Our nurse and health care assistant carry out all routine nursing procedures as well as many tests and investigations. They offer health screening and preventative medicine.
All appointments are pre-booked.
We encourage all patients to take advantage of the excellent screening facilities offered by the practice.
0 - 5 Child development checks
40 - 74 Well person screening checks
75 - plus Screening checks
Please check with the receptionist if you wish to make an appointment for screening.
Cervical Cytology (Smear Test)
To reduce the risk of cancer, cervical smear tests should be performed regularly (unless indicated by the doctors) between the ages of 25 - 65.
If you are not up to date with your smears you will be notified by post that you are due a smear test. We ask all female patients who have had a smear test to ring the surgery about one month after the test was taken to confirm the result unless notified by post.
We hold various sessions for this service:
Phlebotomist - Tuesdays and Thursdays 8.30am - 12.25pm. Appointment required.
Healthcare Assistant - Monday to Wednesday and Friday. Appointment required.
Please telephone the surgery after 3.30pm to collect your test results.
Family planning is an important part of our work and we provide a full contraceptive and advice service, including fitting and aftercare of coils. Please make an appointment accordingly in surgery time.
New Patient Screening
All newly registered patients will be asked to see the nurse or health care assistant for a new patient screening health check. Ideally this should be completed before you see the doctor so that a synopsis of your medical history, tests and immunisation status is available for the doctor.
We believe preventative medicine to be a vital part of our work. Our treatment room nurses will explain our screening programmes to you. These include blood pressure and weight checks and advice on smoking, obesity, drink problems, smear tests, etc.
An important part of preventative work is encouraging people to take responsibility for their own health. So, advice on exercise and a balanced diet are part of these programmes too. These check-ups are available to patients by appointment.
We run well woman and well man clinics. Other clinics include asthma, diabetes, heart disease prevention, anti-coagulant (INR) and travel advice.
Referral to counsellors is by GP only.
If you are planning a pregnancy it is advisable for women to take a folic acid supplement some months before conception and to continue up to the 14th week of pregnancy.
Held on a Thursday between 11.00am to 12.30pm, by appointment only.
Referral is by GP only.
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