Keats House Health Centre, Bush Fair, Harlow, Essex, CM18 6LY

    Telephone: 01279 215 415
    Out of hours: 111

    Health Clinics & Services


    Are You a Carer?

    It is helpful to know if you have a Carer (someone who takes on an unpaid caring role) or if you are a Carer for someone else. We have a page dedicated to Carers where you can also register with us as a carer so we can provide you with additional support.

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    Adult Immunisations Clinic

    Monday to Friday – By appointment.

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    Antenatal Clinic

    Monday to Friday – By appointment. A double appointment required.

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    Asthma, Diabetes & Hypertension Clinic

    Monday to Friday – By appointment.

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    Cervical Smear Clinic

    Monday to Friday – By appointment.

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    Check-ups for the Elderly

    Monday to Friday – By appointment.

    We offer annual health checks for patients of 75 and over. These are carried out by a practice nurse or by a doctor. A district nurse can also perform these health checks for those who are unable to attend surgery.

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    Child Health Surveillance

    Tuesday 2.00pm to 4.00pm – By appointment and in conjunction with the Health Visitors.

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    Child Immunisation Clinic

    Tuesday afternoons – By appointment. Arranged by computer recall from the surgery.

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    Cryosurgery (treatment for warts)

    Monday to Friday – By appointment.

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    Dietician

    Wednesday Afternoons - By appointment with a Doctor's Referral.

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    Family Planning

    We offer the full range of contraceptive services.

    Monday to Friday – By appointment with a Practice Nurse.

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    Minor Surgery

    These clinics are for minor surgical procedures including treatments for skin lesions and verrucas. We also offer a variety of steroid injections within normal appointments if assessed appropriate first by a doctor.

    Monday to Friday – By appointment. A double appointment is required.

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    Mother & Baby Clinic

    Monday to Friday – By appointment.

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    Nursing Services

    Our nurses have their own surgeries and provide a range of specialist medical clinics. They also carry out the following:

    • Assist both the practice GPs and visiting surgeons in conducting minor surgical procedures, including a weekly vasectomy clinic.
    • Cervical smear services.
    • Reviews of medication for asthma, diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and stroke.
    • Provide advice for family planning, carry out minor treatments, change dressings and give immunisations and vaccinations.
    • Provide advice and guidance to patients on travel, diet, smoking, stress management and general health care.
    • Decontamination & Infection Control.

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    Physiotherapist

    A weekly physiotherapist clinic is provided for patients with musculo-skeletal problems. This clinic provides for first referral and follow-up consultations. It is well used and popular among the patients who have needed its services.

    The clinics are held on Tuesday Afternoons and are by appointment with a Doctor's Referral.

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    Private Non-NHS Work

    Medical Examinations (Non-NHS)

    Certain services provided by the Doctors are not covered by the NHS and fees are payable for such items as:

    • HGV & PSV licences
    • Elderly driver licences       
    • Insurance
    • Pre-employment medicals
    • Private certificates          
    • Holiday vaccinations
    • Insurance claims           
    • Fitness for sports

    Charges are payable at the time of attendance, and the BMA recommended scale of fees is on display at the reception desk. For further information please see Why do GP’s charge?

    Medical Certificates

    Self-certificates are available from your employer for sickness of up to one week. Any certificate required from the Doctor for periods up to the first week can only be provided as a private certificate for which there is a charge.

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    Specialist Stop Smoking Advisor

    Thinking about Stopping Smoking?

    A Specialist Stop Smoking Advisor will be available at the practice on Wednesdays between 3pm and 6pm(last new appointment 5.30pm).

    If you would like to quit smoking and think you would benefit by attending a one to one session with our Specialist Advisor then please book in at reception.

    In addition please complete our Smoking Status Questionnaire.

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    Travel Health & Immunisations

    Our practice nurses offer a comprehensive advice and vaccination service for traveling abroad. Further information including access to our online travel forms can be found here.

    Some travel vaccinations are not available on the NHS but can be provided. Charges are available from reception.

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    Vasectomies

    This weekly clinic provides vasectomy procedures for residents of Harlow.

    Wednesday Afternoons – By appointment with a Doctor's Referral.