Clinics & Services
Our practice nurses, together with our doctors, run our Health Promotion Clinics. Appointments can be made for any of these at reception.
Sister Sanghera runs weekly asthma and COPD clinics. We advise all our asthmatic patients to visit this clinic at least annually for monitoring of medication, assessment of the disease and to ensure correct use of inhalers. The surgery will offer all asthma and COPD patients an annual check.
The practice runs weekly Diabetic Clinics. All diabetic patients are advised to attend this clinic at least annually in order that the disease may be monitored. The practice will also arrange for diabetic patients to undergo retinal screening and foot checks. The surgery will offer all diabetic patients an annual check.
Coronary Heart Disease
We run weekly Vascular Clinics that focus on patients with high cholesterol, hypertension and history of angina/heart disease. Losing weight and giving up smoking are also addressed under CHD. The surgery will offer all coronary heart disease patients an annual check.
Run by the midwife on Wednesday afternoons from 13:00.
Well Baby Clinics
These are run by our Health Visitor and are held at the Hinckley East Childrens Centre, Granville Road, Hinckley on a Wednesday Afternoon by appointment only. An appointment may be made by telephoning 01455 441980. Babies are normally weighed and monitored by the health visitors who will also give advice as and when required.
Child Health Surveillance
These are offered on a weekly basis and clinics are run by Dr Turner, Dr Ruth Turner and Dr Thomason. Child health surveillance is sometimes combined with childhood immunisation and mum's post natal checks.
.This surgery has facilities to perform minor surgery at the discretion of the relevant doctor. Dr Turner and Dr Thomason perform minor surgery and patients must see them in routine surgery before a minor operation can be arranged.
Cryotherapy clinics are run regularly by Dr W M Turner
This is not run as a fixed clinic. The practice nurse arranges repeat oral contraception checks and prescriptions. Coil fittings are available with Dr McManus. Patients requiring contraceptive services for the first time must see a doctor.
These clinics are also run by the practice nurses under guidance by Dr Ruth Turner. Patients who would rather have a doctor are free to do so, as long as they make their request clear when making the appointment. Current medical opinion is that all women over 45 years should have a smear every 5 years and all (sexually active) women under 45, every 3 years. Your doctor will inform you if there are any variations from these guidelines.
PHE has published a national information resource to support people who feel anxious about attending NHS cervical screening appointments. It also includes additional guidance on:
- Booking the screening test, including pre-visits, early morning appointments and longer appointments
- Planning your journey to the appointment
- Questions to ask the health professional taking the sample
- Other support services
To accompany the guidance PHE has also published a checklist which service users can complete and take to their screening appointment to help inform the sample taker of any extra support they may require.
Travel vaccinations are available here on the NHS with the exception of Yellow Fever and Rabies for which there will be a charge. We can provide most vaccinations required for worldwide travel. Also available are vaccination certificates advice on travelling, information booklets etc. The practice nurse provides this service.
Our immunisation nurse carries out routine childhood immunisations on Tuesday afternoons This includes rubella for the 13 year olds and tetanus/polio boosters for the 15 year olds. Anyone over the age of 16 requiring tetanus, polio, hepatitis B etc. must make an appointment with the practice nurse in a routine nursing session.
Regular clinics are held for this service every year from October to the end of January, posters and leaflets advertising this service will appear at the appropriate time in the surgery. This service is usually limited to people who are over the age of 65, or have a heart, diabetic or lung condition. This service is also available to transplant and immuno-suppressed patients.
We respectfully ask patients who do not fall within these categories, not to request this service until we have immunised all those at highest risk, as supplies of this vaccine are often limited. The effectiveness of this vaccine varies with the individual. The influenza vaccine can give flu like symptoms for 24 hours after vaccination.