Bretton Medical Practice

Surgery Opening Times
Mon - Fri 8.00am - 6.00pm
Sat 8.30am - 12.00pm (by appointment)

Tel (24 hrs): 01733 264506
Fax: 01733 266728

Bretton Health Centre
Rightwell East

A - Z Health Links


Children's Health

Chlamydia Screening Programme

  • NHS Chlamydia Screening Programme - What is chlamydia? How do you get it? Why is it a big deal? What are the symptoms? What if I'm pregnant? What is the Chlamydia screen? and more about sexual health.

Coeliac Disease


  • Continence Foundation - from the Bladder and Bowel Foundation.
  • ERIC - Education and Resources for Improving Childhood Continence

Counselling and Mental Health



  • Easy Health Org.- their aim is to make it easier for people with learning disabilities to understand more about their health.

Embarrassing Problems

Hay Fever

Hay fever is caused by an allergy to pollen. The symptoms of hay fever are caused when a person has an allergic reaction to pollen. Common hay fever symptoms are:
  • a runny, itchy and/or blocked nose
  • sneezing
  • itchy eyes
Pollen is a fine powder released by plants as part of their reproductive cycle. Pollen contains proteins that can cause the nose, eyes, throat and sinuses to become swollen, irritated and inflamed.

How to treat hay fever

Many hay fever symptoms can be controlled with over-the-counter medication at your local pharmacy.
  • Steroid nasal sprays help to prevent or reduce inflammation in the lining of the nose and some can help to relieve watery eyes.
    Available from your local pharmacy.

  • Antihistamines help to relieve a runny nose, sneezing, itching and watery eyes. Some types of antihistamines make you drowsy and are best taken before bed. Newer antihistamines are less likely to make you drowsy and are a common choice for children and people with milder or occasional symptoms of hay fever.
    Available from your local pharmacy.

  • Decongestant nasal sprays and tablets are used to unblock the nose. They should never be taken for more than a few days at a time.
    Available from your local pharmacy.

  • Eye drops can be used to treat itchy or watery eyes.
    Available from your local pharmacy.
If none of the above treatments are effective for you, please book an appointment to discuss other treatments.

Useful Links

Health Assessment Tools

NHS Choices Health Assessment Tools - useful interactive site to help with self assessment.

Healthy Living

Losing Weight

Making the Best of your Appointment

Translations of this information are available in Arabic, Bengali, French, Gujarati, Somali, Portuguese, Polish, Punjabi, Spanish and Urdu.


Minor Injuries and Illness Unit

The Minor Injuries and Illness Unit offers a wider range of treatments and urgent care services such as stitching wounds, applying casts, treating burns and taking X-rays. The unit is open seven days a week from 8am to 8pm and led by staff with both nursing and medical backgrounds with enhanced skills, enabling them to see, treat and discharge patients independently.

No appointment is necessary and the service aims to see and start patients’ treatments within 45 minutes of their arrival.

Minor Injuries and Illness Unit
City Care Centre
Thorpe Road
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Minor Injuries and Illness Units can treat:

  • cuts and grazes
  • ear and throat infections
  • sprains and strains
  • broken bones
  • wound infections
  • minor burns and scalds
  • minor head injuries
  • insect and animal bites
  • minor eye injuries
  • injuries to the back, shoulder and chest

Minor Injuries and Illness Units can not treat:

  • chest pain
  • breathing difficulties
  • major injuries
  • problems usually dealt with by a GP
  • stomach pains
  • gynaecological problems
  • pregnancy problems
  • allergic reactions
  • overdoses
  • alcohol-related problems
  • mental health problems
  • conditions likely to require hospital admission

Patient Information - Conditions and Treatments

  • Patient Information Website
  • Best Treatments  Information about which treatments work and which don't based on the best and most up to date medical research. 
  • NHS Choices Information on conditions, treatments, local services and healthy living.

Stop Smoking


The practice offers travel advice and vaccines approved by the NHS. Not all travel vaccinations are provided by the NHS, you maybe signposted to another provider for this service.

Travel Health Questionnaire

Please print off a copy (see below) or pick up a travel health questionnaire or telephone the practice, we will post one to you, ideally 6 weeks before your travel date. This will help us offer the most appropriate advice.  Complete the questionnaire and return it to the practice, 6 weeks before you travel. The practice nurse will contact you to arrange an appointment. Please do not email this questionnaires to the surgery.

Travelling in Europe

If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday.