Midwives work with the doctors to provide care for mothers during pregnancy, after delivery, and care for the baby for the first two weeks of life.
These are specialist nurses available to visit people with cancer to offer advice, information and support to them and to their families.
This Practice is involved in the training of medical students. As part of their training, students will visit our surgery to learn about general practice, occasionally, therefore, you may find there is a student with the doctor. We will always ask for your consent in advance of your consultation. We are also looking for patients who are willing to see/discuss their health with medical students.
Well woman appointments include cervical smear tests in addition to blood pressure check and urine test. All women are recommended to have a cervical smear every three years age 25 until the age of 49 and every 5 years from 50 to 65.
Some of our doctors will perform minor surgery from the fully equipped treatment room. Examples include removal of cysts, moles, skin lumps, toenail removal and cryo-surgery. We also run a wart and verruca clinic.
The District Nursing team are available to provide skilled nursing care to people in their own homes including:
- Nursing Care of the acutely and chronically sick and terminally ill, proving advice and support for them and their families
- Health Promotion
- Referral to other agencies
- Loan of some nursing equipment
Patients can now refer themselves to Physio Direct. This is a telephone service that has been set up to provide early advice and management for people with back/neck/joint problems of following injuries. Please telephone on 01527 488179 from Monday to Friday between 11.00am—12 noon and 1.00—3.00pm. Appointments will be made by the physiotherapists when appropriate. There are also other physiotherapy services to which the doctor may refer you.
They are available to help with health matters for families, couples and single people, and offer advice about ways of staying well. They also work with under fives and their families, advising on matters such as feeding, sleeping, immunisations and behaviour problems. You can contact them directly by telephoning 01527 523002.