We particularly recommend this for patients with heart, chest or kidney disease, diabetes and other chronic diseases. It is also recommended for elderly people and residents of nursing and rest homes. Please contact reception in late September for details.
Weekly clinics are held at Woodlands.
Asthma patients are seen by our asthma nurse for review in any of her routine surgery sessions. The check-up includes an initial asthma assessment, education, monitoring as required, checking inhaler technique and self-management planning.
It is beneficial to review children's asthma as recommended by the GP. Adults should be reviewed annually as a matter of course.
A wide range of minor surgical procedures can be carried out by the doctors, avoiding the need to attend hospital.
The diabetic clinic is held weekly. Patients are invited to attend every 6 -12 months for review.
Other routine appointments are arranged as necessary, and the care of some patients is shared between the GP and the diabetes specialist nurse at the Horton General Hospital.
It is hoped that with regular support our diabetic patients' understanding of the condition can be increased and control improved.
During normal surgery hours.
We can offer emergency contraception for up to 72 hours after the event, and sometimes even longer if using the coil (IUCD). However, please seek advice from the practice nurse or doctor as soon as possible.
All the doctors are trained in family planning and can advise on and supply the full range of contraception methods.
Screening for cervical cytology (smears), as well as blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes is offered.
Smoking Cessation Advice
Any of our practice nurses, doctors or the HCA can give you advice on giving up smoking.
There are several services such as signing passport forms, taxi and HGV medicals, private insurance forms etc, which are not covered under the NHS. We are not obliged to provide these services. We do however offer this service as a 'no priority' service and you will therefore be asked to pay the relevant fee in advance of your appointment (a list of charges is displayed in the waiting room). Please note that if you do not attend, or arrive late for this appointment, you will still be expected to pay for it as this is not NHS-funded work.