Portcullis Surgery

Portcullis Surgery

Portcullis Lane, Ludlow, SY8 1GT

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NHS

Telephone: 01584 872 939

Fax: 01584 879 031

portcullis.surgery@nhs.net

Form to fill in for Urine infections

Cystitis or Urine infections and their management (Information for patients)

We have changed the way we manage urine infections at the practice. If you think you have a urine infection you will be asked to fill in the form below and a clinician will call you back on the same day.

Urine dips are no longer carried out unless there is a clinical need as they are unreliable as a means of testing whether or not you have a urine infection.

PLEASE DO NOT HAND IN A URINE SAMPLE UNLESS YOU GET ASKED TO DO SO.

  • We are trying to discourage patients from coming in to the practice unless they need to do so due to Covid-19.
  • We do not dip urines at the practice anymore as urine dips are unreliable for testing for infection.

 

Urine infection form

This form needs to be filled in by all patients who think they may have a urine infection WITHOUT EXCEPTIONS. If the patient cannot fill it in then a family member, relative or carer can fill this form in for them. We no longer accept urine samples at the practice without this form being filled in either online or on a papercopy that you can pick up from the practice. You will be texted or called with advice by a nurse/dr on the same day that you fill in the form.
    Please note that the advice for symptoms that are not severe and have occurred for less than 48 hours is to drink plenty and take paracetamol for the discomfort as needed. We do not normally give antibiotics unless symptoms are severe or have occured for more than 48 hours.
    Tick all the relevant areas
  • The result may take 2-5 days to come back. If your symptoms get worse instead of better you can call us back to be started on antibiotics.
    Patients with chemotherapy, on methotrexate etc are more likely to have severe infection
    You will be asked about these by the nurse if you have said yes.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Opening Times

  • Monday
    08:30 until 20:00
    6-8pm Pre-booked appointments only.Call 111 for advice OOH
  • Tuesday
    08:30 until 18:30
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  • Wednesday
    08:30 until 20:00
    6-8pm Pre-booked appointments only.Call 111 for advice OOH
  • Thursday
    08:30 until 18:30
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  • Friday
    08:30 until 18:30
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  • Saturday
    CLOSED
    Open one Sat per month Pre-booked appointments only. Call 111 for advice OOH
  • Sunday
    CLOSED
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