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Did you know that since April 2015, you don't have to wait on the phone to speak to your GP surgery?  Just like online banking, you can look at your GP records on a computer, a tablet or a smartphone, using a website or an app.  You can choose to: Book and cancel appointments, order repeat prescriptions online and look at part of your GP records online.  Ask at reception on how to sign up for these services.


Named GP - with effect from 1 April 2015 all patients will have a named GP who will have overall responsiblity for the care and support provided for them.  This does not prevent you from seeing any GP in the Practice as you currently do.  If you wish to know who your named GP is please ask our Reception Team, GP or Practice Nurse.



chdWarfarin Clinic

Dr Livingstone and Dr Faruque offer a Warfarin monitoring service.

Diabetes Clinic

Our Doctors and our Practice Nurse run a regular Diabetes Clinic.  We also have a Dietician who provides a monthly clinic for our patients with diabetes.

Smoking Cessation

If you wish to give up smoking please contact the Stop Smoking Service on 01274 437700.  We regret we cannot offer smoking cessation appointments in-house.

Child Health

Immunisations are by appointment with the Practice Nurse. Teenage immunisations are usually performed at school, by the School Nurse.

pregnantCervical Screening

Our Practice Nurses offer appointments.  You will be sent a reminder when your smear is due, but if it has been more than three years since your last smear, please book an appointment.

Family Planning

All our doctors and practice nurses can provide advice.  We offer a full range of services including the fitting of coils.  If you require emergency contraception, please tell our receptionists and we will arrange to see you promptly.  Remember this type of contraception is most effective within 24 hours.

Healthy Heart Clinic

Our Practice Nurses offer an annual check up if you suffer from heart disease.

Menopause Clinic

Our Practice Nurses offer advice and treatment by appointment.

Women's Health Clinic

Monday evening - 6.30pm to 7.30pm - prebookable appointments are available for coil fitting and removal, contraception advice, implanon fitting and removal, smears, menopause and HRT advice, sexual health advice and screening


Asthma

10% of our practice population has an asthma diagnosis. However not all have current active symptoms.

If, as an asthma sufferer you have had to use your inhaler medication in the last 12 months then we would recommend that you see our trained nurse in asthma care. She will review your current treatment regimen, check your inhaler technique and offer solutions to difficulties you may be having with dealing with this condition.

inhaler2Our aims:

  • Monitor condition
  • Alleviate symptoms
  • Shared care and responsibility
  • Patient involvement
  • Use of educational material
  • Peak flows for all asthma patients

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Clinic (COPD)

stethoscope4This is generally a smoking related condition. It is estimated to affect 1 in 4 susceptible smokers. It affects sufferers in different ways but will lead to marked disability unless action is taken.

COPD progresses slowly and sufferers do not normally seek medical attention until their disease is quite advanced. Although smokers in their thirties may have early COPD, they often attribute their symptoms to a "smokers cough" and modify their daily activity to avoid exercise which provides breathlessness. By the time they seek help it may be to late for appropriate treatment. Terms like emphysema or chronic bronchitis have been used to describe this condition.

What can you do?

The most effective treatment is to stop smoking. This will reduce the rate of decline as we are unable to reverse this condition. If you wish to give up smoking please contact the Stop Smoking Service on 01274 437700.

Most of the treatments available are about trying to alleviate symptoms. During our clinics and usual surgery times we are happy to discuss these various options.

 
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