seen at Christchurch or Royal Bournemouth Hospital. Children aged 13 or below will be asked to attend Poole General Hospital.
Please ensure you stay well hydrated before your blood test. Drink plenty of water to keep your veins plumper, more visible and easier to draw blood. This applies to both fasting and non-fasting tests.
This leaflet describes what you can expect to happen when your GP refers you to see a specialist or consultant, at a hospital or a community health centre.
The following are regularly held at the surgery:-
The leaflet linked below provides more information on how to care for your ears.
Ear Wax Leaflet
Bowel Cancer Screening saves lives. It is important to complete the test kit when asked to. Please watch this animation to find out why.
Eating a healthy diet and increasing exercise can have a huge positive impact on your health. Here are a few simple tips to explain how....
Your Asthma Review is an important part of helping you to manage your Asthma. Please ensure you book your appointment with our Practice Nurse
If you are concerned about whether you should still bring your child in for their immunisations during the Covid-19 pandemic, please click this link for frequently asked questions and answers that we hope will reassure you.
Stour Surgery is committed to providing a safe, comfortable environment where patients and staff can be confident that best practice is being followed at all times and the safety of everyone is of paramount importance.
All patients are entitled to have a chaperone present for any consultation, examination or procedure where they feel one is required. This chaperone may be a family member or friend. On occasions you may prefer a formal chaperone to be present, i.e. a trained member of staff.
Wherever possible we ask that you make this request at the time of booking an appointment so that arrangements can be made and your appointment is not delayed in any way. Where this is not possible we will endeavour to provide a formal chaperone at the time of the request. However occasionally it may be necessary to reschedule your appointment.
Your healthcare professional may also require a chaperone to be present for certain consultations.
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