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Lime Tree AvenueFindon ValleyWorthingWest Sussex, BN14 0DLTel: 01903 264101
Lime Tree Ave,
Worthing, BN14 0DL
All clinics are by appointment only - the majority are run by our team of practice nurses.
High Blood Pressure Management
Wound and Dressing Checks
Family Planning: Coil fitiings and implants with a specialist GP
Minor surgery is available at the practice in a specialist clinic. If you are worried about any lumps or moles please make an appointment to see a doctor.
Some of our doctors practice acupuncture and epley manoeuvre; please inquire at reception for details.
All children need to have completed a course of immunisations by the age of five. Adults should also keep their vaccinations up to date. Please discuss your requirements with a practice nurse.
Please remember to contact the practice early!
It can take up to 12 weeks to complete a course of travel vaccinations. Please click on the travel vaccinations for more information. On contacting the surgery advice will be given and arrangements made for an appointment in our travel clinic for any necessary immunisations. All immunisations are administered by the practice nurse.
We offer a comprehensive family planning service for pills, injections and implants, coils, caps and other barrier methods, as well as for emergency contraception. If you require advice, please consult with our clinicians.
If you have not seen a doctor for three years or are over 75 years you may request an annual review.
All women aged 25-65 need a regular cervical smear test to detect any early changes which might lead to cancer later on. A test is advised every three years for patients 25-49 and every five years for those aged 50-64.
Cervical screening is a method of preventing cervical cancer by detecting abnormal cells in the cervix (lower part of the womb). It is not a test for cancer, but it is a test to check the health of the cervix. The majority of women's test results show that everything is normal but for one in 20 women, the test will show some changes in the cells of the cervix. Most of these changes will not lead to cervical cancer and the cells will go back to normal on their own. In some cases, the abnormal cells need to be treated to prevent them becoming a problem later.
Health Visitors are employed by the West Sussex Health and based at Findon Children and Family Centre and can be contacted on 01273 696011. They run a "walk in" baby clinic in the surgery every Friday morning.
A healthy pregnancy starts before you become pregnant. If you are on regular medication for conditions such as diabetes or epilepsy, please consult your doctor. If you think you are pregnant you can now self-refer via the website www.pregnancybooking.westernsussexhospitals.nhs.uk.
There is a mental health advisor accessible through the practice. Referral is via your GP.
Our midwives are based at the children's centre at the Vale School and can be contacted on 01903 270455. They provide antenatal and postnatal care, support and education to those who are pregnant.
Our travel clinic is only available to patients registered at Lime Tree Surgery. It is important that you contact us as early as possible, because some vaccinations require more than one injection and require time to become effective.
If you require advice about what vaccinations you might need then click on the links below or alternatively call reception on 01903 264101 to check when you last had a Hepatitis A, Typhoid or Diptheria, Polio and Tetanus (Revaxis). You can also use the www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk website which provides you with the information you need to determine what vaccinations you require and if malaria medication is indicated.
If you require any of the above vaccinations (Hepatitis A, Typhoid or Revaxis), you can book an appointment at Lime Tree Surgery. These vaccinations are provided on the NHS.
For all other travel vaccinations please contact a travel clinic.
The NHS accepts responsibility for supplying ongoing medication for temporary periods abroad of up to three months. If a person is going to be abroad for more than three months then all that the patient is entitled to at NHS expense is a sufficient supply of his/her regular medication to get to the destination and find an alternative supply of that medication.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)
Non NHS Fees
Most of the services offered by the surgery are free under the NHS. However some services are not covered under the NHS and for these your GP can charge a fee. The fee will reflect both the doctor's time to carry out the service and their professional opinion. It may also include the cost of nursing or secretarial support, stationery and consumables.
Below is a list of private fees correct as of 1st June 2015. These are correct at the time of publishing but are subject to change. Please contact the surgery for clarification of charges. All fees are to be paid up front, before any forms or document requests will be accepted by the surgery.
