Clinics & Services

We provide a comprehensive programme of health promotion clinics including asthma, diabetes, coronary heart disease, Carers Health checks, anticoagulation, smoking cessation and healthy lifestyle advice.  Please contact reception staff for details.

BLOOD TESTS

Bloods test can be arranged at the surgery by appointment.

WELL WOMAN CLINIC

Cervical smears can be taken at this clinic. We recommend an interval of no more than three years between smears or five years if age 50—64 years. Gynaecological problems including menopause can be discussed as can breast examination.

FAMILY PLANNING

Family planning advice and contraceptive care is provided by all the doctors and practice nurses during surgery hours. 

MATERNITY SERVICES

Antenatal clinics are provided by the midwives in conjunction with the doctors.  Parent craft and relaxation classes, led by the Primary Health Care Team, are held during the antenatal period. Also a postnatal support group is run by health visitors.

MINOR SURGERY

Doctors carry out minor surgery procedures by appointment.

 CHILD HEALTH SERVICES

Comprehensive child health services are provided by the practice.  This includes: a child immunisation clinic;  a child health surveillance clinic for routine assessment by the doctor. Other assessments, including hearing tests are performed by health visitors.

IMMUNISATIONS

The practice carries out a full immunisation programme involving all patients, including an extensive flu campaign each year.  A full advice and immunisation service for patients travelling aboard is provided by the practice nurse team.
The practice is a designated Yellow Fever Centre.  This service is available to patients who are not registered at the practice who require a yellow fever vaccination.

PODIATRY SERVICES

The department of foot health run clinics at Larwood, Lakeside and Oakleaf surgeries.  Patients can self refer if they are over 75, but can be referred for an assessment by any health professional, an assessment is offered and a treatment plan is followed if there is a genuine foot or ankle health problem identified.  A large part of what the department does is offer self help advice and encourage patient involvement in their care.