This website uses cookies to function correctly.
You may delete cookies at any time but doing so may result in some parts of the site not working correctly.
 

Clinics & Services

We provide a wide range of clinics and other services. For an appointment or further details please see below or telephone 0118 988 3134.

Preconceptual/Antenatal/Postnatal

Useful Telephone numbers:

    • Midwife: 0118 322 8059 (anytime)

    • Triage: 0118 322 7304

    • Health Visitor: 0118 949 5132

We advise that you take pre-conceptual folic acid supplements and take extra care over smoking, alcohol and medication.

If you have an on-going medical condition and are newly pregnant, please see your doctor as soon as possible in an ordinary surgery so that a plan for your pregnancy can be made.

All newly pregnant women will need to make a booking appointment at Swallowfield surgery with the midwife between 8 & 11 weeks. This will take about one hour and the midwife will discuss with you your medical history and previous pregnancies, if any. Knowledge of family illness or inherited conditions will be useful, so please ask your relatives if there is family history of illness, e.g. diabetes or blood pressure, or if any children have been born with a physical or mental abnormality.

The following is a schedule of care provided (in line with the recommendations of the National Institute for Clinical Excellence) by the team at Swallowfield once pregnancy has been confirmed (these are the minimum – we are happy to see patients at any time during their pregnancy):

 

6-7 weeks Appointment with GP

8-10 weeks Booking appointment with the midwife.

11-14 weeks Ultrasound scan at the hospital to confirm dates and check for Down’s syndrome and Edwards Pataus Syndrome

15-16 weeks Antenatal examination with the midwife.

20 weeks Ultrasound scan at the hospital to check for any major abnormalities and to check growth. You should now book for your pertussis vaccination (whooping cough)

25 weeks Antenatal examination with the doctor (optional for 2nd babies). Mat B1 certificate issued.

28 weeks Antenatal examination with the midwife. Bloods taken for iron levels, blood group and antibodies, plus gestational diabetes if appropriate.

34 weeks Antenatal examination with the midwife (book a double appointment). Blood taken to check iron levels.

36 weeks Antenatal examination with the doctor.

38 weeks Antenatal examination with the midwife.

40 weeks Antenatal examination with the midwife.

41 weeks Antenatal examination with the midwife.

 

Antenatal classes are held for first time mothers in particular. Your midwife will be able to give you more details of when and where these are held.

Click here for our Pregnancy Care Planner

The Health Visitors support families with children aged under 5.

Local Health Visitor baby clinics are held:

  • on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month at the Red Kite Children’s Centre, Chestnut Crescent, Shinfield (within the grounds of St Mary’s Junior School) between 09.30 and 12.00.

Family Planning

Contraceptive advice is provided by all the doctors or practice nurses during surgery hours.

Child Health

Our GPs normally carry out a full medical examination on all babies at 6 to 8 weeks, during your postnatal visit. The Health Visitor may target your child for further reviews at 9 months and at 2½ years. If you have any concerns about your child's health or development the health visitors and doctors will be able to advise you.

We recommend that your child is immunised against serious disease as per the NHS recommended schedule:

At 8 weeks from birtha single injection against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio and Hib. and Hep B, two further injections against pneumococcal infection and meningitis B, and an oral vaccine against rotavirus

At 12 weeksa single injection against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio and Hib., Hep B and an oral vaccine against rotavirus

At 16 weeksa single injection against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio and Hib. and Hep B, and two further injections against pneumococcal infection and meningitis B

At 12 monthsa single injection against Hib. and meningitis C, a single injection against measles, mumps and rubella, and two further injections against pneumococcal infection and meningitis B

When 2, 3 or 4 years old on 1st Septembera single nasal spray against influenza (injection available if nasal spray unsuitable)

At 3 years 4 months or soon after a single injection against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and polio and a further single injection against measles, mumps and rubella

12 - 13 years old (girls) – a course of injections against HPV to protect against cervical cancer (given at school)

Around 14 years old – a single injection against tetanus, diphtheria and polio and a further injection against meningitis ACWY (given at school)

 

Health Promotion

Our practice nurses welcome the opportunity to offer you the following services:

  • Specialist Asthma, Diabetes, Heart and Blood Pressure clinics
  • Contraception
  • Well woman and well man clinics
  • Advice for teenager
  • Advice on smoking
  • Help and advice with weight problems
  • Holiday immunisations
  • Influenza immunisations
  • Removal of sutures and wound dressing
  • Hearing testing

The practice nurses are available daily and will be happy to discuss other health matters.

Smoking Cessation Clinic

Swallowfield Medical Practice is a registered Stop Smoking Centre. Clinics are held every Monday afternoon. If you wish to take advantage of this service please contact reception. The smoking cessation clinic offers:

20 minute appointments for up to 12 consecutive weeks with a fully trained counsellor

Nicotine replacement therapy is available through this clinic.

Minor Surgery

Our doctors are able to carry out minor surgical procedures by appointment, instigated by your GP.

Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice run a periodic outreach ‘clinic’ at Swallowfield surgery. Please ask at reception for further details.

Community Navigator

Community navigators are available to help and support patients, getting them involved in local communities and signposting them to different voluntary organisations. 

If you need support or information eg you may be a carer or have been diagnosed with a long term condition, you can contact the scheme directly on 01344 383515 or go to www.involve.community. The community navigators also hold periodic clinics at the Swallowfield surgery - speak to reception if you would like to book an appointment.

 
Call 111 when you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergencyNHS ChoicesThis site is brought to you by My Surgery Website