Clinics & Services

Ante-Natal Clinics:  Are held on Tuesday afternoons.

Childhood and Teenage Immunisations

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

http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/vaccinations/Pages/vaccination-schedule-age-checklist.aspx?tabname=NHS%20vaccination%20schedule

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

The clinics are Monday and Wednesday afternoons by appointment only and we will contact you to arrange a suitable time.

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.

New Patient Medicals

All new patients over the age of five are offered an appointment with one of our practice nurses for routine screening.

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

The BHS recommends that only properly validated BP monitors be used both in the clinic and at home. All the monitors listed on their website have been clinically validated. This means that all the machines, regardless of their cost, give reliable readings when used correctly. Please note that added cost does not equate to added accuracy.

 

 

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