Patients will have a named GP who is responsible for patients' overall care at the practice, patients should contact the practice if you wish to know who this is, and that if you have a preference as to which GP that is, the practice will make reasonable efforts to accommodate this request.
General Medical Services and preventative care which currently includes clinics for: Asthma, Diabetes, Family Planning & Contraception, Health Screening, Hypertension (high blood pressure), Coronary Heart Disease, Travel vaccinations, Maternity services and Baby immunisations. In addition, screening is provided for all new patients, and all Doctors carry out minor operations in our Treatment Room.
We now also provide a Chlamydia Screening service for 15-24 yrs olds.
We have counsellors attached to the practice to whom the doctors may refer you if this is felt to be approptiate.
A number of clinics are held regularly, such as Asthma, Diabetes, CHD and Well-Woman. These are normally held in the Atrium and are co-ordinated by Nicola Shea our Nurse Manager. Appointments at these clinics can be made by telephone (01502 565936) or calling in at the Main Surgery. Practice staff can advise you about which clinics are held on what days.
We provide NHS Health Checks for our patients aged between 40 and 74 years old, who do NOT have a pre-existing Chronic disease or currently take blood pressure medication.
The initial request and consultation should be arranged with the Doctor in normal surgery time. Follow up appointments, checks and requests for repeat prescriptions take place at the Family Planning clinic held by one of the Practice Nurses. The Practice provides contraceptive services including the cap and IUCD (coil) fitting.
If you think that you may be pregnant and wish for a pregnancy test, please contact one of the Practice Nurses. As soon as pregnancy is confirmed, your midwife will make an appointment for you to see her in the Atrium. In common with most practices in the area, this practice does not provide routine care for home deliveries.