SERVICES WE PROVIDE
Mile Oak Medical Centre offers a full range of General Medical Services and Enhanced medical Services which includes:
- Alcohol Screening
- Blood Taking/Phlebotomy
- Care of Patients with HIV
- Cervical Smears
- Children's Immunisations
- Child Health Surveillance
- Child Protection
- Chronic Disease Management
- Contraception Services
- Essential Medical Services
- Extended Opening
- Maternity Services
- Mental Health Services
- NHS Health Checks
- Palliative care/care of the terminally ill
- Routine Vaccination and Immunisations
- Services for Young People
- Sickness Certification
- Smoking Cessation
- Travel Advice and Vaccinations
Blood tests ordered by one of our GP's, ANP's or nurses can be taken at the surgery or at the Hove Polyclinic. Tests ordered by a hospital doctor should be booked at the Royal Sussex County Hospital. For Polyclinic blood test appointments phone 01273 265588 between 08:30 and 14:30 Monday to Friday.
Cervical Smears are performed by the practice nurses. The ideal time is midway between periods. We operate a recall system and contact women when their test is due. We recommend that women have a test at least every 3 years between the ages of 25 and 49 and then every 5 years between the ages of 50 and 64.
Children’s Immunisations Our immunisation clinic is normally held on Friday mornings. Please telephone for an appointment when you are sent a reminder about due immunisations. We strongly encourage all parents to have their children fully immunised.
Contraceptive Services & Family Planning - Our practice Nurses Emma and Wendy are happy to give advice on contraception and sexual health. Intrauterine contraception devices (IUCD, Coils, Mirena) and the contraceptive implant can be fitted by appointment. Emergency contraception is available at this surgery. Please speak to the receptionist and ask for an urgent appointment with either the nurse or a doctor, indicating the reason for your request.
Maternity Services are shared between your GP and the community midwife. As soon asyou know you are pregnant please register online at https://www.bsuh.nhs.uk/maternity/your-pregnancy/book-care-us. The hospital should then be in touch with you with an appointment with the local midwife. As soon as you are pregnant please ensure you are taking 400mcg of Folic acid daily and 10mcg of Vitamin D.
Mental Health Services - A range of services is provided at the practice and elsewhere by the Community Mental Health Team. If you think you might benefit from these services, please discuss the matter with your doctor. They may suggest sources of help to which you can refer yourself or they may refer you to the Community Team. After an initial assessment you may be referred on to a counsellor or other professional.
Minor Operations are available at Mile Oak Medical Centre for certain conditions. Please make an appointment for discussion with your GP so they can organise this for you.
Services for Young People - Our medical team are happy to discuss anything that might be bothering you, e.g. skin problems, medical problems, contraception, sexual health, etc. Sometimes it can be difficult for young people to involve their parents in their concerns and it is our policy that everyone (regardless of age) has a right to confidential advice.
Smoking Cessation advice is available on a 1-1 basis from our practice nurse Emma Hemmingway, who is a trained stop smoking advisor. She will be able to advise you on the health benefits of quitting and prescribe you medication to help you achieve this.
Travel immunisation - Please contact our reception for details. Be sure to book these appointments at least 6 weeks before your travel date as our Travel Clinics get very busy and vaccines may have to be ordered in or given as part of a course. There may be charges for some of the vaccines you need and please note that our practice nurses DO NOT give travel advice over the telephone.
For more information on our medical services and clinics, for clinic times and to book appointments, please call us on 01273 426200.