Reception and enquiries

Reception and enquiries

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Common Illness Room

Common Illness Room

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Get immediate help with minor illnesses and injuries:

Pharmacists can also advise on minor illnesses and injuries:

 

Alternatively you can visit your nearest Minor Injury Unit:

Putnoe Medical Centre
93 Queens Drive
Putnoe
Bedford
MK41 9JE
Tel: 01234 319992

Consulting room

Consulting room

How can we help you?

For Forms, Medicals, Test results and Certificates please visit Reception

For Health reviews, including Asthma reviews and Smoking cessation please visit our Health Review Clinic.

Speak to someone now – Call NHS 111.

Call 111

Call 111 at any time, 24 hours a day. You will speak to NHS professional staff who will help guide you on any medical issue.
Calls are free from landlines and mobiles. 111
Get fast help from a Pharmacist with minor cuts, sprains, aches, colds, headaches, rashes, cystitis etc.

Visit a Pharmacist

  • No appointment necessary
  • Many pharmacists have a confidential area
  • Open till late and at weekends
See a Nurse about vaccinations, sexual health, contraception, blood pressure, etc.

Contact a Nurse

Book an appointment on the phone01525 631395
Get medical advice and treatment from a Doctor.

Contact a Doctor

Book an appointment on the phone01525 631395

Travel Room

Travel Room

How can we help you?

Vaccinations, medication and travel advice

Travel Assessment

If you are travelling abroad please complete and submit the travel form in plenty of time (we recommend 6-8 weeks) before your journey. We may not be able to offer all the vaccinations recommended for your planned travel and if necessary we would advise you to attend a private travel clinic for the vaccinations required at your own cost.

Urgent Travel Vaccinations

For patients that require vaccinations sooner than 6 weeks prior to travel, please contact a private travel clinic. The nearest one to the surgery is Lomack Health.

Do you need vaccinations?

Before you travel, it’s important to find out whether you will need vaccinations for the country you’re visiting. The following websites will help you.

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Advice and help zone

Advice and help zone

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For Forms, Medicals, Test results and Certificates please visit Reception

For Health reviews, including Asthma reviews and Smoking cessation please visit our Health Review Clinic.

Child Health
Slapped Cheek Syndrome

Slapped cheek syndrome is a viral infection that’s most common in children, It usually causes a bright red rash to develop on the cheeks. Find out more

Fever in Children

A fever is a high temperature. As a general rule, in children, a temperature of over 37.5C (99.5F) is a fever. Find out more

Chicken Pox

Chickenpox is a mild and common childhood illness that most children catch at some point. Find out more

Hand Foot and Mouth Disease

Hand, foot and mouth disease is a viral infection that can affect young children. Find out more

Headlice

Head lice are tiny insects that live in human hair. They’re particularly common in children. Find out more

Further information

From warts and measles to chickenpox and tonsillitis, find out how to recognise some of the most common childhood conditions NHS Choices – Childhood Illness

Health Visitors

If you pay your council tax to Central Bedfordshire Council please call01525 631199

Disability
Sight Concern

Sight Concern (Bedfordshire) is an independent, local, sight-loss charity providing information, advice and practical support for blind and partially sighted people in Bedfordshire and Luton. Find out more

Headway Bedford

Headway Bedford provide an holistic, client-centred approach to the consequences of brain injury through cognitive, physical, social and emotional re-learning and rehabilitation services.01234 310 310 Find out more

Bedfordshire M.E Support Group

Bedfordshire M.E Support Group

Action for Blind People

Action for Blind People provides practical and emotional advice and support across England to people who are blind or partially sighted and their friends and family. Find out more

The Disability Support Centre

Free Help & Advice for Disabled People.01582 470900 Find out more

Drugs and Alcohol
B:DAT

Partnership Working – Bedfordshire Drug and Alcohol Action Team (B:DAT) is responsible for co-ordinating all drug and alcohol related work in Bedfordshire. Find out more

Spaced

Spaced is an alcohol addiction services company in Bedfordshire.01234 354193

One You Drinks Tracker - Mobile App

Drinking a bit too much can sneak up on you. Our free drinks tracker app makes it easy to keep an eye on the booze and take control with daily tips and feedback.

Download on the Apple App Store

Download on the Android App Store

Talk to Frank

If you have a problem with drugs Talk to Frank for friendly, confidential drugs advice.0300 123 6600 Talk online

Drinkline

If you’re worried about your own or someone else’s drinking, you can call this free helpline, in complete confidence.0300 123 1110

Further information

For more information about the benefits of drinking less, top tips and more visit NHS Choices – Drinking and Alcohol
Alternatively, for more information on how drug misuse can be harmful to your health visit NHS Choices – The Effects of Drugs

Flu Vaccine
Maternity
Planning your Pregnancy

If you’re planning on getting pregnant, you can improve your chances of conceiving and having a successful pregnancy. Follow these steps

