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Coronavirus Update

Thursday 26.11.20 the surgery will close at 12pm for training. We reopen as normal the following day at 8am. Thank you

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT:

Stay at home for 14 days if you have either:
A high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
A new, continuous cough – this means you’ve started coughing repeatedly

A change or loss in smell/taste (Updated 19.5.2020)

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you’re staying at home. Testing for coronavirus is not needed if you’re staying at home. Read the advice about staying at home.

Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:

  • you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
  • your condition gets worse
  • your symptoms do not get better after 14 days

Use the 111 coronavirus service. Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.

NEW: Coronavirus app from the Government

A new Coronavirus Status Checker has been launched that will help the NHS coordinate its response and build up additional data on the COVID-19 outbreak. People with potential coronavirus symptoms are now being asked to complete the status checker and answer a short series of questions which will tell the NHS about their experience.

See https://www.gov.uk/government/news/nhs-asks-people-to-share-their-coronavirus-symptoms-to-help-others?fbclid=IwAR0zep4sfP9eurK7NMBVp4EsxSpobNr15RVU-UeU5DewtPpAAJSjt90_krQ for more info

Clinics & Services

Family Planning

Advice on all aspects of family planning is given in routine GP surgeries or by booking an appointment with the Practice Nurse.

Maternity Care

Our antenatal clinic is held on Wednesdays between 13:30 and 16:00. Our Community Midwife Denise Ward is in attendance. Dr Sarah Taylor runs the Antenatal booking clinic for newly pregnant patients on Thursdays.

Minor Surgery

Dr Helen McClelland (assisted by Sister Karen Mee) provides a Minor surgery clinic which is held on alternate Friday mornings. Cryotherapy sessions are held on a Monday morning. Dr Philip Taylor and Dr Dan Parkin offer joint injections.

Dermatology

Dr Helen McClelland has special interest in Dermatology and sees patients referred by colleagues or self-referrals from patients.

Cervical Smears

Smears are taken by the Practice Nurses. If you have not had a smear for three years we strongly advise you to make an appointment. Once you have had a smear your will be recalled every three years or as advised.

Child Health Services

Full child development services and childhood immunisations are available at the Well Baby clinic every Wednesday 9.30am till 11.30am to see the Health Visitor and Practice Nurse and 10:30 till 11:15 to see a GP

Chronic Disease Management

Our Practice Nursing team run weekly clinics for all management of chronic disease such as Coronary Heart Disease, Diabetes, Hypertension, Stroke, Chest problems and Epilepsy. Patients known to have any of these problems will be invited by letter with an appointment to attend for review. It is important that you attend for this appointment so that the nurses can ensure you are receiving the best possible treatment for your condition. It is equally important to attend even if you are experiencing no current problems. By having a review the nurses can ensure that you continue to receive the best treatment for your condition.

If you do not respond to your invitation reminders will be sent and our reception team will endeavour to contact you by phone. If for any reason you do not wish to attend please confirm in writing that you do not want to have review. Our Practice Nurse is available to speak to on the telephone if you wish to discuss any aspect of your chronic disease. We would like to encourage you to attend. We now have evening appointments with our practice nurses.

Learning Disability Health Checks

Our Practice Nursing team carry out annual learning disability health checks on any patients aged 14 and over.

Holiday Vaccinations and Advice

The Practice is a designated Yellow Fever Centre and appointments are available with our Practice Nurse for all holiday vaccinations and advice.

Health Promotion

Appointments are available throughout the week in our Nurse clinics for a variety of screening and advice for a healthy lifestyle, including:

  • Family Planning
  • HRT/Menopause
  • Dietary Advice
  • NHS Health Checks
  • Blood Pressure Monitoring
Phlebotomy

The Phlebotomist runs weekly clinics on a Monday morning.

Smoking cessation

This clinic is  unfortunately no longer available. We would like to advise that patients can go to their local participating pharmacy which will have a smoking cessation clinic available.

 
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