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Clinics & Services

We provide a wide range of health services and our practice nurse carries out clinics for all the chronic conditions.

The surgery also works closely with staff from other local services to improve the health of the whole community. These other services include:

Health Visitors who mostly look after children and new mums

District Nursing service who mostly care for the elderly and the housebound patients in their own homes

Midwifery

Welfare Rights service will help and advise patients on what benefits they are entitled to

Child Health Development

The practice works with the health visitors to provide child health development checks. All children under school age have regular reviews. You will get a letter inviting you to attend for the child development checks.

You will have a chance to meet the Health Visitors and have a chat about any concerns you may have and a chance for the Health Visitor to keep a check on your baby e.g. weight, feeding etc.

Childhood Immunisations

Babies have their immunisations at two, three and four months to protect from whooping cough, tetanus, diphtheria, polio, HIB meningitis. We also offer booster immunisations to pre-school children and 15 year olds.

Babies have their first immunisation at two months with the doctor when at the same time the doctor will carry out mum's post-natal check. An appointment then needs to be made at the reception for baby's second immunisations with the practice nurse.

For more information on childhood immunisations visit

Care for Women's Health           

The Antenatal Clinic

The practice has a full antenatal and postnatal service provided by our midwives, Lindsay Williams at our Renishaw site and Anahi Wheeldon-Lopez at our Eckington site*. Your care will be shared between the midwife, the doctor and the hospital. The antenatal clinics are held on Tuesdays from 9am.

*Please note, Your first appointment needs to be booked through the reception then Lindsay or Anahi will arrange any future appointments with you.

Family Planning Services

The doctors and nurse provide advice on all types of family planning.

For emergency contraception advice you need to see a doctor as soon as possible.

Cervical Smears

All women between 25 and 50 should have a cervical smear test every three years. Between the age of 50 and 65 you will have a cervical smear test every five years. You will get a letter reminding you when your smear test is due. You should make your appointment to see the Practice Nurse about halfway between periods.

Chronic Conditions

Asthma or COPD

If you have Asthma or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) we will regularly monitor your care and help you to improve the way you manage your condition yourself. You will be offered a review every year with the practice nurse. The practice nurse will review patients more often as she thinks necessary and will let you know when to make an appointment for.

For more information on asthma visit www.asthma.org.uk

Blood Pressure Checks

If you are on medication to control your blood pressure you will be asked to come for frequent checks. You will be told who to book your appointment with, either doctor or practice nurse.

Diabetes

We aim to achieve good control of diabetes and prevent complications by providing regular check-ups and education. If you have diabetes you will be asked to attend for a yearly review but our practice nurse will see you more frequently if she thinks it necessary and will let you know when to make your next appointment for.

For more information on diabetes visit www.diabetes.org.uk

Heart Disease

If you have angina or have had a heart attack we will offer you an appointment for a review every year. We will review your conditions, give you the best treatments and lower your 'risk factors' to prevent further illness. Our practice nurse will see you more frequently if she thinks it necessary and will let you know when to make your next appointment for.

For more information on heart disease visit www.bhf.org.uk

Stroke

If you have had a stroke or mini stroke we will offer you an appointment for a review every year. We will review your condition and treatment and lower your 'risk factors' to prevent further illness. Appointments need to be made with the practice nurse.

Extra Services

Smoking Cessation Clinic

Appointments can be made with the practice nurse to help with stopping smoking or there are local clinics taking place. Please see notices in the waiting room.  North Derbyshire Stop Smoking help line: 0800 085 22 99.

For more information on giving up smoking visit www.givingupsmoking.co.uk

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