SERVICES WE PROVIDE
The community midwives run these clinics and appointments are necessary. Parent craft and relaxation classes will be arranged by them.
These clinics are run by our practice nurses and are by appointment only. Everyone with Asthma should ensure they are seen once a year for a routine check.
These clinics are run by our practice nurses and are by appointment only.
All women aged between 25-49 are invited for a routine smear test on a three yearly basis. Women aged 50–64 will be invited on a five yearly basis. Please make an appointment with the practice nurse
Child Development Assessment
Our Health Visitors run a programme for development checks. Appointments are arranged by the Health Visitors.
Child Immunisation Clinics
Our nurses carry out childhood immunisations. Appointments are sent by post but if you are unable to attend, please telephone to cancel and another appointment will be sent to you. The doctors feel it is particularly important that all children should have their immunisations unless there is good medical reason why they should not be given. If you have any doubts one of the nurses or doctors will discuss these with you.
Dr Durrani is experienced in coil fitting and the practice can therefore offer this service to patients.
These clinics are run by our practice nurses and are by appointment only. Everyone with diabetes should ensure they are seen once a year for a routine check.
These clinics are run by our practice nurses and are by appointment only. Everyone with epilepsy should ensure they are seen once a year for a routine check.
Advice regarding contraception is available with our family planning nurses. Please be aware that you will need to see the nurse every six months to review your prescription for the contraception pill.
Flu Vaccination Clinics
In the early Autumn, flu vaccinations are offered to our patients. We strongly advise vaccination for those considered to be at risk i.e. patients aged 65 and over and those with heart, respiratory, kidney, liver or chronic neurological disease, asthma, diabetes, immunosuppression and pregnant women, also patients living in long stay residential care homes and carers.
Dr Durrani is experienced in fitting the HRT implant and the practice can therefore offer this service to patients.
Mental Health Reviews
These reviews are carried out by our practice nurses. Patients are invited once a year to attend for a review.
Minor Illness Clinic
Patients with new problems can see a senior nurse for a consultation. Examples are: injuries to back, neck and head, sore eyes, rashes and skin problems, depression/anxiety, ears, throat and chest, acute asthma, abdominal, urinary and women's health problems, emergency contraception/missed pills. The senior nurses are able to issue prescriptions and immediately call upon a doctor if necessary therefore a second appointment would not be necessary. When contacting the practice to book an appointment the receptionist will ask for some brief details regarding the request to enable them to direct you to the appropriate clinician.
NHS Health Check
Help prevent heart disease, stroke, diabetes, kidney disease and dementia. If you are between the ages of 40 and 74 and have not been diagnosed with a chronic disease please book an appointment at reception.
If you are 65 or over or have serious breathing problems, heart or kidney disease, long-term liver disease, diabetes requiring medication or are immunosuppressed you are strongly advised to have a Pneumonia Vaccination. Please ask at reception.
Smoking Cessation Clinics
These clinics are run by our Healthcare Assistants who offer advice and medication including nicotine replacement therapy. If you are serious about giving up smoking, please telephone to arrange an appointment.
These clinics are run by Primary Care practitioners and their aim is to support people who are experiencing difficulties with their mental health. They provide a range of interventions to assist recovery. For further information please visit their website www.changingmindscentre.co.uk or arrange a consultation with a GP.