Clinics & Services
Health Promotion Clinics
The following clinics are run by our practice nurses:
- Healthy Living
- Asthma - we have spirometry facilities for full lung testing at both surgeries
- Heart Disease Prevention
- Smoking Cessation
- Dietary Advice
Dr Cochin can offer joint injections to help certain conditions of the shoulder, knee and elbows. Each patient needs to be assessed individually by Dr Cochin for suitability. Your regular Doctor will suggest this option to you if it is thought appropriate.
For results of routine investigations patients should contact the surgery to confirm no further action is required 1 week after the investigation. The practice will contact patients directly where abnormal results are received.
To request a routine pregnancy test, bring an early morning sample of urine and either leave it at reception or with the doctor or nurse. This is sent to the hospital and the results are available within two days.
All ladies trying to conceive or confirmed as pregnant should take folic acid 400mcg/day. This is available from chemists and health food shops. Taking folic acid up to the twelfth week in pregnancy substantially reduces the chance of the baby having spina bifida.
Once your pregnancy test has been confirmed as positive please make an appointment to see one of the doctors.
They will make arrangements for your antenatal care together with the midwives and the hospital. For your convenience most of your appointments will be at the surgery.
All the doctors provide a full and completely confidential family planning service. Please book a routine appointment. Additionally, Dr Moncrieff fits the coil (IUCD). Drs Moncrieff and Raj are now offering the contraceptive implant. Sisters Carter and Kellett are fully trained to deal with all aspects of womens health. If you require any of these services please book an appointment with Sr.Carter or Sr Kellett in the first instance (including pill check) Srs.Carter and Kellett perform coil checks.
WELL BABY/CHILD HEALTH CLINIC
The health of the under fives is supervised by Dr Moncrieff at Buttershaw Lane and Dr Halstead at Park Road, along with the health visitors, at a weekly clinic held in both surgeries. All the routine checks and the vaccinations are given at these clinics. The health visitors are also available to give health advice on children's common problems. For general advice, no appointment is necessary - just turn up to the baby clinic!
Appointments are required for the eight week check. The clinic times are listed below:
- Park Road Thursdays 1.45pm to 3.15pm
- Buttershaw Lane Mondays 1.45pm to 3.15pm
Please do not bring ill babies/children to these clinics - they should be seen in a normal surgery appointment. The doctors consider it very important that all children are fully immunised to prevent the risks from the preventable childhood diseases
We hold open clinics starting from October each year to vaccinate those at risk (over 65 year olds, asthmatics, diabetics, heart disease) against influenza.
Ask at reception for details.