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If you require a chaperone to attend your appointment, please let the reception team know when booking.

 

New!

Introducing Online Appointments!

 

The Beggarwood Surgery is now offering our patients the choice of booking routine GP appointments online. 

Please note that you will need to register for this service via the links from this website.

 

If you are unable to attend an appointment with one of the doctors or nurses, please telephone or use the electronic booking system to cancel your appointment.

 

Complaints, comments and suggestions

We will always be willling to hear if there is any way you think that we can improve our service.  Please find details n the right hand side of this website. 

Non attendance

 All non attendances are carefully recorded.

We often hear from patients that they aren’t able to get an appointment when it suits them. But the lack of appointments is very closely linked to patients who fail to turn up.

Throughout January 2018 117 Doctors appointments and 77 Nurse appointments were missed across both Beggarwood and Rooksdown sites.

We understand that sometimes people have to cancel appointments, but we’re just asking that people let us know. If they do cancel, even at short notice, we are nearly always able to fill that appointment.

Test results

Please contact the surgery to get the results of any test that you have had done between 2.00pm and 5pm.

Routine blood, urine and swab results usually take around 3-5 working days to be processed and reported.   If you need a  test done please ensure your appoinment is before 3pm, otherwise your sample will not be collected until the following day.

The results for X-rays and ultrasounds take 7 days and cervical smears take 8-10 weeks.

Your contact details

Can  we contact you in an emergency?  We may to contact you urgently pending the results of blood tests or investigations.  You may need to be admitted as an emergency to hospital. 

Please help us to help you by always notifiying us of your change of address, telephone or mobile number.  If you haven't got a phone contact, a contact number of a friend, neighbour or relative would be helpful.

Off on your holidays?

Please could you help us to help you by checking you have enough medications before you go away?  We do require 48 hours to process a prescription.   

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Talking about sex doesn’t have to be as difficult as you think. Whether it’s knowing about your contraceptive choices, explaining STIs, coping with emotions or understanding your body, you'll find straightforward information and advice to make it easier to discuss everything to do with sexual health, right here.

New!

We would like to introduce a Patient Participation Group here at the practice.  Would you like to have a say about the services we provide here at The Beggarwood Surgery?

If you are interested in joining the group, please ask at the reception for a contact form, or alternatively, print off a copy here: PPG Form  

Please note that we need to ensure that our contact list is representative of our local community and therefore is represented by as many different ethnic backgrounds and age groups as possible.  If you do not hear from us in due course then your application request has been unsuccessful.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Private Oestopath Clinic

At Beggarwood

Back pain affects thousands of people, but in most cases is not serious and medical treatment is not always necessary.

Martin Coleman holds a private Osteopath clinic based at The Beggarwood Surgery; please ask at reception for further information or to book an appointment.  

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Click below to watch an osteopath explain how an expert can help prevent back pain and how exercises such as Pilates can help strengthen your back.

 

MOST BACK PAIN IS CAUSED BY

  • Stiffness or spasm of the muscles caused by sleeping in an uncomfortable position
  • Doing activities you are not used to

OTHER CAUSES

  • Being overweight
  • Pregnancy
  • Incorrect lifting techniques
  • A disc between the base of the spine moving out of position or pressing on a nerve

COMMON BACK PROBLEMS

  • Pain of the upper or lower back
  • Pain spreading from the back of the thigh to the ankle (sciatica)

BACK PROBLEMS CAN BE PREVENTED BY

  • Keeping active
  • Keeping to a healthy weight
  • Sleeping on a firm mattress
  • Lifting heavy weights correctly - crouch down, straighten knees and keep your back straight

At Beggarwood

Victoria Tuckwell is the registered Osteopath at the Beggarwood Osteopathic Practice within the Park Prewett Medical Centre. She graduated from the British School of Osteopathy in 2002 and has since been working within GP surgeries and multidisciplinary practices. Mobile is 07789 645463

Osteopathy is a way of detecting and treating damaged parts of the body such as muscles, ligaments, nerves and joints.When the body is balanced and efficient, it will function with the minimum of wear and tear, leaving more energy for living.

Osteopaths treat a variety of common conditions including changes to posture in pregnancy, repetitive strain injury, postural problems caused by driving or work strain, the pain of arthritis, and sports injuries.

Osteopaths consider each person as an individual.On your first visit, the osteopath will take a detailed medical history including information about your lifestyle and diet.You will normally be asked to undress to your underwear and perform a series of simple movements. This will allow a full diagnosis and treatment plan tailored to your needs. With their hands osteopaths identify abnormalities within the human structure and function.They then facilitate the body’s ability to heal itself through a variety of stretching,mobilizing and manipulative techniques.With exercises and health advice, osteopaths help to reduce the symptoms and improve your health and quality of life.

The General Osteopathic Council regulates, promotes and develops the profession of osteopathy.Only practitioners meeting the high standards of safety and competency are eligible to join this register.

Clinic times:

Please contact the surgery to find out clinic times.

Fees:

  • Initial consultation and treatment £50.00.
  • Subsequent treatments £40.00.

It may be possible to claim against your private health insurance for the course of the treatment.

You will need to check with your insurance company to confirm the available level of cover and whether you require a GP or specialist referral. If you would like an appointment or further advice please call 01256 399710

 
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