Services Available At Ottershaw Surgery
We offer a range of private medical services that fall outside the NHS, such as medical examinations and reports, completion of claim forms, etc. Our current fees are available at reception.
We are committed to preventative medicine and many dangerous infections can be avoided by vaccinations. Please make sure you keep your immunisations up-to-date! If you'd like to check if yours are, make an appointment (or telephone appointment) with our practice nurse.
FLU VACCINATION - We recommend this annually for those with
- long standing chest (lung or heart) complaints,
- liver or kidney disease,
- suppressed immunity or chronic debilitating illness,
- people 65 and over.
PNEUMOCOCCUS VACCINE – to prevent pneumonia. This is strongly recommended, for the same people as the flu vaccine.
Meningitis C Jab: If you are 24 or under and have not had this, we'd strongly recommend you make an appointment with our practice nurse for it.
CHILDREN – It is vital that your child is fully immunised. The children’s immunisation clinic is run jointly by the health visitor and practice nurse on Tuesday afternoons, by appointment only.
FOREIGN TRAVEL – Ottershaw surgery no longer offers travel advice. We recommend this is done though a travel clinic of your choice.
Once the advice is given if you are recommended the following vaccinations we are happy to do this free of charge through the NHS, if we have nurse availability.
Hepatitis A, Tetanus, and Typhoid.
These vaccinations must be completed at least two weeks before travel.
Please bring the advice information with you so we can administer the vaccine.
Hepatitis B – Where appropriate, as agreed with the Department of Health, we provide this for people at high risk (medical, dental, nursing etc). There is a charge for this service. Please ask at reception for details. It is available to others privately.
Health checks with our Practice Nurse or Health Care Assistant are offered to all patients. We screen against preventable disease, particularly heart disease. We look for known risk factors and help you to eliminate them. We strongly recommend this ‘MOT’ to you!
‘Well woman’ and ‘well man’ advice is also available from our practice nurses.
We offer a full range of contraceptive and sexual health advice, including emergency contraception. Just make an appointment with a doctor.
If you've had unprotected sex or the condom broke, emergency contraception in pill form can be taken up to 3 days afterwards. It is more effective the sooner it is taken. However, an IUCD can usually be fitted up to 5 days afterwards, which can still prevent pregnancy. This would need to be fitted by a family planning clinic.
Emergency contraception is available free from Pharmacists for under 21’s or free to all on prescription from a doctor, from Woking & Weybridge NHS Walk-in centres and from most sexual health clinics. You can also buy it at most Pharmacies.
Ante natal and post natal care is provided by the Doctors, Community Midwives and Health Visitor. We co-operate with the maternity unit early discharge policies.
Respiratory Disease Clinic (Asthma and Breathing) led by Sister Loveday Ellis
Child Health Drop-in Clinic (under 5's) 2-4pm Tuesday led by Gill Janikowski Health Visitor. Gill and our doctors provide Child Health Surveillance
Diabetes Clinic led by Sister Gill Margary
Heart, Stroke, Hypertension & Vascular Disease Clinic led by Sister Sue Lewis
Treatment Room Services
- Blood pressure reviews
- Cervical smears
- Removal of sutures
- Wound and ulcer dressings
- Minor health problems and illness advice
- Ear syringing - if we have done syringing for you previously please make an appointment with the nurse direct.
The following are available at the doctor’s request:
- Minor Surgery
- Blood tests
- Urine tests
- Other clinical tests including ECGs and Spirometry
- 24 hr blood pressure monitoring.