LIME TREE SURGERY PRIVATE FEES AS FROM 1ST July 2019
Adoption/fostering medical: £94.30
Bus pass application: £30.00
Camp America form: £50.00
Employers report: £120.00 without appointment; with a 30 minute appointment £150.00
Fitness to travel form: £35.00 without appointment; with 30 minute appointment £50.00
Health assessment advisory forms: £40.00
HGV/Taxi Medical: £150 needs a compulsory 30 minute appointment
Holiday cancellation form: £40.00
Letters: To whom it may concern (TWIMC) £40.00 – please complete form overleaf to inform us what you would like the doctor to say
Motor sports form: £150.00 needs a compulsory 30 minute appointment
Fitness to participate forms: £40.00 (parachute, marathons, charity events, university)
Power of Attorney form: £190.00 payment not taken up front as at the GP’s discretion as whether they will undertake the work. Secretaries will advise as to when to pay and book the appointment.
Private health care claim form (BUPA etc.): £40.00
Private prescription: £15.00
Private sick note: £30.00
Solicitor’s reports: £120.00 without appointment: £150.00 with appointment
Taking medication abroad letter: £20.00
Flu clinics will be available from mid-September. These clinics will include Saturdays, evenings and appointments during the day. Appointments will be available at Lime Tree Surgery, Durrington Health Centre and Phoenix Medical Centre.
We are expecting for the child flu clinics to start during September, as soon as the vaccines are available to order.
Current clinic dates (Please note each date is available at Lime Tree Surgery; Durrington Health Centre & Phoenix Medical Centre)
This year our flu appointments will be booked at longer intervals (4 minutes per appointment rather than 1 minute that we booked in previous years) to allow us to maintain social distancing.
On arrival you will be asked to collect an appointment confirmation card from reception and have your temperature checked. If your temperature is 37.8 or above you will not be able to have your vaccination on that day.
Once you have had your temperature checked with reception, you may proceed to the nurse. Please provide the nurse with your card. Once you have had your vaccine, please leave the building straight away unless you are feeling unwell (please let the nurse know) or need to assist someone else.
Please note that, if you are aged between 50 and 64 and not in a clinical at risk group, the earliest you will be offered a flu vaccination is November, providing there is sufficient vaccine. No appointments will be offered for people in this age group until then. This is to ensure that those who are most at risk are vaccinated first. If you are aged 50 to 64 and are in a clinical ‘at risk’ group which is eligible for the flu vaccination, for example you have a health condition which puts you at risk from the flu, you will be invited earlier.
Under the new infection control guidelines; in order to protect both patients and staff, we would like to ask for the following to be adhered to:
The injected flu vaccine cannot cause flu because there are no active viruses in the vaccine. The majority of patients do not have any symptoms after the vaccine but the most common side effects are:
Flu (influenza) is a common infectious viral illness spread by coughs and sneezes. It can be very unpleasant, but you’ll usually begin to feel better within about a week. … Flu is caused by a different group of viruses and the symptoms tend to start more suddenly, be more severe and last longer.
Flu vaccination is available every year on the NHS to help protect adults and children at risk of flu and its complications.
Flu can be unpleasant, but if you’re otherwise healthy, it’ll usually clear up on its own within a week.
But flu can be more severe in certain people, such as:
The flu vaccine is routinely given on the NHS to:
Anyone in these risk groups is more likely to develop potentially serious complications of flu, such as pneumonia (a lung infection), so it’s recommended that they have a flu vaccine every year to help protect them.
There are several types of flu vaccine.
You’ll be offered the one that’s most effective for your age:
If your child is aged between 6 months and 2 years old and is in a high-risk group for flu, they’ll be offered an injected flu vaccine as the nasal spray is not licensed for children under 2.
Talk to a GP, practice nurse or pharmacist for more information about these vaccines.
Serious side effects of the injected flu vaccine are very rare.
You may have a mild fever and aching muscles for a couple of days after having the vaccine, and your arm may be a bit sore where you were injected.
Side effects of the nasal spray vaccine may commonly include a runny or blocked nose, a headache, tiredness and some loss of appetite.
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