Clinics & Services


Ante-Natal Clinics:  Are held on Wednesday mornings.


Childhood and Teenage Immunisations


Please see the link below for the current recommendations for immunising children and teenagers


NHS vaccinations and when to have them - NHS (www.nhs.uk)


First immunisations for babies are discussed as part of their 6-8 week GP check. Your Health Visitor can also provide information about this check and baby immunisations.


Babies are first immunised at 8,12 and 16 weeks of age


MMR vaccinations are generally given between 12 and 15 months of age


Pre-school boosters are given after 3 and a half years of age


All Teenage Immunisations are undertaken at school by the School Nursing Team. If you need further information regarding this, please contact your child’s school who can put you in touch with the School Nurses.


Contraceptive Services 


Our practice nurses, in conjunction with the doctors provide a full range of contraceptive services in normal surgery and by appointment. Emergency contraception can also be obtained from the Walk-in-Centre.


Phlebotomy Services 


We have a Phlebotomy Service – i.e. service for taking blood. Appointments are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings.


Teenage Health


We offer a discrete and confidential service for teenagers to discuss any health issues with either the doctor or practice nurse.


We also have a variety of leaflets and information available for our teenage patients. Just ask one of the receptionists if you would like to know more about any of the following:



  • Keeping Fit and Healthy

  • Teenage pregnancy

  • Not smoking

  • Being a young carer

  • HPV and Meningitis C vaccinations

  • Sexual Health

  • Contraception


If you want to speak with a receptionist in private for this information, just ask to have a word away from the reception desk and they will be happy to help.


Minor Operations


We endeavour to provide high quality care by experienced clinicians in the surgery to reduce the need for unnecessary hospital referrals and procedures which inevitably cost more than they would do in General Practice.


Currently we are able to remove many types of cysts and other skin lesions that cause irritation or bleeding, or which catch on clothing.


Are by arrangement with the doctors.


Asthma Reviews


If you have asthma and use an inhaler, you will need a review once a year. Typically this will be around the time of your birthday month.


You will be asked to make an appointment with one of the Practice Nurses and this will last around 20 minutes.


If you keep a peak flow diary, it would be useful if you can bring this to your appointment, along with a list of your medications / inhalers.


For further information on managing your asthma, please see the links below:


https://www.asthma.org.uk/advice/manage-your-asthma/adult-review/


http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/asthma/Pages/Introduction.aspx


COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) Reviews


If you have COPD, you will need a review at least once a year. Typically this will be around the time of your birthday month.


You will be asked to make an appointment with one of the Practice Nurses and this will last around 20 minutes.


For further information about COPD, please see the links below:


https://www.blf.org.uk/support-for-you/copd


http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease/Pages/Introduction.aspx


Diabetes Care


Most people with diabetes controlled by diet or medication have all their care provided at their surgery. Patients needing insulin sometimes start off with hospital appointments but then are transferred to a GP for future care once their diabetes is under control. If you have a diabetes-related problem that needs treatment by a specialist, you can choose to be referred to a Nottingham or Derby hospital.


We will invite you for your Diabetes Annual Review once a year, usually around birthday month and then 6 months later for a follow-up review. This may be done by letter, text or phone call.


For more information on diabetes, please visit the Diabetes UK website.


Heart Disease


Coronary heart disease (CHD) is a preventable disease that was responsible for the deaths of 88,000 people in the UK in 2008 (British Heart Foundation CHD Statistics 2010). In all, 191,00 died from heart and circulatory disease in the UK. Death rates are highest in Scotland and North of England and lowest in the South of England. CHD is the biggest killer in the country.


Check-ups are offered to patients suffering from heart conditions. Patients are offered an annual review with one of our practice nurses. Clinics are held weekly.


Women’s Health


Most women need a cervical smear every 3 years. You can make an appointment with one of our practice nurses.


NHS Health Check 


Health Checks aim to help prevent heart disease, stroke, diabetes, kidney disease and certain types of dementia. Patients between the ages of 40-74, who has not been diagnosed with one of these conditions or have certain risk factors, will be invited (once every five years) to have a check. Please book your appointment with a practice nurse if you feel you require a health check.


Dietary Advice 


Patients are offered advice on diet with one of our practice nurses.


Travel Clinic


If you are planning to travel abroad make an appointment to see one of our practice nurses for vaccinations and advice at least 6 weeks before travelling. More information is available on our travel vaccination page


Cancer


One in three people will be affected by cancer at some stage in their life. There are many different types of cancer and this page doesn’t cover them all, but the general information will help you to access further information and support.


Macmillan Cancer Support – The cancer line and how it can help


There are videos available Macmillan and the support they offer on the Macmillan Video Site


There is further information and educational videos on the Cancer Research UK Video Site


Macmillan Cancer Support website


Europe’s leading cancer information charity, with over 4,500 pages of up-to-date cancer information, practical advice and support for cancer patients, their families and carers.


NHS website – Cancer information


Home Blood Pressure Monitoring


We now have a small stock of BP machines available to lend to people who are asking to do home BP monitoring. Please ask at reception if you would like to be added to the waiting list


 
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