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Clinics & Services

Asthma/Diabetic/Heart Disease Clinics
Our practice nurses run clinics for these specific problems to help patients understand and manage their problems better. The clinics are overseen by one of the doctors.

Cervical Cytology (smear tests)
It is recommended that women aged 25 – 49 have a smear test every 3 years and women 50 – 65 have one every 5 years. Smears are carried out by our fully trained practice nurses.

Child Health Surveillance
All childhood immunisations are offered by the practice and we encourage parents to ensure that their children are fully immunised. The immunisation clinic is held on Thursday mornings.

Exercise by Prescription
This is a scheme run in conjunction with Hambleton Leisure Centre. You can be referred under this scheme for a programme of exercise to be devised by the staff at the gym. This is at a reduced rate and at less popular gym times. It will usually last for 24 sessions and be completed within 14 weeks. There is also a similar scheme enabling patients to use the swimming pool for 12 sessions. This scheme can be used either separately or in conjunction with the gym scheme. If you wish to be referred please ask your doctor or practice nurse.

Family Planning 
All doctors offer contraceptive advice, treatment and monitoring within their routine surgeries. The practice nurses are able to do routine pill checks and depo injections. Coil, cap and implant fitting is carried out by Dr Burton.

Health Promotion
For advice on lifestyle factors such as smoking, exercise, alcohol, diet and weight control please see our practice nurses who can offer specialist advice. Those patients considered to be in need of further investigations or treatment will be referred to the doctor.

Minor Surgery
Minor operations are done by Dr Carrothers, Dr Todd, Dr Waldron and Dr Palmerley.

New Baby Checks
New baby checks are done when the baby is 8 weeks old. They are done on Thursday mornings by Dr Burton or Dr Eames. Your baby will also have his/her first immunisations at this appointment. The Health Visitors will keep you informed when subsequent health checks are advisable.

Tetanus Immunisation
This is offered to those patients who from our records require to have their tetanus updated. Booster immunisation is required every 10 years. This is given in the form of a tetanus, low dose diptheria and polio vaccination. Patients who have had 5 doses usually do not require further vaccination.

Well Person Checks
New patients are able to have an initial health check with the nurse if they wish. Existing patients can make use of this service if it is appropriate.

Winter Flu Vaccinations
These are offered every year to those over 65 years or those with chronic heart, lung or kidney disorders and all diabetic and in some cases asthmatic patients. In addition the pneumococcal vaccination is also offered to all patients over 65.

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