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CLINICS

Antenatal Care

The midwife holds a weekly clinic in co-ordination with routine visits to your usual doctor and hospital antenatal clinic.

 

Baby Clinic

We hold a baby clinic at the surgery on a Thursday morning which is a programme of health and development checks, including immunisation, provided by doctors and nurses. Appointments are to be made via reception.

 

Cervical Smear Tests

All women aged 25 to 49 years should have a smear test every 3 years, those between 50 and 64 years every 5 years. We organise a computerised invitation system in conjunction with the Health Authority. On receiving your invitation, please make an appointment for the Cervical Smear Clinic held by one of our trained practice nurses. This will relieve the pressure on doctors’ appointments.

 

Diabetic

We hold weekly Diabetic Clinics here at the surgery led by one of our specially trained Practice Nurses, Mrs Lesley Hardman. All our diabetic patients are called in for an annual review at this clinic as it is important to ensure all aspects of their care are up to date.

 

Ear Syringe

We provide a limited number of ear syringe appointments each week for the convenience of our patients. Please note that ear syringes cannot be provided outside of these  times in order to ensure our nursing time is used appropriately and accessed on a clinical needs basis by all our patients.  It is not a clinically urgent procedure and cannot take precedence over other treatments such as wound care, ECGs, patients requiring regular injections etc. 

 

Family Planning

The practice provides a full family planning service. We normally review those patients using the Pill at twelve monthly intervals. Your usual doctor will see you every two years, with the practice nurse providing checks every twelve months. Please note that a further prescription for the pill can only be issued following a satisfactory blood pressure check. It is important therefore that you book an appointment for this and request your next prescription, when you start your last month’s supply. Patients who do not have their blood pressure checked will not be given a further 12 months supply. Condoms are available free of charge from the treatment room. For other methods of contraception one of our experienced family planning doctors should be consulted.

 

Healthy Heart

It is now possible to prevent many heart attacks. It is particularly important for those patients who have previously had a heart attack or suffer from angina, to be reviewed regularly. Our nursing team offer appointments to patients at risk, to review the need for further medication and to monitor the results of such treatment prescribed by your usual doctor.

Patients who are at risk from heart disease, will be sent an appointment each year inviting them to attend this clinic.

 

Hypertension

Those patients taking medication for high blood pressure require regular BP checks that would typically be every twelve months unless advised otherwise by your doctor or nurse.

 

Respiratory

We hold weekly Respiratory Clinics here at the surgery led by one of our specially trained Practice Nurses, Mrs Lesley Hardman or Mrs Ruth Beal. Those patients with Chronic Obstructive Airways Disease or Asthma are given annual review appointments at this clinic to ensure all aspects of their care are up to date.

 

NHS Health Checks

If you are aged between 40 and 74 with no existing long term health condition you are eligible to receive a free NHS Health Check once every 5 years.

The check is to assess your risk of developing heart disease, stroke, kidney disease or diabetes. If there are any warning signs, then together we can do something about it. The check takes about 15 minutes and is based on straightforward questions and measurements such as age, sex, family history, height, weight and blood pressure. Following the check, you will receive free personalised advice about what you can do to stay healthy.

If you are eligible and wish to attend for a Health Check, please contact our reception to book an appointment.

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