Additional Services and Clinics
We provide a wide range of additional services and clinics. Brief details can be found below and further information is available via the reception.
The diabetes service is run by a team of 3 GPs and 2 Specialist Nurses with additional support from the dieticians and retinal screening service.Diabetic patients are seen regularly in designated diabetes clinics. These clinics are available on a Monday at Hedon, and Wednesday at Keyingham.
We can provide a full service including glucose tolerance testing and insulin conversion if required.
Chronic Disease Management
Patients with long term conditions such as asthma, COPD or heart disease are seen regularly in the appropriate clinics. Our nurses are highly skilled at providing ongoing assessment and management of these conditions. On occasion you may be asked to see a GP for more complex problems.
Child Surveillance and Immunisation Clinics
These clinics are held at Hedon every Wednesday between 1.30 and 3.00pm.The postnatal baby clinic is run in conjunction with the Health Visitors and baby immunisations are provided by our nursing team.
Minor surgery is performed in house to remove small lesions such as moles or cysts. Please see a GP in a routine appointment initially for assessment. If appropriate they will then refer you into this service.
We offer a nurse led clinic for anti-coagulation monitoring for those patients taking warfarin. This consists of near-patient testing ( finger prick test) and immediate advice as to the correct dosage and follow up.
For details on provision of maternity care, please refer to our dedicated leaflet, which is available in the main Reception area.
Vaccinations and Immunisations
We provide information and advice about these to patients. Where the offer is accepted by the patient, we administer the vaccination/immunisation in accordance with guidelines.
A full range of standard vaccinations is offered including seasonal flu vaccination for high risk groups.
We have a nurse led clinic offering travel health advice and immunisations. Please complete a travel form and hand in to reception well before the date of travel. Click on tab above for further advice.
Contraception and Womens Health
Contraceptive advice is provided during normal surgeries by all Doctors and Nurse Janet .
A full range of contraceptives, including condoms, are available.
Coils are fitted by appointment - please discuss with Nurse Janet or a GP.
Contraceptive implants are fitted by appointment - please discuss with Nurse Janet or a GP.
Ring Pessaries can be fitted or changed during normal surgery hours. Please ask reception for further details.
All women under 50 years of age are advised to have cervical smear tests every three years and those over 50 years of age, every five years. The cervical screening programme ceases at age 65 years.
Smear clinics are provided by our nursing staff and can be booked via reception.
Please note we can only perform your smear if you have received a smear invitation from the screening service. If you have any symptomatic problems please see a GP.
Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer amongst women. A nationwide breast screening service is offered for the benefit of women aged over 50. All women aged between 50 and 64 will be invited for initial breast screening (mammography) every 3 years. Women aged 64 will be entitled to the service every 3 years on request.