The following are available at the surgery. Please ask the receptionist for details:
HYPERTENSION, DIABETES, ASTHMA/COPD, EPILEPSY, MENTAL HEALTH, STROKE, HYPOTHYROIDISM, CHD, OBESITY, STOP SMOKING CLINICS. In addition special times are set aside for: CERVICAL SMEARS AND FAMILY PLANNING.
Flu and Pneumonia Vaccinations
An influenza vaccination is particularly recommended for patients with heart, lung or kidney disease, diabetes, residents of nursing and rest homes and patients aged over 65 years.
The pneumococcal (pneumonia) vaccine is also recommended for patients over 65.
Please contact reception at the beginning of October for details of flu vaccination dates. Pneumococcal vaccines are given throughout the year.
Special operating sessions are held to remove skin tags, warts and verrucas. Please ask the receptionist for details.
Baby Clinics And Child Development
Regular weekly clinics are held. Please book an appointment with the nurse.
General Health Promotion
Advice on smoking, alcohol abuse and exercise is available from our health care assistant or any practice nurse.
Periodic Health Reviews
These are available, on request, for any patient who has not been seen in the past three years, and annually for patients over 75. The practice is currently running an initiative for patients over 75 – if you have not been seen by a GP in the last year you will be contacted by telephone by you named GP to check your current health status and to offer any assitance required. In the event of us being unable to contact you via telephone you will receive a letter form the practice asking you to contact us.
The practice phlebotomist is available to take patient bloods between 8.30 and 10.30am each morning. No appointment is necessary.
Referrals are done in accordance with the ‘Choose and Book’ scheme. Patients will be offered a choice of hospital (subject to availability) for their initial outpatient appointment.
Sexual Health Promotion
The practice is able to offer family planning advice including contraceptive implant and IUD insertions and removals.
SEXUAL HEALTH SCREENING
We are also able to offer chlamydia screening – please speak to your doctor or nurse regarding this service.
IT STARTS WITH ME – TERENCE HIGGINS TRUST
Free postal HIV testing available for gay and bisexual men – it is recommended individuals in these groups have HIV testing annually. For information please visit startswithme.org.uk or discuss further with your health care professional.