Clinics and Services

Asthma

Patients who have asthma will be offered an annual asthma review with the nurse or doctor.  Asthma symptoms, medication review and inhaler technique will be discussed as well as advice on any problems or complications patients may have. If you have been advised by the surgery to submit an annual review of your asthma symptoms please use this form.

Cervical Smears

Women due for cervical smears are contacted by the surgery and invited to make an appointment either with the doctor or the practice nurse. This can be undertaken during a Well Person Check. Smears are offered to women over 25 years of age every 3 years, and every 5 years over the age of 50 years, until 65 years.

Child Health Surveillance

Developmental assessments are offered by appointment to pre-school children.

Childhood Immunisations

For pre-school children. An appointment is sent for children to attend Wednesday afternoons at the surgery. You can find a full description of what diseases are currently vaccinated against and the vaccinations.

Coronary Heart Disease

As part of the Government’s recent framework to reduce deaths and complications from heart disease, we have set up clinics for patients suffering from Coronary Heart Disease e.g. Angina/Heart Attacks. This offers an opportunity to address important areas such as smoking, cholesterol, diet etc. We will be contacting patients who fulfil these criteria over the year.

Diabetic Clinic

This is by appointment on Tuesday mornings and afternoons and run by Dr Brand and Nurse Simone Sweeten. Problems will be referred to Dr Brand.

Hormone Replacement (HRT)/Family Planning

Patient’s already on HRT or prescribed contraception are generally reviewed every 6 months. You can see the nurse or your doctor to discuss any problems, or for further information. Patients considering a coil should discuss with the nurse or GP about having one fitted either here or at the family planning clinic. Nurse run HRT clinics are held on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons.

Maternity Care

This is provided by all the practice doctors, along with our Midwife Hayley Butcher who holds a clinic at the surgery on Tuesday afternoons. Please contact reception to make an appointment. Postnatal examinations should be carried out six weeks after the birth, appointments to be made during normal surgery hours.

Minor Surgery

There is a Minor Surgery Clinic held at the surgery on Thursday mornings, where certain surgical procedures can be carried out. These will be arranged by the doctor.

Parent Craft

This is offered to mothers and fathers expecting their first baby and is arranged by the health visitors and midwife.

Postnatal Support Group

This service is offered to new parents by arrangement with the health visitors.

Smoking Cessation Clinic

Patients wishing to stop smoking should make an appointment with our practice nurse. Advice and support can be provided, and if necessary a prescription for nicotine replacement, or an alternative. If you have been advised by the surgery to submit a smoking review on a regular basis please use this form.