As well as general medical services we also offer the following services:
Asthma & Chronic Obstructive Airways Disease Management
These are designed to monitor and improve the care of your breathing problems, with advice on inhaler technique and medication.
Cervical Smear Tests
These are usually performed by our Practice Nurses but also by the doctors when appropriate.
Our Practice Nurses are trained in the specific needs of diabetic patients and offers regular advice and health assessment.
Minor Surgery and Joint Injections.
The Surgery has two doctors able to provide steroid injections into a variety of joints including sholder, elbow, thumb, wrist, hip and knee. Minor surgery provides Cryotherapy and cutting procedures.
Coronary Heart Disease Management
Practice Nurses run this clinic for regular monitoring of those with established heart disease.
Care during pregnancy and postnatal checks are organised in conjunction with the Community Midwifery team.
All routine vaccinations are done in our clinic, up to and including the pre-school booster. Appointments are arranged by child health.
Child Health Surveillance
Dr Tomlinson and Dr James carry out a six week health check on all babies. You will be invited to bring your baby to the surgery for this.
Well Man/Well Woman check
These are with our Healthcare Assistants, during which your blood pressure, urine, height and weight will be checked and any advice regarding diet, lifestyle (smoking , alcohol, exercise, for instance) will be given. You will also be offered an ECG, when appropriate, and any relevant blood tests.
Foreign Travel Advice & Vaccinations
Our Practice Nurses will give advice on the health aspects of travel, malaria prevention, and give, or advise on, any vaccinations necessary. You will be asked to complete a questionnaire to give the nurses as much information as possible ahead of your appointment.
The Department of Health recommend the following groups have this injection:
- Chronic Heart Disease
- Chronic Respiratory Problems(asthma,chronic bronchitis and emphysema)
- Chronic Kidney Disease
- Diabetes Mellitus
- All patients aged over 65 years
- All pregnant women
Clinics normally start early September. Please look out for information posters and book your appointment early.
Practice Nurse team runs this clinic giving help and advice to those wishing to give up smoking.
Regular blood pressure monitoring is organised for those patients on treatment for high blood pressure. Our nurses are also involved in screening patients to detect high blood pressure
Women’s Health Clinic
A monthly clinic run by Dr Aston, an experienced female GP with a specialism in womens health. The clinic provides a coil and implant fitting service, as well as advice about other contraception.
Ask at reception.