Other Services

Antenatal

These clinics are run by both the Doctors and the Midwife Team. The Midwife runs a clinic at the Amwell Surgery on a Friday.

Asthma & Chronic Obstructive Airways Disease

Run by the nurses for our asthmatic patients.

Child Health and Immunisation

All new babies are invited for regular check-ups from eight weeks old with the Nurses on Thursdays and Fridays.

Chlamydia Screening

Genital Chlamydia (chlamydia) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the UK. It often causes no symptoms, and can be passed on to others without you realising. However, symptoms and complications may develop if it is left untreated. A short course of an antibiotic clears the infection in most cases.

The National Chlamydia Screening Programme has been introduced in England for anyone aged 15 to under 25 years old. This means free chlamydia tests are available every year or whenever you change your sexual partner. The aim is to detect chlamydia early so it can be treated promptly. This should help to reduce the risk of transmission and also reduce the risk of developing complications.

A free testing kit can be collected from either reception, the Health Care Assistants, Nurses or Doctors. The test is easy:- men will be asked to give a urine sample and women can either give a urine sample or take a swab from themselves.

 

Diabetic

Run jointly by the Doctors and Nurses for our diabetic patients.

Family Planning, Sexual Health and Preconception

Run by the Doctors and Nurses to give advice and prescribe most forms of contraception.

Hearing

Our Doctors will refer you to our hearing clinic, run by the Health Care Assistants to check different aspects of hearing in children and adults.

Hypertension & Heart Disease

Run by Doctors and Nurses to screen and monitor patients with high blood pressure and heart problems.

Minor Surgery

The Doctors carry out a wide range of minor surgical procedures which are usually carried out under local anaesthetic.

Phlebotomy

A Phlebotomist from Princess Alexandra Hospital is here from 8:30am until 10:00am on Monday, Wednesday and Friday to take bloods for our patients.

If you would like to have you blood test carried out here you will need to book an appointment by asking reception or call 01992 464147.

Smoking Cessation

Amwell Surgery is keen to encourage and support patients who want to give up smoking. If you would like help to give up smoking please make an appointment to see one of
our Health Care Assistants who will discuss the services available to help you quit.

The services available are:

  • Prescribing Nicotine Replacement with review and encouragement appointments
  • Referral to the Hertfordshire Stop Smoking Team for either 1 to 1 or group clinics, which are held locally

For further information and support regarding the stop smoking services available please contact the Hertfordshire Stop Smoking team or alternatively contact the surgery to make an appointment.

Travel Immunisation

Run by the Nurses who give advice and arrange the appropriate travel immunisation programme. There is a charge for some immunisations.

Please complete a Travel Risk Assessment Questionnaire for each person travelling at least 6 weeks before you travel.

The nurse will perform a risk assessment on the questionnaire/s and decide which vaccines are recommended and the advice that will best address your needs. You will then be contacted within a week telling you if you need to book a travel appointment with the nurse to discuss any vaccinations/medication recommended for the trip.

We plan to give you the necessary injections within the appointment to save you having to come back and therefore the appointment could take 20 minutes or even a little longer.

Some travel vaccines are not available as part of the NHS, please see our list of Travel Fees.

Please ensure:

  • You have cash or cheque with a guarantee card at the time of appointment. Payment must be made on the day and can be made by cash or cheque only. Please make cheques payable to: Dr M Wenley & Partners
  • You bring any previous travel vaccination record booklets with you
  • If you are having the Cholera vaccination you do not eat for an hour before and after it is given.

Well Man / Well Woman

Run by the Nurses for men who are encouraged to see the nurse every 3 years for blood pressure, weight and urine checks and women who are encouraged to have cervical smears, blood pressure, weight, breast awareness and urine checks.

Flu Clinics

Seasonal flu is a highly infectious illness caused by a flu virus.

The virus infects your lungs and upper airways, causing a sudden high temperature and general aches and pains.

You could also lose your appetite, feel nauseous and have a dry cough. Symptoms can last for up to a week.

We offer ‘at risk’ groups the flu vaccine at a certain time each year to protect you against the flu virus.You may be invited for a flu jab if you are:

  • Over 65 years of age
  • Pregnant
  • or have:
    • A serious heart or chest complaint, including asthma
    • Serious kidney disease
    • Diabetes
    • Lowered immunity due to disease or treatment such as steroid medication or cancer treatment
    • If you have ever had a stroke
    • A carer

You can check to see if you are eligible for a flu jab on the NHS Choices website.