All our practice nurses are available for advice and help regarding weight reduction.
Minor Surgery is carried out by the GP on selected days.
All clinical staff are available with help regarding alcohol support and advice.
If you think you may be pregnant, please make an appointment to see the doctor as soon as possible, preferably, having had a pregnancy test first (available at all chemists).
Care during your pregnancy will be shared by the doctor and the midwife, specifically attached to the surgery Clinics are on Wednesday from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.
Asthma reviews are carried out by the Practice Nurse. Always remember to bring your inhalers when attending your review.
We recommend that all women, but especially those over the age of 40 should be aware of their breasts in such everyday activities as bathing, showering and dressing.
The practice recommends that all women between the ages of 25 and 64 should have this simple, painless test every three years.
Our computerised system ensures that all our patients are offered this service. The test plays a vital part in trying to identify those women who may be at risk of cervical cancer, so that curative treatment may be given.
Over the last few years the number of women dying from this disease in this country had dramatically fallen due to the success of the smear test programme.
If you find a lump, or anything else unusual, arrange to see the doctor as soon as possible. The majority of breast lumps are harmless but it is important to seek advice.
Screening by mammography is available every three years for all women over the age of 50 to 64. Women over 64 who still wish to be called for regular screening should inform the doctor.
Six week checks are done at the surgery, other relevant checks, 7 months and 2 years are by appointment with the Health Visitor at the relevant 'Drop in Centres' locally, Batley, Dewsbury, and Cleckheaton.
|Chickenley||Wednesday||9:30am to 11:30am|
|Flatts||Wednesday||1:00pm to 3:00pm|
|Shaw Cross||Thursday||2:00pm to 4:00pm|
Should you have any concerns regarding immunisations the doctor will be happy to discuss this, but there are few occasions that immunisation is not recommended.
A full range of contraceptive advice and services are available. Please make an appointment with the Practice Nurse should you wish to discuss contraception.
Diabetic reviews are done by the Practice Nurse.
Most times that you want to see the doctor it is because you have some symptoms that suggest there may be a problem. However there are some diseases and conditions that are worth looking for before symptoms develop. This is called screening. Examples of such conditions include diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. These may be detected by simple measurements and tests. Our practice nurses offer a “well person” service where these tests are available along with other health advice.
Certain services provided by the doctor are not covered by the NHS and may be subject to a fee. Such services include: sick notes for employers or insurance companies, examinations for employers, HGV or PS examinations, medical reports, examinations for sport and passport forms. Details of fees payable from the receptionist and displayed in the waiting room.
Anyone wishing to stop smoking can make an appointment with the Health Care Assistant or Practice Nurse for advice and support.
Testicular cancer is rare, but any unusual swellings should be seen by the doctor. We recommend that all men should regularly examine themselves. If you are not sure how to do this, the doctor will be happy to instruct you.
Our practice nurses offer full and up to date information on the important question of prevention of diseases whilst abroad and is able to provide immunisations and medications as needed. Please contact the surgery to discuss your travel plans, preferably eight weeks before your departure.
All patients over 65 years old or suffering from diabetes, ischaemic heart disease, hypertension and any long term condition would be advised to have information regarding influenza and pneumonia vaccination.
If you have worries please contact the practice to make an appointment with a doctor or nurse
Practice has now formally introduced Carer’s slot to be booked by pre-appointment available on Wednesday and Thursday where any patient or their families can discuss their care needs and help and advise if they are facing some difficulties. It is your Practice to serve you do not feel hesitate to participate.
Planning for a family is the most important wish and opportunity for every prospective mother and father and the Practice is able to offer advice for prospective parents covering all issues relating to mothers and fetus/babies growth. Our aim is to have a healthy baby with a healthy mother in the right environment to flourish.
Best of luck – make enquiries to help you make a healthy mother.
With advancing age people with no fault of theirs become isolated due to their health and other circumstances. Our service here is to gauge their requirements and their health needs and to provide appropriate advice involving other health professionals and community workers. If you need help please ask for details.
In house investigations (diagnostic clinic) with some disruption we are able to carry out this in house investigation which will avoid hospital appointment and patients be seen well prepared in the outpatients already indicating their diagnosis so that they can be treated fast track appropriately.
Self referral to physio
Self refer Social termination of Pregnancy
Self refer to IAPT
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Care in the Community more and more people are encouraged to remain independent and get more self care advice. Practice does suggest all the information which is given by the Kirklees Council in this direction including care and treatment for minor ailment. It is more important that you have safe and long stay in your own accommodation you need to know how to get certain adaptations, i.e. handrails etc. to make your life safer and accident free.
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We now do ECGs at the surgery without having to refer the the hospital.
Electronic Prescribing (EPS) has been carried out by the Practice for some time.
However, in February 2020 this will be changing - on 13th February 2020 we will being going to phase 4 EPS.
Patients no longer need to have a nominated pharmacy - these patients will be given a TOKEN to be taken to any pharmacy of their choice.
Paper prescriptions will continue to be available but almost all prescriptions will be processed electronically. Please ask at Reception for further details.