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Elsenham Surgery
 Elsenham Surgery

Station Road
Bishops Stortford
CM22 6LA
Tel: 01279 814730
Fax: 01279 647342

Health Promotion Clinics


Some Of The Services We Offer:


If you are looking for something not on this list, please do not hesitate to contact reception on 01279 814730 who will be happy to assist you:




Phlebotomy Service

We offer phlebotomy appointments every day. Blood Tests are by appointment only. Please note INR Blood Testing is not available on a Friday.



NHS Health Checks:

For patients aged 40-74 we offer a health check medical with our Health Care Assistant. Please ask reception for more details



Diabetic Clinic


Everyone with diabetes should be regularly reviewed. This monthly clinic is run by Dr Noshad Khan on a Thursday between 1.30pm and 4.00pm, in conjunction with a Practice Nurse and a Dietician.


To maximise efficiency we request all patients to arrange to have blood tests taken by the Health Care Assistant or Practice Nurse two weeks prior to the appointments so that these are available when you see the Doctor.

For more information on diabetes please visit the following website:


Diabetes UK



Cervical Smears


Women aged 25-49 are offered this test free every 3 years, and every 5 years for women aged 49-65 You should receive a reminder. When you come for the test please bring a urine sample. Private smears are available if you wish to have the test more often. The receptionist will advise you of the charge for this private service.


For more information see:









Child Development and Immunisation Clinic


Please contact Reception to book your child development check and immunisation appointments.


These clinics are run by our Health Visitor, and Dr Jabbar, for child developmental checks and immunisations in conjunction with an experienced Practice Nurse, and allow an opportunity to discuss other problems, eg sleeping, feeding and child health worries with a Doctor or Health Visitor.


We immunise children in line with the national programme please contact Reception for further details.


For up to date advice please refer to NHS Choices: 




Important Note: All parents are reminded that when your baby or child needs to have its immunisation, the parents will need to be present or give written permission for their child to receive an immunisation. If a booking is made and the parents are not bringing the child in themselves, written and signed confirmation must accompany the child stating that the parents are happy for this procedure to occur. Otherwise the Surgery is unable to proceed.



Travel Immunisation / Vaccinations Clinic


Run by Practice Nurses to offer advice on vaccines and medicines needed for travelling. Please make an appointment at least eight weeks (longer for backpackers) in advance of your holiday to ensure adequate cover. A charge will be made for certain immunisations and vaccinations which are not covered by the NHS. Please advise the receptionist of your intended destination when booking this appointment. In order for the Nurse to prepare for your appointment please complete the following Travel Questionnaire and return it to reception as soon as possible. Travel Vaccination Questionnaire


Where payment for these services is applicable, it will be required up front or, in some cases in advance, eg for courses of travel vaccinations.


For further information:


NHS Choices. www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Travel-immunisation




Yellow Fever Vaccinations


Elsenham Surgery is an authorised Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre and so are able to offer this vaccine.



Flu Vaccinations


The Flu is not a severe cold. It's clever, it continually mutates, so this year's virus may be difference from last year's. Annually, this vaccination is offered to anyone felt to be particularly at risk from this disease. An influenza vaccination is particularly recommended for the over 65s; patients with heart, lung or kidney disease, diabetes and residents of nursing and rest homes.


Depending on availability of vaccines, we normally carry out this programme in October, in preparation for the winter. Please contact the reception staff in October for details of the vaccination dates and to make an appointment. If you are unable to attend the surgery, a home visit will be arranged to undertake this facility. Your Doctor may also advise you to have a 'flu jab if you are the main carer of an elderly or disabled person.




For further information refer to NHS Choices: www.nhs.uk/Livewell/winterhealth/Pages/Fluandthefluvaccine



Smoking Cessation


Elsenham Surgery offers smoking cessation advice to all patients on a one-to-one basis. There are many products available and all the help you need to kick the habit. These clinics are run by our Health Care Assistant and our Practice Nurses. Please contact reception to make an appointment.


For further information contact:


NHS Smoke free website: www.smokefree.nhs.uk



Family Planning Clinic


We provide the full range of contraceptive services so that we are able to meet your individual needs. Most routine contraceptive care can be provided for in the Practice Nurse or Doctor appointment system. At Elsenham Surgery we do fit and remove contraceptive coils. Please ask the receptionist or nurse for further advice.


For more information contact:


Marie Stopes: www.mariestopes.org.uk



Staying Healthy


To provide quality care we operate a number of recall systems. Invitations are regularly sent out if you are taking medication that requires monitoring.


We follow national guidelines in the monitoring of chronic diseases. Most of this is done by our Practice Nurses under the direction of the Doctors. You may receive a telephone call or letter asking you to make an appointment.


Annual monitoring of blood pressure and lifestyle advice is available for all patients over 16 years from our Practice Nurses.



We offer an Asthma clinic on Monday afternoons run by or Senior Practice Nurse Lucinda Kemp and assisted by Dr Fiona Macleod.


Chlamydia Screening


It is a free service supported by nurses and other healthcare professionals and is available at Elsenham Surgery to registered patients.


Patients can ask for a screening kit from reception or ask a health care proffesional.




  • Chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI).
  • 1 in 10 sexually active young people aged 15-24 who are tested have chlamydia.
  • Most people who have chlamydia have no symptoms and so don't know they have got it.
  • It can affect males and females.
  • If you are gay or bi-sexual you are still at risk of getting chlamydia.
  • If left untreated it may cause infections and infertility.
  • It is easily treated with antibiotics.
  • The test and treatment are free.
  • The test and results are completely confidential. You decide how you want to be informed of the result – choose between text, phone call or letter.



Antenatal Clinic

Patients are seen by the Doctors during surgery hours. All the Doctors provide antenatal care and work closely with the Midwives and Health Visitors to care for you and your baby.



Minor Surgery

Dr Noshad Khan carry out minor surgical procedures such as moles or skin tags by excision or cautery at Elsenham Surgery. Minor Surgery sessions are run regularly by appointment. The Doctors will be happy to advise you on this.



Patients Over 75 Years

If you are aged 75 years or over and not seen regularly for any on-going medical problems, you should be seen annually either by your Doctor, the Practice Nurse or District Nurse. This can be arranged at the surgery or, if that is not possible, a home visit can be arranged.


Dementia Screening

The Doctors will discuss any concerns you may have regarding Dementia, please book an appointment.



Teenagers/Young Adults


We appreciate your special needs at this challenging time of life, and we're here to help you.

There are many issues which concern young adults and teenagers, and these could relate to:

  • Acne
  • Alcohol
  • C-Card
  • Contraception
  • Drugs
  • Sexual Health
  • Smoking
  • Stress

Please come along and discuss your needs with the doctor or nurse as you feel able. Conversations and decisions ARE CONFIDENTIAL. Remember, we have female doctors available.



Medical Examinations


Our priority is NHS work. However, the Doctors are happy to offer non-NHS services to patients by appointment. These include private sick notes; adoption/pre-employment/fostering/HGV and driving medicals; insurance medicals; 'To Whom It May Concern' letters. Please telephone the surgery for an appointment. The receptionists can advise you of the charges for these services, or click here to see a full list of our charges.



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