Clinics & Services
Women between 25 and 65 are routinely sent reminders for cervical smears. You will be notified when one is due. Please book cervical smears as a 15 minute appointment with a practice nurse.
Child health clinics are held in the Overton Community Centre on the third Friday Morning of each month 09:30 - 11:30 and at Oakley (St Leonard's Centre), on Wednesdays 14:00 - 15:30. No appointment is necessary.
Child Immunisations - Overton Thursdays 09:00 - 11:50
We recommend all the routine immunisations for children. GPs and health visitors are happy to discuss any concerns you may have. Reminders from the hospital are sent out for the week commencing for parents to phone and book an appointment. If you have booked an appointment but are unable to attend, please notify the surgery.
Teenagers born between 01/09/1998-31/08/1999 (2017 school leavers) are now eligible for urgent catch-up with Meningococcal ACWY conjugate vaccination (Men ACWY).
Children aged 13 to 14 (school year 9) will be offered the Men ACWY vaccine in school as part of the routine adolescent schools programme alongside the 3-in1 teenage booster, and as a direct replacement for the Men C vaccination.
Students going to university or college for the first time, including overseas and mature students up to the age of 25, should contact their GP to have the Men ACWY vaccine, ideally before the start of, or as soon as possible after the start, of the academic year
Men ACWY school leaver information.
The doctors and some nurses are available for family planning advice, including emergency contraception, hormonal methods, IUD (coil), depo injection and diaphragm (cap) fitting. After the first consultation with a doctor the contraception depo injections can be given by any of the practice nurses. This service is totally confidential and available to patients regardless of age.
Emergency contraception works best if it is undertaken as soon as possible. Please tell the receptionist that you need an emergency appointment. The morning after pill can also be purchased from pharmacies.
Information leaflets describing all methods of contraception are available in advance of your appointment should you require them. To download the coil fitting Information leaflet, click here.
An appointment with a GP is needed for a first consultation or a change of method. Routine follow-up appointments should be made with one of our practice nurses.
Both surgeries run a diabetic clinic to which you will be invited by letter. Some diabetics are seen at the hospital and some attend both the surgery and hospital clinics. All diabetics should be seen once a year.
Women between 50 to 65 will be offered 3 year mammography as a screen for breast cancer. The service is run by the Health Authority and invitations are sent by post. If you have a family history of early breast cancer or have any concerns please come and discuss this with a doctor.
Minor operations are performed by Dr Bartlett and Dr Chilcott in our purpose build minor treatment room at Overton Surgery. There are normally two or three clinics a month. We remove skin lesions or cysts that are causing pain, discomfort or that catch on clothing/ jewellery. If we need to confirm the diagnosis of the lesion using histology it can be removed and sent for analysis. At present we are not able to remove skin lesions for cosmetic reasons alone.
Clinics are held at both surgeries. Patients can refer themselves to this clinic. Patients with asthma or COPD should be seen at least once a year for an annual check-up, we encourage patients to book this in the month of their birth.
Nurses run a stop smoking programme to help smokers break the habit. Weekly appointments are offered. The first covers motivation, medication and preparation to stop. The second appointment is the agreed 'stop date' and covers concerns and coping strategies. Sessions 3 to 6 offers a tried and tested package tailored to individual needs to help with the process of stopping smoking.
Anti Natal Clinic
Midwife Vikki Brennan visits Overton every Wednesday and has appointments available from 08:30 - 16:00. If the clinic is fully booked and you would like to see or have some advice from a midwife, please contact the Andover Birthing Centre on 01264 352517.
There is a new 24 hour labour line for when pregnant patient go into labour and it replaces all other numbers. Simply phone 0300 123 9001 and a labour line midwife will take your history and discuss your birthing plan with you. They will make arrangements with you for your birth and ongoing care. Wherever you plan to give birth the midwife on the labour line will be your first point of contact.