Clinics & Services
Immunisation is very important in preventing serious diseases. Baby vaccines are 8, 12 and 16 weeks 1 and 4 years. Tetanus requires a full course and then 10 yearly boosters. Baby clinic runs on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. You need to make appointment for this clinic. Appointments are sent out from the Child Health Department for the baby vaccinations and the practice offer appointments for the pre-school (4yrs) and teenage (15yrs) boosters by contacting parents over the phone or through post.
Well women and family planning clinic
The smear test (cervical smear) is a screening test which allows doctors to predict those women who are likely to develop cancer of the neck of the womb (carcinoma of the cervix) in time to prevent it developing. The test involves a sample of surface cells being taken from the neck of the womb with a special device (spatula) or brush. The sample is then sent away to the laboratory.
The laboratory technician will then classify the smear test into either normal, borderline abnormal, mild, moderate or severely abnormal. Women between the ages of 25 and 64 are offered cervical screening at intervals defined nationally. Currently, the screening intervals are:
First call – Age 25
25 – 49 – Screened every three years
50 – 64 – Screened every five years
65+ – only screen those who have not been screened since age 50 or have had recent abnormal tests.
Women aged 65 or over who have had 3 consecutive negative smears are taken out of the recall programme.
Asthma is a long-term condition in which over-sensitive airways become narrow and inflamed, making it difficult to breathe in and out normally. Practice nurse & GP are available on Thursday mornings to offer advice, check BP and review medications. The clinic aims to improve patient’s quality of life through better management of their disease using the guidelines of the British Thoracic Society. We will give you information about your disease as well as advice about how different medications are used to treat symptoms. We also teach you inhaler technique and discuss smoking cessation and other lifestyle adjustments where necessary.
What is spirometry?
Spirometry is a breathing test which can help to diagnose different lung conditions. It can also be used to monitor patients with lung conditions and check how they respond to treatment.
What is a spirometer?
A spirometer is a device that measures the amount and speed of air that you can blow out. Both of these measurements help determine which lung condition you have. What will happen when I go for my test? A nurse or nursing assistant will guide and help you through the procedure.
Stop Smoking Clinic
Stop smoking services are now provided via your local pharmacy.
Hearing Aid Service
- Tubing, minor repairs, earmould cleaning and battery replacement
- Basic training for hearing aid users on maintenance and usage of their hearing aid
- Providing advice and support to enable people to make the most of their hearing aid
- Providing information on other equipment and services
- 2nd Friday of Every Month at the surgery – 13.30 – 14.30 – no need to book