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Clinics & Services

Essential Services

The practice provides a number of essential services to patients, including:

  • The management of patients who are ill or believe themselves to be ill, with conditions from which recovery is generally expected, for the duration of that condition, including relevant health promotion advice and referral as appropriate, reflecting patient choice where practicable. 
  • The general management of patients who are terminally ill. 
  • The management of chronic disease in the manner determined by the practice, in discussion with the patient. Monitoring of coronary heart disease, diabetes, asthma and COPD is carried out by appointment with the practice nurse.

Additional Services

Cervical screening

Cervical smears are recommended at least every three years for women below 65 years of age and who have not had an hysterectomy. The test is quick and painless and can pick up very early changes in the cervix which are easily treated and which could otherwise eventually become malignant. A recall system operates in this area so you should receive an invitation to attend if your smear is due. When you require a smear please contact the surgery for an appointment with a practice nurse or a doctor.

Child health surveillance 

Please make an appointment with the health visitor.

Contraceptive services

Please make an appointment with a doctor for advice on family planning and all forms of contraception.

Holiday immunisations

If you are travelling abroad, especially outside Europe, you may need extra  vaccinations. Please contact the surgery at least eight weeks prior to travelling in order to complete a holiday travel form, as some vaccinations need to be given a month or so before travelling. You may be required to collect a prescription prior to attending for the vaccination with the practice nurse. More information is available on the above “Travel Vaccinations” page.

Immunisations and Vaccinations

Childhood vaccinations and immunisations. Please make an appointment with the health visitor or a practice nurse.

Postnatal care

By appointment with a doctor.

Maternity services - excluding intrapartum care

Please make an appointment with the midwife for antenatal care.

Minor surgery services

Curettage, cautery, cryocautery of warts and verrucae and other skin lesions.

Practice nurse services 

Available by appointment with the practice nurse or healthcare assistants. Removal of stitches, blood tests, dietary advice, blood pressure checks, monitoring of chronic disease and new patient health checks.

Please note: Ear syringing, dressing of wounds and podiatry services are available through Formby Clinic. These services can be booked directly on Tel. 01704 831236

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