Clinics & Services
In addition to GP appointments, all patients at the Practice also have access to the following clinics and services;
- Cervical screening - We recommended that every women between the ages of 25 and 64 has a routine 3 yearly test, unless otherwise indicated. Please ask for an appointment with the nurse when your smear is due.
- Childhood Immunisations - Immunising your child against common disease is a simple procedure. The vaccinations are given in a staged way over the first 5 years of your child's life.
- Long Term Conditions Management - You will be asked to come in for annual review are these conditions; asthma, coronary heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease & diabetes
- Health and Lifestyle Advice - To help you maintain a healthy lifestyle, by offering you advice on a number of different things including; diet, exercise and smoking
Contraceptive services - If you need contraception, we are happy to discuss the options available and help you choose the best method for you. We provide a full range of contraceptive services from pills, injections, implants and coils. The emergency contraceptive pill is available if you have had unprotected sex or your chosen method of contraception fails. You can take it up to 72 hours after having unprotected sex but it is most effective if you take it in the first 24 hours after having sex. Please ask the receptionist for an appointment.
- Joint Injections
- Medical examinations
- Travel Advice and Vaccinations - Please complete a travel form and make an appointment with the nurse. The nurse will give you travel advice and ensure routine vaccination's are up to date. Some vaccination's can not be given at the surgery, but the nurse will give direct you to nearby travel clinics.
- Ear Syringing
Flu & Pneumococcal Vaccinations - We particularly recommend this for patients over 65 years or those who fall within chronic disease groups. We will invite you to come to a flu clinic, if you are in any risk groups. The pneumococcal vaccination is offered to all patients over the age of 65. This vaccination is only necessary on one occasion and the cover will last a lifetime.
- NHS Health Checks - You should have a health check every 5 years if you're aged 40 to 74 and you have not had a stroke, or you do not have heart disease, diabetes or kidney disease.This is a free check-up of your overall health. It can tell you whether you're at higher risk of getting certain health problems, like heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and kidney disease
- Health Care Assistants provide the following services; Blood tests, Blood pressure monitoring, ear syringing, dressings & NHS Health Checks (Click here for more information)
The midwife works with the doctors to provide care for mothers before and after delivery and care for the baby for the first fortnight of life. If you are registered at Dykes Hall the midwife have appointments each week. Deer Park patients will be seen at Shooters Grove. Please ask reception for more information.
A health visitor is a registered nurse who has received training particularly related to babies, children and pregnant women. The role is to provide families with children under five years old with support and advice around the general aspects of mental, physical and social wellbeing. The health visitors are based at Fairlawn's but have regular meetings with the doctors here.
The community district nursing team still supports our practice, even though they are not based here. Kathyrn Acaster is the team leader, and Bernadette Smith is the community matron.
Mental Health Sessions
The doctor may refer you to one of our Primary Care Mental Health Workers who may see you to assess your mental health needs, and what help you may benefit from.
Andrea Bargh - This service is provided on a 1-1 basis with a trained smoking advisor. Referrals are given by your GP, or you can self-refer.