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.
The following Clinics are available at the Practice:
- Child Health Surveillance
- Clinical Smear
- Health Promotion
- Smoking Cessation
- Travel Vaccinations
- Weight Loss
The Mental health Team provides a counselling Service. Patients will need to be referred to this team by the Doctor.
Family Planning Advice and treatment is available by appointment with a Doctor or the Practice Nurse.
Our Local District Nurse team is available to see you in your home. They can help with:
- Dressings and Removal of sutures
- Advice and care of the acutely and chronically sick and terminally ill
- Advice on incontinence and supplying pads and other aids.
The practice is actively engaged in health promotion.
In particular we can arrange; primary prevention e.g. advice on smoking, diet, exercise and immunisations; screening, e.g., blood pressure checks, cholesterol estimations, cervical smears etc.
The Health Visitor Team are located at Norton Canes. They are available to help with health matters relating to the under-5 e.g., feeding difficulties, sleep problems.
A community Midwife provides care for mothers before and after delivery and care for the baby during the first fortnight of life. She works with the Doctor at the antenatal clinic held at the surgery.
Community physiotherapy, chiropody and occupational therapy can be arranged locally by the practice.
Our Practice Nurse offers the following services:
- Blood Pressure Checks
- Chronic Heart Disease
- Diabetes Review
- First aid advice, Blood and Urine Tests, Dressings, removal of stitches etc
- Ear syringing
- Adult and Childhood Immunisations
- Travel Immunisations
- Cervical Smears and Contraception Services
- Family Planning
- Health Promotion
- New Patient Health Checks
- Advice on Diet
- Post Natal Examinations
- 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.
The Practice Nurse runs regular Travel Health Clinics, in which up to date advice is available for those travelling abroad, along with immunisations and prescriptions for tablets to protect against malaria when necessary. (Antimalarial tablets are only available on private prescription and some travel immunisations are not available under the NHS).
Please try and see us well before you travel, ideally 4 to 6 weeks and try not to leave vaccinations to the last minute. It is essential you have adequate medical insurance, and if visiting an European Economic Community country you will need an EHIC (European Health Insurance Card).