CLINICS

Asthma Clinic

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.

 

Cervical Smears

Appointments for Cervical Smears are held with our Practice Nurses.

From 1st April 2004 the screening intervals are :

  • No routine screening for women under the age of 25
  • Women aged 25-49 will be screened every 3 years
  • Women aged 50-64 will be screened every 5 years

(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.

 

Childhood immunisations

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.

  • 3 DTPP HIB: diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio ; 2 meningitis C ; and 2 Pneumonia by 1 year.
  • Booster HIB / meningitis C at 1 year.
  • MMR: measles, mumps and rubella ; and a further Pneumonia by 2 years.
  • 1 DTP: diphtheria, tetanus, polio, whooping cough, also MMR Booster: measles, mumps and rubella by 5 years.
  • 1 DTP Booster: diphtheria, tetanus, and polio by 16 years.

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 Clinic

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. 

 

Influenza

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:

  • have diabetes
  • have chronic heart, liver, renal disease
  • have chronic respiratory disease
  • have suppressed immune system
  • are the main carer of dependent, elderly or disabled people

Clinics are usually held during the month of October and an appointment my be booked from the 1st September.

 

INR Clinic

Clinics are held twice a week on a Monday and a Thursday and are carried out by a Health Care Assistant.

 

Minor Surgery

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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