The following services are available and details may be obtained from your doctor or from reception:
All patients are encouraged to have a basic health check and consultation within a month of registration. Please make an appointment with the nurse.
Well-woman and well-man clinics.
These are conducted by the nurse. Anyone from 16 to 75 years of age may attend at 3-yearly intervals for a routine check and appropriate advice. All patients over 75 years of age are eligible for an annual health check.
These may be done by the nurse or your own doctor.
Antenatal clinics and Postnatal care.
These are done by all the doctors who share the care with the midwife, and with the local hospital maternity departments. The midwife holds classes for mothers and their partners to attend in the final weeks of their pregnancy.
Postnatal care will be carried out by the midwife for a minimum of ten days.
Thereafter the health visitor will provide home visiting and is available for continuing advice and support at the child health clinic. She arranges small groups of new mums for mutual support and also clinics for helping with babies’ sleep problems. The health visitor can be contacted during office hours on 01732 882754.
The health visitors and doctors offer clinics to monitor children’s progress and to carry out the routine immunisations which are of such importance. Parents are reminded about these by post, as well as personally.
All doctors offer contraceptive advice in routine surgeries.
These are carried out regularly by doctors & nurses for diabetic patients.
The nurse in charge of diabetic care is also available for advice by appointment.
These are carried out by the appropriate nurse by appointment
These are carried out by the nurse in charge of asthma care, to achieve optimum treatment for everyone with asthma.
These are run for those going abroad to ensure that they receive all recommended preventative advice and inoculations. You should contact us at least two months before travelling
This is run by a doctor to control the regime of those patients on Warfarin.