CLINICS AND SERVICES
We can manage some minor injuries at the surgery. Please telephone the surgery to discuss before attending.
Major injuries are dealt with at the Accident and Emergency Unit, Ipswich Hospital, Heath Road, Ipswich, IP4 5PD. Telephone 01473 712233.
We can carry out planned minor surgery procedures on site for our registered patients. Procedures available include:
- Some joints injections
- Soft tissue steroid injections
- Aspiration of joints.
- Excisions of lipomas, fibromas, and skin lesions
- Incision and drainage of abscesses and cysts
All patients will be required to sign a Patient Consent Form before any procedure is carried out.
Please speak to your GP in the first instance if you have any queries.
Child Health and Immunisations
All doctors are registered to undertake Child Health Surveillance for children registered with the practice. Our Practice Nurses perform immunisations.
The flu vaccine is given free on the NHS to people who:
- are 65 years and over (in some years this can change)
- have certain health conditions such as diabetes, lung disease & heart disease.
- are pregnant
- are in long-stay residential care
- receive a carer's allowance, or are the main carer for an older or disabled person who may be at risk if you become ill
- live with someone who is more likely to get infections (such as someone who has HIV, has had a transplant or is having certain treatments for cancer, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis)
- are frontline health or social care workers
Some children are also eligible for a flu vaccination. Most children will receive a nasal spray flu vaccination unless there is a reason not to.
The flu vaccinations are normally delivered in in late September/ early October. Please contact the surgery on 01728 723627 to arrange your flu vaccination if you are eligible.
Babies, people aged 65 and over, anyone from the ages of 2 years to 64 years with a health condition that increases their risk of pneumococcal infection, or anyone at occupational risk can book for a pneumococcal vaccination
Please contact the surgery on 01728 723627 to arrange your pneumococcal vaccination if you are eligible.
You are eligible for a shingles vaccination if you are aged 70-79 years
Please contact the surgery on 01728 723627 to arrange your shingles vaccination if you are eligible.
All women and people with a cervix aged 25 to 65 are strongly recommended to have cervical screening. It is advised that first cervical screen is performed at 25 years of age, then 3 yearly up to 49 years and then 5 yearly from 50 years to 64 years. Most patients will be invited by letter.
The cervical screen is performed by the Practice Nurses. Alternatively an appointment can be arranged in the evenings or weekends at GP+ out of hours service. To arrange this please speak to our care navigators on 01728 723627
It is important that you do not wait for your screening if you experience any abnormal vaginal bleeding. Please contact the surgery to book an appointment with our health care team on 01728 723627 or contact us using e-consult
We offer a comprehensive smoking cessation service with our Health Care Assistants. They will assess your needs and help you plan an appropriate programme to aid you with stopping smoking.
To book your appointment, please speak to our care navigators on 01728 723627.
You can also get help to stop smoking with Onelife Suffolk by calling 01473 718193
Contraception and Sexual Health
All doctors and practice nurses can discuss your contraceptive requirements and are available for contraceptive advice.
We also offer an IUD (coil) fitting and contraceptive implant service with our Practice Nurse, Kate Ellerby.
Please see our Contraceptive and Sexual Health page for further information
Antenatal care is the care you receive during your pregnancy
The community midwife holds a weekly clinics at Framlingham Surgery. You should book your first appointment with her at approximately your ninth week of pregnancy. You will need to self refer.
Please see our Pregnancy Advice page for further information
Physiotherapy helps to restore movement and function when someone is affected by injury, illness or disability. It can also help to reduce your risk of injury or illness in the future.
You can book directly with a physiotherapist for all musculoskeletal problems.
The ‘First Contact Physiotherapist’ holds a weekly clinic at Framlingham Surgery. Please speak to our Care Navigators to book an appointment on 01728 723627
You can also book with Allied Health Professionals (AHP) by calling 0333 043 3966 or self-referring on-line. AHP work closely with the Ipswich Hospital and can refer onto secondary care if required.
Wellbeing Suffolk is a service designed to help people in Suffolk to experience improved emotional wellbeing and promote early recovery from emotional health problems e.g. low mood, stress, and anxiety.
You can self refer to Suffolk Wellbeing by completing a referal form or calling 0300 123 1503
If you are under 25 years you can contact the Emotional Wellbeing Hub on 0345 600 2090, and press option 3. (Open Monday to Friday from 9am – 3pm) or self-refer online
The surgery is supported by a Wellbeing Link worker and a Primary Care Network (PCN) Mental Health Specialist who hold weekly clinics at the surgery.
For foot problems and pain you can self-refer to podiatry. Suffolk Podiatry delivers care to high risk patients and those requiring specialist intervention e.g. nail surgery for ingrowing toe nails and musculoskeletal lower limb problems. They do not see patients for basic nail care, verrucas or minor problems such as corns and callus. For these you will need to find a chiropodist or speak to the chemist
NHS Health Checks
If you are between the ages of 40 and 74 years, and have not already been diagnosed with heart disease, stroke, diabetes, kidney disease or high blood pressure , you are eligible for an NHS health check every 5 years.
These can be booked with a Health Care Assistant (HCA) by speaking to our Care Navigators on 01728 723627.
Our Practice Nurses can administer travel immunisations available on the NHS (Polio, Typhoid, Hepatitis A and Cholera) provided they are required for the country you are visiting.
Please see our Travel Page for further information.