- Phlebotomy - held by the healthcare assistants in specific clinics by appointment only.
- Anticoagulant/warfarin – our healthcare assistants test your INR levels with a fingertip sample and give you your result straight away. Reception staff will then give you your new dosage requirements and your next appointment before you leave. Clinic held on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.
- HCA Clinic - the HCA's can monitor blood pressure, fit 24 hour ambulatory blood pressure machines, conduct NHS Health Checks, apply dressings, remove stitches, perform spirometry, dopplers and ECGs and process teledermatology referrals.
- Joint injections - if you have a painful joint, either from a long-term muscular injury or joint problem like rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis, in some cases an injection of steroid can give considerable pain relief and a better range of movement. Joint injections are only really suitable for long term problems, so acute joint injuries like a twisted knee or sprained wrist are not suitable but if you have a long term (2 or more months) joint problem and this is something you would like to consider the service is freely available. Please call and book an appointment.
- IUDs - please make an appointment with your GP or the nurse practitioner to discuss this in the first instance. A further appointment will then be made with either Dr Hunt or Dr Kemp.
- Contraceptives (other) - Dr Hunt and Dr Kemp can fit the contraceptive implant 'Nexplanon'. Once inserted it works for up to 3 years with no delay in return to normal cycles once removed. If you think you may be interested in this method of contraception please make an appointment to discuss it.
- *Pill Checks - We would be grateful if you could download and complete a Contraceptive Pill Checklist form when you submit your next repeat prescription request. Click here to download. Please return your completed form to reception and your prescription will be available to collect within two working days.
- HRT - please make an appointment to discuss this with the GPs and practice nurses
- Cervical smear – please book an appointment with a practice nurse.
- Maternity Services - you will be referred to a midwife for your maternity care and appointments are arranged direct with them.
- Post natal clinic - please make a double appointment with your GP as soon as you can after the birth of your baby. This appointment will include a 6 week check for your baby.
- Travel Health - Monday, Thursday. Please make an appointment to see a travel nurse preferably 2 months before you are due to travel.
- Child Immunisations - held by the practice nurses on Wednesday mornings and Friday afternoons. You will be sent an appointment for your child's immunisations. Please contact the surgery if this is not convenient.
- Chronic Disease Clinics - Our chronic disease clinics run all year round. If you suffer from a chronic disease, you will usually be invited to one of our clinics via a reminder letter for an annual review and blood test. We hold clinics for:
Chronic Heart Disease
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Rheumatoid Arthritis - Please view this link for exercises to manage pain
You are eligible to receive a free Influenza vaccine if you are:
- 65 years of age or over
- diagnosed with a certain medical condition
- Living in a long-stay residential care home or other long-stay care facility
- The main carer for an elderly or disabled person who may be at risk if you were to become ill
- Front-line health and social care workers (It is your employer's responsibility to arrange and pay for this vaccine.)
- A household contact of an immunocompromised person
- A child/children aged 2 or 3 or aged 6 months and over with a long-term health condition
For more information about the Flu virus or who is eligible please use the following link: http://www.nhs.uk/livewell/winterhealth/pages/fluandthefluvaccine.aspx