Clinics & Services
County Clinics provide all core General Medical Services – these include minor surgery, contraception, maternity, child health surveillance and immunisation. Clinics provide routine care of diabetes, asthma, high blood pressure, flu clinics for the over 65’s and at risk annually.
Below is a list of the NHS clinics and services available at the Practice.
Antenatal Clinics are run by the Community Midwife who will monitor your health through pregnancy and the development of your unborn baby. Appointments for the Clinic should be made through reception.
ASTHMA AND CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE CLINICS
Asthma checks and checks for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are carried out by our Practice Nurses, who have undergone specialist training and can provide monitoring of your condition, advice on inhaler technique and new medications.
BLOOD PRESSURE MONITOR
The practice has installed a Blood Pressure Monitor in the waiting room which patients can use to check their blood pressure. Full instructions on how to use the monitor are displayed, but if you experience any problems please speak to one of the Receptionists. Please note the Receptionists cannot comment on blood pressure readings. if you have any concerns regarding your blood pressure please make an appointment to see your Doctor.
It is very important for women between 25 and 49 to have a cervical smear test every three years and for women between 50 and 64 to have a cervical smear every five years, for which they will receive a recall letter. The test is carried out by the Practice Nurse.
CHILD HEALTH AND VACCINATIONS
Childhood vaccinations are important as these vaccinations protect children from serious illness. Your child will be invited by post to attend for vaccination. If you have any concerns about the safety of vaccination, please discuss with the Health Visitor, Practice Nurse or one of the Doctors.
CHLAMYDIA + STI SCREENING
Attention all under 25’s. It is Practice Policy to now offer Chlamydia tests to all patients between 16 and 25. The test pack is available for you to collect on the Reception desk.
We are pleased to announce we can now test for Gonorrhoea when we will be able to send you two results. You don’t have to do anything new – you will automatically be screened for Gonorrhoea when we receive your sample.You will be contacted within 2 weeks if you are positive for either STIs.
YOUNG PEOPLES’ DROP IN CLINIC- Is now open to all young people under 25
STI CHECKS- both self-taken and more comprehensive with free treatment
CONTRACEPTION – (including emergency contraception); PREGNANCY TESTING
REFERRAL TO SPECIALIST SERVICES – including counselling, termination of pregnancy etc.
The service is CONFIDENTIAL, and is part of the C-Card Scheme (free condoms given)
CORONARY HEART DISEASE AND STROKE CLINICS
Coronary heart disease and stroke clinics are run by our practice nurses. The clinic provides monitoring of your condition and medication, advice on risk factors and tries to help you to minimise the risk of future problems.
Diabetic checks are carried out by the Practice Nurses, who assess all aspects of your diabetic care.
Contraceptive services and advice are available from all of our Doctors and Practice Nurses.
These clinics are run prior to the flu season annually by our Practice Nurses. Vaccination against seasonal flu is recommended for the over 65’s or those in at risk groups. This includes anyone over 6 months of age with chest problems, with chronic heart, kidney and liver disease, the immuno-suppressed, diabetics, preganant women and carers.
LEG ULCER CARE
Leg ulcers are monitored and treated by our Practice Nurses.
Some minor surgical procedures are carried out in the practice and a cryotherapy clinic for freezing skin lesions that do not need surgical removal, is available. Your doctor will refer you to these clinics if it is appropriate.
A Travel Clinic is held on by our Practice Nurses, who can offer a full range of foreign travel immunisations, malaria prevention and advice. Try to make your first appointment about eight weeks before you travel in case a course of vaccinations is necessary. There is a charge for some of the vaccinations and we will be happy to advise you on these.