Swadlincote Health CentreCivic WaySwadlincoteDerbyshire, DE11 0AETel: 01283 818100
If a home visit is required, please make your request between 8.30am and 10.30am. Details will be then given to the duty doctor, who will then contact you by telephone.
Please do not request a home visit unless you or the patient are too ill to come to the practice. Remember, a doctor can see five patients at the surgery in the time it takes to attend one home visit. Please use the service responsibly.
In the event of a life threatening emergency, such as severe chest pain, extreme shortness of breath or collapse dial 999 to call an ambulance immediately.
Our Practice Nursing services include:
At two months old:
At three months old:
At four months old:
At around 12 months old:
At around 13 months old:
Three years four months to five years old (pre-school):
13 to 18 years old:
We are pleased to offer our patients a travel health service with our Practice Nurses. Our Practice Nurses use up-to-date information to advise you on your health needs relating to which 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 consultations appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the Practice Nurse to receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered in 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.
This is a confidential service for all patients, including people under 16 providing they are mature enough to understand the information and decisions involved. There are strict guidelines for care professionals who work with people under 16.
At Heartwood Medical Practice, the Practice Nurses and Doctors offer advice on all different methods of contraception. Dr Muogbo has undertaken extra training to enable her to fit intra-uterine devices (also known as a coil or IUD) and Dr Somarajan has undertaken extra training to enable her to fit contraceptive implants. They are happy to discuss any of these methods further if you are considering any of these options. You can read more about the different methods of contraception by visiting the websites below:
Heartwood Medical Practice offers many methods of contraception, other than caps and diaphragms, and offer sexual health advice too, please see the sexual health page on this website.
You can also visit the local family planning clinic, which is held at Swadlincote Health Centre, for contraceptive advice and emergency contraception. We refer to another service for male and female sterilisation.
Emergency contraception can be used up to 5 days after having unprotected sex, but its more effective the sooner you take it. It can be used if contraception fails eg a condom splits or a pill is forgotten or taken late or if no contraception is used at all. There are 3 forms of emergency contraception:
Visit the following website to find out more on emergency contraception:
Women who dont want to get pregnant must keep on using contraception until they havent had a period for more than 12 months if they are over 50 years of age. If they are under 50 years of age they should carry on using contraception until they havent had a period for more than 24 months. Most women can stop using contraception around the age of 54. To find out more about the menopause please visit the following websites:
Please don't be embarrassed to ask regarding any of the above, to any member of staff.
Chlamydia is the most commonly diagnosed sexually transmitted infection (STI) in the UK, affecting both men and women. Most people who have it will have no symptoms, without a test you will probably not know anything is wrong. If you or your sexual partner are left untreated it can cause infertility (not being able to have children) and long term pelvic pain. If you are under 25 years of age and are sexually active you should be tested for chlamydia. The test is simple – just one quick and painless test that you do yourself. You do NOT need to be examined! Please ask a clinician or pick up a testing kit in the toilets in reception, if you are aged between 15-24 years of age. See the following website for more details on the chlamydia screening programme: http://www.chlamydiascreening.nhs.uk/index.htm.
See our contraception page for more information Click here
Contraception protects against unwanted pregnancy but condoms protect against STI's (sexually transmitted infections). If you are aged between 15 and 24 years of age you are eligible for free condoms, please ask at reception or when seeing a clinician.
We have two Practice Counsellors that work with us at Heartwood Medical Practice. Heather Locker works on a Monday afternoon and Pam Collins works on a Friday afternoon. They both see patients at the surgery after a referral from a doctor.
The NHS does not pay for some of the services we provide. These include:
Our fees for these services are in line with national guidelines.
Heartwood Medical Practice offers services outside of those covered by normal NHS commitments. These include insurance or employment medical reports, private medical examinations such as those for prospective adopters or for HGV licenses.
As these services do not constitute NHS clinical work there is often a charge involved. Sometimes the charge may be covered by the organisation requesting the service i.e. an insurance company; in other cases the patient is liable to pay the fee. Services where the patient may be responsible for the fees include private letters for housing, passport photos authorisation of travel prescriptions or holiday cancellation forms.
Below is a summary list of the most common fees charged by Heartwood Medical Practice. These fees are similar to those of other local practices but may vary. Also, for non-nhs work it may be possible to have it carried out elsewhere dependent upon the nature of the work.
Simple certificate (e.g. private sick note, simple letter to school/employer)
Full medical report without examination of patient
Full medical report including examination of patient
HGV licence examination
Power of attorney/Court of protection
Copy of medical records
35p per page up to maximum of £50
Private prescription e.g. anti-malarial tablets
NHS employee/prospective employee report
NHS employee/prospective employee examination
Passport/Driving license application countersignature
Immunisations not covered by NHS (per vaccine)
We DO NOT complete firearms license application forms
Giving blood saves lives. The blood you give is a lifeline in an emergency and for people who need long-term treatments.
Many people would not be alive today if donors had not generously given their blood.
We need over 6,000 blood donations every day to treat patients in need across England. Which is why there’s always a need for people to give blood.
Each year we need approximately 200,000 new donors, as some donors can no longer give blood.
Most people between the ages of 17-65 are able to give blood.
Around half our current donors are over 45. That's why we need more young people (over the age of 17) to start giving blood, so we can make sure we have enough blood in the future.
We need more donors from all blood groups and types. We particularly need more people from black, Asian and minority ethnic communities to give blood so that we have a supply of certain blood types.
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