Asthma clinics are held frequently at practice. All asthmatic patients are encouraged to attend. Dr Balai is the practice lead for Asthma.
COPD / Spirometry
COPD/Spirometry clinics are held frequently at the practice. It is for patients with respiratory problems or emphysema.
Appointments for Cervical Smears are held with our Practice Nurses.
From 1st April 2004 the screening intervals are :
(Women who had their last smear before 31st March 2003 will be called in 5 years and then as set out above)
The smear test aims to detect changes in the cervix (neck of the womb) so that treatment my be given if necessary.
Patients who receive a letter of invitation to attend for a smear should ask to make an appointment in this clinic.
Chronic Heart Disease (CHD)
This clinic is held once a month.
It is for patients previously diagnosed with heart disease and those at risk will be invited to attend.
It is essential for children to be fully immunised and we advise that current recommendations should be strictly adhered to.
All children should have the following basic immunisations, starting at two months old.
When a child is due an immunisation parents are contacted by the Health Authority and invited to contact the surgery to arrange an appointment with the Practice Nurses in our weekly immunisation clinics. Enquiries concerning childhood immunisations can be made to the Health Visitor on 0300 790 6838 or patients can ask to speak with a Practice Nurse at the surgery.
Diabetic clinics are held frequently at the practice, these are conducted by a Practice Nurse. All diabetic patients are encouraged to attend. Dr Kollmeier is the practice lead for Diabetes.
Annual vaccination is recommended for everyone aged 65 and over. It is also advised for patients of any age who have a greater risk of being infected because they:
Clinics are usually held during the month of October and an appointment my be booked from the 1st September.
Clinics are held twice a week on a Monday and a Thursday and are carried out by a Health Care Assistant.
A minor surgery clinic is held on 2 different occasions each month by Dr Balai and Dr Webb. Simple procedures may be done in normal surgery.
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