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Clinics & Services

scope_aple_heartAsthma & COPD Management

Patients over the age of eight years will be invited to have an annual review with the Practice Nurse. The review will include appropriate education and advice relating to managing asthma. 

Children under the age of eight years will be invited for an asthma review with a GP.

Diabetic Clinic

The Diabetic Clinic is run by our Practice Nurse and is overseen by a doctor.  Patients are invited on an annual basis for a full diabetic review.  Patients may also be asked to have blood tests re-checked or to attend the diabetic clinic throughout the year if required.  Patients may also be asked to have bloods re-checked or to attend the diabetic clinic throughout the year if required. Patients who are diabetic are welcome to make an appointment to see the Practice Nurse or any of the GPs if they need further advice or have any concerns regarding their health.

Minor Surgery

Dr Bell runs the minor surgery clinics with assistance from the practice nurse.  Many minor surgical procedures such as removal of cysts, skin lesions, and joint injections can be carried out quickly and comfortably within the practice.  These are carried out during designated sessions organised by Practice Nurse Logan.   A referral from a practice GP is required to have a procedure carried out.  Please make an appointment with a GP for an initial assessment.

Cervical Smear Tests

A Cervical Smear test requires a 20 minute appointment with the practice nurse or with a female GP.  Cervical Screening is offered to female patients aged 25-49 years at 3 yearly intervals, aged 50-65 years at 5 yearly intervals. Patients over the age of 65 years will cease to be re-called if their last test was normal.

Blood Tests

If a GP advises you to have a blood test or other investigations with the treatment room (practice nurse or phlebotomist) please make an appointment at reception for this.  The doctor will document which tests you require on your record for the nurse to see.  We advise all patients to call reception for results to ensure that any important information is communicated to you.  Please be aware that some investigations can take longer to return than others.

If a doctor indicates that your result requires further action you will be contacted by a member of staff to advise you.

Please note we do not provide blood tests which have been requested by a consultant at a private consultation.

Child Health & Child Vaccinations

All of the GP's conduct 8 week child health assessments.  Babies will also be invited by the Child Health Service (CHS) to have their first vaccinations at the practice.  Both the 8 week assessment and baby vaccinations can be done on the same day  Please advise the receptionist that you are making both appointments together.  

When your child is 3 years and 4 months old they will be recalled by CHS for their pre-school booster vaccinations.  When you receive notice of this please phone the practice reception to make this appointment.

Adult Vaccinations

We provide all recommended NHS vaccinations to adults

Flu Vaccinations - Patients who are over the age of 65 years or patients of any age who are deemed "at risk" due to certain medical conditions will be invited to have a flu vaccination.  The Public Health Agency advise the practice which patients should be invited to attend for flu vaccination before the flu vaccination campaign begins in the Autumn.

Foreign Travel

WE DO NOT PROVIDE TRAVEL ADVICE TO PATIENTS.

Patients should seek advice from a travel advice clinic.  The travel clinic will advise you regarding any vaccinations you may require.  Some vaccinations can be provided free of charge by the GP surgery whilst others may be provided privately by your travel clinic.

If you wish to have any of the NHS vaccines administered by the practice nurse please call into the practice reception with your written information from your travel clinic consultation to make an appointment with the practice nurse.  Please ensure that you do this well in advance of travel as an appointment may not be available at short notice.

Please be aware the practice does not provide or administer private vaccinations.  

Maternity Care

All of our GPs provide full antenatal care and postnatal care.

Family Planning

All of the GPs provide advice on family planning and contraception. 

Smoking Cessation Services 

Many of the local pharmacies provide smoking cessation services without the need to be referred by a GP.  Please speak to your local pharmacy about this.

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