Welcome to Byfield Medical Centre
We are a small rural practice serving a population of over 8,000 covering an area of over 100 square miles!
We are a dispensing practice which means you can pickup your medication directly from us (Woodford Halse patients cannot be dispensing patients as there is a pharmacy in your village).
We have a podiatrist working at the practice, she works on Wednesday afternoons - please call to book an appointment, please note she is not here to deal with toe nail cutting or corns
Podiatrists are the experts in all aspects of foot and lower limb structure, function and health.
They are highly skilled healthcare professionals trained to diagnose treat and rehabilitate and prevent disease and complications of the feet, ankles and lower limbs. They can prevent and manage foot problems, relieve pain, treat infection and support foot irregularities, to keep people of all ages mobile and active. A First Contact Podiatrist’s role is to assess and manage foot and ankle problems but they cannot provide routine foot/nail care or ongoing podiatry treatment. Our Podiatrist is able to carry out some minor surgical procedures and works closely with our GPs to manage a wide range of foot problems.
From today, thousands of pharmacists across England will be able to assess and treat patients without the need for a GP appointment or prescription for:
• Sore throat
• Infected insect bites
• Uncomplicated urinary tract infections in women under 65
Childhood Flu vaccinations
Who should have the nasal spray flu vaccine
The nasal spray flu vaccine is free on the NHS for:
- children aged 2 or 3 years on 31 August 2023 (born between 1 September 2019 and 31 August 2021)
- all primary school children (Reception to Year 6)
- some secondary school aged children (Year 7 to Year 11)
- children aged 2 to 17 years with certain long-term health conditions
If your child is aged between 6 months and 2 years and has a long-term health condition that makes them at higher risk from flu, they'll be offered a flu vaccine injection instead of the nasal spray.
This is because the nasal spray is not licensed for children under 2 years old.
The nasal spray vaccine offers the best protection for children aged 2 to 17 years. They'll be offered a flu vaccine injection if the nasal spray vaccine is not suitable for them. Injected flu vaccines are also safe and effective.
Children with long-term health conditions
Children with certain long-term health conditions, such as diabetes or heart problems, are at higher risk from flu.
It's important they're vaccinated.
Have Your Say
PATIENT PARTICIPATION GROUP
Information on the patient participation group, who they are, what they do and how to apply
We have secured funded access to sleep station for patients in our PCN.
Sleepstation is a market leading, NHS-endorsed, sleep improvement programme. Sleepstation helps people sleep well by combining proven psychological methods with personalised support and guidance. Sleepstation can resolve sleep problems like insomnia without medication.
To sign up to Sleepstation please click on this link.
Our PCN is pleased to be part of a one-year pilot to have a specialised children's mental health worker attached to the PCN. Young people contacting their GP surgery with a mental health concern can be either booked directly to speak to a mental health worker or can referred by another clinician. Appointments are available within a few days and the specialist practitioner is able to do a thorough assessment by video consultation. They can then offer initial advice and refer on to other services as appropriate.