NHS Funded Medical Services

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Sunray Surgery provides a wide range of NHS funded medical services including all core general medical services to our patients. The following NHS funded services and clinics are available at Sunray Surgery:

Audiology

Action for Deafness holds clinics 3 times a week for over 65s with hearing difficulties. Please obtain a referral from your GP.

Blood Tests

Blood tests are undertaken each weekday morning between 8.30am and 9.45am. These appointments are pre-bookable.

Bowel Cancer Screening

About one in 20 people in the UK will develop bowel cancer during their lifetime with the risk increasing with age. If bowel cancer is detected at the earliest stage, there is over a 90% chance of survival and it is one of the most successful cancers to treat.

Symptoms include:

  • a change in your normal bowel habit lasting 3 weeks or more. E.G. Loose stools, diarrhoea, increased frequency
  • bleeding from the bottom (rectum) and/or blood in your stools lasting 3 weeks or more
  • unexplained extreme tiredness and/or weight loss
  • a pain or lump in your abdomen and/or back passage

Most symptoms won't be bowel cancer but sometimes it is easy to dismiss or leave them for longer than you should. If you have any symptoms and are over 50 years old, please call us and make an appointment for a bowel check with one of the GPs here at the surgery.

For further information, you can also information go to bowelcanceruk.org.uk or visit swlcn.nhs.uk 

Carer Clinic

A member of the Carers Health Team is available to meet with Carers for a one to one consultation,  to offer advice, support and information.  She is also able to do a basic health and wellbeing check. 

The clinics run once a month on a Tuesday and each appointment offered is for up to one hour.  If you would like to take the opportunity of attending, please telephone the practice to make an appointment. 

C-Card Scheme

If you are aged 13-21, you can join the C-Card scheme to get free condoms, confidential advice and a Chlamydia testing kit from venues across the region. If you are over 21, free condoms are available from all of our clinics, including Sunray Surgery.

How do I join the scheme?

Please make an appointment with our nurse team. Once you’re registered, we’ll give you a C-Card and condoms.

Cervical Smears

Cervical smears are usually taken by the nurses and can be done in a single 10 minute appointment. If you are aged 25 to 49 and have not had a smear in the last three years (five yearly for women aged 50 to 65 years) please contact the practice and make an appointment to have one done. This is important as cervical smears are the best way of detecting the early stages of abnormalities in the cervix which may leads to cervical cancer. Your smear can be done at any time during your cycle so long as you are not bleeding but the optimum time is mid cycle, i.e. between days 12 - 16.

Childhood Immunisation Clinic

The Childhood Immunisation programme is designed to give your child protection against a number of diseases including Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (whooping cough), Polio, Hib, Pneumococcal, Meningitis, Measles, Mumps and Rubella. Your child's primary immunisations are due at the following intervals;

  • two months old
  • three months old
  • four months old
  • twelve to thirteen months old
  • three years and four months (pre-school booster)

Please try and ensure that you adhere to the above schedule.  All immunisations are best done by appointment with the nurse during normal surgery times. We have a nurse here on a daily basis.

Chronic Disease Management

Asthma checks can be booked practice nurse; we like to review all of our Asthma and COPD patients on an annual basis.

Diabetic patients are offered an annual review along with a six monthly blood test in order to monitor their diabetes.

Counselling

We can refer patients to a counsellor for patients undergoing emotional or mental difficulties. You can also self-refer to Time to Talk.

COVID-19 Recovery

If you find yourself recovering from COVID-19 you may still be coming to terms with the impact the virus has had on both your body and mind.

These changes should get better over time, some may take longer than others, but there are things you can do to help.

Your COVID Recovery helps you to understand what has happened and what you might expect as part of your recovery.

Diabetes Clinic

Our diabetic nurse has specialist training in treating diabetes. Her clinics are held at  on Tuesdays and Wednesdays by appointment.

Dietician

We can refer you to a Dietician. Please ask your GP for a referral.

District Nurses

Enquiries about nursing advice and care should be made direct to the district nurse team directly on PHONE NUMBER GOES HERE.

GP Improved Access / Extended Hours

Kingston GP Extended Hours Service operates 7 days a week from 08:00 until 20:00 and patients of the Practice can book an appointment at a convenient time with the GP Service provider through our Practice receptionist during the normal reception opening times. 

Further information is available on the Extended Opening Hours page of this website

Health Visitors

A health visitor is a registered nurse who has received training particularly related to babies, children and pregnant women. Their role is to provide families with children under five years old with support and advice around the general aspects of mental, physical and social wellbeing.

