FROM 19-JULY-2021, ALL PATIENTS SHOULD CONTINUE TO WEAR FACE MASKS & SOCIAL DISTANCE IN HEALTHCARE SETTINGS
CLINICS & SERVICES
In addition to GP consultations the practice offers a wide range of clinics and healthcare services:
Dr Alexander has a special interest in diabetes. He runs a clinic where he is assisted by our practice nurses. All diabetics are asked to attend at least once a year for a full check.
Asthma clinics are run by our practice nurses who have undergone special training in asthma and chronic chest complaints. Patients are encouraged to attend at least once a year.
This is advice on how to look after yourself before you get pregnant. Please ask your doctor for further information.
If you think you are pregnant, please arrange an appointment with our midwives. Your care will be shared between your doctor, our midwives and the hospital. We have an antenatal clinic run by our midwives, on Thursday afternoon between 13:30 – 16:30.
Our practice nurses administer baby injections on a Thursday at a well baby clinic. We recommend that babies have immunisation against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, haemophilus influenzae B, meningitis and polio at two, three and four months and are immunised against measles, mumps and rubella (German measles) at 12 - 15 months. If your child is unwell, it is more appropriate for them to be seen in surgery rather than at the well baby clinic.
We recommend that pre-school children have a booster against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough and polio at four years.
All parents/legal guardians of newborn babies please note:
Your informed written consent must be given prior to the commencement of a vaccination programme for babies. A grandparent or other person cannot do this. Once written consent has been given for a programme to commence, another person may then bring babies to the clinic for vaccination.
Women aged between 25-49 years are invited to have a smear every three years. Women aged between 50-64 years are invited to have a smear every five years. Please book an appointment via reception to see our practice nurse for a cervical smear.
Steroid injections (not knees) are administered at the surgery. It is necessary to see Dr Hugh Alexander in surgery beforehand.
Social prescribing is a new service that connects people to a range of non-clinical services available within the local community.
For information please ask at reception, the GP or nurse or view the Social Prescriber page on the Further Information tab at the bottom of the page.