Clinics & Services
Chronic Disease Management
We recognise the importance of risk reduction and primary intervention through our chronic disease management clinics, advice on diet and exercise and successful management of high blood pressure and the use of cholesterol lowering medication.
Patients who have been diagnosed as having the following conditions are included in the appropriate chronic disease register:
- Chronic Heart Disease (CHD)
- Ischaemic Heart Disease (IHD)
- Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
- Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
- Diabetes (Type 2) - (Type 1)
- Chronic Obstructive Airways Disease (COPD)
- Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA)
- Mental Health
If you are included within any of the registers, the practice will invite you to attend regular reviews to assess your health and ensure you are receiving the appropriate care and medication, if appropriate.
We are required, as part of our contract with the NHS, to send up to three invitations to you to participate in the review of your health relating to your condition.
Additional information available on long-term illnesses can be found here.
IUD and Contraceptive Implants
The practice offers a service for the insertion/removal of contraception coils (IUD) and the insertion/removal of contraceptive implants (Nexplanon). Dr Katie MacLaren manages these services, with clinics available every Friday from 11.30am to 1.00pm.
Should you wish to use this service please make an appointment with Dr MacLaren to discuss your options before an appointment is arranged.
It is recommended that you have your IUD checked 6 weeks after it has been fitted. An appointment can be made with the Practice Nurse or a GP for this.
Cervical Smear Tests
If you have had a letter of invitation, or if you think you are due for a smear, you can phone, or ask at reception for a cervical smear appointment with a practice nurse.
This is carried out in the surgery. Our Health Visitors will organise an appointment for all babies at 8 weeks for a developmental check and the administration of any appropriate immunisations. This clinic is currently held on a Wednesday morning.
Click here for the details of the recommended immunisation schedule.
The Health Visitors run drop-in clinics every Tuesday from 09:30 to 11:00 am at the Adamson Hospital.
Any patients who are newly pregnant are asked to make an initial appointment with the Community Midwife Service for ante-natal care at reception. They will provide support and advice from early pregnancy and up to 28 days following the birth of the baby.
Ante-natal clinics are held at the practice every Monday from 08:50 to 09:30.
After the patient makes the initial appointment with reception the midwives will manage any further appointments.
GPs provide pre-conception care, signposting to midwives and initial advice for newly pregnant ladies they have contact with. They also provide on-going patient care (on a shared-care basis) throughout the pregnancy & puerperium.
Pregnant ladies are also offered the annual flu vaccination.
Minor injuries and Treatment Room
The Treatment Room is based in the Adamson Hospital. The team can be contacted by telephoning the main reception desk on 01334 651 200.
- The nursing team will carry out a variety of services as:
- Removal of stitches
- Removal and applying dressings
- Referrals for tests (bloods and urinalysis) by GP’s
This service is by appointment only between 9.00am to 5.00pm. This can be arranged by telephoning the number above.
Minor injuries can be seen and treated by the Treatment Room team between the hours of 8.00am to 6.00pm.
You can attend without an appointment if you have had an accident within the last 48 hours.
The nursing team will treat such injuries as:
- Burns and scalds
- Sprains and strains
- Soft tissue injury
- Foreign bodies with have been lodged in ears, nose etc.
Our GPs may be able to perform some minor surgery procedures within the practice. Procedures usually carried out can include the following:
- Excision of lesions
- Skin biopsies
- Nail removal
- Injections of joints and muscle/tendon
If you would like to discuss the possibility of minor surgery, please make an appointment with one of the GPs.
This initial assessment is necessary to discuss the availability of various procedures, and to decide on the best course of action.
If, after your initial GP consultation it has been agreed that minor surgery at the practice is the best way forward, you will be given an appointment when the surgery will take place.