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SURGERY CLOSURES 2020

The surgery will be closed from 12pm on the following dates for staff training;

  • Thursday 26th November


Practice News

We would like to welcome Dr Bell back to the surgery from Wednesday 4th November following her maternity leave.  Dr Bell will be working on Wednesday and Fridays at the surgery.


ADVICE FOR PARENTS WITH CHILDREN DURING COVID-19 OUTBREAK

Please click the following link to view a useful poster to help your children during this time Parents advice

PRESCRIPTION NOTICE

Due to the high demand in requests for prescriptions the turn around time is now 72hrs. We are working hard to process these requests as quickly as we can. Please only order if you are due to run out.

BABY CLINIC

BABY CLINICS WILL STILL BE HELD EVERY WEDNESDAY AS USUAL BUT THERE WILL BE NO HEALTH VISITOR AVAILABLE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE AND YOU MUST BOOK AN APPOINTMENT, WALK IN APPOINTMENTS NOT AVAILABLE. WE DO ADVISE THAT PLANNED IMMUNISATIONS SHOULD GO AHEAD AND THESE WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM A GP.


 


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Clinics & Services

Adolescent/Teenage Health Checks

These are carried out by the Practice Nurses. They offer advice on a variety of areas including eating problems, sexual health and education, emotional difficulties, drugs and alcohol etc. All consultations are treated confidentially. Click here for more information.

Antenatal Care

All doctors provide antenatal care in association with the midwife. Patients who believe they are pregnant should make an appointment with their doctor at the earliest opportunity.

Asthma/COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) Care

Regular Asthma/COPD checks are recommended. Appointment invitation letters are issued regularly to patients who have these conditions. However, patients are encouraged to arrange appointments at their own convenience should they have a problem before their review date.

Baby Clinic

Clinics are run by a Health Visitor and a Practice Nurse on a Wednesday afternoons  – see timetable below – for weighing, immunisation and advice on child care. A doctor is also in attendance for part of this period. Please make an appointment within the clinic if your child requires an 8 week check or immunisations. These clinics are not intended for sick babies

Health Visitor and weighing – 13:00 – 14.30pm

Doctor – 13.00 – 14.30pm

Immunisations – 13.40 – 15:30

Blood Pressure Checks

These are recommended at least every six months if you are taking medication for this condition. Many patients will be advised to see the practice nurse for monitoring and further blood pressure management.

Cervical Cytology (Smear)

Regular smear tests are advised between the age of 25 and 65 years. These are important because they detect early signs of disease when it can be easily treated. We, along with the Health Authority, operate a recall system. You will be reminded by letter of when your smear is due asking you to make an appointment at this surgery. Please inform the surgery if there are specific reasons for not including you in the recall and we will inform the Health Authority on your behalf.

Contraception

We offer all types of contraceptions including implants and coils. 

If you would like to start a new form of contraception please book an appointment with a GP

If you are already taking a contraceptive pill and are due a new prescription, please complete this form and send it to us at the email address on the form. It can take up to 3 days for your prescription to be ready from the chemist so please phone reception if you need your pill more urgently.

If you have any questions or concerns about your pill please book a GP appointment instead.

If you think you may need emergency contraception (such as the 'morning after pill') please phone reception and ask for a same day GP appointment.

Oral contraception form

Diabetic Care

The diabetic clinic is run by the practice nurse who will advise and refer to the doctor, dietician, chiropodist and the eye screening centre as appropriate. Checks and educational advice will be offered. We run a recall system for follow up and patients with diabetes will be sent a letter giving details of their appointment time. Please contact the practice nurse to reschedule this if ithe appointment given is inconvenient.

Ear Care

We run special ear care clinics for those patients who may have problems with wax in the ear. Please make an appointment see the doctor first to be assessed.

Hearing Difficulties

We have a loop device for use during consultations to help with those using a hearing aid. Please ask at reception when you attend.

Interpreter Services

This service is available on request provided this request is made several days in advance. We will also try to provide a signing service for those with hearing difficulties, but again notice would have to be given.

Ischaemic Heart Disease (IHD) Checks

If you have angina or have previously had a heart attack, you will be recalled for regular checks. This may be done either by the practice nurse or a doctor.

Minor Surgery

Certain minor surgical procedures are carried out by the doctors on the practice premises. These include the removal of some small skin lesions. Injections of tennis elbow and certain joints are also carried out.  If you think you require either of these services please make an appointment to see the doctor first.

Phlebotomist

Clinics are held most days to take blood samples as indicated by a doctor. Please note that phlebotomists are not trained nurses and take blood samples only.See our How to get a blood test section for more information

Smoking Cessation

Please make an appointment with the practice nurse if you would like help and advice on stopping smoking. Prescriptions for a variety of aids such as patches and tablets are available on the NHS. 

Warfarin Clinic

A weekly clinic is run on a Thursday morning by the hospital. If having your checks here is preferable then please ask your doctor to arrange this for you.

 
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