Clinics We Offer

Anticoagulation

For patients taking the blood thinning drug Warfarin, we offer in house testing with a finger prick monitor; this enables instant results and dose adjustments without having to wait for results to come back from the hospital labs.

Chronic Disease Management

Chronic disease management clinics monitor patients with health problems including Coronary Heart Disease, Stroke, Heart Failure, COPD and Asthma.

These are run by our Diabetes Nurse and Nursing Team who offers regular checks on blood pressure, blood tests such as cholesterol, and breathing tests. The purpose of these clinics is to ensure that all our patients receive the best quality care as defined by the latest guidelines.

Contraception

Please speak to our reception team regarding current contraception services available at our practice and in the local area.

 

Diabetes

In our practice we hold diabetes clinics by appointment. 

We sometimes run in-house eye checks by the diabetic eye screening service for our patients with diabetes to look for early signs of damage, and also yearly foot checks with the practice Nursing Team to look for early signs of ulcers and to look at the function of the nerves in the feet.

We have good links to the diabetic specialist nurses, who also sometimes run clinics from our surgery.

Further information relating to diabetes can be found at www.diabetes.org.uk, a charity for people with diabetes.

Supportive End of Life Care

We work as a team of GPs with district nurses, community matrons and Macmillan nurses, helping people to make the best choices about the care they want, whether it be at home or in a Hospice. We have access to nursing support at home 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The death of a loved one can be an emotional time and we continue to provide bereavement support to families afterwards.

Exercise on Prescription

It has long been recognised that one of the keys to a healthy life is regular exercise.

One of the barriers to taking regular exercise is often the cost, so we are pleased to be able to offer patients a referral scheme which allows a fixed number of free gym sessions, with advice from trained fitness instructors.

If you have a health problem that may be improved by taking more exercise, for example high blood pressure, diabetes, being overweight, arthritis, depression etc, then please ask about a referral to this scheme.

Please also see section below regarding our Health and Wellbeing Coach.

 

Psychological Therapies

The practice has access to a number of different types of "talking therapies".

We can refer patients for counselling, cognitive behavioural therapy and other types of therapy to address a number of psychological issues.

We can also offer "computerised cognitive behavioural therapy" which is a free internet based course to help patients overcome symptoms of depression, designed to be used alongside a support worker. For more information go to https://llttf.com

 

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Shared Care for Substance Misuse

Section currently being updated Feb 22

Smoking Cessation Advice

Section currently being updated Feb 22

Minor Surgery and Joint Injections

  • Minor surgery - provided by Dr Ibrahimi and Dr Allan - Please note there are no surgery clinics schedule at the moment as at February 2022.
  • Depo-Medrone (joint injections) - provided by Dr Farmer, Dr Ibrahimi, Dr Allan, Dr Bessant and Dr Cracknell

Care Co-ordinator

We have a Care Co-ordinator, Danielle, who is based at the practice.

Danielle is our link between Care Home/Residential Patients with the Practice, and other community based Care Teams.  She supports a more holistic approach to health care for these patients and the teams involved in their care.

You may also see Danielle working in other administration areas of our Practice.

Health and Wellbeing Coach

 

Lucy is our Health and Wellbeing Coach based at the Surgery. 

She can help you with the following:

Weight Loss

Low Mood

Isolation

Physical Activity

Pre-Diabetes Help

Cholesterol

Stop Smoking 

CLICK ON THE ATTACHED LEAFLET FOR MORE INFORMATION

IF YOU WOULD LIKE AN APPOINTMENT PLEASE ASK AT RECEPTION OR EMAIL THE SURGERY

Health and Wellbeing Coaching Leaflet.pdf

First Contact Physiotherapy

 

Bankole is our First Contact Physiotherapist based that the Surgery.

He can help you with the following:

  • Specialist assessment and screening of serious medical conditions.
  • Give information on self-care and enable and support behaviour change
  • Personal exercise advice
  • Discuss fitness for work
  • Undertake degree of social prescribing
  • Discuss physical activity and health (e.g. smoking cessation and weight management)
  • Refer to a course of treatment (e.g. physiotherapy or podiatry)
  • Refer to orthopaedic / rheumatology / pain services
  • Request investigations (either via GP or by local arrangement)

If you have more than one condition when booking please ask for two appointment slots. 

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

IF YOU WOULD LIKE AN APPOINTMENT PLEASE ASK AT RECEPTION OR EMAIL THE SURGERY

FCP Patient Screening.pdf

Practice Pharmacist

Mohammad Asghar is our Practice Pharmacist and is based at Walderslade on Tuesdays. He will support you to get the best use of your medication and identify medicine related issues

He can help you with the following:

Medication Changes

Medication Reviews

Medication Queries

Contact Reception for an appointment if this is a service that would be useful to you.