This clinic is run by the midwives. If you become pregnant, please contact the surgery as soon as possible to be referred to the ante natal clinic. The midwife will get in touch with you and arrange your scan and to look after you during your pregnancy. Most of your appointments will be at the surgery, but you will also go to hospital for scans and to look around nearer the date your baby is due.
It is helpful to know if you have a Carer (someone who takes on an unpaid caring role) or if you are a Carer for someone else. We have a page dedicated to Carers where you can also register with us as a carer so we can provide you with additional support.
If you are between the ages of 15 to 25 years you can have a Chlamydia test provided by the NHS. This is done on a urine sample. The results are confidential and can be sent to your mobile phone. Ask the doctors, advanced nurse practitioners or nurses for the test See Chlamydia and the national screening programme for additional information.
A confidential service is available to all ages, including under 16s. We provide a full range of methods, including the Pill, injections, coils and implants. We can fit and remove implants in the surgery. If you need emergency contraception (morning after pill) please tell the receptionist when you contact us so that we can see you as soon as possible. Emergency contraception is also available free of charge from the pharmacy next door without a prescription. Condoms are available free of charge and can be requested at reception or from any member of staff.
The practice invites diabetic patients to the clinic for regular monitoring but you can make appointments with either the nurse or doctor outside the set clinic time. Tell the receptionist if you are making an appointment for a diabetic review and they will give you a longer appointment.
Drug and Alcohol Problems
We work closely with staff from Plummer Court to support our patients with drug and alcohol problems. We have weekly clinics by Plummer Court staff in the surgery and we prescribe methadone and subutex for patients who are stable. We offer Hepatitis B immunisations and blood testing and referral for Hepatitis C.
Long Term Conditions Follow Up Clinics
If you have any long term health condition you will be invited once a year to make an appointment with the practice nurse for a review. This applies to anyone with a history of heart disease, stroke, circulatory problems, chronic kidney disease, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or asthma. We will invite you in your birthday month to make an appointment at a time that is convenient for you. Let the receptionist know what the appointment is for so that she can allow enough time.
Mental Health Support
All our doctors are happy to help patients with mental health problems. We also have support from counsellors, primary mental health workers and a psychologist to whom we can refer people who need more input. Please also see the Mental Health section our Your Health resources.
We do some non urgent minor operations in the surgery (lumps and bumps, skin tags and so on). Please discuss this with your doctor who will arrange an appointment for you if appropriate.
Practice Nursing Services
Our Practice Nurse offers the following services:
- Blood Pressure Checks
- Coronary heart disease (CHD)
- Diabetes Review
- First aid advice, Blood and Urine Tests, Dressings, removal of stitches etc
- Ear syringing
- Adult and Childhood Immunisations
- Stopping Smoking
- Cervical Smears
- Family Planning and Contraception Services
- Health Promotion
- New Patient Health Checks
- Advice on Diet
- Post Natal Exams
- Spirometry (lung function tests)
Nurse Specialist Clinics
The Practice Nurses have specialist training in the management of asthma, respiratory and chest conditions, diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and stroke. It is important for long term care that patients should attend at least once a year for monitoring. Please make an appointment when your review is due, you do not need to wait for an invitation.