Our Clinics

Available Clinics at both Surgeries

We run a range of clinics. For an appointment or further details, please call us.

Nurse Clinics

Our nurses deal with a range of conditions and health concerns. They examine patients, make decisions and institute care plans. They are experienced in many areas of disease management such as diabetes, asthma, general coronary heart disease health information and advice. Nurses are available by appointment only.

Health Care Assistant

Our HCA is an important member of the practice team who works under the supervision of the nursing team. She can take blood, check blood pressure, test urine, administer injections, carry out ECGs and assist in the baby clinic. The HCA is available for these services by appointment only.

Family Planning and Emergency Contraception

Advice on family planning is available from both the Doctor and Practice Nurse.

Should you require emergency contraception, when contacting the surgery please be sure to notify the receptionist of the urgency, who will follow an agreed practice protocol on this matter.

Cervical Smears and Women’s Health

Performed by the practice nurses, by appointment only.

Patient Review

Patients suffering from Asthma, Diabetes, Epilepsy, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Heart Disease, Stroke and Learning Disabilities are invited to attend an annual health review with one of our trained nurses.

Other Clinics

Diabetes and Insulin Initiation Clinic

Our general diabetic clinic is run by our nurses with specialist training in diabetes. This involves an initial blood test taken by our HCA, with a follow-up appointment with one of our nurses two weeks later. The blood test results will then be available, enabling the appropriate treatment to be discussed and implemented. The Insulin Initiation Clinic is a joint doctor and nurse clinic and is by appointment only.

Ear Syringing

The ear syringing clinic is held twice a month on a Monday afternoon between 14:00 – 16:30, by appointment. We normally have a 3-4 week waiting list for this procedure.

Preparing your ears for syringing

Lie down or put your head over to one side, with your affected ear uppermost. Using a dropper, allow 3-4 drops of olive oil (at room temperature) to fall into the ear canal. Massage both in front and behind the ear. Keep your ear in this position for 10 minutes; after which you may wipe any excess oil away. Repeat the procedure on the other ear if both are requiring syringing. DO NOT put any cotton wool in the ear (this reabsorbs the oil) Mild olive oil drops need to be inserted 2 times a day for at least 7 days before syringing can be done.

Did you know?

Ears need wax for protection, it destroys bacteria. Ears are not fond of water; keep them dry by using either earplugs or cotton wool covered in Vaseline, when washing your hair or swimming. If you suffer from excess/dry wax; using olive oil drops once or twice a week can help the ear clean itself. Do not use cotton buds/hair grips etc in your ear canal. These can damage the delicate skin of the ear canal and even perforate the eardrum.

Warfarin Patients (INR Clinic)

A practice nurse runs our INR Clinic each Monday and Wednesday morning, by appointment only. This is a one-stop clinic for all patients who are taking warfarin medication.