PLEASE ENSURE THAT IF YOU SUFFER FROM ANY CHRONIC CONDITION SUCH AS DIABETES, COPD, HEART DISEASE ETC THAT YOU HAVE A CHECK UP - AT LEAST EVERY 9 MONTHS.
Clinics & Services
Practice Nurse, Phlebotomist & Health Care Assistant
The practice nurse sees patients by appointments for matters including dressings, blood pressure monitoring, phlebotomy (blood tests) and immunisations of vaccinations including flu vaccines.
Please see a list of clinics below, although this is not exhaustive:
- COPD Checks
- INR Blood Test (Warfarin)
- Cervical Cytology (Smears)
- Obesity Clinics
- Breath Test (H-Pylori)
- Travel Vaccinations
- 24 hour ECG’s monitoring
- Contraceptive Care
- Immunisation Clinics (weekly)
- Teenage Clinics
- Coronary Heart Disease
- Appointments for a blood test can be made with our phlebotomist & healthcare assistant.
The Midwife holds antenatal clinics on a weekly basis.
Specialist Nurse Clinics
The following specialist clinics are held at the Practice at regular intervals by appointment:
- Diabetic Checks
- Asthma Clinics
- Aneurysm Screening (Annually)
- Retinopathy (Annually)
It is very important that you attend for any regular follow-up appointments i.e. chronic disease management check up’s for diabetes, coronary heart disease, cervical smear & asthma etc. These are all carried out by the Practice Nurse.
It is very important that you attend all of your appointments to ensure that we can help you maintain your health at an optimum level.
If you have not been seen for a number of years please feel free to make an appointment with the nurse for a well person check.
The NHS service helps our patients who want to quit smoking. Get help to Quit smoking - Text 'ready' to 66777 or call 0345 646 6666
For further help and advice to stop smoking please click on the following link: www.smokefree.nhs.uk
There are a range of Counselling therapies available that your GP may be able to refer you to should this be required.
Health For Teens
A website is available and has been developed by school nurses and over 80 young people from Leicestershire's secondary schools to support teens with their mental and physical health and wellbeing. It features interactive content, films and quizzes. It covers topics including exam stress, anger management, spots, alcohol, relationships and much more. Please follow the link to view the site www.healthforteens.co.uk
If you are performing a Carer’s role for a family member or friend please inform one of our staff. Caring for someone can be very stressful and you may need extra help or support. Our receptionists have Carer Packs which include information sheets and useful contact numbers. Similarly if you are being cared for by a friend or relative please let us know.
Bowel Cancer Screening Programme
Screening is a way of testing healthy people to see if they show any early signs of cancer. Bowel cancer screening can save lives. If bowel cancer is found early, it is easier to treat. Screening may also pick up non-cancerous growths (polyps), which could become cancerous in the future. Bowel cancer is treatable and curable, especially if it’s diagnosed early. Nearly everyone diagnosed at the earliest stage will survive bowel cancer. Taking part in bowel cancer screening is the best way to get diagnosed early. Bowel cancer screening programmes in England, Wales and Northern Ireland invite people over the age of 60 to take part in screening. In Scotland, screening starts from age 50. We do not provide bowel cancer screening test kits or accept completed kits. If you have a high risk of getting bowel cancer, you may have tests at a younger age. See more by following the link below.
Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Network (RASN)