Eldene Health CentreSwindon, SN3 3RZTel: 01793 480111
Dr Rao undertakes an evening clinic 5.45pm - 8.30pm every Monday. These appointments are aimed at patients who cannot attend during core hours.
Our Phlebotomist Jackie will be available to take Blood Tests every Monday 8.30am - 2.00pm.
Eldene Health Centre & Victoria Cross Surgery works together with Swindon CCG to provide a comprehensive range of Primary Care Services. Services not provided by the surgery are commissioned by Swindon CCG as appropriate.
All patients over 65 and those with a chronic disease, such as Diabetes, Heart Disease, Asthma etc are recommended to have a vaccination against Pneumonia.
Flu clinics are also held yearly in the autumn.
Nurse clinics are held in the morning and afternoon of each weekday at Victoria Cross and our Branch Surgery at Eldene Health Centre.
These clinics provide a range of services including: -
Our Practice Nurses, together with our Health Care Assistants, routinely monitor Asthma, COPD, Coronary Heart Disease and Diabetic patients.
Smoking Cessation advice is available. If you would like further information or help in giving up smoking, please make an appointment with one of our Smoke Stop Advisor.
The Practice Nurses will also be happy to talk to you about any problems you may have concerning your health. The Advanced Nurse Practitioners are qualified to deal with minor illnesses and injuries and will always ask a doctor for further advice if in doubt.
The Community nursing team attached to the practice, based at Clarence House, provide specialist nursing care in the community. They work alongside GPs, other health professionals and the Social Care team to provide care and support in the home.
The Health Visitor attached to the practice, can offer advice, help, support and guidance on all aspects of child and family health and development, especially with families with children under 5. For advice or to arrange an interview the Health Visitor can be contacted on 01793 466436.
All our doctors offer maternity care. Antenatal and post-natal appointments can be arranged with your doctor during normal surgery hours. Your doctor will refer you to the midwife or you can make a midwife appointment at Reception. The midwife will monitor you during your pregnancy for check-ups and advice on all aspects of maternity care.
Appointments with the midwife are available on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at Victoria Cross Surgery and Friday afternoons at Eldene Health Centre. Appointments can be made through the surgery.
The midwife is also available for pre-pregnancy advice.
Appointments are available each Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at Victoria Cross Surgery and Wednesday afternoon at Eldene Health Centre. Your doctor will refer you to the Counsellor or you can make an appointment at Reception with the Counsellor. Each session lasts approximately 45 minutes. You will be asked to complete a questionnaire before your appointment.
The team includes Community Social Workers, District Nurses, and Occupational Therapists. They are based at Clarence House in Swindon.
A baby changing area is available at Victoria Cross Surgery on the 1st floor and located on the ground floor within the disabled toilet at Eldene Health Centre.
To check up to date clinic availability please go to www.swindon.nhs.uk/your-nhs/Babies-children
(Clinics are not open on Bank Holidays)
Further clinics are held in other areas throughout Swindon. Please ask your Health Visitor for further information.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment may be required with the practice nurse to receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have may need to be ordered.Your vaccination needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccine to work.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
The fees charged 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.
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