PRACTICE CLINICS & SERVICES
We try to offer a range of services, which are of most value to the majority of our clients. If there are services that you would like to see introduced or have any suggestions as to how you think we might improve upon existing services then tell your doctor or the Manager.
NEW PATIENT CLINICS
When registering with the Practice all patients will be offered a routine health check. This is a valuable opportunity to discuss health needs and for your past medical history to be reviewed. We are required to record ethnic origin.
Health screening is available by appointment with a member of the Nursing Team in our screening clinics. The practice nursing team will check your blood pressure, cholesterol and urine and give diet, exercise and smoking advice
NON NHS EXAMINATIONS AND CERTIFICATES
The Doctors are able to complete private medical insurance claim forms and private certificates and to carry out medical examinations for insurance, driving, employment and sport. These do not form part of their NHS work and therefore a fee is payable. Please ask at Reception for details.
WOMEN’S HEALTH CLINICS
These are run by specially trained and qualified Nurses and a full range of services is available for contraception advice, cervical smears and other routine health checks. We feel it is important for all women between the ages of 25 and 64 to have regular cervical smears. Those who require urgent advice about emergency contraception should contact either the Practice Nurse or the Doctor. Separate Clinics are run for HRT and continence advice.
These are done by appointment with the Practice Nurse
MINOR SURGERY AND CRYOSURGERY
The Doctor can carry out certain minor operations and this will often avoid the need for a hospital attendance. Please make an appointment to see your Doctor in the first instance.
We offer advice on medication, vaccination and general health care to enable you to plan your holiday safely. A holiday vaccination form is available from reception (or can be downloaded from the next page) and where possible it is advisable to complete this two months prior to your departure date. This will give the nurse enough time to check your current immunisation status and the requirements for your destination and return the form to you so appointments can be made if needed.
Some vaccinations need to be given at least four weeks in advance to ensure cover. The NHS does not cover the cost of all medication needed for overseas travel and there may be a charge.
LONG TERM CONDITION CLINICS
We offer numerous various Nurse led clinics for long term conditions such as Diabetes, Anti-Coagulation, Asthma & COPD. All clinics are appointment based.
PHLEBOTOMY (BLOOD TESTS) CLINICS
An appointment based service is available for our patients to have blood taken for various tests. We can at times, also take blood for requests from Secondary Care, but please ensure you have all blood tests forms available at the time of the test.