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Clinics & Services

Antenatal Care

pregnantWe offer antenatal care in conjunction with the Community Midwifery Team, who hold regular clinics in the surgery. We encourage shared care between the doctor and the Midwife, and you will therefore be seen regularly throughout the course of pregnancy.

Please note that this practice does not encourage home births due to the distance to the nearest hospital with obstetric facilities.

Asthma/COPD Clinic

Our nurse-led clinic provides regular monitoring, support and advice to all patients with chronic chest conditions, and aims to ensure that appropriate treatments are in place to minimise symptoms and improve quality of life as much as possible. Patients are normally reviewed annually, but will be seen more frequently if their condition and symptoms require it.

The Lead nurse for this clinic is Ruth Parkinson and the Lead GP is Dr Scott Perkins.

Baby/Postnatal Checks

We review mums and babies at approximately 8 weeks after the birth, usually on Tuesdays and Wednesdays between 14:30 and 15:30. New mums will be sent an information card giving details of their postnatal appointment and their baby's first development check. This appointment will be with either Dr Cusack or Dr Lloyd.

This is also the time when we carry out the first course of baby immunisations.

Care Navigator & Memory Loss Advisor

Carolyn Pym is a Memory Loss Advisor and Care Navigator to undertake memory assessments with our patients and also to support patients within the practice.  She can access advice and support patients with memory concerns.  Carolyn has previously worked with a large national charity as a dementia advisor and has a range of knowledge and experience to advise and signpost to relevant services in the community as diverse as social groups, benefits information, legal advice and any queries that are non-clinical.

If you have any concerns regarding your memory or a family member please contact your GP to arrange an appointment to see Carolyn at the surgery or within your own home. Please note Carolyn can be contacted via the surgery telephone line and only works Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Cervical Smears

Women in the appropriate age group will receive regular reminders to make an appointment with the surgery for a smear test to be carried out – if you receive a reminder, please contact the surgery to book an appointment with the practice nurse.

If you do not wish to have a cervical smear test performed, please let us know so that our records can be updated.

Child Development & Immunisations

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Child Immunisations are carried out by our practice nurses, usually on Thursdays between 08:45 and 12:30. Please click here to see a schedule of child immunisations.

Counselling Services (NHS)

Sue Warren is our attached counsellor who is able to provide NHS counselling services to our patients. Appointments are in very great demand and patients who are referred by their doctor are usually seen initially by Pam Brady, our Gateway Worker, to assess the nature of their problem and ensure that they receive the most appropriate service.

Diabetic Clinic

Diabetes services are provided by  Ruth Parkinson, chronic disease management nurse in association with Dr Paula Cusack (diabetic lead GP)

Diabetic reviews require a 30-minute appointment with the nurse. It is important to note that all patients attending diabetic clinic are required to have blood tests taken at least 2 weeks before their clinic appointment. 

Family Planning contraception

Our GPs and nursing staff are trained and experienced in providing comprehensive family planning services, including the fitting of contraceptive implants and IUCDs (coils). Our Lead GPs are Dr Lloyd and Dr Cusack, and the Lead nurse is Margaret Symonds.

Patients wishing to discuss family planning matters should book an appointment with either Margaret Symonds or their GP.

If you require emergency contraception, please contact the practice as quickly as possible to obtain advice, as treatment is less successful as time elapses. Patients requiring emergency contraception will always be seen on the day they contact the practice.

NHS Health Check

You could be eligible for a FREE NHS Health Check. The check is designed to spot early signs of stroke, kidney disease, heart disease, type 2 diabetes or dementia. If you are aged between 40-74 years old without a pre-existing condition please give Reception a ring on 01386 761111 to check your eligibility and book an appointment.

Click on the like below for more information in the NHS health check website. 

http://www.healthcheck.nhs.uk/

Healthy Weight Clinic

We are pleased to offer a Healthy Weight service to those patients wishing to manage their weight and develop a healthier lifestyle. If you would like to discuss weight management at all, please contact a member of our practice nursing team.

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We run a specialised clinic for patients who are diagnosed with coronary heart disease or who have factors putting them at risk of heart disease, with input from both doctors and practice nurses. Your doctor will initiate tests and investigations, and ensure you are prescribed medication where necessary. The practice nurse is responsib

le for arranging regular monitoring, and will help with lifestyle changes such as diet, exercise and smoking cessation.

All patients are called annually for an assessment which includes blood tests, and the results are sent to your GP who will arrange further review if necessary.

Memory Loss Service

Carolyn Pym has recently joined the practice as a Memory Loss Advisor and Care Navigator to undertake memory assessments with our patients and also to support patients within the practice.  She can access advice and support patients with memory concerns.  Carolyn has previously worked with a large national charity as a dementia advisor and has a range of knowledge and experience to advise and signpost to relevant services in the community as diverse as social groups, benefit information, legal advice and any queries that are non-clinical.

If you have any concerns regarding your memory or a family member please contact your GP to arrange an appointment to see Carolyn at the surgery or within your own home. Please note Carolyn can be contacted via the surgery telephone line and only works Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Minor Illness Clinic

Our prescribing nurse can treat and prescribe a variety of conditions:

- Sore throats, ear ache

- Coughs, colds/flu, sinusitis

- Hayfever

-Rashes, infected wounds, minor injuries

- UTI's

- Headlice, insect bites and stings

If you are unsure please speak to a Receptionist who will be able to point you in the right direction.

Please note; children under 6 and pregnant women are not suitable for a minor illness clinic and may be required to see a GP.

Minor Surgery

We perform minor surgery on a regular basis and we are equipped to deal with a wide range of minor surgical problems such as:

  • Removal of warts
  • Removal of moles and other skin blemishes
  • Removal of ingrowing toenails
  • Joint injections
  • Cautery
  • Cryotherapy

Some conditions may not be suitable for treatment in Primary Care – your doctor will be able to advise you whether your condition can be treated within the surgery and, if not, will arrange for you to be referred for specialist treatment.  Minor surgery is performed by Dr Scott Perkins.

Travel Vaccinations

Our practice nurses are able to offer vaccinations to patients travelling abroad to help prevent against a wide range of diseases. We can also offer advice on malaria prophylaxis. Please note that, because some vaccinations require multiple doses and in order to gain maximum immunity, we recommend that patients consult us at least 8 weeks before they are due to travel. More information is available from the above tab.

 
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