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As you will see below, many clinic appointments are for longer than our standard 10 minute slot.  For this reason, we often telephone patients the day before the appointment to remind them of the time so that these time slots are not wasted.  If you do not wish us to call you, please let us know and we will make a note against that particular appointment.

Clinic

Description

Time

ContraceptionAdvice on contraception including coil and implant fitting, depo provera injections and provision of free condoms.10 minute appointment with any Doctor
CoilsFor fitting and removal of coils.20 or 30 minute appointment with Dr Andrea Coady depending on procedure
ImplantsFor fitting and removal of implants20 or 30 minute appointment with Dr Kate Lewis depending on proceedure
Well WomanFor smears and advice. 20 minute appointment with any Practice Nurse or female GP
Hormone replacement therapyReviews for patients on HRT10 min appointment with any Doctor
Antenatal CareRoutine antenatal check-ups by our qualified midwife.Wednesday afternoons
Mother and BabyA drop-in clinic for advice and weight checking. Vaccinations for all children up to age 5. Sessions held by the Health Visiting team at the Primary Care Centre
Travel VaccinationsRoutine and travel vaccinations for all ages are available during surgery times by appointment with our nurses.20 minute appointment with Practice Nurse at least a week after completing the travel vaccination questionnaire.
Routine vaccinationsRoutine vaccinations for all ages are available during surgery times by appointment with our nurses.10 minute appointment with a Practice Nurse or Healthcare Assistant
Seasonal Flu VaccinationAvailable free for anyone over 65 years of age and those who suffer from chronic heart, vascular, respiratory, renal or liver disease, Diabetes, degenerative neurological disease. learning disabilities or those who are pregnant or immunocompromised.  Carers may also be eligible. To check whether you are eligible please call the surgery.

Nasal flu vaccine will be available to patients between 6months  and up to 18 years at risk and any child aged 2 or 3 on 1st September.  School children in Reception and up to and including year 6 will be vaccinated at school.

 

Patients eligible for a Flu vaccination will be contacted every year by letter or text, usually towards the end of August. We run special flu clinics and vaccinate usually until the middle of December, depending on vaccine availability. 

Childhood ImmunisationsWe follow the government recommended programme for childhood immunisations.15 minute appointment with Rachel Rock or Charlotte Soulsby
RespiratoryRegular check-ups and advice from practice nurses on lifestyle, inhaler techniques and medication for patients with Asthma or COPD.20 or 30 minute appointment with a practice Nurse
DiabetesRoutine monitoring and medication reviews for diabetic patients.  These are usually twice a year, an annual review and an interim blood test.  We also offer foot assessments by our own Nurses or by the Podiatry team based within the Primary Care Centre.Patients need a 10 minute, morning blood test appointment with Deb Sim at least 1 week prior to a 20 minutes annual review appointment with Margaret Burridge or Charlotte Soulsby.  The 6 monthly interim appointment is 10 minutes with Margaret Burridge or Charlotte Soulsby.  
Diabetic retinal screeningRetinal screening is carried out by Medical Imaging UK at our Practice premises.  Retinal screening appointments will be sent out to you as required after your initial referral to them from the Practice.
VascularFor all patients with heart or vascular problems eg MI or stroke.20 minute appointment with a Practice Nurse.
EpilepsyMonitoring and medication reviews for all patients with epilepsy.10 minutes with a Doctor.
DementiaAnnual review for patients with Dementia or memory loss20 min appointment with any Doctor
Mental HealthAnnual review for patients with mental Health problems20 min appointment with any Doctor
Learning DisabilitiesAnnual review for patients with learning disabilities20 min appointment with any Doctor
Minor SurgeryMinor operations carried out in the practice following advice from your Doctor.15 minute appointments on a Friday with Dr Frankel
Smoking CessationFor patients wanting to give up and on going support for those who have stopped.This may involve an initial appointment with any Practice Nurse and then a referral to the Smoking Cessation Service.  You can also go direct to the Smoking Cessation Service.
HypertensionFor patients with diagnosed high blood pressure.Annual 10 minute appointment including blood test and a 6 month 10 minute interim blood pressure check, both with a Practice Nurse.
Continence ClinicNurse led clinic held on the last Thursday every month 2pm to 4 pm.Please contact the District Nurse team directly for an appointment at the Primary Care Centre.
Ear SyringingNurse led clinc held on Monday and Thursday Afternoons

20 min appointment with District Nurses at the Primary Care Centre.

PodiatryNew podiatry patients will require an initial referral from their GP

Appointments can be made by calling 01434 613063 (option 0) between 08.30 and 17.00 Monday to Friday (other than between 12.30 and 13.30 when the office is closed for lunch).

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