Clinics & Services
Chronic Disease Reviews
- Hypertension (raised blood pressure)
- Heart disease
- Stroke or TIA (mini stroke)
- COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
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The Practice is currently changing the recall system it uses to manage annual review reminders for patients. To do this we have looked at what systems have worked well in other Practices in helping to remind patients when they should book an appointment for their annual review. This review has shown that having an annual review in the month of your birthday has worked well with this in mind has decided to transition to this recall system in the next 12 months.
We have traditionally used letters to remind patients that their annual reviews are due. We are now encouraging our staff to use a texting system called Accurx Chain SMS or email. Both these methods are environmentally friendly and data secure. For the patients who do not have access to either text messaging or email we will try to communicate via telephone or revert to mailing out a letter.
We therefore ask that all patients inform us when their contact details change, so that we can update their records and contact preferences.
Certain minor operations such as removal of skin lumps and bumps are carried out at the Medical Centre. The Doctor will advise you if your condition is suitable for treatment at the centre and a special appointment will be arranged for you. Click here for more help and advice regarding minor illnesses.
Maternity care is shared between the Doctors and Midwives. The Midwives attend the Medical Centre on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons and Friday mornings. All consultations are by appointment. You can self refer to the midwives.
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Women’s Health Clinics are held every Tuesday and Wednesday Nurse Practitioners Fran Syres and Beverly Hackwell. Consultations are by appointment. A full range of contraceptive services including IUS, IUD (“Coil”) and Implant fitting are available. Sexual health advice to teenagers is also offered at the Clinic. We offer a urine chlamydia testing service for males and females as well swabs that can be ‘self taken’ for females.
We also offer advise about other women’s health related problems to all age groups, including vaginal atrophy, vaginal prolapse, menopause and HRT.
If you are menopausal please look at www.menopausematters.co.uk this website has lots of advise for women approaching and during the menopause.
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Cervical Smear Tests
Cancer of the cervix can be prevented and all female patients between 25 and 64 years of age are advised to have regular smear tests. These tests are important because they can screen for early signs of disease which can be treated. A call and re-call system is operated to remind you when your test is due. Our Practice Nurses are available throughout the week at various times for these routine tests to be carried out. Please ask the reception for details.
Child Health Development
All children are offered developmental checks at eight weeks, eight months, two years and three years. These are planned and shared by your Health Visitor and Doctor. You will receive appointments automatically for your children via the computer call-up system. The eight week checks are carried out at the Medical Centre.