Kumar Medical Centre59 Grasmere AvenueSloughBerkshire, SL2 5JETel:
Asthma and COPD Clinic
The practice nurses can discuss your asthma of COPD condition with you. They are also able to help you to develop a self-management plan according to your needs. We recommend that if your asthma or COPD is well controlled, you should attend this clinic annually for a review. If you feel that your condition is not well controlled or you would like any advice, please make an appointment for this clinic anytime.
Complete our Asthma review questionnaire online
It is recommended that patients with diabetes mellitus attend the diabetic clinic at least once a year after having their annual blood tests done. In the clinic, the diabetic nurse specialist/practice nurse will review your bloods, discuss you overall health and perform a thorough foot assessment.
Coronary Heart disease Clinic
It is recommended that patients with ischaemic heart disease attend an annual review with Dr. H. Kumar and the practice nurse. This clinic provides an opportunity to review medications and discuss lifestyle advice.
Blood Pressure Clinic
This clinic is set up for patients diagnosed with high blood pressure. Newly diagnosed patients will receive a basic examination, blood tests and advice on lifestyle changes to reduce the risks of high blood pressure. The practice nurse will also review your medications and provide advice on long term monitoring. We recommend that patients with high blood pressure patients are seen at least every 9 months.
ECG services are available in-house only at the instructions of the doctor.
At Kumar Medical Centre, we offer a full range of Child Health Surveillance Services. Prior to their first vaccination, newborn babies should have a developmental check with the doctor between 6-8 weeks. Therefore an appointment should be made with Dr. H. Kumar or Dr. Archana Varambally prior to the child’s first immunisation.
It is important that all children under 5 years are fully immunised against childhood diseases. Parents/guardians of children will receive notification via the local community services when the immunisations are due. The immunisation clinic is held every Wednesday between 10am to 12.30pm.
Our Health Visitors can give you expert advice on the health and welfare of mothers and young children. If you want to see the Health Visitor or speak to her, please contact the reception for further information about the nearest Health Vistors drop In Clinic.
They can also be contacted at 01753 635544.
The surgery provides specialist services to promote good healthcare and extended primary care services for the patients. An appointment can be made for these clinics at the reception desk.
We provide full family planning services for our patients e.g. contraceptive pills, fitting of coils, providing emergency contraception and general advice.
Contraceptive pills: Prior to receiving the oral contraceptive pill, you must attend an initial appointment with one of our doctors. If you would require a repeat prescription for the pill, then subsequent appointments can be made with the practice nurses.
For contraceptive injections and implants, Kumar Medical Centre has an arrangement in place with a neighbouring practice to offer these services. Please make an appointment with your doctor who will be able to arrange this appointment for you.
Our nurses are also available to provide confidential and comprehensive advice on all forms of contraception.
We offer a shared care approach (between your GP and the hospital service) fir the duration of your pregnancy. Our midwife runs a clinic every Tuesday between 9am-12pm, which you can make an appointment for at reception. We encourage women to make informed choices about antenatal care and their delivery. The community midwife can tell you more about the options available to you at your appointment.
All mothers are offered a six week postnatal check and family planning advice from the doctor/practice nurse. During the check, any health concerns or contraceptive issues can be discussed.
Women are advised to undergo regular cervical smears between 25 to 65 years. The test is designed to look for any abnormal changes on the cervix before cancer develops. If any abnormalities are detected these can be treated at an early stage.
You will receive a letter to make an appointment to see the practice nurse when your smear is due. All female patients aged 25-49 years will be called every three years and all those aged 50-64 years will be invited every five years. Women aged 65+ are only screened if their last three tests included an abnormal results. Please make an appointment with the practice nurse ideally in the middle two weeks of your menstrual cycle.
Please check with the practice nurse if you feel your smear is due or you are a new patient who has moved into the area.
After your smear, the results will take between 4-6 weeks to come back. You will be informed in writing about your results and they will be sent to your home address by the practice nurse.
For more information on the cervical screening programme, please visit the NHS cervical screening website.
The doctors at the practice are able to perform joint injections. After a consultation with the GP, an appointment can be arranged if appropriate.
This is a free and confidential service run by a trained team of advisors and therapists. They are available to talk you through your problems and help you to develop coping strategies to manage lifes’ difficulties.
If you would like to see the therapist, please make an appointment with the GP who can then make a referral on your behalf.
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.
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.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
Health Checks are provided for patients between the ages of 40 to 64 years to help prevent heart disease, stroke, diabetes and kidney disease. These comprehensive checks are done by the practice nurses and our health care assistant. An appointment can be made with the Health care assistant every Friday evening between 4pm-6pm.
General health screening appointments can be made with the Health Care Assistant at the surgery.
Patients over the age of 75 year are offered health checks by the practice nurse. If you would like a health check, please make an appointment to see the practice nurse.
At Kumar Medical Centre, we encourage patients to stop smoking and offer Smoking Cessation Clinics to help you. We offer two dedicated stop smoking clinics where one to one support is available, as well as supplying and prescribing nicotine replacement therapy to help you stop smoking.
Our practice nurse, Christine Ballinger, has been very successful in helping patients to stop smoking. If you would like help to stop smoking, an appointment can be made to see her on a wednesday in the smoking cessation clinic.
An East Berkshire PCT clinic run by a trained health care assistant is held at the practice every Monday from 12.45 to 3.15pm. Please book an appointment to see her
We are able to carry out private medical reports, insurance and pre-employment medicals for our registered patients. This service is also available for patients who are not registered with the practice. A written consent will always be needed from the patient prior to undergoing a medical examination or completing a medical report.
Private services are only available outside usual practice hours at a mutually convenient time for both the doctor and the patient. Please note there is a charge for all private medicals. Please speak to our staff at the reception to inquire about the private fees and to make an appointment.
Nutritional advisor (Poonam Kumar) and practice nurse (Christine Ballinger) run group sessions and offer a one to one service for patients who wish to lose weight. They are trained in advising about diet, exercise and other strategies to help with weight loss. If you would like to take advantage of this service, please make an appointment at the reception.
Dietitian The surgery has an in-house dietician, who visits the surgery on the second Monday of the month.
A referral will be required from the GP to see the dietician.
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