SERVICES WE PROVIDE
Immunisation is very important in preventing serious diseases. Baby vaccines are 8, 12 and 16 weeks 1 and 4 years. Tetanus requires a full course and then 10 yearly boosters. Baby clinic runs on Thursday mornings. You need to make appointment for this clinic. Appointments are sent out from the Child Health Department for the baby vaccinations and the practice offer appointments for the pre-school (4yrs) and teenage (15yrs) boosters by contacting parents over the phone or through post.
Well women and family planning clinic
The smear test (cervical smear) is a screening test which allows doctors to predict those women who are likely to develop cancer of the neck of the womb (carcinoma of the cervix) in time to prevent it developing. The test involves a sample of surface cells being taken from the neck of the womb with a special device (spatula) or brush. The sample is then sent away to the laboratory.
The laboratory technician will then classify the smear test into either normal, borderline abnormal, mild, moderate or severely abnormal. Women between the ages of 25 and 64 are offered cervical screening at intervals defined nationally. Currently, the screening intervals are:
- First call – Age 25
- 25 – 49 - Screened every three years
- 50 – 64 - Screened every five years
- 65+ - only screen those who have not been screened since age 50 or have had recent abnormal tests.
Women aged 65 or over who have had 3 consecutive negative smears are taken out of the recall programme.
The Practice Nurse will normally carry this out every Thursday between 3:30 to 6:30 pm. When you come for your cervical screening test please bring with you a stamp addressed envelope for return of your results for your personal health record.
Coil & Implant Clinic
You need to book an appointment to see Dr.A.K.Goud who will see you and offer advice about the coil & implants. In this clinic advice is available in confidence on all other forms of contraception and their correct use. We also provide emergency contraception.
We have a midwife clinic on every Wednesday mornings between 10:00am to 12:00 pm for the pregnant women’s for their routine ante natal check ups.
During the course of pregnancy the midwife will refer patients for ultrasound scans and offer blood 'screening' tests for particular foetal abnormalities.
Diabetes mellitus is a chronic condition caused by too much glucose in your blood. Your blood sugar level can be too high if your body does not make enough of the hormone insulin. Which can damage your health if its get ignored or are not treated properly. The aim of the Diabetes Clinic is to increase the awareness and understanding of diabetes through education and minimise complications by regular monitoring of the condition.You need to book appointment to see the nurse & GP for the diabetic clinics which runs every Thursday 9- 12:30pm.
COPD / Asthma Clinic
Asthma is a long-term condition in which over-sensitive airways become narrow and inflamed, making it difficult to breathe in and out normally. Practice nurse & GP are available on Thursday mornings to offer advice, check BP and review medications. The clinic aims to improve patient's quality of life through better management of their disease using the guidelines of the British Thoracic Society. We will give you information about your disease as well as advice about how different medications are used to treat symptoms. We also teach you inhaler technique and discuss smoking cessation and other lifestyle adjustments where necessary.
What is spirometry?
Spirometry is a breathing test which can help to diagnose different lung conditions. It can also be used to monitor patients with lung conditions and check how they respond to treatment.
What is a spirometer?
A spirometer is a device that measures the amount and speed of air that you can blow out. Both of these measurements help determine which lung condition you have. What will happen when I go for my test? A nurse or nursing assistant will guide and help you through the procedure.
Physiotherapists help people of all ages who have physical problems that are caused by illness, accident, or ageing. Doctors can refer to physiotherapist based on patient medical conditions. Mr Kam Bassi is our Practice Physiotherapist. He is available following a GP’s referral on Tuesday mornings.
The Practice Counsellor will see the patients following a GP’s referral. Counselling can be useful in a whole range of contexts: painful life events, especially losses, happen to everyone, but can sometimes stretch coping abilities to the limit. Relationships at home or at work can be a major source of stress. Low mood, depression or anxiety states can exacerbate the strain of life events, or be serious problems in themselves. In these cases and many others, counselling can provide a setting in which to explore the problem, to understand one's feelings and motives better, and to make significant changes in behaviour or perspective.
We offer a nurse-run clinic for those travelling abroad for a holiday or on business, providing advice on health matters including any immunisations you may need. You will need to make an appointment at least 6 weeks before you are due to leave. The nurses aim to give the best advice possible but patients need to be aware that last minute travel can mean that there is not enough time to afford full protection from vaccinations. Please try to book your appointment with the Nurse 4-6 weeks ahead of your travel especially as sometimes vaccine will need to be ordered. Some vaccinations carry a charge.
Stop Smoking Clinic
Stop smoking services provides free advice, counselling and support to smokers wanting to quit. Providing stop smoking aids, nicotine replacement therapy and medication. Services are provided in-group sessions or one to one. Contact reception to book an appointment to see a stop smoking advisor.
Phlebotomy (taking bloods)
Mr Satwinder Chauhan is our Practice Phlebotomist.
A blood test is when a sample of your blood is taken for checking in a laboratory.
The GP would refer you to a Phlebotomist (to take a blood sample). The Phlebotomy service is available every Wednesday morning between 9:00am to 12:30 pm.