CLINICS & SERVICES
We hold the following Clinics at both sites :
- Diabetic Clinic
- Heart Disease Clinic
- Asthma Clinic
- COPD Clinic
The Midwife runs her own Clinic (Wednesday afternoons at our Main Surgery and Friday mornings at our Branch Surgery) with 15 minute appointments.
Child Health Surveillance
Appointments for child health checks and vaccinations are carried out in any of our surgeries.
Advice on contraception, emergency contraception, reproductive health and sexual health problems are available from a doctor of the gender of your choice. All advice is completely confidential, whatever the age of the person seeking it. The practice is able to fit contraceptive implants and coils. We are C-card registered and young people can access contraception services at the practice on production of their card. If you don't have a C-card you can register here for one (see below).
If you are planning a baby, pre-conceptual advice is available from the doctors and practice nurses.
The practice recommends that all women take advantage of the cervical smear test – we suggest you start having tests at the age of 25 years. A further test should then be carried out as follows:
- every three years until you reach the age of 49
- every five years thereafter until the age of 65
- at other times as recommended by the doctor
You will be sent a reminder by the Health Authority when you next Smear is due. The above recommendations are for "routine" smears only. If you are experiencing any problems and feel that you require a test earlier, please speak to your GP.
Well Person Checks
We offer to all our patients the opportunity to attend for Well Man and Well Woman check-ups when you will be able to discuss any aspect of general health with one of the nurses. She will be pleased to talk to you about your health concerns such as dietary problems, stress, alcohol consumption, smoking and all aspects of women’s health; including breast examination, the menopause, cervical smears and contraception.
NHS Health Checks
Through your GP, the NHS is offering Health Checks to people aged between 40 and 74 years of age once every five years. The check is to assess your future risk of developing heart disease, stroke, kidney disease or diabetes. If there are any warning signs then together we can do something about it. You will be asked to arrange a blood test and to complete a short Questionnaire prior to your appointment with one of the Practice Nurses. The appointment should last between 20 and 30 minutes. We are writing to all patients in the age group but if you have not yet received a letter and would like to have a Health Check, please contact the surgery and ask to speak to a member of the Administration Team. They will make the necessary arrangements for you to receive a blood test form, Questionnaire and appointment.
The Practice policy is to offer vaccination to all patients over the age of 65 years, pregnant women, Carers and those patients suffering from certain conditions (such as Heart Disease, Asthma, COPD etc.) If you fall into any of these categories we will contact you by letter each year around September/October with an invitation to attend.
All our practice nurses offer help to stop smoking - for your first consultation please book a double appointment.
Advice for Travellers
If you are making plans to travel abroad, please complete a travel questionnaire (deliver to reception) and make an appointment with the practice nurse. The form and more advice can be found on the above tab “Travel Vaccinations”.