Outreach Services

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn NHS Foundation Trust

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn NHS Foundation Trust is situated in a rural area, where the distances to other population centres are large, and the road network is relatively poor. In response to this the Trust is now running additional acute outpatient clinics and carrying out day surgery procedures at medical centres in a community setting, closer to patients’ homes and work. Fakenham Medical Centre is one of the locations to benefit from this new service provision known as ‘Outreach Services’.

The Trust has developed a simple vision, to be: ‘The preferred Hospital for Local People’ and believes that Outreach Services contribute towards that vision.

The Low Vision Assessment Service is held at Fakenham Medical Practice every other week on a Friday. Read more regarding this service here

For further information visit www.qehkl.nhs.uk/outreach


Global Diagnostics

Global Diagnostics has been commissioned by local CCGs to provide an NHS Ultrasound and MRI service.

Global Diagnostics is a leading provider of medical imaging services.  They are clinically-led and quality driven, ensuring that the patient is at the forefront of everything they do.  They aim to improve patient and referrer access to services at multiple locations, assist in reducing the current waiting times and increasing patient and referrer choice of service delivery.

NHS Ultrasounds for general examinations (abdominal, pelvis, renal, testes) are available at Fakenham Medical Practice.  All MRI and MSK (hand, elbow, shoulder, leg, ankle) examinations are performed at The Global Clinic, Norwich.

Fakenham Medical Practice hosts the Global Diagnostics' NHS Ultrasound clinic every third Wednesday.  It is a referral only service - patients referred by their GP will be contacted by the North Norfolk Referral Management Service to agree a convenient appointment date and time.

For further information visit www.globaldiagnostics.co.uk


Physiotherapy Services, Spire Norwich Hospital

The Physiotherapy team at Spire Norwich Hospital are holding clinics at Fakenham Medical Practice every Thursday between 8:30am - 4:30pm.

This new service will allow local patients to have easy access to the expertise of Spire Norwich Hospital's highly trained and chartered Physiotherapists.  Their professional and highly experienced Physiotherapy service will provide you with an accurate clinical assessment and diagnosis of your condition, followed by appropriate and conservative individual treatment.

By providing individually tailored care, they will address your pain and discomfort and will help you to restore maximum movement and functional ability.  Whether your symptoms are the result of ageing, injury, disease or environmental factors, their evidence-based, measurable and continually reviewed treatments will aid your safe recovery.  This service is open to those wishing to fund their own private treatment, or use their private medical insurance.

  • Conditions that Spire Physiotherapy treat are:
  • back and neck pain
  • sports related injuries
  • muscle, ligament and tendon injuries
  • post-operative rehabilitation
  • whiplash
  • arthritis and rheumatism 

For further information about the Physiotherapy services provided by Spire Norwich Hospital, please visit http://www.spirenorwich.com or to book an appointment, please contact 01603 255587.


Podiatric Surgery Clinic, BMI The Sandringham Hospital

BMI The Sandringham Hospital is part of BMI Healthcare, Britain's leading provider of independent healthcare with a nationwide network of hospitals and clinics performing more complex surgery than any other private healthcare provider in the country.

Our commitment is to quality and value, providing facilities for advanced surgical procedures together with friendly, professional care.  BMI The Sandringham Hospital has excellent clinical outcomes and 99.1% of patients saying their care was very good or excellent, in our latest patient satisfaction scores of 2016*.

BMI The Sandringham Hospital have set up a podiatric surgery 'outreach' clinic at Fakenham Medical Practice to assist patients in receiving consultations and follow-up appointments closer to their homes and to ensure that patient choice is easier to access for patients across North Norfolk and the surrounding areas.  This outreach clinic is being provided by Chris Withey, he is a highly qualified, skilled and friendly podiatric surgeon who is based at BMI The Sandringham Hospital, Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust and other hospitals in East Anglia.


Cromer Minor Injuries Unit (MIU)

For further information visit http://www.nnuh.nhs.uk/Dept.asp?ID=103

What Cromer's MIU can deal with:

  • Minor head injuries (with no loss of consciousness)
  • Simple wounds
  • Simple eye conditions, foreign body, corneal abrasions
  • Minor burns
  • Soft tissue injury
  • Bites and stings, with no associated complications, or acute reaction
  • Simple fractures
  • Fingers that may be broken or dislocated

What Cromer's MIU cannot deal with:

  • Children under the age of two
  • Pregnancy problems
  • Complicated or serious injury
  • Fractures that may need manipulation (other than fingers)
  • Head injury where there has been loss of consciousness
  • Alcohol-related head injuries or illnesses
  • Medical conditions in their acute form, asthma, diabetes, allergic reaction
  • *Major illness i.e. Stroke, Heart attack

*These patients should attend the Accident and Emergency department at NNUH. In an emergency, call 999 for an ambulance.

Opening Times:

Monday 8.00am - 8.00pm
Tueaday 8.00am - 8.00pm
Wednesday 8.00am - 8.00pm
Thursday 8.00am - 8.00pm
Friday 8.00am - 8.00pm
Saturday 8.00am - 8.00pm
Sunday 8.00am - 8.00pm

Contact Details

Main Telephone Number: 01603 646200