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Clinics & Services

Antenatal Clinics

A full GP-led service forexpectant ladies.

Community midwife antenatal clinics will beheld at the Saffron Centre, Stanley Rd.

Community midwife antenatal clinics are held onThursdays 9.00 - 11.45am.

Contraceptive Services (Family Planning)

Comprehensive advice on all methods is available including coil fitting and barrier methods.Please book to see your doctor initially during normal surgery time.

Minor Surgery

A number of minor procedures can be carried out at the surgery. Please discuss with your doctor.

Non-NHS Medical Examinations

These include examinations for HGV, PSV and pre-employment etc. Please telephone or arrange at the reception desk where you will be given a 30 - 40 minute appointment and told the fee involved.

Disease Management And Health Promotion

The aim of promoting health is to try to identify risk factors at an early stage and prevent them from causing ill health. For this reason we will ask about drinking and smoking habits and measure your blood pressure and weight from time to time. This is especially wise in people with a family history of heart disease, diabetes or stroke.

We offer advice on controlling obesity and stopping smoking. Disease management and health promotion clinics are run by our nurse practitioner and health promotion nurse and appointments may be arranged at the reception desk for the following clinics:

Well Woman Clinic

More specific clinic for ladies requiring smear tests, but also includes a well person check.

Chronic Disease Management

Certain illnesses require a planned follow-up programme and, in line with the Department of Health's guidelines, we offer full planned care to our patients with asthma, diabetes, heart disease in particular. All the above clinics are nurse-led by our health promotion team.

Influenza And Pneumonia Vaccine

In accordance with Department of Health guidelines, we recommend influenza plus pneumonia vaccination for patients with diabetes, chronic heart, lung or kidney disease and residents of nursing and rest homes. The flu vaccination is available from late September.

 
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