Putnoe Medical and Walk-In Centre, Bedford.
93 Queens Drive
Putnoe • Bedford
MK41 9JE

Services & Clinics

Clinics Available

The Practice has clinics for the following conditions. Please make an appointment by telephoning our Reception during the Medical Centre's opening hours.

Travel Vaccinations

Vaccinations need to be given at least 14 days prior to departure.

Please download and complete a Travel Risk Assessment Form prior to making an appointment. Bring the completed Travel Form to the surgery where a vaccination appointment will be made for you.

Charges will apply for some vaccinations. These can be paid for using cash or cheque. We are unable to accept card payments.

Phlebotomy

A surgery based phlebotomy service is available to enable patients to have blood tests done in-house instead of going to the hospital. This is an appointment based service and an appointment can be made either in person, online or by telephone on 01234 319993.

This service is not available to patients under 8 years of age.

Health Promotions

Health promotion aims to educate people to live healthy lives. This includes:

  • The importance of a balanced diet and taking regular exercise.
  • The dangers of smoking or excessive drinking.
  • The risk of Coronary Heart disease and Cancers.
  • Mental Health, Sexual Health and Drug Misuse.

Test Results

Please telephone the surgery on 01234 319992 between 2.00pm - 6.30pm to request the results of your tests.

In addition to your name and date of birth, you will also need to know the date of the test.

If the results are complex, the doctor or nurse may need to discuss them with you in person.

NHS Services

We have a team of District Nurses, Health Visitors, Counsellors and Social Workers, who form an important and integrated part of our Primary Health Care Team.

We can also offer access to other healthcare agencies including.

  • Macmillan Nursing Services
  • Physiotherapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Chiropody

Non-NHS Services

The Practice reserves the right to charge patients if non-NHS work is done on their behalf. This would include items such as insurance reports, private sickness certificates, housing letters and holiday cancellation forms.

NHS Health Checks

What is a Health Check?

An NHS Health Check aims to help you lower your risk of four common but often preventable diseases: heart disease, stroke, diabetes and kidney disease. It's for adults in England aged between 40 and 74 who have not already been diagnosed with any one of those four conditions. By identifying any risks early and taking steps to reduce this you can improve your chance of maintaining or improving your health as you get older.

This national programme is expected to prevent 1,600 heart attacks and strokes a year and save 650 lives.

Please ask at Reception if you would like to have a Health Check with our Health Care Assistant. She will then check your risk of heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and diabetes and you'll be offered personalised advice and support to help you lower that risk.

Physiotherapy Self Referral

Do you think you need physiotherapy?

You can now see a physiotherapist without having to see your GP first. Just fill out the Physiotherapy Referral Form in full and send it to:

Bedfordshire MSK Services
Horizon Health Choices Ltd
Enhances Service Centre
3 Kimbolton Road
Bedford
Bedfordshire
MK40 2NT

If you have any concerns, you can always be referred for physiotherapy in the normal way by your GP - please make an appointment as usual.

Unfortunately, this service is not available if you are under 16 years of age or patients who require physiotherapy for neurological, breathing or gynaecological problems.

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Doctors can no longer countersign Passport applications or photos

Unfortunately due to a high demand for countersigning passport applications you are now unable to use your registered GP as a counter signatory. Time spent completing forms like this takes away from the medical care of patients and most General Practitioners find that paperwork takes up an increasing amount of time from their already busy workload.

For guidance as to who can counter sign your passport please call PassportAdvice line:

Telephone number: 0300 222 0000

(Monday–Friday, 8am-8pm. Saturday, Sunday and public holidays, 9am -5:30pm)

or please follow the link below for more information;

www.gov.uk/countersigning-passport-applications

Information for Carers

A carer is someone who spends a significant proportion of their life providing unpaid support to a relative, partner, friend or neighbour who is ill, frail, disabled, has mental health problems or addiction.

We recognise the importance of identifying carers and helping them to obtain the level of support and resources to which they are entitled.

Read more information for carers

Advance Care Planning

What is Advance Care Planning (ACP)?

ACP is a process in which you can think, talk and write about what is important to you, and describe the kind of care you would want if you became unable to make decisions for yourself.  It broaches the subject of dying, and how you would like to be looked after at that time.

Why is this important for me and my family?

It may seem difficult to think ahead in this way, but writing an advance care plan makes a clear record of your wishes so that these can be respected and, where possible, carried out by people caring for you in the future.

It will also help you to talk about your plans with the people close to you, and those involved in your care, so that they know what is important to you.

How can I complete an Advance Care Plan?

For further information the Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group has produced an Advanced Care Plan Information Sheet  and an Advanced Care Planning Booklet. Please do not hesitate to ask to speak to one of our doctors if you wish to discuss this further

What do I do with it once I have completed it?

Give copies of your completed ACP (and when you update it) to whoever you wish to have a copy.  A copy can be held by the surgery, and we will scan this on to your records.