Practice Nurse appointments offer a range of services including chronic disease clinics for Diabetes, Repiratory Disease and Heart Disease to name a few. They also provide health (well person) checks, wound dressings, suture removal, ear syringing and cervical smear tests. They also provide immunisations for work and travel however there may be a charge for these.To find out more about our Practice Nurse services please continue reading below.
Child Health/Baby Clinics
For 6 week checks please book a 20 minute appointment with the Specialist GP.
Tuesdays 0900-11.45. Notification will be sent to you by the Child Health Department at the hospital: Please then book an appointment with the receptionists at the surgery. Further appointments will then be made whilst you are in the clinic.
We have a GP with the specialist skills in treating Diabetics. We provide a comprehensive annual check for all patients with Diabetes. Appointments can be made with Sister Michele Weeks or Beverley Whitehouse throughout the week during normal clinic times.
NHS Clinics for Asthma and Respiratory Disease
Sister Michelle Weeks holds Respiratory Clinics on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
We provide a range of contraception services including: Emergency Contraception and advice.
The Doctors and Midwives provide maternity care. The Midwives hold regular Anti-natal clinics by appointment only.
Child Health Surveillance Clinics
This service is run by the Specialist GP's with the support of the Health Visitors who provide full development checks.
Dr Mark Scowen runs a minor operations clinic for non-cosmetic reasons. Ask your Doctor for advice.
Smoking Cessation Clinics
This service is available from the Stop Smoking Counselor in the Practice. Please make an appointment with the Reception Staff.
The Practice offers Ear Syringing to all patients. Prior to booking an appointment we ask that you first try to self treat with olive oil drops for 2-3 weeks as syringing may cause Tinnitus (ringing in the ears) and very occasionally perforation of the ear drum. It is very important to prepare your ears thoroughly prior to syringing to reduce the risks of complications.
Preparation: Lay on your side with the infected ear uppermost. drop 5 drops of oil (at room temperature) into the ear canal. Stay lying down for 5 minutes then wipe away any excess oil. Do not put cotton wool in your ears.
Repeat the procedure with the other ear if required.
Repeat this procedure morning and evening at least 5 days prior to syringing.
Before seeing the Nurse you will need to complete a consent form which is obtainable from the Reception of the Surgery on the day of your appointment.
For further information please see the NHS Choices link here.