Clinics & Services
We aim to offer a comprehensive range of services that are easily accessible to all of our patients.
All patients with chronic, ongoing medical conditions such as COPD, asthma, CHD, Stroke, Hypertension, Diabetes, Epilepsy. Hypothyroidism, Cancer and mental health will be invited in for annual reviews to optimise their treatment and care. Every effort is made to provide additional services at the practice to prevent a trip to the hospital.
We offer general medical services to all of our patients and refer patients to specialist services when required. We care for patients who are terminally ill. We provide medical care and support to patients with a chronic disease. Our nurses run daily surgeries and cover the following :
Dressings, suture removal, injections & vaccinations (childhood, tetanus boosters & travel immunisations, blood pressure checks, blood tests, doppler tests (by referral from your GP), new patient medicals, weight monitoring.
Regular sessions are held for patients referred by their doctor. Dr Galina Atkin runs these sessions with the practice nurse.
Nurses Helen Moore and Lisa Hall carry out Asthma checks. These Clinics assess and monitor Asthma medication and the control of the symptoms. Appointments can be made at our reception. We would like to encourage all patients with Asthma to attend an annual review clinic.
Ante-natal clinics are held on Tuesday and Friday by the midwife.
Travel and Vaccination Advice
This can be obtained by making an appointment to see the practice nurse. We provide all travel vaccinations (except yellow fever) plus Hepatitis B to those at risk. We recommend 10 yearly tetanus boosters.
Help and advice is available through our nurse-run smoking cessation clinic
Nurse Margaret McLuckie runs a clinic once a month to regularly monitor those patients with diabetes. Sometimes diabetics also attend the hospital clinic
We offer NHS health checks to all patients between 40 - 74 years of age offering advice on diet, exercise, alcohol intake, blood pressure, urinalysis and weight checks
Well Woman Clinics
For contraceptive advice and Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT). Dr Rachel Sowerby and the practice nurses run these clinics. They provide contraceptive and menopausal advice, cervical smears, insertions of coils and coil checks.
Emergency or new contraceptive services are available from all of the doctors. Routine repeat prescriptions are available from our fully trained practice nurses. Remember the service we provide is totally confidential
Child Health Surveillance
Children under the age of 5 are sent appointments for initial vaccinations and routine checks. The Health Visitors and one of the GP’s hold these appointments on Tuesdays from 1pm until 3pm. Please check with your health visitor about other clinics available.
You can now make an appointment for a flu vaccination if you are eligible. Appointments available in September & October, various weekday appointments and Saturday clinics. Please speak with the receptionists.
We offer this service, ordinarily from October to December each year. It is for patients aged 65 and over and for those under 65 who have certain medical conditions. Please ask for further details.
Other Health Checks
Any patient between the ages of 40 and 74 who has not attended a consultation with the practice in the last 3 years can request a general consultation. Patients over 75 who have not participated in a consultation in the last 12 months can also request a consultation. This can take place in the patient’s home if in the reasonable opinion of the practice it would be inappropriate for the patient to attend the practice.
Overweight patients who are motivated to lose weight can make an appointment with one of the practice nurses to discuss their weight.
Our specially trained nurses run clinics for patients with diabetes, heart disease, chest problems (COPD and asthma) and strokes.