In addition to healthy lifestyle advice, it is beneficial to have specific screening for certain conditions. Many people are familiar with the national screening programmes, such as cervical cytology screening and breast screening and more recently bowel cancer and chlamydia screening.
However we also offer screening for patients at risk of:
Cardiovascular Disease which is the medical term for heart attacks, strokes and other diseases of the circulation
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) more commonly known as chronic bronchitis, emphysema or bronchiectasis
Diabetes for those patients at risk
Osteoporosis is a loss of some bone material, making bones more prone to breaking (fracture). Osteoporosis mainly affects older people, but can affect anyone.
Long Term Conditions
They include among others:
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Chronic Kidney Disease
- Thyroid disease
Our priority is to improve care for people with long term conditions by providing expert care delivered close to home by doctors and nurses at your general practice. The practice clinical team has a wide range of experience enabling us to provide the very best clinical care to our patients. With expert monitoring, treatment and appropriate self-help you can very effectively reduce the risk of serious complications. What's more, you can lead an active and normal life. In fact, with a little help from us and perseverance from you, you can actually become healthier than before, once it is under control.
At the practice we offer a number of diagnostic services and procedures, tailored to the needs of our patients, to save you the time and inconvenience of having to go to hospital, or similar service. These include:
- Blood tests
- 24hr Blood Pressure monitoring
- Warfarin monitoring
- Glucose tolerance testing
- Minor injuries
- Ear syringing
- Coil fittings
- Implanon insertions
Family Planning and Smears
Smears can be booked during routine nurse surgeries. The surgery provide a wide range of family planning services and we fit our own coils and implanon
Child and Baby Immunisations
We encourage all parents to immunise their children, and our practice nurses hold a weekly clinic on Thursday afternoons. Children are invited and sent appointments- if for any reason you are unable to attend, please contact the surgery to re-arrange. If you wish to discuss any aspect of your child’s immunisation please contact the practice to discuss with a member of the clinical team.
We offer a minor surgery service at the practice; please book an appointment with a GP initially to discuss your needs, and so they can assess you.
We provide flu jabs and pneumonia vaccination for at risk patients
Other Special Clinics
Counselling service ‘Good thinking’
The practice provides a specialist service for travellers requiring vaccination and immunisation. Qualified nursing staff are on hand to offer advice and administer vaccinations. We are a designated Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre. Please note that Yellow Fever vaccination is a chargeable service. For more information see the above tab.