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The Health Centre PracticeMelbourn StreetRoystonHertfordshire, SG8 7BSTel: 01763 242981
GP Retirement News
It is with regret that the Partners at The Health Centre Practice announce that Dr John Wright is semi-retiring at the end of March 2021. He will continue to be in the Practice for 2 days a week (Monday and Wednesday) until he fully retires at the end of September. Current patients of Dr Wright will be allocated a new GP in due course.
Attendance Allowance or
Citizens Advice Bureau -
Tel. 03 444 111 444
Breast Checks. Learn how to examine yourself
Doctor or Practice Nurse
Carers - Help and advice
Carers in Hertfordshire helpline -
01992 586 969
Recall system fo repeat smears. Women under 65 need a test every 3-5 years
Childhood immunisations and
Doctor in Practice or at Baby Clinic
Community psychiatric nurses
See doctor for referral
Herts 01462 737400
Cambs 0345 045 5204
Telephone office on 01763 244992 who will fax a message to the district nurse team
Family planning. Contraception advice including Emergency contraception and implanon
Contact 0300 008 5522 to pre-book an appointment.
For more information go to the website:
Herts: 0300 123 7572
Cambs: 01763 262861
Hertfordshire Hearing Advisory Service - Free service for people affected by hearing loss including NHS hearing aid maintenance.
Tel: 01707 324582 - held at Royston Health Centre on
3rd Tuesday 9.30am - 12.00noon - for more info visit website: www.hhas.org.uk
Maternity care and antenatal clinics
For information please click on the maternity services tab at the top of this page.
Meals on wheels via Adult Care Services
Herts: 0300 123 4042
Cambs: 01223 264466
Medical Loans - walking sticks,
Contact Cambs Red Cross 01223 868696 or Huntingdon 01480 453629
(Emergencies 0800 777 100)
Please be aware there may be a hire charge
Minor ailments e.g. Dressings, ear syringing, vaccinations, colds etc
See Practice Nurse
Make appointment with doctor
See Doctor for referral
Herts: 01279 827909
Cambs: 01763 260827
Sexually transmitted diseases
iCASH Cambs, Sawston Medical Centre, London Road, Cambridge, CB22 3HG
Tel: 0300 300 3030
Sick certificates for 1-6 days
Form SC2 from own employer
Herts 0300 123 4042
Cambs 01223 264466
Transport to Hospital
Voluntary Car Service
We are able to offer this service but require 8 weeks’ notice of travel.
Please ask reception for details.
Specialist Physiotherapy Service
We are pleased to offer a specialist physiotherapy service. This service is for adult patients (aged 16 and over) who are not able to manage their musculoskeletal symptoms. The physiotherapist is able to request blood tests, X-rays, CT or MRI scans if necessary to help with diagnosis.
Once the diagnosis has been established the physiotherapist can refer you to the appropriate health professional or service to best manage your condition.
Please contact reception 01763 242981 for further details on how to book
Health Coaches work in partnership with people to improve their health and wellbeing by guiding individuals and supporting them to make healthier lifestyle choices.
Please click here for more information.
The New Weight Watchers
New self-referrals - No need to visit your GP
To qualify for this FREE programme you need to be:
Please click here for more information on how to self-refer.
The Health Centre Practice is now on Doctorlink - a free app and online guide that gives you 24/7 access to trusted medical advice and NHS GP services
If you are pre-diabetic please click on the link below for pre-diabetic information for patients.
Pre-Diabetic Patient Information
Pregnancy Information Sheet
Some tests can take five to seven days to come back from the hospital. You will need to contact the Health Centre on 01763 242981, option 3 between 15:00 – 17:00 if you want to find out your results or alternatively please sign up for online services where you will be able to view your results.
If you need to be seen by a GP following your test results, you will be contacted by phone or letter advising you of this.
If you have a mobile telephone number, please let us know, so that we have an alternative number to contact you on in case of an emergency.
Due to confidentiality results will only be given to the patient unless prior arrangements have been made.
PLEASE NOTE THE HEALTH CENTRE PRACTICE IS NO LONGER ABLE TO OFFER NON NHS TRAVEL ADVICE OR VACCINATIONS, WE WILL HOWEVER BE HAPPY TO ADMINISTER THOSE VACCINATIONS AVAILABLE ON THE NHS.
Planning your trip
If you are planning to travel outside the UK, you may need to be vaccinated against some of the serious diseases found in other parts of the world.
Vaccinations are available to protect you against infections such as yellow fever, typhoid and hepatitis A.
In the UK, the NHS routine immunisation (vaccination) schedule protects you against a number of diseases, but doesn’t cover all of the infectious diseases found overseas.
You may be more at risk of some diseases, for example, if you’re:
If you have a pre-existing health problem, this may make you more at risk of infection or complications from a travel-related illness.
When should I start thinking about the vaccines I need?
Ideally advice should be sought at least 8 weeks before you are due to travel.
Some vaccines need to be given well in advance to allow your body to develop immunity.
And some vaccines involve a number of doses spread over several weeks or months.
Which travel vaccines do I need?
You can find out which vaccinations are necessary or recommended for the areas you will be visiting on these websites:
Some countries require proof of vaccination (for example, for polio or yellow fever vaccination), which must be documented on an International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis (ICVP) before you enter or when you leave a country.
Saudi Arabia requires proof of vaccination against certain types of meningitis for visitors arriving for the Hajj and Umrah pilgrimages.
Even if an ICVP is not required, it isstill a good idea to take a record of the vaccinations you have had with you.
You can read more about the vaccines available for travellers abroad on the NHS choices website.
Where do I get my travel vaccines?
First, check your vaccination records to find out whether your existing UK vaccinations are up-to-date. We can provide a summary of your vaccination history if you require it by contacting the practice.
The travel nurse at the Health Centre is able to give NHS travel vaccines:
These vaccines are free on the NHS because they protect against diseases thought to represent the greatest risk to public health if they were brought into the country.
Private travel vaccinations
Not all vaccinations are available on the NHS, even if they are recommended for travel. These include:
The cost of travel vaccines that are not available on the NHS will vary, depending on the vaccine and number of doses you need.
It is worth considering this when budgeting for your trip.
These additional non NHS vaccinations and any malaria prophylaxis will need to be arranged privately, you can try a:
If you want a consultation for general advice about travel vaccinations and travel health, such as protecting yourself from malaria, it is worth contacting the local travel clinic.
Local travel clinics include:
The Cambridge Travel Clinic, MASTA, Hills Road, Cambridge :
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
The fees charged (payable in advance) are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
Please note: The GPs are unable to complete medicals required for leisure/sporting activities i.e. activity holidays, skydiving, scuba diving as they are not specialists in these fields.