We offer a range of clinics and services here at South View Partnership for all your vaccination needs and advice.

Childhood Immunisations

One of the most important things that a parent can do for their child is to make sure that they have all their routine childhood vaccinations. It’s the most effective way of keeping them protected against infectious diseases.

Ideally, children should have their jabs at the right age to protect them as early as possible and minimise the risk of infection.

Find out which jabs your child needs, when they need them, and what the benefits of each jab are.

Please call the surgery to make an appointment.

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Flu Immunisation

Seasonal flu is a highly infectious illness caused by a flu virus.

The virus infects your lungs and upper airways, causing a sudden high temperature and general aches and pains.

You could also lose your appetite, feel nauseous and have a dry cough. Symptoms can last for up to a week.

We offer ‘at risk’ groups the flu vaccine at a certain time each year to protect you against the flu virus.

You may be invited for a flu jab if you are:

  • over 65 years of age
  • pregnant

or have:

  • a serious heart or chest complaint, including asthma
  • serious kidney disease
  • diabetes
  • lowered immunity due to disease or treatment such as steroid medication or cancer treatment
  • if you have ever had a stroke
  • If you have any queries please contact the surgery.

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Pneumococcal Vaccine

The pneumococcal vaccine (or ‘pneumo jab’ or pneumonia vaccine as it’s also known) protects against pneumococcal infections.

Pneumococcal infections are caused by the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae and can lead to pneumonia, septicaemia (a kind of blood poisoning) and meningitis.

Read more about why the pneumococcal vaccination is needed.

Who should have the pneumococcal vaccine?

A pneumococcal infection can affect anyone. However, some people need the pneumococcal vaccination because they are at higher risk of complications.

These include:

  • all children under the age of two
  • adults aged 65 or over
  • children and adults with certain long-term health conditions, such as a serious heart or kidney condition

Read more about who should have the pneumo jab.

How often is the pneumococcal vaccine given?

Babies receive the pneumococcal vaccine as three separate injections, at 2 months, 4 months and 12-13 months.

People over-65 only need a single pneumococcal vaccination which will protect for life. It is not given annually like the flu jab.

People with a long term health condition may need just a single one-off pneumococcal vaccination or five-yearly vaccination depending on their underlying health problem.

Travel Clinic

In order to assist us to make a full assessment of the potential risks to your health from your planned travel, we would ask that you make a Travel Clinic appointment with our Practice Nurse. Ideally, this appointment should be made around the time of booking your holiday, at least 6 weeks before you travel.

At your appointment we may ask the following questions to help us plan for your trip:

  • When are you departing and for how long?
  • Where are you going, including the destinations within a country?
  • Where are you staying, e.g. backpacking, camping, hotels?
  • Are you planning to undertake any high risk activities?
  • Have you taken out travel insurance and have you informed the company of any existing medical condition?
  • If female and of child bearing age, is there any possibility you could be pregnant, or are you planning a pregnancy?
  • Do you have any medical conditions, or a history of significant medical illness? (these can influence the choice of malaria tablets we recommend)

Please fill out our Travel Risk Assessment Form before your appointment.

It would help us greatly if you had some awareness of the travel problems that you may be at risk from on your trip before you come for your appointment.

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Coronary Heart Diseases Clinics

All patients with known angina or heart attack problems are offered an annual check up with a blood test in our nurse led Coronary Heart Disease clinic.

By appointment only.

Asthma/COPD Clinic

All patients with respiratory problems and use inhalers are offered an annual check in our respiratory clinic.

By appointment only.

Diabetic Clinic

All patients with diabetes are offered an annual check with bloods by a nurse in our diabetic clinic.

By appointment only.

Health Checks

Annual over 75 checks available on request.

For patients not seen for three years and aged between 16-75 a health check will be provided at the surgery, by the nurse, on request.

Antenatal Care

You can have an enhanced 12-week ultrasound at the Harris Birthright Centre at King’s College Hospital – an international centre of excellence for fetal medicine.

This includes:

  • A more detailed scan, carried out by a specialist fetal medicine doctor
  • Results within an hour (rather than waiting 7-10 days)
  • The opportunity to discuss your scan results with the same doctor, straight away
  • An assessment of the risk of having your baby too early or of developing raised blood pressure
    • A fetal DNA (Harmony) test if there is an increased risk of Down’s syndrome. This is normally only available privately and avoids the needs for the standard, more invasive test.

Post-delivery Checks for Mum and Baby

All babies aged 6 weeks old should have a baby check. This is run by a GP who will check on your child’s development and can answer any questions you may have.

You can see your Health Visitor at the Cotmandene Children’s Centre every Friday between 9:00am & 11:00am

Mental Health

If you feel you may be suffering from a mental health issue please do not suffer in silence.

Our clinical staff are available to work through your issues with you.

Flu Vaccinations

Flu vaccination is available every year on the NHS to help protect adults and children at risk of flu and its complications.

Non NHS Services

The National Health Service provides most health care to most people free of charge, but there are exceptions: prescription charges have existed since 1951 and there are a number of other services for which fees are charged.

Sometimes the charge is made to cover some of the cost of treatment, for example, dental fees; in other cases, it is because the service is not covered by the NHS, for example, providing copies of health records or producing medical reports for insurance companies.