Health promotion clinics and screening of lifestyle activities are performed by our practice sisters. Areas covered include smoking, diet, exercise, alcohol, blood pressure, cholesterol, urine testing for diabetes etc.
Asthma COPD and diabetes clinics are up and running. If you would like to find out more ask at reception.
All the doctors provide contraceptive services. Repeat prescriptions for the oral contraceptive pill can be arranged through the practice sister. The injectable contraceptive is also available.
Our Midwife sees patients on Wednesdays. Please ask the receptionist to book an appointment. Antenatal care is shared with the obstetric departments at St James's University Hospital and the Clarendon Wing at Leeds General Infirmary.
Child Health Surveillance
All children are offered developmental checks as per the Red Book.
Parents will receive appointments automatically for their children via the computer call-up system. Please contact reception for the times of the baby clinics in which these checks are carried out. Don't Forget the Red Book!
There will also be other opportunities for weighing and discussion of child health problems with the health visitor. Ask at reception for details.
The doctors all feel very strongly that it is essential to protect children by making sure they have the full programme of immunisation.
There is a computerised call-up system and most children will receive an automatic appointment through the post at the right time.
If you feel your child is overdue an injection, please contact the sister to discuss it.
Please note that antimalarial drugs are no longer prescribable at NHS expense.
Each year a programme of influenza vaccinations is carried out in the surgery and it is recommended that patients at greatest risk, eg the elderly, diabetics, asthmatics and those with a history of heart disease, take advantage of this vaccination.
Cervical Smear Tests
Cancer of the cervix can be prevented and all female patients between 25 and 64 years of age are advised to have regular smear tests. These are important because they can detect early signs of a disease which is easily treated.
A call and recall system is operated to remind you when your test is due.
Our practice sister see patients in clinics throughout the week at various times for these tests. Please ask at reception for details.
Non NHS Work
We are happy to undertake, by appointment, medical examinations and reports for insurance companies, employees, solicitors, fitness to do certain sports, elderly drivers etc.
This work is outside the NHS system and a charge will be made in line with the BMA recommended scale.
Please check the charge when booking your appointment or handing in your form.