The Practice Nurses
We have three practice nurses who work with the doctors to provide a wide range of services, which include:- Management of Long Term Conditions, such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure, and Health Promotion, such as cervical smears, child health immunisations, general health checks and advice.
If you require any of these services, please make an appointment with one of the nurses.
For many long term conditions which are well controlled, the doctor will ask you to see the nurse for a follow-up appointment at clinics, which are held regularly. All patients with a long term condition will be invited to attend a clinic for full review of their care at least once a year.
Child Health Clinics
Child Health clinics are held every week on a Tuesday morning, by appointment. Childhood immunisations will be undertaken by one of the practice nurses at these clinics.
Family Planning Advice
A confidential contraceptive advice service is offered by all our doctors and nurses, including advice on contraceptive pills, contraception injections, contraceptive implants and coils and natural family planning. Please make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your contraceptive needs.
Antenatal and Postnatal Care
If you are planning a pregnancy please make sure you see one of the doctors or nurses for pre-conceptual advice.
Pregnancy testing is available at the Practice.
Once your pregnancy had been confirmed by a positive test, please make an appointment to see one of the doctors who will discuss your future maternity care and arrange for you to see the midwife, who will work with you to co-ordinate your care. The midwife and GP will organise appointments for you during normal surgery times. Six weeks after your baby has been born you will be seen by a doctor for a postnatal check and at eight weeks both mother and baby will be seen by doctor and nurse.