CLINICS AND SERVICES
We offer a wide range of services and clinics for our patients and these are outlined below:
Minor Surgery: If you have a lump or bump that your doctor agrees requires removal we are able to offer this service at the practice. Please discuss with your doctor.
Contraception: We offer a full and wide range of services, from the pill, to long acting contraception such as implants and coils. Please ask your doctor for advice.
Child Health: We hold clinics for child health and immunisations to which your child will be invited. Please ask at reception for more details.
Free NHS Health Checks
If you are aged between 40 and 75 your are entitled to a free NHS Health Check - please see details on tab above.
Tests & health checks: We offer appointments for blood tests every day, and undertake health checks for all newly registered patients. We also offer health checks for patients who have reached the age of 75 and have not been seen by a doctor for more than a year, or any adult over 16 years who has not been seen for 3 years. These appointments are usually with our Healthcare Assistants.
Clinics at Carnewater
In addition to the usual doctor and nurse surgeries we offer clinics for
- Stopping smoking
- Minor operations
- Coil and implanon fitting
- Child health clinics and immunisations
- Antenatal care (offered by our midwife)
- Travel advice and vaccination
- Cervical smear screening
Both the nurses and the doctors are keen to offer lifestyle advice on issues such as stopping smoking, diet and weight advice, exercise, alcohol and drugs advice, and contraception. Please make an appointment with your doctor or nurse if you feel you need to come to one of our clinics.
CERVICAL SCREENING INFORMATION - Open the links below for further information/advice
NHS Cervical Screening "Helping you Decide" - Please see document below
Health Management Clinics
For those patients who have long term conditions, such as asthma, diabetes, or heart problems, we offer clinics with our highly trained nurses to monitor and review these conditions. You will be given a physical review and be able to discuss your condition and any concerns you may have. Our reception team will be able to advise you when the clinics for your condition are being held. We also have a specialist diabetes nurse who comes to the surgery to provide clinics
- Blood taking clinics (Phlebotomy)
- ECG's (heart tracings)
- 24 hour Blood Pressure Monitoring
We offer appointments for blood tests every day, and undertake health checks for all newly registered patients. We also offer health checks for patients who have reached the age of 75 and have not been seen by a doctor for more than a year, or any adult over 16 years who has not been seen for 3 years. These appointments are usually with our Healthcare Assistants.
We have regular input from a local counselling service, Outlook Southwest. Their counsellors see patients in the practice building.
Appointments are made following referral by your doctor.
We are also able to offer weekly alcohol and drug addiction support. Please speak to your doctor or nurse if you would like help regarding these issues.
See "Links" for further information regarding local and national support groups.
Pease ask at reception for more details of any of our clinics
We are happy to see and treat patients under 16 without their parents permission if we are satisfied they are able to understand the consequences. This practice believes everyone has the right to privacy, whatever their age.
Only in exceptional circumstances, such as if someone is in physical danger, would we possibly pass on information to a third party, and then, only after discussion with the patient.