Clinics & Services
Practice Nurses & Health Care Support Workers
Our nursing team carries out a very wide range of activities including: Health checks, Blood pressure checks, Blood-taking, ECGs, Heart risk assessments, lung function tests, holiday & other vaccinations, family planning, smear tests and regular checks for those patients with chronic (long-term) conditions. As you would perhaps expect, different members of the Team are trained in different skills and procedures – our receptionists will help you to make sure that your appointment is booked with an appropriate member of staff.
We can advise you on all matters related to your health. We offer advice on healthier eating, losing weight, alcohol intake, stopping smoking and any other matter which will help you to achieve or to maintain a healthier lifestyle. If they are needed we will arrange blood pressure checks, vaccinations and blood & urine testing.
New Patient & “MOT” Checks
In order to ensure that we know about all of your health circumstances and so that we can take some simple base-line measurements, we invite all of our new patients aged 12 and over to attend for a basic health-screening check with one of our nursing staff. This may include a basic lung-function test for smokers and former smokers aged 40 or over.
Patients aged between 16 & 75 years who have not seen a doctor during the last 3 years are entitled to book a routine check, patients over 75 years of age are entitled to a check if they have not seen a doctor during the previous year.
‘Flu vaccinations are available to patient groups as defined each year by the Department of Health. At present these groups include: Patients aged 65 and over, those suffering from various long-term conditions, asthmatics who are using inhaled corticosteroids, those whose immune systems are compromised, residents of care or nursing homes, ladies who are pregnant and anyone who is registered as a Carer. We regret that, unless you fall into one or more of the defined categories, for licensing reasons we are unable to vaccinate you. Some local pharmacies and private travel centres offer (chargeable) vaccinations.
We provide a very broad spectrum of family planning advice and services including ‘the pill’, barrier methods, coils, contraceptive injection, implants & emergency contraception. Please ask our receptionists to make an appointment for you with one of the Practice nurses.
We are happy to deal with any concerns that you may have regarding your contraceptive method, even if it was started at your previous GP's surgery, the Family Planning Clinic or elsewhere.
Chronic (Long Term) Illnesses
Our nurses carry out the routine monitoring of all of our patients suffering with long-term conditions. These checks are important so that our doctors become aware at the earliest opportunity of any changes to your health. Please help us to keep you as well as possible by attending monitoring appointments, or by rearranging them, when we call for you.
The Practice runs regular clinics and offers and arranges other appointments covering a wide range of health topics such as:
Well woman / Cytology / HRT, Antenatal, Diabetic, Coronary Heart Disease, Lung Disease, Quit smoking, Minor surgery, Joint injections, Cryotherapy, Accupuncture, Well baby checks & Immunisations, Alcohol & Substance misuse and Counselling.
Our receptionists will advise you of dates and times at your usual surgery or of how to get in touch with the various services which support our own work.
Minor Surgery & Cryotherapy
Various minor surgical procedures are carried out at our purpose-built operating rooms located at the Pinfold Lane & Elizabeth Court Surgeries. Liquid nitrogen is used at our Pinfold Surgery to treat warts, veruccas and some other skin problems.
Your doctor will be happy to discuss your requirements.