Clinics & Services
A full range of family planning services including contraceptive services, including contraceptive pills, injections, intrauterine devices (coils) and patches are available at the surgery. Emergency contraception is also available within 72 hours of intercourse, although it is advisable to see a doctor as soon as possible.
The midwife is a specially trained nurse who looks after ladies during pregnancy (ante-natal) and for the short time followingthe baby’s birth (post-natal). A midwife also takes care of mum and baby during delivery at the hospital or occasionally at home. The Midwife holds a clinic at the Horne St every Monday & Wednesday morning
As soon as you find out you are pregnant it is important to get in touch with your midwife. You can contact a midwife direct on 01422 261364. The first 12 weeks of your pregnancy is the most important time.
We run the immunisation and 8 week health check appointments here at the surgery. The Doctors and Practice Nurses can offer advice and guidance during your child’s appointment. If you have any concerns relating to your child’s health, please contact the Practice to speak to one of our team.
Breast Feeding Facilities
The Practice promotes breast feeding. If you would like any privacy we have a room you can use. Please ask at reception.
Well-women checks / cervical smears are performed by the nurses. Cervical smears are carried out in line with nationally agreed timescales and it is recommended that you make an appointment when you are called.
We hold an annual review with all our Asthma patients. This is led by our Practice Nurses. This can be completed by appointment over the phone or face to face. Please contact the Practice if you believe your review is overdue and book an appointment.
We offer an annual diabetes review for all our diabetes registered patients completed by our Practice Nurses. Ongoing care plans are created depending on individual need including regular review. If you have any concerns relating to your diabetes and need any advice or support, please contact the Practice via reception, engage consult or Online services
Coronary Heart Disease (CHD)
We offer annual reviews with all of our registered CHD patients and aim to have tailored care plans designed to help proactively manage this with those affected.
We have a qualified phlebotomist at the practice, so blood tests are available to have at the surgery.
Fitness to work Note
Only doctors have the authority to sign fitness to work notes. Fitness to work note’s are only required following a period of self-certification (5 working days) and you will normally require to speak to a doctor.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to complete a form at reception. This will be handed to the practice nurse to check your records to see which vaccines you require. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required. Please contact the surgery at least 8 weeks before you intend to travel for advice. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
Patients who are generally healthy and have not been to the surgery for over three years (one year for patients aged 75 or over) can request a Health Check with one of the nurses. Patients may also consult with the nurses with regard to smoking cessation, diet or general health promotion advice.
The flu vaccination is for all patients over 65 and those of any age with certain medical conditions such as asthma, emphysema, diabetes, bronchitis, COPD and heart disease. Flu vaccines are available from September each year. They are also recommended for ladies who are pregnant.
We have facilities to perform minor surgery at the practice e.g. the removal of lumps, tags, cysts, warts etc and give joint injections.
We have various GP's that specialise in specific areas, for example, Dermatology, Gynaecology, Minor Surgery and Joint Injections.
Leaflet Corner / Information Notice Boards
These areas are aimed to give you the best and most up to date information.
Spirometry / Reversibility
Spirometry is the most common of the lung function tests. These tests look at how well your lungs work. Spirometry shows how well you breathe in and out. Breathing in and out can be affected by lung diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, pulmonary fibrosis and cystic fibrosis.
Reversibility testing is done in some cases where the diagnosis of the lung condition is not clear. For this test, you will be asked to do spirometry as described above. You will then be given a medicine by inhaler or nebuliser which may open up the airways. A nebuliser allows a medicine to be inhaled like a fine mist, through a mask. The spirometry test is then repeated 30 minutes or so afterwards. The aim of this is to see if your airways open wider with medication or not. Generally, asthma has more of a reversible element to the airways obstruction, compared with COPD.
There is the facility to use a wheelchair for any patient that needs to use it. Please ask at reception and a member of the team will get it for you.
Text Message Reminders
The surgery sends text messages to remind patients of booked appointments, to confirm appointments to invite patients for reviews and to update patients with reletive news. No personal details will be sent in a text. Please ensure we have your up to date mobile number.
Payment by card
You can pay for any transactions either by cash or by card.
Smokers who wish to stop can see the HCA for advice and help. Pharmacological help such as nicotine patches or tablets may be prescribed. Appointments can be made without seeing the doctor first.
If you would like to stop smoking please visit NHS Stop Smoking Service - Yorkshire Smokefree
If you have a problem with anything, whether it be difficulty seeing the call screen or difficulty hearing the clinician etc, then please make the receptionist aware. We will be happy to help in any way we can.