Clinics

Antenatal Clinic

Thursday and Friday afternoons. The antenatal clinic offers advice and assistance to all female patients in all matters relating to pregnancy. A full range of services is offered and the midwife is in attendance. Appointments can be made through reception.

Child Health Surveillance

This is held on a Monday afternoon 2.00 – 4.00pm by appointment.

Cervical Smears

Women from the age of 25 years are recommended to have a smear test every three years and, on reaching 49 years of age, every five years.

Family Planning

We have a practice nurse with a special interest in family planning and the practice offers a range of contraceptive services. For those patients who would like a coil fitted, you must see the GP first prior to making an appointment for a fitting.

All aspects of family planning can be discussed, and your partner may also be present if you wish. You may also see a doctor by appointment if you wish. Please note that condoms are not available on prescription.

Immunisations

Travel Vaccinations

You must complete a pre-travel questionnaire at least eight weeks prior to travel and then make an appointment to see the practice nurse after she has had time to list the vaccines you need. Please remember there are different schedules for different vaccines so make sure you allow enough time prior to travel. We will do our best to accommodate your needs but if we are short of appointment slots, or you have not left adequate time to make an appointment prior to travel then you may have to attend a private travel clinic.

Click here to see a copy of our pre-travel questionnaire.

Influenza Vaccines

We recommend these for anyone over the age of 65 years and for all patients at risk with diabetes, heart, liver and lung disease and those on radiotherapy, chemotherapy or other immunosuppressive therapy. Please contact the surgery in September to find out when the clinics will be.

Diabetic Clinic

This is held weekly with a practice nurse. If you are diagnosed with diabetes and it is appropriate for you to attend the clinic, you will be offered an appointment.

Coronary Heart Disease Clinic

This clinic is held with the practice nurse. If you are diagnosed with a risk of CHD then you will be invited to attend.

Respiratory Disease Clinic

This clinic is held with the practice nurse. If you are diagnosed with asthma/COPD then you will be invited to attend this clinic.

Health Visitors

The health visitors can be contacted during the week by telephoning (01767) 224100 during office hours, but preferably between 9.00 – 10.00am. They offer advice on the promotion of health, particularly for expectant mothers, small children, the elderly and the handicapped. If you have a problem affecting your health they can put you in touch with sources of help.

District Nurses

The district nursing team will be pleased to visit to assess and plan the nursing care of patients in their own homes. Referrals may be made by general practitioners, social services, hospitals, or at the request of patients or carers themselves: telephone (01767) 224100.

Phlebotomist

The phlebotomist will take your blood for sending to the hospital and is also qualified to do blood pressure and weight checks if the nurse or GP has asked you to get a check.

Minor Illness Nurse

In most cases the minor illness nurse should be your first contact when a minor illness arises. This may be in the form of a telephone consultation or appointment. If you are suffering from any of the conditions listed below please telephone the surgery and ask for an appointment with the minor illness nurse.

• Coughs, colds and fever

• Cuts and bruises

• Acute eye problems

• New rash skin problems

• Cystitis or urine problems

• Diarrhoea and vomiting

• Vaginal discharge

• Sore throats

• Earache and other ear problems

• Nose bleeds

• Asthma

• Bites and stings

• Minor accidents

If the nurse believes that your condition requires referring to a doctor she will arrange this. She is also qualified to provide emergency contraception. Practice Nurse

Routine Nursing Services

If you need advice or treatment for any of the following matters please request a routine appointment with the practice nurse, who is available for:

• Travel vaccinations and advice

• Flu jabs

• Cervical smears

• Management of leg ulcers

• New patient health check

• Blood pressure checks

• Diabetic reviews

• Teenage health

• Childhood immunisations

• Ear syringing

• Wound care and dressings

• Removal of stitches

• Pill or HRT check

• Weight monitoring

• Contraceptive and sexual health advice

• General health worries

Health Care Assistant

Our health care assistant is available for:

• Blood tests

• New patient checks

• Spirometry Screening

• Routine blood pressure checks

• Routine follow-up dressings

• Smoking cessation review

• ECGs

• Routine weight monitoring

• Lifestyle advice

If you are not sure which of the above to see then please ask the receptionist. Any information that you give will be kept in the strictest confidence. If you are unable to attend the surgery for any reason please let us know as soon as possible so that we can offer the appointment slot to another patient.