Clinics & Services
The practice runs a weekly Diabetic Clinic on a Wednesday afternoon led by the Practice Nurse.
The practice runs a weekly chest clinic which is led by our Practice Nurse.
Patients with asthma and COPD will attend this clinic for regular review.
Patients who have been attending the GP may also be referred to this clinic for further investigations.
The practice runs a hypertension clinic which is led by the Practice Pharmacist Andrea Davis. The aim to ensure patient`s BP is adequately controlled and that they are on the most suitable medications.
Appointments for the Diabetes, Chest or Hypertension Clinics are organised by the Practice IT Manager Gavin Leeburn.
If you are unable to attend the surgery for these checks because of your medical condition a home visit may be arranged.
Minor Surgery Procedures
Many minor procedures/operations are performed in the health centre. Please contact reception to make an initial GP appointment and an onward referral to the minor surgery clinic will be arranged if appropriate.
An initial GP appointment is necessary for assessment and examination. If subsequently ear syringing is advised, then you will be requested to make a double appointment with the treatment room nurse for this procedure. The GP will most likely advise you to use wax softeners for at least 3 days before this is carried out.
Child health surveillance
A baby clinic is held in the health centre and your child will receive invitations to attend the clinic.
At 6-8 weeks, a routine baby check will be completed and immunisations are offered from 8 weeks as per the Child Health Surveillance Department Immunisation Schedule
This is a “well” baby clinic and it is essential you do not attend this clinic if your baby/child is unwell. In these situations a GP appointment should be arranged.
PLEASE ensure you bring your RED BOOK to every appointment.
NOTE: In view of COVID 19, we are currently using an appointment system.
No child should be brought to the clinic without being given an appointment time and speaking to staff in advance.
A weekly antenatal clinic is led by the midwives in the health centre every Thursday afternoon.
Routine appointments are made for this clinic with the health centre reception who will advise when and how often appointments are necessary throughout your pregnancy.
PLEASE NOTE – If you are suffering from any problems even if related to the pregnancy, please see your GP
Patients on warfarin will be offered INR blood monitoring in the surgery. This is currently carried out in the treatment room with “near patient testing” which provides an immediate INR result and staff advise on doses.
Only housebound patients will have INR blood tests taken by the district nursing team and blood results will be dealt with by our treatment room staff and patients advised on doses.
PLEASE ensure you PHONE the health centre if a blood result has been taken to monitor your warfarin level and you have not received a call to advise on the doses within 24hours. On occasions staff may be unsuccessful in attempts to contact patients and this will ensures no delay/problems arise.
Patients may attend the practice nurse for a smear examination or alternatively request a GP appointment.
The smear result should be forwarded in writing within 4-6weeks.
Please ensure you phone the health centre and speak to the Practice Nurse or Practice Manager if no result has been received within 6 weeks.
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The Practice GPs provides a range of advice and contraceptives.
If considering an intrauterine device “coil” or “mirena” or an implant, you may wish to attend the local Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare Service.
Further help and advice is available via The FPA
Vaccinations and immunisations
Flu clinics are held annually.