Our antenatal clinics are run by midwives at the surgery. We offer shared antenatal care between the midwife and the doctor. Sometimes patients will need to be seen in hospital as well. The doctor will arrange for referral to the hospital where necessary. Thereafter patients will normally be seen alternately between midwife and doctor or at 4-week intervals.
All women will be called for screening between the ages of 47 and 70, with the first screen being before the age of 50, usually in the year they become 48. Routine Breast Screening examinations are held at Ipswich Hospital.
This will normally be carried out by the practice nurse. All patients are written to from the Cervical Screening Service with the result as soon as this is available - usually about 4 to 6 weeks but this varies from time to time. If you wish to discuss your results further, please make an appointment with your doctor.
Family Planning Clinic
An evening clinic is held every Tuesday from 18.30 – 20.00 and is run by a GP and the practice nurses. However, patients may book in with any of the doctors or nurses at other times during the week. In this clinic advice is available in confidence on all forms of contraception and their correct use. We also provide emergency contraceptives.
Including Tetanus, Polio, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B and Influenza.
Long Term Conditions
We now have a clinic for patients to be seen by the practice nurses to review your long term condition. These conditions include Hypertension, Asthma, Diabetes, Coronary Heart Disease, Stroke and Kidney Disease. The aim of the clinic is to increase the awareness and understanding of your condition through education and to minimise complications by regular monitoring with the Practice Nurse.
Minor surgery is performed mainly for the removal of minor lumps and bumps. A doctor performs these procedures with the assistance of a Practice Nurse or Healthcare Assistant.
The vast majority of musculoskeletal first contact practitioners are physiotherapists with enhanced skills. They can help patients with musculoskeletal issues such as back, neck and joint pain by:
- assessing and diagnosing issues
- giving expert advice on how best to manage their conditions
- referring them onto specialist services if necessary.
Patients with back and joint pain, including conditions such as arthritis, will now be able to contact their local physiotherapist directly, rather than waiting to see a GP or being referred to hospital. Patients can also see a physiotherapist by speaking to the GP practice receptionist or by being referred by their GP. Please speak to reception to make an appointment with our Physiotherapist.
Planning a trip abroad? Book a telephone appointment with our practice nurses to discuss your travel immunisations. The nurse's require 6 weeks’ notice in order to give any travel advice or vaccinations. Please ask at reception for more details.