Balance Street HCBalance StreetUttoxeterStaffordshire, ST14 8JGTel: 01889 562145
We are pleased to announce that Dr Henry Seddon will be joining Balance Street Practice on the 1st April 2018. If you have received a letter as of the 1st April 2018 you will be registered with Dr Seddon.
Dr Trewin and Dr Burton are reducing to Part-time as a job share. Dr Seddon will be looking after half of each of their lists. He is an experienced GP and well known to the Partners and we are looking forward to him joining the team.
Our practice nurses provide advice on family planning and perform Cervical Cytology (Smears). If you are female between 25 and 65 then it is strongly recommended that you have a regular cervical smear test. This test makes it possible to detect and treat the early stages of abnormalities of the cervix before they have a chance to become apparent to you.
Patients are advised to make an appointment to see the practice nurse about halfway between periods.
Childhood immunisations are given at 2, 3 and 4 months, to protect small babies from whooping cough, tetanus, diphtheria, polio, HIB meningitis and meningococcal meningitis C. Booster immunisation is also offered to pre-school and 15 year old children. Patients will be notified when immunisations are due and advised to make an appointment with the practice nurse.
Balance Street Health Centre is able to provide minor surgery clinics for the removal of minor skin lesions or cysts. Patients must discuss this with their doctor prior to arranging an appointment to assess whether or not any skin lesion or cyst would be suitable for removal at the practice.
Balance Street Health Centre is able to provide joint injections for various conditions. Patients must discuss this with their doctor prior to arranging an appointment to assess whether or not an injection would be suitable at the practice.
Clinics are available each morning with our healthcare assistants and phlebotomist for all your blood tests.
Asthma & COPD
Balance Street Health Centre offers education and check-ups to help control Asthma and COPD.
Healthy Heart Clinic
Appointments are offered to all patients with heart disease, or who have had a heart attack. Patients are required to attend for a blood test with the nurse, 2 weeks before their appointment.
Patients with hypertension (raised blood pressure) will be invited by letter to attend our hypertension clinic. These are run at various times during the week by our practice nurses and patient’s blood pressure and medication will be checked.
Appointments will be offered to all patients with diabetes. Patients are required to attend for a blood test with the nurse, 2 weeks before their appointment. This will ensure results are back in time for your appointment. Clinics run three times a week at various times for your convenience.
NHS Health Checks
For adults aged 40-74, clinics are offered once every 5 years to help prevent heart disease, stroke, diabetes, kidney disease and dementia.
Travel Advice and Vaccinations
We recommend patients contact the surgery at least 8 weeks before your departure date to ensure sufficient time is available to receive all vaccinations required. Some travel vaccinations will incur a cost as these are non-NHS services. Patients are advised to contact the surgery to enquire about current costs.
We are also a Yellow Fever centre and able to offer this vaccination to patients registered with our practice and registered at an alternative practice.
Easysnip is the vasectomy clinic here at Balance Street Health Centre. We perform the largest number of Vasectomies in Staffordshire and have been doing so for over 30 years.
As recommended by the Royal Collage of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, we provide No-Scalpel Vasectomies – the safe keyhole method with a fast recovery rate and no stitches.
Vasectomies are performed by Dr Peter Trewin and Dr Owen Barron weekly. Patients are required to attend to discuss the operation in detail and sign consent forms prior to the procedure being undertaken.
Further details can be obtained from our website http://www.easysnip.com/
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 make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second 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 second 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 fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
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)
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
Staffordshire and Stoke-On-Trent Partnership NHS Trust.
Registrar of Births and Deaths
The Registrar of Births and Deaths is available on a Tuesday by appointment only.
Call 01283 233301 or visit their website at:
ADSIS - Alcohol & Dependency Specialists in Staffordshire
ADSIS offers free and confidential advice, support and information to anyone affected by their own or someone else's drinking, misuse of other substances or dependencies.
Health Centre contact no. 01889 562145
ADSIS UK - http://www.adsis.org.uk/
email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel. 01782 271096.
Drop in at the Baby Clinic on any of the days and times indicated below for antenatal support and social interaction with other new mums.
Weigh-in - Tues 13:30 - 15:00
Baby Club Fri 11:00 - 12:30
Health Centre contact no. 01889 562555.
Cardiac Rehabilitation Service
Our Cardiac Rehabilitation Service is offered through close work with Queen's Hospital in Burton.
Patients who have had heart attacks or heart surgery will now be able to have their rehabilitation at the surgery. Cardiac Rehabilitation takes place in our well equiped Gym, on the lower ground floor.
Referral by GP only.
Pulmonary Rehabilitation Service
Pulmonary Rehabilitation is a programme of exercise and education. It aims to help people with long-term breathing problems caused by changes in the structure of the lungs. The programme is a six week course of exercise and education which takes place in the Health Centre Gym, located on the lower ground floor. You will be required to attend twice a week.
Referral by GP only.
Contact The Lifestyle Admin Team on 01827 306190.
NHS Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Screening
This screening programme will invite all men for screening in the year that they turn 65. All men over 65 can self-refer for screening. Screening will take place every alternate week at Balance Street Health Centre. To find out more go to aaa.screening.nhs.uk
NHS Ultrasound Service
Non Obstetric Ultrasound. This service is being offered at Balance Street Health Centre by other providers. Referral by GP only.
Adult Hearing Services
Run by Burton Hospital this service will now be available at Balance Street Health Centre.
Call 01889 562145 for an appointment.
CPN Community Psychiatric nurse
SSSFT Memory Clinic
(South Staffordshire & Shropshire Foundation Trust)
The memory clinic provides assessment of people of any age with memory problems. The service provides pre and post diagnostic counselling and gives advice and support to patients and their families.
Referral by GP only
CAMHS - Children and Adolescents Mental Health Services
CAMHS specialise in providing help and treatment for children and young people with emotional, behavioural and mental health difficulties.
Health Centre contact no. 01283 505820
CAMHS uk - http://www.wearehere.sssft.nhs.uk
Desmond Clinic for Diabetes
Referral for people with Disabilities and Learning Difficulties, and for emergency dentistry only.
Health Centre contact no. 01889 562377
This service is currently unavailable.
Please contact the surgery for more information on 01889 562145
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The practice will not approve on-line access to detailed coded information if it is deemed that it may cause physical and/or mental harm the patient.
Online Registration- Over 18's
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As is current practice, should there be a request for Online Access, two forms of documentation must be provided as evidence of identity, one of which must contain a photograph. Acceptable documents include passports, photo driving licences and bank statements.
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