Walton Health CentreRodney RoadWalton on ThamesSurrey, KT12 3LBTel: 01932 414153
The surgery offers a full range of disease management and other specialist clinics. Please make an appointment if you would like to attend any of the following clinics.
*Antenatal and Postnatal Care (shared between GP and Midwife)
*Family Planning & Cervical Smears
*Contraception (all forms including IMPLANON fitting and removal)
*Immunisation and New Baby Check
*Asthma & Diabetes Clinics
*Cardiovascular & Chronic Disease Management
*Warts/ Skin Tags / Moles Clinic / Electo-cautery & Cryo-Therapy
*Sports Injury & Joint Injections
*Minor Surgery Clinics (All Skin Lesions, Head to Toe)
*Travel Clinic & Vaccination (Yellow Fever Centre)
*Well Woman/ Well Man Health Check Clinic for healthy people aged between 40-74 years old
*ECG / Spirometer / 24 H BP Monitoring services.
*Botox and Restylan Facial Clinic (Additional Private Service)
If you have had any tests done recently, it is your responsibility to obtain the results.
Please telephone reception for results after 16.00.
It usually takes about 4 working days for a blood test result and two weeks for an X-ray result to be back with us.
There are certain services which the Practice provides for patients that fall outside the scope of the NHS. The NHS does not pay for these and the Doctors make a charge for their time and for the administrative time of the staff.
The fees are determined in accordance with BMA guidelines and in agreement with the Office of Fair Trading. They are the responsibility of the patient and are normally updated on 1st April each year.
To assist patients, the following questions are answered on the British Medical Association website and they may cover your queries:
Isn't the NHS supposed to be free?The National Health Service provides most health care to most people free of charge, but there are exceptions: prescription charges have existed since 1951 and there are a number of other services for which fees are charged. Sometimes the charge is made to cover some of the cost of treatment, for example, dental fees; in other cases, it is because the service is not covered by the NHS, for example, providing copies of health records or producing medical reports for insurance companies.Surely the doctor is being paid anyway?It is important to understand that many GPs are not employed by the NHS; they are self-employed and they have to cover their costs - staff, buildings, heating, lighting, etc - in the same way as any small business. The NHS covers these costs for NHS work, but for non-NHS work, the fees charged by GPs contribute towards their costs.What is covered by the NHS and what is not?The Government's contract with GPs covers medical services to NHS patients, including the provision of ongoing medical treatment. In recent years, however, more and more organisations have been involving doctors in a whole range of non-medical work. Sometimes the only reason that GPs are asked is because they are in a position of trust in the community, or because an insurance company or employer wants to ensure that information provided to them is true and accurate.Examples of non-NHS services for which GPs can charge their own NHS patients are:
Examples of non-NHS services for which GPs can charge other institutions are:
Why does it sometimes take my GP a long time to complete my form?Time spent completing forms and preparing reports takes the GP away from the medical care of his or her patients. Most GPs have a very heavy workload and paperwork takes up an increasing amount of their time, so many GPs find they have to take some paperwork home at night and weekends.I only need the doctor's signature - what is the problem?When a doctor signs a certificate or completes a report, it is a condition of remaining on the Medical Register that they only sign what they know to be true. In order to complete even the simplest of forms, therefore, the doctor might have to check the patient's entire medical record. Carelessness or an inaccurate report can have serious consequences for the doctor with the General Medical Council (the doctors' regulatory body) or even the Police. What will I be charged?The BMA recommends that GPs tell patients in advance if they will be charged, and what the fee will be. It is up to individual doctors to decide how much they will charge, but the BMA produces lists of suggested fees which many doctors use. Surgeries often have lists of fees on the waiting room wall based on these suggested fees.What can I do to help?Not all documents need a signature by a doctor, e.g. passport applications. You can ask another person in a position of trust to sign such documents free of charge.
Do not expect your GP to process forms overnight: urgent requests may mean that a doctor has to make special arrangements to process the form quickly, and this will cost more.
A list of charges can be obtained from Reception and includes:
Here's a checklist of the vaccines that are routinely offered free of charge to everyone aged 18 and under in the UK and the age at which you should ideally have them.
Between 12 and 13 months:
3 years and 4 months, or soon after:
Around 12-13 years:
Around 13-18 years:
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If you are over 65 years old or if you are under 65 years old with any of the following medical conditions:
BOOK YOUR SHINGLES VACCINE APPOINTMENT TODAY
If you are 70,71,72,74,75 & 78 or 79 years old
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