Clinics & Services
If you would like to book one of these clinics or services, please visit our Consulting Room.
Hypertension (Blood Pressure)
Blood pressure check appointments can be made with any practice nurse. If you have been advised by the surgery to submit a blood pressure reading, please use our Blood Pressure Review form.
There is a blood pressure machine in the waiting room/reception area of each surgery, which can be used as an alternative to a nurse appointment on one of your two checks each year.
Asthma / COPD Clinic
Clinics held at Heacham and Snettisham surgeries are with Trisha Benn, nurse practitioner. If you have been advised by the surgery to submit an annual review of your asthma symptoms, please use our Asthma Review form.
Clinics held at Heacham and Snettisham surgeries are with Rachel Hendry, practice nurse.
Clinics held at Heacham and Snettisham surgeries are with Chantelle Davies, practice nurse. If you have been advised by the surgery to submit a contraceptive pill review, please use our Contraceptive Pill Review form.
Contraception and sexual health clinics are also held in King’s Lynn. For an appointment, or for further information, please telephone 0300 300 3030.
A podiatrist is based at Heacham and Snettisham surgeries. They provide podiatry treatment for medium and high-risk patients (e.g. patients susceptible to foot ulceration). They also provide biomechanical assessments and orthotics for lower limb anomalies and also nail surgery for pathological nail conditions.
All referrals to the podiatrist must be made by a GP or practice nurse. Appointments cannot be booked direct with the podiatrist.
The community physiotherapist provides treatment for patients at either at Heacham or Snettisham surgeries, or in their own homes as appropriate. You will need to be referred by your doctor and will then be contacted directly with an appointment.
Your doctor or practice nurse may refer you to the dietitian for specialist advice about your diet. Clinics are held regularly at Heacham and Snettisham surgeries. All appointments are made via The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn.
Counsellors hold clinics at Mind in Heacham for patients aged 16 or over, with mild to moderate mental health conditions.
Children are offered a screening eye test at school, usually at the age of 4 – 5 years.
An orthoptic clinic is held at the surgery to review children who have failed a screening test, or if the doctor/health visitor have concerns about a child’s eyes at a younger age. Appointments are sent out directly from St James’ in King’s Lynn.
Clinics for patients who are anti-coagulated (largely on Warfarin) are held at Heacham Surgery on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. For enquiries about this service, please contact our main reception desk.
Hearing Aid Clinic
Clinics are held at Snettisham Surgery on the first Monday of each month and the first Thursday of each month at Heacham Surgery. These are walk in clinics.
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. Prior to this appointment, please fill out our online Travel Risk Assessment form.
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.
Coastal District Nursing Team
A district nurse is a registered nurse, who holds a district nurse qualification. Along with visiting patients in their own homes. They provide expert and specialist care for acutely or terminally ill patients. They deal with urinary catheters, wound care, bowel and stoma care, continence, diabetes, bereavement visits and specialist services such as ear syringing. They complete a complex needs assessment referring to other agencies as appropriate. They teach patients and carers and provide expert nursing skills to the chronic sick, enabling them to remain in their own homes and reach their full potential.
The district nurses can be contacted on 01553 668777.
The community matron is part of the Coastal Team, delivering care to housebound patients. The community matron can be contacted via The Coastal Hub on 01553 668777.
Community midwives work with the doctors to care for pregnant women before, during and after delivery and hold weekly antenatal clinics at Heacham Surgery by appointment. Women can book directly with the Midwife once they have had a positive pregnancy test.
Please contact 01945 469259 (Midwifery Department, QEH) to arrange a booking appointment with your midwife.
The midwives can be contacted on 01553 613613 between 08:00 – 17:00 hours daily.