We hold special clinics by appointment. The clinics offered are:
- Asthma and COPD
- Coronary Heart Disease/Hypertension
- Child Surveillance/Immunisation
- Family Planning (including IUD and Emergency Contraception)
- Cervical Smears
- Weight Reduction Advice
- Minor Surgery/Cryotherapy
- Hormone Replacement Therapy
- Smoking Cessation
- NHS Healthchecks (for eligible patients)
MATERNITY CARE, FAMILY PLANNING AND FEMALE HEALTH
The practice midwife cares for all the pregnant women in the practice, during pregnancy, sometimes during delivery and after birth. She attends the surgery weekly on a Wednesday morning, and can be contacted via Queens Hospital Burton on 01283 566333 extension 4351.
All the doctors will offer the support and advice necessary for preparing to have a baby, and contraceptive services for spacing and postponing your family. The practice is hoping to provide an IUD/IUS and Implanon service soon.
We offer a pre-pregnancy check for women who have never had a baby, as part of the family planning service. Hormone replacement therapy is provided where appropriate, and after discussion in normal surgery hours
Cervical smears are provided according to the current guidelines and schedule, at 3 and 5 yearly intervals only. You can ask the practice nurse when your next smear will be due.
Should you require an intimate examination, please request a 'double appointment' (20 minutes) and expect a chaperone to be present.
CHILD HEALTH SERVICES
Babies are checked at eight weeks by the doctor and health visitor, when the first immunisations are given. Further routine developmental checks are provided by the health visitor and a designated doctor at 7 months - 1 year, and at 2.5 years.
Routine childhood immunisations are given in the practice at 8, 12 and 16 weeks, 12 months, 13 months and 3.5 years.
For advice please contact the Health Visitor via the practice reception or on 01283 722937.
Between 08.00am and 6.00pm, the surgery nursing staff will assess minor injuries. Some minor surgeries are not appropriate to be treated in the surgery, and you may be advised to attend the A&E department at Queens Hospital Burton.
NEW PATIENT CONSULTATIONS
As part of your registration process, you will be asked to provide your medical history. This is to enable the Practice assess your present medical needs and plan your care. If your history is complicated, you may be asked to attend a new patient medical examination with a nurse or doctor, where a more detailed assessment can be made.
The practice provides a minor surgery service. This is by way of fortnightly surgical sessions and monthly cryotherapy. Conditions which are appropriate for such treatment include simple moles, skin tags, skin cysts, viral warts and verrucas. Cryotherapy involves the applictaion of a very cold gas (liquid nitrogen) to the skin, and freezes the lesion for a few seconds. Another common form of minor surgery is the injection of steroids/local anaesthetic into inflamed joints and tissues.
The GPs, practice nurses and local pharmacist can advise and assist you to stop smoking. Prescriptions for medication to assist you to stop smoking can be provided after appropriate counselling. You can be referred to the local South Staffs Stop Smoking Service or can also get advice from the NHS Quitline 0800 022 4 332 or at www.nhs.co.uk/gosmokefree
CHRONIC DISEASE CLINICS
The practice provides a high level of care to patients with coronary artery disease, stroke, hypertension, asthma/COPD, diabetes and peripheral vascular disease via weekly GP/practice nurse clinics. You will usually be invited via a letter to attend these clinics and for a review of other conditions such as multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, learning disabilities and certain mental health conditions.