The Practice Nurses
The practice nurses can give advice and help on many aspects of health, especially:
- Dressing wounds
- Removal of stitches
- Travel advice and vaccinations
- Family planning, advice and supplies
- Treatment of injuries
- Dietary advice
- Blood pressure monitoring
- Cervical smears
- Ear syringing
- Health checks
- Blood and urine tests
Appointments With The Nurses
|Morning surgery||Monday to Friday||9.00am – 11.30am|
|Evening surgery||Monday and Thursday||4.30pm – 6.00pm|
|Minor Surgery Clinic||Friday||2.00pm – 3.00pm|
Advice On Contraception And Family Planning
Advice is available from all the doctors and from the practice nurses at any consultation. To maintain patients’ confidentiality, we prefer not to hold a separate family planning clinic.
Getting Help To Stop Smoking
The doctors and practice nurses can help you to cut down and stop smoking, with advice, carbon monoxide checks and nicotine replacement therapy.
Travelling abroad increases your risk of infection. Protect yourself with the recommended immunisations but try not to leave them until just before you go as you will be better protected if the immunisations are spaced correctly. For Africa, India or South America, allow about two months to complete the course.
Some travel vaccinations and malaria prophylaxis are not available at public expense so must be paid for privately.
If you want to see what vaccinations are recommended for your trip go to www.nathnac.org/travel/
Yellow Fever Centre
The practice is a recognised centre for yellow fever immunisation.
Alternate Friday ‘s 1.00pm – 4.00pm by appointment only.
Please advise the receptionist if it is your first antenatal appointment, as you will require an hour with the midwife for your first visit.
The midwife and health visitor also hold preparation classes for expectant mothers.
The health visitor holds a ‘First Mothers’ club.
The doctors perform many minor surgical operations at the surgery. If the doctor has asked you to book for a minor surgery procedure please advise the receptionist when booking your appointment.
The surgery is committed to giving our patients the best medical care within the practice environment.
We currently run a diabetic clinic for our patients. This clinic is run outside of our normal surgery clinic times and enables us to give more time and attention to the extra needs of our diabetic patients. Included within this clinic is a thorough examination and advice from the doctor & practice nurse both have trained specialist knowledge in Diabetes.
If you have any further questions about these clinics, or feel that you should be invited to attend, please contact the Diabetic Nurse via reception.
Patients applying to join the surgery list are not discriminated against on the grounds of race, gender, social class, age, religion, sexual orientation, appearance, disability or medical condition.