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CLINICS

Asthma Clinic

This clinic is held every Tuesday and the 3rd Monday in the month from 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm. All asthmatic patients are encouraged to attend. Dr Balai is the practice lead for Asthma.

COPD / Spirometry

This clinic is held on the 1st Monday and 4th Friday of the month from 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm. It is for patients with respiratory problems or emphysema.

Cervical Smears

This clinic is held each Friday afternoon from 2:30 - 6:00 pm.

From 1st April 2004 the screening intervals are :

  • No routine screening for women under the age of 25
  • Women aged 25-49 will be screened every 3 years
  • Women aged 50-64 will be screened every 5 years

(Women who had their last smear before 31st March 2003 will be called in 5 years and then as set out above)

The smear test aims to detect changes in the cervix (neck of the womb) so that treatment my be given if necessary.

Patients who receive a letter of invitation to attend for a smear should ask to make an appointment in this clinic.

Chronic Heart Disease (CHD)

This clinic is held once a month and is run by Penny Knight.

It is for patients previously diagnosed with heart disease and those at risk will be invited to attend.

Childhood immunisations

It is essential for children to be fully immunised and we advise that current recommendations should be strictly adhered to.
All children should have the following basic immunisations, starting at two months old.

  • 3 DTPP HIB: diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio ; 2 meningitis C ; and 2 Pneumonia by 1 year.
  • Booster HIB / meningitis C at 1 year.
  • MMR: measles, mumps and rubella ; and a further Pneumonia by 2 years.
  • 1 DTP: diphtheria, tetanus, polio, whooping cough, also MMR Booster: measles, mumps and rubella by 5 years.
  • 1 DTP Booster: diphtheria, tetanus, and polio by 16 years.

The practice nurses hold weekly clinics and parents are informed by the Health Authority of the date & time they should bring their children and also the type of immunisation to be given. Enquiries concerning childhood immunisations can be made to the Health Visitor on 01458 251156.

Diabetic Clinic

This clinic is held in the mornings of the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays and the 2nd, 4th and 5th Tuesday afternoons of the month. These are conducted by two practice nurses, Dr Kollmeier and Dr Groessens. All diabetic patients are encouraged to attend.

Influenza

Annual vaccination is recommended for everyone aged 65 and over. It is also advised for patients of any age who have a greater risk of being infected because they:

  • have diabetes
  • have chronic heart, liver, renal disease
  • have chronic respiratory disease
  • have suppressed immune system
  • are the main carer of dependent, elderly or disabled people

Clinics are usually held during the month of October and an appointment my be booked from the 1st September.

INR Clinic

Clinics are held twice a week on a Monday and a Thursday and are carried out by a Health Care Assistant.

Minor Surgery

The minor surgery clinics are held each Friday afternoon. Dr Balai, Dr Stewart and Dr Kollmeier each hold one clinic per month. Simple procedures may be done in normal surgery.

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