Because our Practice operates from three surgeries we are limited in the number of special clinics we can offer. However, all patients with chronic disease illnesses such as diabetes, asthma, hypertension, heart disease, epilepsy, etc, will be seen regularly and given the same service they would get by attending special clinics.
Many serious childhood illnesses and handicaps can be prevented by immunisation or early treatment. All children should be seen regularly in the early months and years of life. Please contact individual surgeries for details.
CONTRACEPTION AND INFERTILITY
All the GP’s and Practice Nurse offer advice on contraception and infertility. Just make an appointment.
Immunisation will be offered to all children in the Practice area. Appointments for clinics are given by your Health Visitor for your area.
All the GP’s will be happy to offer advice and help with sexually transmitted illnesses and sexual problems.
WELL WOMEN CLINIC
The purpose of these clinics is early identification of illnesses which affect women. This includes cervical and breast cancer. Please remember that an abnormal smear does not mean you have cancer. Many women have abnormal smears and often no treatment will be needed, but you may have to attend early for your next smear. Do not worry but please telephone the doctor who will be happy to explain the result. All women should regularly examine their breasts for lumps. You can be taught how to do this at the Well Women Clinic. Again, do not worry, phone your doctor. These clinics are conducted by the Practice Nurse and female GP’s.