Clinics and Services
Clinics and Services on offer at the practice include:
Chronic Disease Management
- Coronary Heart Disease
Diabetes Clinics are held on Thursdays.Led by our nursing team, this clinic offers advice and general health check-ups to patients diagnosed with diabetes.
- Cervical Smear Tests
- Counselling & Mental Health
- Flu Immunisations
- Smoking Cessation
We hold Travel Clinics on Monday and Wednesday afternoons and Thursday mornings. At least 6 weeks before you travel, please download the Travel Risk Assessment form, complete it fully and return it to the surgery. After 5 working days, contact the surgery on 01462 434246, when you will be offered an appointment in one of our travel clinics for the immunisations that you require.
Nurse-led Urgent Access Minor Illness Clinics
We have a service at the Practice called Minor Illness Clinics for minor illnesses.
These Clinics are on most days of the week, usually in the morning but also on Wednesday afternoon. The clinics are run by our very experienced Nurses, Sheena and Lynne, who many of you will already know.
The appointments are available for you to book if you have a problem that you need to see someone about urgently.
The Nurses can prescribe if they consider it necessary and they will have access to a doctor if your problem is more complex and they need further clinical advice.
The Nurses will not see you for chronic disease consultations during these clinics as the clinics are for more urgent matters.
We encourage you to ask to be seen in one of these clinics and welcome feedback from you about your experience.
- NHS Health Checks – These are offered by invitation to patients aged 40-74
Pregnancy & Babies
Monday (morning and afternoon) Wednesday and Thursday afternoons 2pm-5pm.
These clinics are run by the midwives and the day you are offered will depend on the midwife you see. If you become pregnant, you should make an appointment to see your registered doctor who will refer you to the local hospital for ante natal care. You will be seen throughout your pregnancy either at the practice or at the local hospital, or both.
Antenatal care is the care and help you receive from health professionals during the course of your pregnancy. It is important you take good care of your own health and that of your unborn baby during pregnancy.
As soon as you find out you are pregnant, you should get in touch with us to find out more information on the services and support that are available to you.
Postnatal care extends for between 6-8 weeks after the birth of your baby. During this period, routine checks are carried out by the health visitor and you and your baby’s recovery is monitored.
During your postnatal care you will find out about feeding, potty training, illnesses, safety and more. You will be able to ask your health visitor questions and request advice.
Child Health and Immunisation Clinics are held on Tuesday afternoons.
All new babies are invited for regular check-ups from eight weeks old. Their immunisations are done following local child health guidance.
Your children should start their immunisation protection from the age of 2 months. This will be performed at the surgery, usually at the baby’s first check. You will always have the chance to discuss the programme with our practice nurses or health visitors at your baby’s first check up.
You are reminded German Measles protection can be given at 10 years of age for girls although new babies are given routine protection at 13 months and 4 years.
One of the most important things that a parent can do for their child is to make sure that they have all their routine childhood vaccinations. It’s the most effective way of keeping them protected against infectious diseases.
Ideally, children should have their jabs at the right age to protect them as early as possible and minimise the risk of infection.
Find out which jabs your child needs, when they need them, and what the benefits of each jab are.
Please call the surgery to make an appointment.
We offer full family planning services including IUD, Implants, cap and oral contraception. All doctors are pleased to discuss your family planning requirements in surgeries.
We offer a clinic for fitting IUCDs (Intra uterine contraceptive devices) and contraceptive implants. If you wish to have one fitted, please discuss this with your doctor before booking an appointment in the clinic.
Our family planning clinics offer free, confidential advice and information about contraception and sexual health.
We check all our under 5 year old patients at regular intervals. The doctors who conduct these clinics with our health visitors have special training in children’s development. These sessions provide an opportunity to detect problems early and also give parents a chance to discuss concerns.
If you have failed to conceive after one year, it is a good idea to arrange to see your doctor.
If you are pregnant you should make an appointment to see your doctor who will arrange for your referral to the antenatal unit at the local hospital. Antenatal care will be provided by your midwife in clinics held at the surgery. We operate a shared care scheme in co-operation with the Lister Hospital Obstetrics Department.
Most confinements will occur in hospital under the supervision of a consultant. Our midwives offer ‘domino’delivery to suitable patients; this means they deliver the baby at the hospital. Your midwife would be pleased to talk to you about home delivery.
Our midwives and health visitors arrange Parent Craft Classes and will give you close support during and after your pregnancy.
Sexual Health & Family Planning
There are many different methods of contraception. Your GP will discuss your choices with you to find the type that will work best for you.
Contraception is free for most people in the UK and allows you to choose when and if you want to have a baby. The only way to help protect yourself against sexually transmitted infections (STIs) is to use a condom every time you have sex. Other methods of contraception prevent pregnancy but don’t protect against STIs.
A range of sexual health services are offered at the surgery including:
- contraception and contraception advice
- emergency contraception and emergency contraception advice
- testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections such as chlamydia.
If you have a carer and would like your carer to be able to collect any test results or deal with any aspect of your healthcare please speak to a receptionist. Once you and your carer have given permission on the carer form we will update your records accordingly.
If you are a Carer (this does not include looking after children who do not have extra needs) or you look after someone who couldn’t cope without your help, please let our Patient Services Manager know or complete our carer form. We can then invite you to relevant health promotion appointments in the Surgery and to Carers events held locally.
Also we have a Carers notice board in Reception that has information you might find useful.
Minor operations can be done in our treatment room. Please discuss this with your doctor who will then arrange for you to be given an appointment if appropriate.
We offer an annual appointment to patients with established heart disease.
The purpose of this clinic is to support you in managing your heart condition and to ensure that the quality of your health remains at its best. It has been proven that correct management of people with cardiovascular disease will reduce the risks of death, heart attacks and admission to hospital.
At the clinic we will review risk factors, discuss lifestyle changes, review medications and arm you with the knowledge you need to manage your condition.
Prior to your appointment you will need to have a blood test. This will mean that your cholesterol and other blood tests will be available for discussion at the clinic.
The cardiac monitoring clinic also sees patients who have a high risk of heart disease, but have not actually had a heart attack. They do this through a once off appointment in the clinic and then with support via the practice nursing clinic with any ongoing lifestyle issues. To access this clinic you need to be referred by your GP or practice nurse.
Please allow 7 working days before you ring for your test results. X-ray results take 10 days. Please telephone between 11:00am – 4:30pm for your results.
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