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Clinics & Services

Amongst our many services we offer:

Antenatal pregnant_bp

Thursdays 13:00 – 16:00

Full pregnancy care is available at the surgery. In nearly all cases the doctors and midwife will carry out the majority of your antenatal care in the practice with just two or three visits to the hospital clinic.

 

Asthma

Tuesdays 08:30 –  10:00 and 15:30 – 17:30, Alternate Fridays 11:40 – 13:00 

Asthmatic patients are encouraged to attend this clinic at least annually to monitor their condition and to ensure compliance and understanding of their medication.

 

Child Health & Immunisation

Tuesdays 09:00 – 12:00

Regular checks on development and immunisations for under-fives are carried out by the doctor, Health Visitor and practice nurse. It is very important that your children are vaccinated against childhood diseases.

 

Diabetes

Tuesdays 09:00 – 12:00

Diabetic patients should attend this clinic on a regular basis. The clinic is run by our Diabetic Specialist nurse, Katharine Austin. If you require information regarding your glucose tolerance test an information sheet can be downloaded from here.

 

Family Planning                                                                                                                           

All the doctors offer contraceptive advice at routine appointments. We also offer a coil fitting service and emergency contraception service.

 

Cervical Smears

We offer all women between the ages of 25 and 65 the opportunity to have a cervical smear test every 3 to 5 years to help detect any cell changes in the cervix which could possibly develop into cancer. Test results are sent to you within 6 weeks.

 

Minor Surgery

To avoid having to attend hospital, we are pleased to be able to offer an in-house minor surgery service for procedures such as in-growing toenails, removal of lumps and bumps, joint injections, gynaecology procedures such as coil fittings, and endometrial biopsies.

 

NHS Health Check bp_at_home

Free nurse-run health check for those aged 40 to 75. Please read our leaflet here: Health Check Leaflet.

 

Phlebotomy

The Phlebotomist is available, by appointment only, to take blood samples as requested by the doctors and nurses.

If you have been asked to have a fasting blood test (eg fasting cholesterol, fasting blood sugar) please ensure that you fast from 10.00pm the previous evening. However, water may be consumed as required.

 

Smoking Cessation

Please ring for an appointment with one of our three practice nurses who are all trained in smoking cessation

 

Community Midwives

Our Midwife will help look after you during your pregnancy and for the first two or three weeks after delivery. She is available at the surgery for antenatal clinics and parent-craft classes. She can be contacted through the surgery or directly on 0300 421 8018.

Community Nurses

Our District Nurses provide support and nursing to patients at home. This will be arranged through the doctor or sometimes by the hospital. They can be contacted through the surgery or directly on
01453 540034.

Health Visitors

A Health Visitor is a registered nurse who has received training particularly related to babies, children and pregnant women. Their role is to provide families with children under five years old with support and advice around the general aspects of mental, physical and social wellbeing.
 
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