A number of clinics are held within the practice. These are arranged at varying times to suit the needs of our patients. We provide contraceptive services and undertake various types of minor surgery. Maternity medical services can be provided by our doctors. Child surveillance is undertaken in the surgery by all doctors.
Well Person Clinic
Patients who have not seen a healthcare professional within the previous three years may request an appointment for this.
The clinics are designed to check apparently healthy people for a range of possible problems and are usually carried out by our health care assistant unless the patient requires cervical screening. Patients are offered blood pressure and urine checks, advice on maintaining a healthy lifestyle, for example, with regard to diet and exercise. Women are offered cervical smear examinations where appropriate. The well person checks are usually done by our Health Care Assistant unless patients require cervical screening.
Patients are usually invited to attend the coronary heart disease clinic or may have been advised to do so because they already have some type of heart or circulation trouble, or it may be thought that a particular patient may be at risk of illness in the future eg because of a strong family history of heart disease. Blood pressure, urine checks and, where indicated, blood tests will be taken, treatment will be monitored and any worries or problems in this area can be discussed.
These clinics provide help with the care of asthma/COPD in terms of education, preventative measures, drugs and general management of the illness.
Most patients with diabetes are now managed in the practice. Dr Fox and three of our nurses are qualified in diabetes care. Some (type 1 and pregnant women) patients may be referred to the Hospital Diabetes Clinic.
A full range of services is available including IUD fitting, implants and pre-sterilisation counselling. Access via doctor or FP nurse appointment.
We provide regular clinics to check Warfarin levels. These are undertaken by three of our practice nurses.
Our specially trained health care assistant offers counselling, help and support by appointment.
By appointment any day.
Any time by appointment.
We encourage flu vaccination in early autumn for all patients over the age of 65 and those under 65 at particular risk with heart, chest, diabetes and other chronic conditions. The vaccination targets those strains of flu believed to pose the greatest threat in any particular year.
Our elderly patients are also encouraged to have a 'once only' vaccination against pneumonia. Patients under 65 but considered 'at risk' are also eligible.
Young Persons' 'Drop In Clinic'
This clinic, aimed specifically at 13 to 24 year-olds, is held every Wednesday between 3.00 and 6.00pm and is open to registered and non-registered patients alike. The clinic provides both general health and sexual health advice. No appointment is necessary - just ask at reception for our nurse who provides this service.
Patients With Terminal Illness
We work closely with the Hospice and other healthcare professionals to provide the best possible care to those patients who wish to spend their last days at home.
We are totally committed to a policy of full immunisation for all children. Invitations will be sent to parents of all children in the practice when immunisations are due. The current schedule is:
|2 months old
||Diphtheria, Tetanus, Whooping cough, Polio, Hib, Pneumonia, Men B, Rotavirus
|3 months old
||Diphtheria, Tetanus, Whooping cough, Polio, Hib, Meningitis C, Rotavirus
|4 months old
||Diphtheria, Tetanus, Whooping cough, Polio, Hib, Pneumonia
|12 - 13 months
||Hib & Meningitis (B, C) Pneumonia, MMR
|2 - 6 years
|3½ - 5 years
||Diphtheria, Tetanus, Whooping cough, Polio, MMR
|Girls 12 - 13 years
|Around 14 years +
||Tetanus, Diphtheria, Polio, Men A C W Y (must be 10 years after pre school immunisations)
If you have any queries with regard to immunisations please ask one of the practice nurses or your health visitor.
These are recommended routinely at three-yearly intervals from age 25 to 65. They are normally carried out by the practice nurses, but you may request a doctor if you prefer.
All adults who have not had a full primary course of three injections against tetanus are advised to do so. Adults who have not had the complete course of five injections (providing lifetime immunity) are advised to have a tetanus vaccination at 10-yearly intervals.
Travel Advice And Vaccinations
We offer health advice and some vaccinations free of charge. Certain vaccines (eg Yellow Fever, Rabies) have to be paid for. Please make an appointment with the nurse at least eight weeks before you travel.
Typically this will include things like medicals for life insurance, pre-employment, driving etc. Your doctor will be pleased to perform these services for you but they are not covered by the National Health Service and you will be charged the British Medical Association recommended fee.
Life assurance medicals and most pre-employment medicals are paid for by the company concerned. Please see the receptionist for an appointment, stating that it is for whichever medical examination you require, as extra time will be required.