Antenatal care is now largely carried out by the midwife. However, you should arrange to see one of the doctors early in your pregnancy. The doctor will then offer you a booking clinic appointment with the midwife when full information about your pregnancy will be given. The midwife will organise a hospital visit which will include an ultrasound scan. Subsequent appointments during your pregnancy will usually be with the midwife.
Your child will receive a written invitation to attend for their scheduled vaccinations.
Child Health Surveillance
Child health surveillance includes a series of assessments carried out by the health visitors and doctors. The health visitor will send your child an appointment at the appropriate time.
All women who are (or who have been) sexually active should have regular cervical smears. You will receive a reminder to attend for a cervical smear test every 3 years and every 5 years for patients over 50 years old. These tests are carried out by the practice nurses unless there is a problem, in which case the doctor may need to carry out the test. Please make an appointment to see the practice nurse
Well Person Clinics
The practice nurses run well man and well women clinics where general health advice is available. Please make an appointment
All women reaching their 50th birthday will be included in the regional recall scheme for mammography (x-ray examination of the breasts). You will receive an invitation by post to attend. All women receive an invitation in a 3 yearly cycle and when you attend depends on where you live.
Pl ease make an appointment to see the doctor for initial advice on all types of family planning. The doctor may ask you to see the practice nurse or nurse practitioner for follow-up care and repeat prescriptions.
Choices of contraception available :
- The combined pill ("the pill")
- The progesterone-only pill ("the mini pill")
- Progesterone injections (Depo-Provera)
- The cervical cap
- Natural family planning
- Emergency contraception ("the morning after pill") . If you require emergency contraception you should see the doctor as soon as possible and certainly within 72 hours. Alternatively, you can obtain this service from a local family planning clinic.
The doctor, nurse or health visitor may refer you to the counsellor, who works within the practice.
If you are diabetic you will either be attending a hospital diabetic clinic or you will receive an invitation to attend our diabetic clinic on a regular basis (usually 6 monthly or yearly)
The practice nurse runs the asthma clinic. You will usually be referred by the doctor so that the practice nurse can monitor your asthma. If you are already on asthma medication and have not been reviewed by the nurse or doctor recently, you can make an appointment for this clinic.
Some minor surgery procedures can be carried out in the surgery by the doctor or nurse practitioner. Please make an appointment to see the doctor initially.
Chris Wright is attached to our team and provides physiotherapy services within our Practice to ensure our patients receive care in an environment in which they are familiar.
Support Back To Work
If you require support to help you return to work, Sue Hall has clinics in the surgery once a week. Should you require support, which may include training or help and advice in returning to the job market.