We offer immunisation against these every autumn. We would advise that people over the age of 65 years, and all those suffering from chronic health problems such as asthma or diabetes should be immunised.
Pneumococcal vaccines are available for 3 groups of people who need to be vaccinated against pneumococcal - infections babies, people aged 65 and over and anyone between the ages of 2 and 65 with a long term health condition.
General Health Checks
These include advice regarding diet, healthy lifestyle and other general medical advice, including the management of minor illnesses.
Contraception And Hormone Replacement Therapy
Our practice nurses are able to do routine check ups for those on HRT, the contraceptive pill and injection, and cervical smear tests and breast examinations.
Our team of clinicians will be happy to discuss your contraception needs. If you do require emergency contraception we will be able to provide advice and offer free emergency contraception (Morning after Pill). Emergency contraception can also be obtained from pharmacies and Norwich Practices Health Centre, Rouen House, Rouen Road, Norwich NR1 1RB. Telephone Number 01603 677500.
Routine Blood Tests And Injections
Removal Of Stitches And Changing Of Surgical Dressings
Our practice nurses offer a full range of health checks and advice regarding diet and healthy lifestyle.
Routine Cervical Smear Tests
All women between the ages of 25 and 64 years are included in the NHS Cervical Screening Programme. Women are called for screening as they approach their 25th birthday and are then recalled every three years up to the age of 49 and then every five years from age 50 up to 64.
You will be sent a letter asking you to make an appointment with the practice nurse. If your smear test is not due then we are unable to provide this service for you. The results of your smear test will be sent to you direct.
Smear tests search for abnormal cells on the cervix, or neck of the womb, which may possibly become cancerous, but which can be easily treated before they become harmful.
Breast Screening Or Mammography
All women between 50 and 70 years of age will be offered an appointment for a mammogram at three-yearly intervals. At present, in the Norwich area, most women receive their first invitation when they are 51 years old.
Women over the age of 70 years are welcome to attend for mammography every three years, but will need to refer themselves to the Breast Screening Unit at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital, telephone 283777.
Should you wish to have advice about examining your own breasts, please make an appointment with our practice nurse.
Patients With Particular Needs
Roundwell Medical Centre is accessible to patients using a wheelchair and is fully DDA compliant. We also have six parking spaces outside which are reserved for patients' vehicles displaying a disabled sticker.
We can arrange interpretation and translation services in person or by phone for patients who do not speak English. Please let us know if you need this service when booking an appointment.
We run a range of clinics. For an appointment or for further details, please call Roundwell Medical Centre on 01603 744014 and choose option 1.
Run on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Clinics also run on a Friday 8.30am – 12.30pm at Dereham Hospital.
This clinic is run by the midwives. If you become pregnant you will be given a “booking appointment” at which the midwife will ask you a few questions and carry out some general health checks. You will be seen regularly throughout your pregnancy either at the practice or at the local hospital or both.
Patients will be invited in to have a postnatal check at eight weeks.
Child Health And Immunisations
Babies will be invited for a general check at eight weeks old. All child immunisations are carried out by the practice nurse at the surgery.
If you have sustained a minor injury we will be happy to treat you at the medical centre. However, if you have a severe burn or severe bleeding, or cannot bear weight on a limb then it would be more appropriate to attend Accident and Emergency at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. If you are in any doubt please do not hesitate to contact us.
Minor operations can be done in our treatment room for excision of sebaceous cysts, partial or complete avulsion of ingrown toenails, removal of moles, curettage of symptomatic sebborrhoeic warts, excision of fibroepithelial polyps (if symptomatic).
Please discuss this with your doctor who will then arrange for you to be given an appointment if appropriate.
This clinic offers advice and general health checkups to patients diagnosed with diabetes by a Nurse who specialise in diabetes.
Asthma / COPD
Nurses who specialised in Asthma and COPD will offer advice and general health check to patients diagnosed with asthma or COPD.
Coronary Heart Disease
Nurses who specialise in CHD care will offer advice and annual check-ups to patients diagnosed with the condition.
Run by Emma O'Doherty, Health Trainer. You will be given advice and support in order to quit smoking. Emma visits us every Tuesday and Wednesday and she can also assist with a number of lifestyle issues including exercise referrals, low self-esteem, healthy eating etc. Ask your Healthcare Professional to make a referral.
Additionally, help can be accessed from www.smokefreenorfolk.nhs.uk
Let the practice know the details of your intended travel and we will advise you as to your vaccination requirements. Please contact the surgery at least eight weeks before you intend to travel. You will need to complete a pre-travel questionnaire and return this to us at least a week before your appointment.
Click here to download a pre-travel questionnaire.
For the latest information click on www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk
Fitness & Activity
If you would like to get back into sport visit www.activenorfolk.org/
This is the County Sports Partnership for Norfolk! They aim to provide the single source of activity information for players, organisers, supporters and media. They are working in partnership with all of Norfolk's local authorities to increase participation in sport and physical activity.
Local NHS Services
- Call NHS 111 – for free expert NHS health advice and information 24 hours a day. (NHS 111 services is free when calling from both landline and mobiles.)
- Norwich Practices Health Centre, Rouen House, Rouen Road, Norwich NR1 1RB. Telephone Number 01603 677500.
- Your local pharmacist will be able to give you free health advice and you don’t need an appointment. Many pharmacies operate extended hours on a rota basis. For details call NHS 111. (NHS 111 services is free when calling from both landline and mobiles.)