Clinics and Services

These appointments are usually for a longer time, so it is important that any such appointments are kept or cancelled in good time.

Travel Services

For information on our travel services, please visit our Travel Room. The only travel vaccinations available from the practice are tetanus/diphtheria/polio, typhoid and hepatitis A.

We do not give advice on which vaccinations will be required for travel purposes.

We do not offer occupational health vaccinations at this practice. Please contact your employer, your employer’s Occupational Health Department, or NHS Plus.

Minor illnesses nurses

We would like to remind patients of the services provided by our experienced specialist nurses, who could see you in their minor illness clinics.

They have been trained to diagnose and treat many common health problems, including those requiring a prescription as long as symptoms have only just started and you have not already seen a doctor about these symptoms:

  • Abnormal vaginal bleeding
  • Bites/stings
  • Cold sores
  • Constipation (not under 5 years of age)
  • Contraception (including the “morning after” pill)
  • Coughs
  • Cystitis
  • Diarrhoea and vomiting
  • Earache
  • Eczema
  • Fever
  • Haemorrhoids (piles)
  • Hay fever
  • Head lice
  • Minor head wounds
  • Nappy rash
  • Rashes
  • Shingles
  • Sinusitis
  • Sore eyes
  • Sore throats
  • Styes
  • Threadworms
  • Vaginal discharge
  • Warts/verrucae

You can either book an appointment directly, or you will be asked when booking and appointment to see if the minor illness nurse could deal with your current problem.

Specialised clinics

We hold various chronic disease management clinics to which you may be invited to attend, if appropriate. These appointments are usually for a longer time, so it is important that any such appointments are kept or cancelled in good time.

Our offices are at:

Shefford Health Centre
Robert Lucas Drive
Hitchin Road
Shefford
SG17 5FS

Telephone: 01462 648440

Baby clinics (for children 0 to 5 years old)

Alternate Tuesday afternoons 13:30 – 15:15 at The Red Bear Childrens’ Centre, Arlesey (in the Youth Centre)

Alternate Tuesday afternoons 13:30 – 15:15 at The Red Bear Childrens’ Centre, Stotfold (at St Mary’s VC Lower Acadamy)

Group developmental reviews are carried out as children reach their 1st and 2nd birthdays. Appointments will be sent directly to parents.

Childrens’ centre

There is a Childrens’ Centre based at:

St Mary’s VC Lower Academy
Rook Tree Lane
Stotfold
SG5 4DL

The centre manager can be contacted on 07540 050219.

Essential Services

We offer day to day work of general practice, looking after patients during an episode of illness, the general management of chronic disease and the non-specialist care of patients who are terminally ill.

Additional Services

We offer additional services, such as contraceptive services (including pre-conception advice and emergency contraception), maternity services (excluding home delivery), child health surveillance, cervical screening and some non-invasive minor surgery. If you have been asked to complete a contraceptive review, please complete our Contraceptive Review form.

Enhanced Services

We offer enhanced services, including:

  • Childhood immunisations (including oral Rotavirus)
  • Flu and pneumococcal vaccinations for patients at risk
  • Coil and implant fitting and removal
  • Minor injuries
  • Limited minor surgery
  • Human papilloma virus vaccination for girls
  • MMR catch-up
  • Alcohol related risk reduction
  • Learning disability checks
  • Shingles vaccination for over 70yrs
  • Diagnosis and support for people with dementia
  • Improving online access
  • Risk profiling and care management
  • Remote care monitoring
  • Whooping cough immunisation for pregnant ladies
  • NHS health checks
  • Chlamydia testing (for under 24s)
  • Phlebotomy (taking blood).

We are committed to giving you the best possible service. This will only be achieved by working together. Help us to help you.

Following discussion, you will be given the most appropriate care for you, by suitably qualified people. No care or treatment will be given without your informed consent. In return we would ask you to try and follow the medical advice offered and to take any medication as advised.

Please do not expect a prescription from every consultation with a doctor or nurse. There may be other options for treatment. We will follow the current best practice guidance. It is important that you take responsibility for your own health, by accepting offers of screening and health promotion activities and by following a healthy lifestyle.