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Clinics & Services

girl_taking_medicineOur practices provide management of care to all our patients who are ill or believe themselves to be ill, with conditions from which recovery is generally expected,  for the duration of that condition, including relevant health promotion advice and referral as appropriate, reflecting patient choice wherever practicable.  General management of patients who are terminally ill.

Our practices also provide management of care to those patients who suffer from a Chronic Disease, in consultation with the patient.  This will also include the Care and management of Stroke or Transient Ischaemic Attack, Cancer Care, Hypothyroidism, Mental Health and Epilepsy.

Hearing Aid Batteries

These may be exchanged at reception. Please remember to bring the old batteries to exchange.

Specialised Clinical Services

Our practices believe that prevention is better than cure and are pleased to offer a wide range of Health Promotion Clinics tailored to meet our patient’s needs.

Asthma Clinic

Review and monitoring is offered to those patients who suffer from Asthma. The Clinic supports patients in the management of their condition.

Anticoagulation Clinic

We provide an anticoagulant therapy management service from all our surgery sites for patients aged 16 and over who have been initiated on warfarin therapy  The service will minimise the potential side effects of warfarin by providing patients with regular monitoring to stabilise the International Normalised Ratio (INR) levels while continuing to maximize the effective benefits of such treatment.

Baby Vaccination and Immunisation

These Clinics provide valuable inoculation against disease to babies and children under the age of five.

Contraception

Full contraceptive services are available which include emergency contraception, giving advice about emergency contraception and where appropriate, the supplying or prescribing of emergency contraception.

COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) Clinic

Provides support to patients who suffer Respiratory Problems such as Chronic Bronchitis and Emphysema.  The Clinic provides patients with regular review of their condition, measurement of respiratory flow, smoking advice and an assessment of treatment.

Diabetes Clinic

Review and monitoring is offered for those patients who suffer from Diabetes, both Insulin and Non-Insulin Dependant.  The Clinic supports patients in the management of their condition together with advice on lifestyle, diet, weight and glucose testing.

Family Planning

Our Practice Nurses can provide information on contraception methods. The Practice does not offer coil fittings or implants; caps are only fitted at some of our surgeries. If you are a regular user of the pill, follow up is usually done by our practice nurses.  Ladies aged 35 and over will be reassessed by the GP. Smokers will not be able to continue with the combined pill after the age of 35. 

Health Checks

High Blood Pressure, Smoking, Diabetes, Gender and Raised Cholesterol are all risk factors in developing heart disease or strokes. We encourage everyone aged 45 and over to have their blood pressure checked every 5 years. Raised blood pressure has no symptoms making it difficult to confirm, please don’t be alarmed if we keep asking you back for review. Diabetes is very common; perhaps 4 in every 100 people suffer and it is more common if you are overweight.

Chaperones

If you feel you would like a Chaperone present at your consultation, please inform your Doctor/ Nurse who will be more than happy to arrange this for you.

Hypertension and CHD (Coronary Heart Disease) Clinics

Provides support to those patients who suffer with High Blood Pressure and Heart Problems.  These Clinics provide support to patients in the management of their condition, regular monitoring and testing, advice, diet and healthy lifestyle

Minor Surgery

A specialist clinic is available to all patients within the practices for the removal of skin lesions and other minor operations.  Please speak to your doctor.

Pregnancy

If you have had a positive home or chemist test please book an appointment to see the midwife and take folic acid.

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