Well Woman Clinic
Dr Matthews provides well woman checks and a number of appointments are available each week.
Child Health Surveillance
Children under five years have regular checks by the health visitor in order to assess development, hearing and speech. Babies are checked by the doctor at six weeks of age.
This is held on Wednesday mornings for routine childhood immunisations. The practice nurses run this clinic and will be happy to discuss any concerns you may have.
Routine Immunisation Schedule changed in 2018 – please click here for further information
Have look at the information available here on the reasons why to stop smoking and what support is available to you including a free app for your mobile phone which sends encouraging messages of support! We can direct you to local clinics to help you quit. Our local service is provided by Quit 51 - their website and details of how they support you are here
This is run by our community midwife on Monday and Wednesday afternoons, starting at 1.00pm, by appointment.
Weight Control Clinic
Our nurses are available for dietary advice, regular weighing and encouragement, as they help you to achieve a healthy weight.
Patients with asthma and diabetes are seen regularly in these clinics, run jointly by a doctor and a nurse. In this way we can achieve a high standard of care in these conditions.
Heart Disease Prevention Clinic
Patients with existing heart disease or with known risk factors can be seen on a regular basis, in order to monitor blood pressure, diet and blood cholesterol levels.
This is offered on a Thursday and is run by a specially trained practice nurse. It is by appointment only and you MUST be stable on your warfarin dosage before we can take over your care from the hospital.
We provide a comprehensive service for minor surgery (mainly skin lesions) and joint injections. Dr Crichton is mainly responsible for minor surgery, so we advise seeing him in a routine appointment to discuss any treatment.
Confidential advice on contraception, emergency contraception and sexual health is offered during all clinics. This is a nurse led service.
You may also find the information on the Umbrella website useful - you can order self test kits, speak to them for advice and arrange appointment. Immunisations
All adults should be immunised against tetanus every ten years. If you are travelling abroad and think you may need immunisation, please make an appointment with the practice nurse at least eight weeks in advance. See our travel health page for more information.
New Patient Health Checks
When you join the Practice as a new patient, you will be offered a new patient check. If you are on repeat medication, this will be with one of our doctors, if not, then please book to see our health care assistant. You will be weighed, have your urine checked and be asked a series of health questions, this will also give you the opportunity to raise any concerns you might have.
All medicals for insurance, HGV licences, driving, elderly driver etc. Can be arranged via the receptionists. These are not covered by the NHS and a fee will be payable.
Research and Training
Our practice is recognised for post-graduate medical training. Each year a fully qualified doctor joins us as a Registrar in General Practice. Occasionally we may ask for your permission to videotape your consultation – doctors will only see this and this will be used for training purposes only.
Our practice is also active in undertaking various research projects, which include new approaches to treating various diseases. You may be requested to participate in these research projects but participation is purely voluntary.
We have a doctors’ and nurses’ phone clinic where we can give advice on minor ailments over the phone. Please ring the surgery for more information.
Patient on Line Servcies
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