The Practice Nurses hold surgeries usually every weekday morning and afternoons. Appointments are available on Monday evenings until 8:15pm. A nurse can be seen by appointment and can help with:
- Blood Pressure Checks
- Travel vaccinations
- Blood Tests
- Health Screening
- Healthy Lifestyle
- Medication Reviews
- Chronic Disease Reviews
ANTE NATAL & POST NATAL
During pregnancy it is important for expectant mothers to be seen regularly to ensure that mother and baby are progressing well.
Midwife appointments are held on Wednesday's by the community midwife team, please make an appointment at reception or call the main number.
CERVICAL CANCER – SMEAR TESTS
All female patients between the ages of 25 and 65 are advised to have regular smear tests. The Lancashire and South Cumbria Agency operates “a call and recall” system to remind you about the tests and clinics are held on Monday Wednesday and Thursday with the Practice Nurse.
CHILD HEALTH SURVEILLANCE
Routine advice on caring for your baby is given by the doctor and health visitor in the Baby Clinic which is held on Tuesday afternoons at 1.30pm.
DIABETIC & RESPIRATORY CLINICS
The practice runs a clinic for both type 1 and type 2 diabetics.
Both diabetic and respiratory clinics are nurse led clinics.
You will receive notification in advance advising you that your review is due.
Advice regarding contraception will be given in ordinary surgeries.
We run a full vaccination and immunisation service.
Childhood immunisations are usually carried out in the Baby Clinic.
Those for tetanus, influenza and some for foreign travel are given by the Practice Nurse.
Please ask the receptionist for details.
Health Promotion Clinics
HEALTH PROMOTION SCREENING
In response to recent emphasis on the prevention of illness particularly of heart disease, the above service is available. It usually consists of a short interview with the practice nurse to assess various health risks and includes a BP check. If you are over 45 and have not seen the doctor for 5 years you may wish to avail yourself of this service.
We hold an in-house Smoking Cessation Clinic between 14:30 and 18:00 each Monday evening. Please speak to the receptionist if you wish to book an appointment.