Clinics & Services

nursePractice Nurse Led Services & Clinics

Our experienced and supportive Practice Nurses run clinics in the following:

  • Cervical smears - we encourage all women aged between 25 and 64 to have a smear taken regularly.
  • Childhood vaccinations - weekly appointments are available with your practice nurse or doctor. For any questions or concerns please speak to a member of the healthcare team.
  • Travel immunisations - this clinic provides travel advice and holiday injections.
  • Flu vaccinations - in early winter, all patients above 65 years and those with chronic diseases (e.g., asthma, diabetes, heart diseases, COPD) will be offered vaccination.
  • Diabetes and asthma checks - our healthcare team member will monitor and review the care of the patient.  If you are not being seen, please consult with your doctor
  • Ear syringing - our nurses and doctors can offer you ear syringing if required for your condition.
  • Wound Care - our nurses will give you full wound care service which includes dressings and removal of stitches.

Phlebotomy / Blood Tests

All blood test forms are directed to the Blood Clinic in Watford General Hospital, which is open from 12.00 pm to 16.00 pm weekdays. Please see link for further information: http://www.westhertshospitals.nhs.uk/ourservices/pathology.asp

The practice also provides a few clinics and a limited number of phlebotomy appointments for adults when required and requested by the GPs working for the Elms Surgery.

Like most GP surgeries in Watford, children who require blood tests are directed to Safari Children Unit in  Watford General Hospital where an  appointment can be booked by calling the hospital switchboard 01923 2442366.

As the practice has limited resources / services available for phlebotomy service, we are only able to accept the blood tests requested / authorised by the Clinicians working for the Elms Surgery. We will not be able to book an appointment for blood tests on request of your hospital consultants.  Patients requiring regular blood testing for warfarin monitoring, are advised to contact Warfarin Clinic at Watford General Hospital by calling the hospital switchboard 01923 2442366.  The WGH Warfarin clinic may be able to arrange a home visit for the patients who are not able to attend the hospital.

In Addition the following treatment room services can be provided:

  • Routine blood pressure checks
  • Heart disease preventions checks
  • Diabetes monitoring
  • Asthma reviews and spirometry 
  • NHS Health check
  • Well woman/man check
  • Checks for newly registered patients
  • Carers Healthcheck
  • Latent TB screening blood tests
  • Chlamidya screening
  • ECG monitoring

Latent TB Testing

We provide Latent TB testing to our patients and patients from other practices who are aged 16 - 35 years old.

For further information please call the surgery and book an appointment into this clinic and read the patient information leaflet below from Public Health England:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/latent-tb-testing-and-treatment-leaflet 

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