The health centre offers a full range of contraceptive services during normal surgery hours. Ask at reception. We have a family planning nurse who can be contacted by telephone, if necessary, for advice. The practice offers contraceptive implants, coil fitting and annual coil checks (a national enhanced service).
The midwife’s clinic is held on Tuesdays from 10.00am - 12.20pm and on Thursdays from 1.30 - 3.50pm. Your doctor will see you in ordinary surgery for antenatal checks. If you are planning to start a family we recommend that you mention this to your doctor who can advise you about nutrition and medication, ideally before you conceive. It is currently recommended that you should take folic acid supplements, available from the chemist, before you conceive, to reduce the risk of spina bifida. It is advisable to be re-checked for immunity to German measles before getting pregnant.
Well Child Health Clinics
Clinics are held every Tuesday from 1.00 - 3.00pm. The health visitors are available for advice and support. Child immunisation sessions are held every Tuesday from 2.00 - 3.50pm.
Our asthma clinic is run by a doctor with an interest in asthma and a nurse trained in asthma and allergies. Asthma treatment is constantly advancing. We aim to keep you up to date, improve your understanding and minimise the effect your asthma has on you. We strongly recommend all patients with asthma should attend at least annually.
Long-term complications of diabetes are minimised or avoided by good diabetic care and control. We have a doctor with a special interest in the condition and our nurses have undergone special training. We like all our diabetic patients to register with this clinic in the interests of their long-term health and to attend for regular review appointments.
Healthy Heart Clinic
Patients with a history of heart problems are sent invitations to attend this new clinic. The clinic is run by a doctor and a nurse with an interest in heart disease. Patients will be advised how they can maintain a healthy lifestyle and an invitation will be sent annually.
Patients with high blood pressure should attend the hypertension clinic for an annual review, to be offered advice and treatment to promote long-term health. The clinic is run by a doctor and nurse with an interest in hypertension.
Appointments are available for blood tests with a phlebotomist from 8.00am on a Monday morning and from 8.30am on Tuesday to Friday mornings. Tel 01494 434344.
Minor Surgery - Cryotherapy
Cryotherapy, ie freezing with liquid nitrogen, is carried out by a practice nurse or a doctor. Speak to your doctor.
Practice Nurse Clinic
Our practice nurses offer a wide range of nursing services by appointment through reception. These include dressings, removal of sutures, treatment of leg ulcers, injections, ear syringing, cardiographs etc.
Tel: 01494 434344
In addition, our nurses are experienced in offering advice and supervision in the following:
• Well Woman Including cervical smear, family planning and menopause advice
• Well Man Assess your health risks and take action to keep healthy
• Stop Smoking We strongly advise all smokers to STOP SMOKING. Seek advice from the smoking cessation clinic. Tel: 01494 434344 for an appointment.
• Diet Advice Constructive dietary advice for all ages. Slimming advice
• Travel Advice See Advice for Travellers
• Blood Pressure Routine checks and follow-up of patients with high blood pressure
Women between the ages of 25 and 50 are strongly recommended to have a routine smear test every three years; after this it is every five years if previous smears have been negative. This is normally done by the practice nurses and regular checks offer you over 90% protection against developing cancer of the cervix (neck of the womb).
Appointments: Telephone 01494 434344