Clinics and Services
We offer a full contraceptive service including coil fitting and removal Implanon fitting and removal, and emergency contraception which is confidential and available regardless of age. Please contact reception for advice.
Health Care Assistant
The health care assistant holds clinics daily. See her for blood tests, ECG’s and new patient checks. The HCA can also help with weight loss management.
We can remove lumps and bumps, inject joints etc in the surgery. Make an appointment to see Dr Maini to discuss this first.
You can have your blood tests in the surgery and receive the result and new dosage of Warfarin immediately.
We can attend to Minor Injuries such as cuts and sprains during Surgery hours, just phone reception.
All women are invited to have a cervical smear every three years between the ages of 25 and 49, after that every five years until age 64. You will be invited in by letter, if unsure please contact reception.
Women aged between 50 and 70 are invited for a mammogram every three years at the Breast Screening Unit as part of the National Breast Screening Campaign. If you are over 70 and would like a mammogram this can be arranged with the Screening Service. If you have any worries the nurses will talk to you about breast awareness and teach self examination.
Men are good at neglecting their health, do feel free to make an appointment to discuss any worries you have regarding your general health, smoking cessation or perhaps prostate, or testicular problems or sexual difficulties.
Flu & Pneumonia Vaccination
Flu vaccination is available in early autumn each year. We recommend that all our patients over 65, and those of any age with asthma, chronic lung disease, heart disease, diabetes, kidney problems, or carers of patients with chronic illness have flu vaccination annually.
In addition all people over 65 and those of any age with the same chronic illnesses should ask for Pneumovax vaccine. This is a one off jab that lasts for life and protects against some forms of pneumonia and other infections. It is always available.
Prior to pregnancy you may wish to discuss things with the doctor or nurse.
Once you are pregnant contact reception who will arrange for you to see the Midwife. Clare, the midwife, holds a clinic at the surgery most Tuesday afternoons. She will then attend to most of your care during your pregnancy and following delivery. Please contact the surgery for further information.
Lynn Patterson will see you at home after the baby is born and provide child health care pre school.
The practice also provides your 6 week post natal check up for you and your baby. Please contact the surgery to arrange this.
In addition, child immunisation clinics are held Tuesdays. The dates for these are available in reception. For detailed information on childhood immunisation schedules visit www.immunisation.nhs.uk
If you are unable to get to the surgery and have nursing needs such as wound dressing, suture removal, injections etc contact reception and we can contact the district nursing team for you.
Common Mental Health Problems
Sara Macduff is an experienced Practice Therapist. She holds regular counselling sessions to help with common mental health problems, most Wednesday afternoons. Please see Dr Maini, Dr Caratela or Dr Nidhi Arora-Sethi to arrange referral.
Below are some helpful websites
www.lampdirect.org.uk a general site for all issues related to mental health, carer support, advocacy, benefits and services in Leicestershire. Use the search facility for information on conditions such as stress, anxiety, depression, social phobia, post natal depression and post traumatic stress
www.bacp.co.uk information about the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, including how to find a therapist in your area
www.livinglifetothefull.com provides a practical and interactive course in managing depression and anxiety using a cognitive behavioural and life skills approach
Please see the Doctor, if you require support to give up smoking or visit your local pharmacy.
Podiatry Clinic (Chiropody)
Beth Ward, a podiatrist employed by our local CCG holds weekly clinics. You can refer yourself to this service. Please ask at reception for further information and forms.