Clinics & Services
Our nurses can often help you and are able to give advice in this area.
Blood Tests and Dressings and Other Nursing Services
Our nurses operate an appointment system. Please contact via reception.
Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Clinics
Our nurses offer several Health Surveillance Clinics including:
- Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Coronary Heart Disease
Weight Management and Referral to Exercise for Health
We are fortunate to have specially trained nurses who have expertise in these areas.
Sexual Heath and Contraception
Nurses and doctors provide a full range of Sexual Health Services Including screening for infection and advice on all contraceptive methods including IUD ( Coil) and implant fitting. Women over 47 are offered a mammogram at three yearly intervals as part of the national programme.
We are also a registered 4YP practice for under 25’s.
Women aged 24 to 50 are invited every 3 years and aged 50 –64 years are invited every 5 years to have a free smear test as part of the national cervical screening programme. These tests are done by the practice nurse.
We welcome women to make an appointment in the surgery before pregnancy for a pre-conception health check especially before a first pregnancy. Most routine antenatal care is now done by Community Midwives. If you are at risk of problems then the hospital will be more involved with your care.
Post-natal and 8 Week Baby Check: Done by the doctors .
Child Health and Immunisations:
A comprehensive Child Development Service is run by the doctors and health visitor. You will be notified to attend when your child’s immunisations and health checks are due.
Travel Clinic and Holiday Vaccinations
Please make an appointment with the practice nurse, at least eight weeks before travel. See the above tab for more information.
We provide a minor surgery service for selected conditions.
Adult Immunisations (not holiday)
Flu vaccinations are recommended for all patients over 65 and anyone who falls into the current at risk group.
If you are unable to attend the surgery for nursing care, the district nurses may visit you at home. A health visitor for older people is also part of this team.
Drug and Alcohol
Patients who have drugs problems are encouraged to see Drs Hanratty & Harbord who have an interest in this problem.
Nurses run clinics where in certain cases treatment can be given to help you give up smoking.
A doctor may refer you to see a physiotherapist. They offer advice and treat problems regarding muscles or joints.
If you have a problem with your foot care, or an illness (e.g. diabetes) that can affect your feet, please complete a podiatry request form, which can be obtained from the receptionist.