Your GP will check your blood pressure and you will be able to discuss any concerns you may have regarding your pregnancy. Please bring a urine sample to every antenatal appointment.
This is run by specialist asthma nurses and deals with your annual reviews or any problems you may be having with your asthma.
These clinics cover child developmental checks and immunisations.
If you are due for a smear test please arrange an appointment to see one of our nurses.
Coil and Implant Clinic
This clinic is run by Dr Kanika Shaw at The Limes Surgery, Epping. She also fits pessary rings in this clinic. For further information please contact a member of our reception team.
This clinic will deal with your annual reviews or any problems you may be having with your diabetes.
First Contact Practitioner Clinic
This clinic is run by a Extended Scope Physiotherapist who can triage, assess and refer or request investigations for patients with a selective range of musculoskeletal conditions. This clinic runs weekly on a Friday morning.
We hold a minor surgery clinic at the practice which is run by Dr Victoria Rowe. She will be happy to advise you on these procedures.
Social Care drop-in sessions
There will be a social worker on site the first and third Thursday of the month from 10am-4pm to provide information and advice to adults/carers, including:
- providing details on processes, services they may be able to offer and details of eligibility
- details on universal services/local services
- provide details of how to make a referral or support in making a referral (if required)
No appointment necessary. Please speak to The Limes reception for more details.
Social Prescribing Clinic
There is a Social Prescriber on site every Tuesday and Wednesday. Social Prescribers provide non-medical support to improve patient's health, wellbeing and social welfare.
Steroid Injection Clinic
This clinic is run by Dr John House and is held monthly on a Wednesday at The Limes in Epping.
PALLIATIVE CARE SUPPORT
A regular meeting is held between practice team and district nurses with additional input from Macmillan nurses to review and adjust individual patient care plans. The district nurses can provide further information when the practice is closed on 01279 827327.
In addition St Clare's Hospice have a 24 hour line for patients or their relatives seeking palliative care advice on 01279 773773. You can also visit the St Clare Hospice website.
Influenza vaccination is recommended for at risk groups, those aged 65 and over and those suffering from chronic disease including heart, lung and diabetes. Please contact the reception staff for the influenza vaccination appointment in October.
The HPV vaccinations are given in the school setting. The surgery does not carry any doses of the HPV vaccine. Please notify your school nurse if you have any questions regarding the vaccine or if your child has missed a scheduled dose.
A vaccine to prevent shingles, a common, painful skin disease is available on the NHS to certain people in their 70s.
The shingles vaccine is given as a single injection into the upper arm. Unlike the flu jab, you'll only need to have the vaccination once and you can have it at any time of the year. Many people find it convenient to have it at the same time as their annual flu vaccination.
The shingles vaccine is expected to reduce your risk of getting shingles. If you are unlucky enough to go on to have the disease, your symptoms may be milder and the illness shorter.
Shingles can be very painful and uncomfortable. Some people are left with pain lasting for years after the initial rash has healed, and shingles is fatal for around 1 in 1,000 over-70s who develop it.
It's fine to have the shingles vaccine if you've already had shingles. The shingles vaccine works very well in people who have had shingles before and it will boost your immunity against further shingles attacks.
Who can have the shingles vaccination?
You are eligible for the shingles vaccine if you are aged 70 or 78 years old.
In addition, anyone who was eligible for immunisation in the previous three years of the programme but missed out on their shingles vaccination remains eligible until their 80th birthday. This includes:
- people in their 70s who were born after 1 September 1942
- people aged 79 years
The shingles vaccine is not available on the NHS if you are aged 80 or over.
For information regarding children's vaccinations please view the Child Vaccination Schedule at the top of the page.