The practice is fully equipped for minor surgery procedures. If you have a mole, lump or bump about which you are worried please contact your doctor.
The practice offers cryotherapy to patients after assessment and referral by the doctor. If you feel you need to be referred to this service please book an appointment with the doctor first.
PUBLIC HEALTH SCREENING
The following services are managed by Public Health England. You need not book an appointment as they will be sent automatically. With the exception of cervical smear screening which is undertaken by our practice nurses you may be asked to attend at another practice or site to access the screening service.
Breast screening is available for women aged 50-74 and is offered every 3 years or more frequently if indicated. Depending on the recall cycle you may get called from the age of 47 onwards.
Cervical Screening is available for women aged 24-64.We offer all women a cervical smear test every three years or more frequently if it is indicated. This is a simple screening test which can give early warning of cancer of the cervix (neck of the womb) when it is at a treatable stage. As it is possible to develop these pre-cancerous changes at any age it is important that women have the test done regularly. Appointments can be made at the reception desk.
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) screening is a way of detecting a dangerous swelling (aneurysm) of the aorta – the main blood vessel that runs from the heart, down through the abdomen to the rest of the body. This swelling is far more common in men aged over 65 than it is in women and younger men, so men are invited for screening in the year they turn 65. Men aged 65 can also self refer to the programe by clicking this link http://www.asph.nhs.uk/who-can-be-screened
All diabetic patients will be invited for eye screening annually.
Flu vaccine is especially recommended for all aged 65 years and over and those patients with chronic conditions such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease and liver disease. Please ask at reception if you are uncertain whether you are eligible.
This is recommended for all patients aged 65 years and over and to those with chronic conditions such as asthma, diabetes and heart disease. One injection will give you virtually life-long immunisation against pneumonia caused by bacteria called streptococcus pneumoniae (except in splenectomy patients who need further injections).
From 1st September 2015 the shingles vaccine is routinely available to people aged 70 and 78. You become eligible for the vaccine on the first day of September 2015 after you've turned 70 or 78 and remain so until the last day of August 2016.
In addition, anyone who was eligible for immunisation in the first two years of the programme but has not yet been vaccinated against shingles remains eligible until their 80th birthday. This includes:
- people aged 71 and 72 on 1 September 2015
- people aged 79
The shingles vaccine is not available on the NHS if you are aged 80 or over.
In accordance with government guidelines adults should receive the diphtheria, tetanus and polio booster at age 15 and every 10 years thereafter if exposed to risks due to travel or working environment.
Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
This is routinely offered by the midwife to pregnant mums from 28 weeks to 6 weeks after the birth of your child.