Clinics & Services

 

Child Health Surveillance girl_being_examined

Clinics are held in the surgery each Tuesday from 14:30 - 15:30. Routine childhood vaccinations and developmental checks are carried out in keeping with current recommendations.

Antenatal Care 

This is shared with all the local hospitals and is carried out during normal surgery hours.

Minor Surgery and Joint Injections

A number of minor surgical procedures are carried out in the practice including the removal of certain skin lesions and also injection of joints. Please make an appointment in the usual way. A return appointment is usually necessary.

Minor Injuries Service

The practice provides assessment and treatment of a range of minor injuries including cuts requiring suturing, minor burns and assessment of limb and head injuries. Please ask at reception if you require help.

Stop Smoking Clinic

We are always glad to offer support to those wanting to give smoking. One of the practice nurses runs a clinic and appointments can be made at reception.asthma_inhaler_5

Asthma and COPD (chronic lung disease)

These are chronic disease problems and you may be invited to attend these clinics regularly depending on the severity of your disease, but at least annually. Our practice nurse has taken additional qualifications in the management of these diseases.

Diabetic Clinic

This is held monthly on the 1st Tuesday of each month with the doctor, practice nurse, dietician and podiatrist in attendance.

Advanced Nurse Practioner.

We have and  Advanced Nurse Practioner who works in the surgery. If the GP has no appointments available you may be offered an appointment with the Nurse as she is able to perform the same duties as the GP and issue prescriptions if necessary.

First Contact Pyhsiotherapist (FCP)

This is a new service being provided by the surgery. If you have a musculosketal condition such as:

A recent sprain, strain, joint or muscle injury,

Shoulder, neck or back pain,

Arthritis/chronic pain.

Ask the receptionist for an appointment with the FCP.

Social Worker

Social wellbeing affects how people feel about themselves, how well they function and the overall quality of their life. Social workers work with individuals, families and communities to improve their social wellbeing. Types of support that can be provided:

Loneliness and isolation              Stress

Carer Support                            Bereavement and trauma

Relationship difficulties               Alcohol and drug addiction

Parenting difficulties                   Housing difficulties

Mental Health Practitioner

Our mental health practitioner is an expert who can:

Provide an initial assessment.

Advise on management of your mental health

Offer short term treatment

Direct you to appropriate services

Refer you to specialist mental health services.

 
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