Baby Clinic – Thursday 10.30am – 11.45pm. This clinic is appointment only and for routine weighing, development checks and immunisations. There is a doctor and nurse in attendance. This clinic is for well babies and if your child is unwell we would prefer to see you in a normal surgery.
All doctors in the practice have training and skills in all aspects of contraception and are happy to advise on starting and changing contraceptive methods. Our practice nurses are involved in routine check-ups. We offer free pregnancy testing.
We invite all women aged between 25 and 64 years for cervical smear tests. These are usually carried out by our practice nurses. About 10% of smear tests require a repeat test or further follow up and this does not mean there is necessarily a serious problem. All ladies who take hormone replacement therapy will be invited to attend the practice nurse for an annual check-up.
We offer all new patients a health check with our nurses. We believe that we should all lead a healthy lifestyle and will offer advice and help.
Chronic Disease Monitoring
We offer planned follow up and monitoring of many long term medical conditions. You will be invited to attend a clinic with a member of our team if you have, for example, diabetes, asthma, high blood pressure, heart disease, thyroid disease or are taking medication which requires regular monitoring.
We now have a phlebotomist, Teresa Higgins, to facilitate appointments for fasting bloods and other routine blood tests requested by the doctor.
Immunisations – tetanus, travel, influenza, pneumococcal and various “campaigns”. Dietary advice – general advice or specialized diets.
Quitting isn’t easy, but with help from the local Stop Smoking Service, it can be done!
The damage that smoking causes to your body can be life threatening and your second hand smoke can also cause problems for everybody else too. Most of the chronic disease we now see are smoking related.
Smoking is unattractive and expensive. Just imagine yourself being smoke free, feeling great and having that extra money in your pocket!
Stop smoking medicines and Nicotine Replacement Therapy products are available on prescription and they can double your chance of successfully quitting.They DO NOT contain toxic cancer-causing chemicals that are in cigarettes.
START TODAY, Call Freephone 0800 328 6297 or 01254 283370 or email: stopsmoking@Lancashirecare.nhs.uk
They can offer one-to-one counselling or group sessions at different times & locations to suit everyone’s needs.