Clinics & Services
Unfortunately we do not carry out routine ear syringing at the surgery. Please see the below self care leaflet for guidance on how to treat wax build up at home or visit the below sites for local services providing ear wax removal.
Self help with ear wax removal
Specsavers Shrewsbury Hearing Centre Hearing Centre | Specsavers UK
Quick Ear Wax Removal Shrewsbury | Microsuction Ear Cleaning (interhearing.com)
Shrewsbury Clinic - Professional Ear Wax Removal & Ear Care
Elizabeth House RSH have now secured an additional room to accommodate the extra work.
All patients who require a blood test are asked to attend:
You must bring your blood form with you that the Doctor/Nurse gave you. If you do not have your blood form the phlebotomist will not be able to do the blood test.
Drop in times for Elizabeth house are 08:45-11:45 & 13:00-16:30
Patient aged 12 months to 16 years for non-fasting blood test can drop in Monday-Friday 12:00-13:00
Patients aged 12 months to 16 years for a fasting blood tests are required to make an appointment by calling 01743 492265
Accessing your results
You can access your test results at anytime by ringing the surgery. You can also see test results on your online access account, please enquire at Reception if you would like an account setting up.
The reception staff at the surgery are not qualified to comment on results therefore it is your responsibility to check them and make any necessary follow-up appointment with the doctor.
Please be aware that we at the surgery have a strict policy regarding confidentiality and data protection. We therefore will only give out results to the patient concerned unless the patient has given prior permission for their release or if they are not capable of understanding them.
We offer a comprehensive service for the foreign traveller.
Please contact the surgery at least 6 - 10 weeks before the expected date of departure with the Practice Nurse. However, it is a good idea to make an appointment for travel advice / vaccinations, even if it is last minute. Certain travel immunisations are not covered by the NHS and a charge may be levied. Full price details are available on this website or you can contact the surgery. Alternatively you may wish to consider a private health clinic.
It is also advisable for patients to do their own research regarding the country they are visiting. Recommended websites are: http://travelhealthpro.org.uk/country-information and http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Travel-immunisation/Pages/Introduction.aspx
Please click here to complete a 'Travel Risk Assessment Form'. Please print it out and fill it in by hand. This will need dropping into the surgery as soon as possible before your appointment date so the nurse has adequate time to prepare for your appointment.
More information on travel health can be found by visiting the websites below:
National Travel Health Network and Centre
Department of Health - Health Advice for Travellers
Help for managing Type 2 Diabetes
Parents are encouraged to bring babies and small children to the Immunisation Clinic. A doctor is always available at these clinics. A Health Visitor will discuss the schedule when she visits your home after the birth of your baby.
For more information on children's immunisations please visit the NHS Immunisation Information website.
Here's a checklist of the vaccines that are routinely offered to everyone in the UK for free on the NHS, and the age at which you should ideally have them.
New patients over the age of 5 are invited for a Health Check soon after registering with a doctor.
Cervical Smear Tests
It is recommended that women undergo cervical smear testing every:
3 years from age 25-49
5 years from age 50-65
For more information please visit NHS Cancer Screening Programme website.
NHS Health Checks
This check is a national scheme to help prevent the onset of the following health problems: heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and kidney disease. Everyone between the ages of 40 and 74 who has not been diagnosed with the conditions mentioned will be invited for a check once every five years. If you are outside the age range and concerned about your health, you should contact your GP.
Click here to read more about NHS Health Checks
Claremont Bank Surgery offers a full range of contraceptive services, including fittng and removal of intrauterine devices (coils) and implants. If you are interested in either of these methods please speak with the doctor. For coil fitting and removal please speak to Dr Eardley or Dr Stapleton first. For contraceptive implant fitting or removal please speak with Dr Eardley to arrange an appropriate time to attend for the procedure. We will try our best to find a time that is convenient for you.
The Sexual Health Clinic is based at Severn Fields Health Village in Sundorne, you can contact them on 0300 123 0994 for details ( for times etc).
- Men aged 65 and over are eligible for AAA screening
- The NHS invites men for AAA screening during the year they turn 65
- Men over 65 who have not been screened previously can arrange a screening appointment by contacting their local programme directly
- Screening involves an ultrasound scan that takes around 10 minutes
- The NHS AAA Screening Programme aims to reduce deaths from ruptured AAA amongst men aged 65 and over by up to 50%
If you are eligible and would like to have the AAA screening then please contact the team on the telephone number below:
Contact tel: 01743 261048
For further information see http://www.sath.nhs.uk/wards-services/az-services/vascular-surgery/aaa-screening/
Bowel Cancer Screening
Bowel cancer is the third most common cancer in the UK.
'Bowel Scope Screening' is a new test to help prevent bowel cancer. It looks at the lower bowel to detect small growths known as polyps, which can go on to develop into bowel cancer.
The test is being offered to all men and women aged 55 as part of the NHS Bowel Screening Programme. You'll be invited to your local bowel cancer screening centre to have the test.
TEL: 0800 707 60 60 or speak with your GP.
The National Team have produced an Easy Read Bowel Scope Leaflet. This explains bowel scope screening in a more pictorial format, and may be helpful for explaining bowel scope screening to patients with learning disabilities, patients where English is not their first language or those who struggle with written English.
The leaflet can be found here:
NHS England have also produced a youtube video which explains bowel scope screening. It is specifically aimed at those with learning disabilities, and carers, but can be used by everyone to help them understand the bowel scope screening process.
For more information, please see the PHE screening blog link below:
Easy guide to bowel scope screening
Our next mammography screening will be September/October 2022
All women who are aged 50 - 70 are automatically invited for a breast cancer screening every three years.
In the meantime if you are worried about breast symptoms, such as a lump or area of thickened tissue in the breast don't wait to be offered screening - SEE YOUR GP. http://www.bscreen.org.uk/Change_your_screening_appointment_When
Information for you about breast screening
Maternity Direct Access
Patients can self-refer to the Maternity Direct Access team by clicking on the following link Maternity Services at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust
No need for a GP referral.