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.
An INR Check clinic is run at the practice every Tuesday morning between 9am and 11am by a pharmacist. Patients who are already on warfarin medication or need to start warfarin can make an appointment in the clinic.
At Kumar Medical Centre, we are offer some minor operations including excisions of skin lumps and removals of skin tags. Please arrange an appointment with one of our doctors for an assessment. If the GP feels the procedure is appropriate, then a minor surgery appointment can be arranged.
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. This service is available in-house every Wednesday between 3pm-5pm.
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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