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The district nurses visit patients who are housebound.They can be contacted on 01902 444003.A doctor usually makes the initial referral
The health visitors give advice on health care to parents and carers of infants and young children, the elderly and those with disabilities
There is an antenatal clinic every Thursday between 9.00am and 4.00pm. Pregnant women are first seen at around 8 - 10 weeks pregnant.They can get help and advice in every aspect of antenatal care.Once a pregnancy has been confirmed, it is important to book an appointment with a midwife who will then monitor you throughout your pregnancy.
All the practice nurses can give advice about vaccinations required for travel and other general routine appointments.Appointments can be made at reception, or it can be arranged for a nurse to call you back
It is recommended that all patients with diabetes, asthma, heart disease, lung disease, kidney disease and residents or residential or nursing homes, have a flu vaccination.All patients over the age of 65 and health workers are also advised to have this immunisation.For further information, please contact the surgery in October
As from the 27th of January 2015 there will no longer a baby clinic at Duncan Street Surgery. The clinic will now be held at the Phoenix Centre every Friday at 1.30 - 3.30 pm.
Appointments are automatically sent out for development checks. All childhood immunisations are given on a Friday morning, by appointment only, with a practice nurse.
All women between the ages of 25 and 65 years of age should have a cervical smear.These should be done at three yearly intervals and are carried out by the practice nurses.There is a recall system operating.However, if you are not called when you think appropriate, please contact the surgery.
As from 19th March 2018 ear syringing is no longer performed at this practice. Although the risks are low and our nurses are specially trained to perform this procedure, there is a small chance (thought to be around 1 in 1000) of complications - such as a perforated ear drum, middle ear infection, external canal infection or causing ringing in the ear (tinnitus).
If you do have stubborn ear wax then you may be suitable for referral to ENT. (Please be aware that there may be a significant wait for an ENT appointment).
Alternatively, there are other options that you could consider
This is currently held on a Tuesday morning.Appointments include blood pressure monitoring, cholesterol checks, healthy lifestyle promotion and a medication review.The aim is to help patients by preventing further complications of heart disease.Patients who are at risk of developing heart disease or who have had a previous heart attack are monitored regularly.For further information contact Amanda on 874522.Appointments can be arranged at other times if a Tuesday morning is inconvenient
The asthma clinics are usually held on a Monday afternoon.Patients with asthma are encouraged to attend every 6 months for check ups.This is to make sure the symptoms of asthma are under control, using correct medication.Tests can also be carried out within the practice to diagnose asthma.Chronic Bronchitis and Emphysema are also managed in this clinic.Appointments can be arranged at other times if Mondays are inconvenient
Diabetic patients need regular monitoring every 3-6 months.Appointments can be made with any nurse.Patients also need an annual review which will be carried out by the nurse practitioner or the doctor
Patients on warfarin will be monitored by the practice.This will also apply to patients with rhematoid arthritis on medication, who need to be closely monitored.
Any patient who has not been seen within the last twelve months is welcome to have a health check.Please book an appointment with any practice nurse.
A person may be seen as a temporary resident if they are staying with a patient who is registered at our practice, for more than 24 hours, but not more than 3 months.Details will be forwarded to the persons registered GP.
In the interests of confidentiality your results will only be given to you. You will be asked for information to identifiy yourself. Parents or guardians of a child under the age of 16 may telephone for the results.
Pregnancy results will not be given over the phone
You are able to telephone for test results during all surgery hours, but the telephone lines are less busy in the afternoons
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