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Walnut Tree Health CentreBlackberry Court Walnut TreeMilton Keynes, MK7 7PBTel: 01908 691123
Walnut Tree Practice offers a full range of general medical services.
Patients are able to access psychological therapies through Milton Keynes Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT). This is a free, confidential NHS service providing psychological treatment for depression and anxiety disorders. Click on the following link for more information:
Child Health Child health and immunisation clinics are held several mornings a week.
Minor SurgeryGeneral Practitioners with the Practice Nurses are able to offer simple minor surgery and some joint injections.
We offer self testing for chlamydia to patients under 25 years old. Chlamydia testing packs can be collected from reception and no appointment is necessary. This is a totally confidential service with results being texted to your mobile 'phone. Further information on this service can be obtained by attending our Young Person's Clinic or from reception.
Smear Tests All women aged between 25 to 49 years will be offered a smear test every 3 years and women aged between 50 to 64 years will be offered a smear test every 5 years.
Breast Screening This is offered to all women over the age of 50 every 2 years. Breast Screening Unit will send you an appointment automatically.
Ante-Natal Care Pregnancy care is available from your own doctor and the community midwife. Ante-Natal clinics with the midwife are held Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesday mornings. We liaise closely with the obstetricians at Milton Keynes Hospital.
Contraception We offer a wide range of contraceptive options, including oral contraception, injections, implants and fitting of intrauterine devices. Please specify if you are particularly interested in this service and an appropriate appointment will be offered by the Reception staff.
Travel Vaccination For advice on vaccination requirements prior to travelling abroad, please make an appointment with one of the practice nurses at least 6 – 8 weeks prior to departure. Some travel vaccinations are available on the NHS, some are not. The nurse will advise which vaccinations you need and how much, if anything, they will cost. We would advise that you look at the website link below before your appointment so you understand which vaccinations you may need to have.
Please note that we are NOT a specialist travel vaccination service and that vaccinations such as:
Rabies; Yellow fever; Tick Encephalitis; Japanese Encephalitis are NOT available from this Health Centre and you will need to book an appointment at the Newport Pagnell Travel Clinic or other specialist travel services.
Stop Smoking We offer a stop smoking service witin the practice please ask at Reception for when the clinics are running.
Private Fees The practice is happy to carry out other medical services not covered by the NHS. This includes completion of private health insurance forms (BUPA etc.), certification for fitness to work/attend school, HGV medicals etc., but it must be recognised that our NHS commitments take priority. Fees are charged for this work at the minimum BMA recommended rate; a full list of fees is displayed in Reception, or a receptionist can advise you.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required. There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Patients who fail to attend Travel Appointments will not be able to book a further Travel Appointment within the next 6 months.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS. The charges are listed in the table below:
Completely Free Weight Management Service for Residents of Milton Keynes
Click on the link above for details of the free service available to children and adults.
Did you know that if you are aged 16 and under or over 60, you can go swimming at all the local public pools for free? Log on to www.miltonkeynes.gov.uk for details on how to join the scheme and get swimming!
www.theparkstrust.com offers a wide and varied education programme based in parks in and around the Milton Keynes area. They offer fun activities from bluebell and buggy walks to bat talks! Why not log on today and see what events can help you, your friends and family get fit together.
Coronary Heart Disease - Lifestyle Management Sessions
Held every Monday from 10.30am - 12 noon in the Education Room in the Maple Unit (ongoing throughout throughout the year). Contact details: Cardiac Rehab 01908 243966
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