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At The Oaks Medical Centre we offer a full range of clinics and services to meet the needs of our Patients. These include
Our Nurses and HCAs also perform a wide range of nursing duties.
For more information on each of these please see the tabs above.
Dr Laurance and Dr Burns all offer coil fittings and contraceptive implants, so if you wish to have a coil fitted or changed, or an implant, then make an appointment with one of these Doctors to discuss this. General contraceptive advice and pill checks can be done by our Practice nurses.
We always respect the confidentiality of contraception requests from patients under 16 years.
How does it work?There are two methods of emergency contraception:
The emergency hormonal contraceptive pill (sometimes known as the morning after pill) contains progestogen.
How it works: Stops or delays ovulation.
Levonelle may be taken up to three days (72 hours) after sex.ellaOne may be taken up to five days (120 hours)after sex but this needs to be prescribed by a doctor.The sooner it’s taken, the more effective it is ─ about 95 per cent effective if taken within 24 hours.The emergency pill should not be relied on as a regular method of contraception.
The intra-uterine device (IUD) is inserted into the uterus (womb).
How it works: Prevents fertilisation or stops a fertilised egg implanting in the womb.
Can be used up to five days after unprotected sex, or up to five days after the earliest time you could have ovulated (eg day 19 of a regular 28 day cycle). Can also be used if more than one episode of unprotected sex has occurred in that cycle.Almost 100 per cent success rate.Needs to be left in place until after the next period, or can be kept as the permanent method of contraception.
Our three part-time nurses offer a wide range of services in both mornings and evenings. Appointments can be made via reception for the following:
Travel consultations - NB we can only see you if you are travelling in over 6 weeks and you must complete this Travel Questionnaire and return it to reception in advance of the 6 weeks. More information is available here
The nurses run baby clinic every Monday afternoon. They can also be administered in any nurse appointment slot. Please ask at reception.
Our healthcare assistants also offer a range of healthcare clinics and appointments and also assist doctors in their minor surgery and coil clinics.
These are done by appointment with a phlebotomist from the Nottinghamshire Healthcare Trust phlebotomy team. We have phlebotomy appointments on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. All phlebotomy appointments are in the morning only. We have three regular phlebotomists, Val, Jacqui and Louise. We are generally less busy in the afternoon so if you telephone for results please call after 3.00 pm.
If you are newly pregnant please visit this page.
All doctors offer full care for pregnant women, except home deliveries. Julie Tarbit is our Practices midwife, She is in the surgery on Tuesdays and Wednesdays running clinics for pregnant women and new mums. We work closely with Julie and her team to ensure our patients have full access to excellent maternity care.
Dr Johns may be happy to remove lumps and bumps. Book a normal appointment first to discuss. Dr Johns, Laurance, Smith and Addis also offer injections to joints.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you will need to fill out a travel questionnaire, please ask reception for a form or click on the link below for a printable version. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting enable our Nursing team to determine what vaccinations are required.
It is important that you complete the questionnaire and return it to us at least 6 weeks before you travel. The nurses will then look at your medical records and the national guidelines to determine what vaccinations you will need. Please note that these vaccines have to be ordered as they are not stock vaccines. Your appointment with the nurse for the actual vaccinations needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Some travel vaccines are not able to be provided by our nurses. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS. If this is the case we will let you know and give you the details of local private travel clinics.
If you are travelling in less than 6 weeks please contact one of the following
WEST POINT, Chilwell 07753 212 667
GREWALS 0115 925 3034
TRAVELDOC, Regent Street, Nottingham 0800 583 3331
Travel Form - Printable Version
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below:
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore may attract charges.
Please see the below table for prices:
Accepted methods of payment include: Cash & Cheque
Type of service
Private sick note
Holiday cancellation form
Fitness to travel certificate
School fees insurance claim form
Employers report and opinion (report only)
Hourly rate of £200.00 pro-rata
(These are payable in advance)
HGV, PSV, taxi driver examination
Sporting activities e.g. scuba diving, boxing, racing
*Only where clinically appropriate
Please Note: any services required urgently, or which take longer than normal to complete may be charged at a higher rate
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