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Shawbirch Medical Centre5 Acorn WayShawbirchTelford, TF5 0LWTel: 01952 641555
Our nursing staff offer routine appointments for travel immunisations, new patient medicals, ear syringing, cervical smears, dressings, routine and emergency contraception. Our nurses also undertake the follow-up clinics for diabetes, coronary heart disease, asthma and chronic obstructive airways disease. Our Adcanced Nurse Practitioners run our Minor Ailments Clinic.
All the doctors in the practice offer routine child health surveillance.
We have a community midwife permanently attached to the surgery allowing us to share your antenatal care.
Each Tuesday afternoon we offer a clinic specifically designed to address contraceptive and sexual health issues. This is run by Dr Caroline Freeman and Dr Fiona Wright at present, in association with the practice nurses. Women's health and contraception advice appointments are also available with our Advanced Nurse Practitioner Teresa Wild.
By appointment with our practice nurses, Healthcare assistants, and healthy lifestyle advisors.
Blood tests for most conditions are now only be available at the Princess Royal Hospital outpatient phlebotomy department rather than here at Shawbirch Medical Centre.
The NHS only provides GP-based blood test funding for two sets of conditions:
If you are unsure whether you are eligible for blood tests at the practice, please discuss with your GP.
If eligible for a blood test at the medical centre, please make an appointment with our healthcare assistants.
The Princess Royal Hospital phlebotomy department is open 09:00 until 16:15 Monday to Friday (From 08:00 for Fasting Patients only). No appointment is necessary. Go to the main entrance of the hospital and turn left just beyond the foyer (sign posted to the coffee shop). As you go past the coffee shop you will see the signs for blood testing.
For a fasting test you need to eat and drink nothing but water for 10 hours before the test.
We can refer you to counselling services if appropriate. If you feel you may benefit from this service, please ask your doctor or nurse for more information.
Minor medical problems can be seen in our minor ailment clinic - please see the appointments page for more details.
Our Healthcare Assistants no longer offer help to quit clinics at the surgery. However, if you would like some help to give up smoking please let us know and we can direct you to the local support services.
We are now running a clinic dedicated to Women's Health issues on a Tuesday afternoon and evening, with a doctor and a nurse.
Please book an appointment with the nurse for:
Please book an appointment with the doctor for:
Unfortunately we anticipate a temporary reduction in the number of travel vaccination appointments we will be able to offer over the next few months whilst one of our Treatment Room nurses Diana Sarpong is away on maternity leave.
During this period we will be unable to administer 'private' travel vaccinations including Rabies, Japanese Encephalitis, Tick Borne Encephalitis and Meningitis (for travel) for the foreseeable future.
We will of course continue to offer travel vaccinations that are part of NHS provision such as Hepatitis A, Typhoid, Diphtheria/Tetanus/Polio and Cholera if indicated.
It would be of great help to our nursing team if patients would book their travel appointments as early as possible prior to your date of departure - wherever possible at least 2-3 weeks beforehand.
For details of local travel clinics that offer travel advice and vaccinations privately, please request a leaflet from our reception team.
For reliable travel information including malaria risk please see the following websites:
[17 May 2019]
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.
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 fees charged 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.
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