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Old Harlow Health CentreJenner HouseGarden Terrace RoadOld HarlowEssex, CM17 0AXTel: 01279 418136
7th January 2021 - breaking news RE: The Late: Dr John Hughes who many of our older patients may remember.
Tetanus - If you have 5 documented immunisations you need not have any more. Exceptions to this are accidental injury or travelling abroad. The new vaccine also includes a low dose of diphtheria. Meningitis C is now available to young people aged 20-24. Contact Reception for appointment with our practice nurse.
We provide comprehensive travel advice for patients registered with the Practice only. If you are planning holidays abroad, you should check with us well before you are due to travel so that we can make sure that any necessary immunisation is completed in time. You may be denied admission to some countries if you are not fully immunised.
For more information see the above tab.
All the doctors and practice nurses provide contraception advice as appropriate within their normal appointments. Emergency contraception is available. Coil insertions and implants need to be carried out by a doctor. Please see your doctor first to arrange an appointment.
A healthy pregnancy starts before you actually become pregnant. This is especially so if you need to take any regular medication. Please see your doctor within a few weeks of discovering you are pregnant. Your doctor will be happy to give pre-conceptual advice and a test to check on your Rubella (German Measles) status can be arranged.
Please see you doctor as soon as you know you are pregnant, so that antenatal care can be started. Your midwife and health visitor help your doctor to manage your care. Don't forget that after you have had your baby you will also need a post natal check at about 6 weeks.
Child Development & Immunisation
All doctors in the practice provide child health surveillance facilities and development checks. They are usually done during normal surgery appointments.
Some checks will be done by the heath visitors. It is important that all children and babies are fully immunised.
We have a Baby Immunisation Clinic every Thursday afternoon between 10:00 – 12:00. To satisfy our consent procedures, if someone other than the mother brings a child for immunisation, then the Practice will require the mother’s written consent for the immunisation to take place. If you have any queries regarding the immunisation of your baby, please do not hesitate to ask our practice nurse, your doctor or a health visitor.
Click here to see the current recommended immunisation schedule.
We currently offer the service as agreed with the West Essex Clinical Commissioning Group and it is provided by Dr Radhakrishnan and Dr Phen - saving the patient referral to the local hospital. Cryotherapy is also undertaken by partners and practice nurses.
We encourage all our patients to share the responsibility for their own health both in preventing disease and in treating existing disease.
Prevention really is better than cure. The following Health Promotion topics are covered: Well Person - Heart Disease - Asthma - Diabetic - Smoking - Diet - Menopause. Please make appointment to see one of our practice nurses with the receptionist.
Dietician, Psychology, and Community Psychiatric Nurses also work at Jenner House. All referrals are made via your GP.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below:
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
Those vaccinations not covered by the NHS will need to be obtained from a Private Travel Clinic.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
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 attract charges. Examples include the following:
The Non NHS fees are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
Click here for some frequently asked questions about private fees and charges
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