Clinics and Special Appointments Available at the Practice
Many patients have conditions that need regular review over a number of years. Depending on the problem, patients will receive an invitation to these special clinics once a year. Whenever possible the practice will try to co-ordinate the appointments for patients who have more than one condition.
Patients can make an appointment at reception. Each appointment is for 20 minutes. People of all ages can be seen including children. It is important for anyone with asthma to attend a review at least annually. If you have Chronic Bronchitis or Emphysema, the practice will send you an invitation annually to attend this clinic.
Coronary Heart Disease Clinic
Patients with a previous or current history of a heart problem due to coronary artery disease will be invited for an annual health check with the practice nurse. Two appointments will be sent, one for a blood test and if needed an ECG and the following week an appointment for the practice nurse.
Diabetic annual reviews are normally carried out in the practice Diabetic Clinic. Patients are sent two appointment dates, usually two weeks apart. At the first appointment, you will have blood taken and be asked for a urine sample. At the second appointment, you will see the practice nurse and/or doctor. For the second appointment it would be helpful if you brought along your home monitoring booklet.
An NHS chiropodist attached to the practice provides this service. The podiatrist holds her clinics at the practice most Tuesdays. Appointments are only available following a referral from your doctor for certain groups. These are diabetics, severe foot deformities and severe circulation problems. If you are not in these groups you will have to see a private chiropodist.