Clinics & Services
Summary of some of the special services offered by the Practice
When high blood pressure or another risk factor such as high cholesterol has been detected, your doctor will often arrange for you to be routinely reviewed by the practice nurse.
These are routinely carried out by the practice nurse. Appointments are available at most times during the week. Unless you have never had sexual intercourse you should have a regular cervical smear test once every three years or as advised from aged 20 until you are aged 60. The NHS operates an automatic recall system for cervical smears and will advise you when your appointment is due. However, if for any reason you are overdue for a cervical smear please contact our reception staff.
To find out more information about shingles in regards to what shingles is and what symptoms to look out for, please click on the link www.shinglesaware.co.uk
All the doctors and practice nurses are qualified to provide you with contraceptive advice. The "morning after pill" is available free of charge from your local chemist. If you need counselling regarding an unwanted pregnancy please make an appointment with any of our doctors as soon as possible, or with Chalmers Sexual Health Centre on 536 1070.
Dr Singh is responsible for looking after our diabetic service. All of our diabetic patients who are not attending a hospital diabetic clinic should be seen at least once a year for diabetic review in the practice. We have robust recall procedures in place to ensure all diabetics are seen regularly but if you are diabetic and think that you have not been seen in the past year please contact our reception staff. Practice Nurse Jo Wallace leads the nurse based diabetic checks.
Dressing and Removal of Sutures
Appointments can be arranged for dressings or removal of sutures/staples in the surgery with the practice nurses or Health Care Assistants (HCA's). Please arrange an appointment with the receptionists.
Minor surgery clinics are held regularly and appointments are arranged after consultation with one of the doctors. Operations are performed under local anaesthetic in the treatment room. Due to the demand there is often a short waiting list.
We have a full time phlebotomy service. All our staff have been trained and are highly skilled in taking blood. If you require an appointment please ask at reception.
A wart clinic is held regularly at the surgery. An appointment can be booked at reception only after a consultation with a doctor. For children it is better to use a wart preparation from the chemist for two or three months before further treatment is considered (children under 12 do not tolerate freezing warts very well).