Caroline Forrest, Health Visitor is attached to Sunray Surgery and is available to advise and help our young families. She regularly visits the practice keeping us informed of any changes and safeguarding issues with children under 5 years, and holds a Health Visitor Clinic at the Surgery on the first Monday of the Month between 14:30 - 16:30.

Caroline can be contacted on 07957 203411 Monday to Thursday.

Midwives

Midwives from the hospitall hold two clinics a week. A clinic is held at LOCATION GOES HERE on DAY/S AND TIME GO HERE. Please call PHONE NUMBER OF MIDWIVES GOES HERE to book an appointment.

Minor Surgery

Your GP can carry out a number of small 'surgical' procedures for you such as removal of warts and skin tags. Liquid nitrogen is available on DAY/S AND TIME GO HERE.

NHS Health Checks

These are available to patients aged 40 -74 to help identify if you are at future risk of developing Heart Disease.

These simple checks involve a fasting blood test followed by some lifestyle questions. Further advice or referral is made depending on your risk score and lifestyle.

Podiatry

The local NHS podiatry service provides a comprehensive range of foot health services to the general population based on medical need, the level of risk associated with the foot problem or associated medical conditions. Assessment and treatment are provided for eligible patients including those at high risk or with diabetes.

This service can be accessed through a referral from your GP or via the self-referral system (application forms available at reception).

Please phone the podiatry service directly on PHONE NUMBER GOES HERE.

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is available locally for a range of injuries and mobility problems by referral from your GP.

Sexual Health

We provide a full sexual health service at the practice including advice on choice of contraception, free condoms (including free emergency contraception) and pre-conceptual care.

If you think you may be pregnant and are unsure about what you want to do, you may wish to find out what options are available to you. You can come in and talk to one of the GPs here at the practice or you can contact BPAS directly on 08457 30 40 30 - just tell them that you are registered here and they will let you know which NHS services are available to you.

Services and guidance provided

  • advice on free contraception including emergency contraception
  • free condoms
  • cervical smears
  • free Chlamydia & Gonorrhoea Screening for young people aged 16 -24

The practice does not offer a full contact tracing and Partner Notification service for those patients who test positive for any of the above sexually transmitted infections.

More information about other sexual health services in the borough is available.

Social Prescribing

Social Prescribing helps you to explore extra services that may support you to improve your health, wellbeing and independence. 

Together you will be able to:

  1. Explore what is important for your life and wellbeing

  2. Identify the local activities and services you can benefit from

  3. Gain support and encouragement to start using services that can help you.

 For further information, please call the practice. 

Social Workers

Patients have access to social workers. Should you need to see one, you can arrange an appointment to be held at either of our surgeries or in your own home.

The social workers can be contacted on PHONE NUMBER GOES HERE.

Speech Therapy

A speech therapist is available via referral. Please contact your doctor or health visitor for a referral if you feel you or your children could benefit from this service.

Travel Health Clinics

Travel advice and vaccinations are available at Sunray Surgery. The nurses who staff these can also give you advice on which vaccines you need. Ensure you have an appointment booked at least 2 months before your date of travel to ensure vaccines have time enough to work. Unfortunately a charge has to be made for some of these travel vaccinations.

Please visit our travel health page for further information

Treatment Room Nurses

The treatment room is staffed by experienced nurses who provide back-up for the practice in terms of venepuncture (taking blood samples), test procedures, administering injections and general advice.

Well Baby Clinic

The 'well baby clinic' is every DAY & TIME GO HERE. These clinics are run by members of the health visiting team and no appointment is required.

Vaccinations

Flu vaccinations are available for 'at risk' patients between September and December. Please ring the Practice to find out flu clinic times and dates. Find out more about the importance of flu vaccination

Tetanus vaccination is very important and we recommend a booster injection every 10 years.

Young People's Services

All young people are entitled to be seen on their own without a parent or carer present and without a parent or carer's consent. The doctor or nurse who sees you will assess whether or not they feel that you are competent to be seen on your own in line with the Gillick and Fraser competencies. This means that the clinician will decide whether or not they feel that you are mature enough to make your own decisions and to understand the implications of those decisions. Anything that you say to a doctor or nurse whilst here at the practice will be confidential. The only time at which this information would be shared with anyone else would be if there were concerns for your safety or that of others.

You can get further advice, and order home testing kits from the Wolverton Sexual Health Clinic in Kingston.