The Grove Pregnancy Advice Centre

The Grove is a part of The Hope Trust (Bedford) a registered Christian charity. They receive referrals from health professionals, Social Services and other organisations who signpost to us, with clients also able to refer themselves for all services. Find out more

Further information

Whatever you want to know about getting pregnant, being pregnant or caring for your new baby, you should find it here – NHS Choices – Your Pregnancy & Baby Guide

Mental Health
Samaritans

If something is troubling you, call Samaritans free, 24 hours a day 365 days a year.116 123 Find out more

Mind

Information and Support for all mental health issues. Mind Infoline 0300 123 3393 Find out more

Rethink

Help, information and support for all those affected by mental illness. Find out more

Bedfordshire Wellbeing Service

The service offers a range of free and confidential talking therapies and specialist support to help you feel better. Find out more

Relate Bedfordshire and Luton

Relate is the UK’s largest provider of relationship support. They are a local charity serving Bedfordshire and Luton. Find out more

CHUMS

Mental health and emotional wellbeing service for children and young people.01525 863924 Find out more

Further information

For more information about mental health, ways to cope with it and more visit

NHS Choices – Mental Health

One You – Feeling Stressed?

Sexual Health
Family Planning Association

They are a sexual health charity. They give straightforward information and support on sexual health, sex and relationships to everyone in the UK. Find out more

Brook

Brook provides free and confidential sexual health and wellbeing services for nearly 250,000 young people UK-wide, each year. Get advice now

Sexual Health Help Line

The Family Planning Association Sexual health help line can give you confidential information and advice 0845 122 8690

iCaSH

Integrated Contraception and Sexual Health services.0300 300 3030 Find out more

Further information

For more information about Sexual Health topics including a contraception guide visit NHS Choices – Sexual Health

Social Care
Amicus Trust

Ensuring everyone has a life free from homelessness and a place in their community. Find out more

King's Arms Project

We deliver services to empower people on their journey out of homelessness. We provide Outreach, Accommodation and Opportunity all specifically developed to help people out of poverty. Find out more

Carers in Bedfordshire

Carers in Bedfordshire is a not-for-profit registered charity providing support for carers of family members and friends throughout Bedfordshire. 0300 111 1919 Find out more

Age UK

Age UK are an independent local charity serving people over 50 throughout Bedfordshire and Luton. Find out more

The Prebend Day Centre

Bedford Concern for the Homeless and Rootless (BeCHaR) take a holistic approach to helping individuals take the next step towards reintegration into the local community. They achieve this through a drop-in centre and support team, which is available to vulnerable men and women (individuals in crisis) aged 16 and over; 365 days a year. Find out more

Stop Smoking
Smokefree Bedfordshire

Everything you need to quit smoking. 0800 013 0553 Find out more

NHS Smokefree - Mobile App

The Smokefree app can help you stop smoking by providing daily support and motivation. If you stay smokefree for the 4-week programme you’re up to five times more likely to stay quit for good.

Download on the Apple App Store

Download on the Android App Store

Get Support Now

Choose from an app, Quit Kit, email, SMS and face-to-face guidance. Sign up now

Get a Plan

Everyone has a different reason for quitting, get a personalised Quit Smoking Plan. Get a plan now

Further information

For more information about the benefits of stopping smoking, top tips and more visit

NHS Choices – Stop Smoking

One You – Thinking of quitting?

Weight Management
One You Couch to 5K - Mobile App

The Couch to 5K app has been designed to get you off the couch and running in just 9 weeks. Grab your trainers, download the app and follow the step-by-step instructions.

Download on the Apple App Store

Download on the Android App Store

Weight Watchers

Meetings, Online or a little bit of both. We’ve got options and support, whatever your lifestyle. Find out more

Want to get more active

Get help and advice from NHS Choices including 10 Minute workouts, 12 week fitness plan, running & cycling for beginners and much more. Get help now

Slimming World

You’ll find delicious recipe and menu ideas at your local group, along with all the help you need to get started and reach your target weight. Find out more

One You Easy Meals - Mobile App

The free Easy Meals app is a great way to eat foods that are healthier for you. You’ll find delicious, easy meal ideas to help get you going if you’re ever short of inspiration.

Download on the Apple App Store

Download on the Android App Store

Get started on the nhs 12 Week Weight Loss Plan

The plan is designed to help you lose weight and keep it off. Get started now

Am I a Healthy Weight

Calculation your BMI using this NHS Choices Tools

Further information

For more information about the benefits of losing weight, top tips and more visit

NHS Choices – Weight Loss

One You – How healthy is your food?

One You – How much have you moved today?

Health Review Clinic

Health Review Clinic

Here we can help you monitor your condition

If you have been invited to submit a health review by your doctor,
please select the relevant form below.

If you would like to request a health review, please visit Reception
and send us a request.

If you have several long term conditions we can synchronise your
review appointments so that you make a minimum number of
visits to the surgery. To request this you will need to fill in
a Synchronisation Form.

Prescriptions and medicines centre

Administration office

Administration office

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