The Doctors, with assistance from a nurse, carry out minor surgical procedures and accident cases which are dealt with by appointment.
Diagnostic Services - X-Ray and Ultrasound
We are delighted with our Siemens digital x-ray machine which has been in operation since July 2008. The X-Ray is managed by the Radiology unit at the West Suffolk Hospital. We also have a state of the art ultrasound machine, also managed by the West Suffolk Hospital. We are able to accept referrals from neighbouring practices for both of these services.
Health Promotion Clinics
We offer a full health promotion service with special clinics for asthma, diabetes and smoking cessation.
These are normally taken every 3 or 5 years by a nurse.
The full course of the tetanus vaccination consists of five doses. The first three doses are given during early childhood. This is followed by two booster doses, first is given at around four years of age, the second one is given 10 years later. After the full course, you should have lifelong immunity against tetanus. However, if you or your child has a deep wound, it's best to get medical advice.
Health Visitor and Baby Immunisation with the Practice Nurse - Friday 10.00am-12.00pm. No Appointment needed - Walk-in Service.
A Blackbourne Midwife will be at the Health Centre every Monday between 9.00am-12.00pm. Please contact the Blackbourne Midwifes directly to book an appointment.
Suffolk Wellbeing Service. Weekly individual Counselling sessions are held usually on a Thursday Morning from 11.30am until 13.00pm. Please contact the Suffolk Wellbeing Service directly to book an appointment.
Clinics are held on the 3rd Friday of the month, between 9.00am and 12.00pm.
Suffolk Family Carers
Suffolk Family Carers can be found in the waiting room twice a month on a Monday to talk to patients who are carers, to provide them with support for the work they do voluntarily for a family member.
West Suffolk Hospital (WSH) Outreach Clinics
We work very closely with WSH to help bring services to the local community and are pleased to be able to offer a number of Consultant led Clinics. These clinics are all pre-booked direct with the WSH.
Mr Andrew Dunn is an Orthopaedic Surgeon from West Suffolk Hospital and holds Clinics at Botesdale every other Friday afternoon, from 2.00pm and 5.00pm.
The Echo Clinic is run by West Suffolk Hospital, once a month, usually the morning of the first Friday of the month.
Knee Replacement Physiotherapy
Katy Williams a specialist Knee Replacement Physiotherapist from the WSH Physiotherapy Team is holding a clinic every Tuesday afternoon.
We have a specialist Paediatric Physiotherapist from West Suffolk Hospital, who will be holding a clinic every other Tuesday morning.
We have a specialist Respiratory Physiotherapist from West Suffolk Hospital, who will also be holding a clinic every other Tuesday morning.
At the Health Centre we are continuing to improve the service we provide and are looking to provide more accessible clinics for our patients to help improve their healthcare.