Clinics & Services
Diabetic patients can look forward to a high standard of care. We hold regular nurse-led diabetic clinics. One of our Doctors and our practice nurses have higher qualifications in diabetic care and we also have the support of an excellent community diabetic nursing specialist team.
Any newly registered patient with diabetes should make an appointment with one of the doctors in the surgery should repeat medication be required. Thereafter the majority of patients can be followed up within the surgery diabetic clinic. Some patients may require hospital monitoring and this too can be arranged.
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Our nursing team have a special interest in the management of respiratory disorders, including asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Regular respiratory clinics are held which enable diagnostic testing, monitoring of patients with established disease and optimisation of treatment.
These clinics are usually by invitation only but newly registered patients with known disease are welcome to make an appointment.
All forms of contraceptive advice and services are available at the surgery including contraceptive pills, patches, injections, implants, coils, barrier methods and emergency contraception.
If you require emergency contraception, please inform the receptionist if you feel able and we will endeavour to contact you by phone or see you as soon as is practicable.
We do not run a formal family planning clinic and all doctors can offer advice about contraceptive methods. If you are already on an oral contraceptive, your routine follow up checks can be undertaken by our practice nurses if you are happy with your contraceptive method.
Our family planning doctors are able to insert and remove intrauterine devices ("coils") as well as contraceptive implants. If you are interested in one of these methods, please make an appointment to see one of our family planning doctors or ask for a telephone consultation. Fitting appointments are held in specific appointments and usually have to be planned in advance.
Further advice on all methods is available here
We provide an in-house service for monitoring our patients who are on warfarin. We use finger prick sampling methods and provide you with a schedule of the medication you need to take until your next appointment for review.
Clinics are held on a Tuesday afternoon and a Friday morning.
Maternity Care - Antenatal and Postnatal Clinics
Home Pregnancy Test Kits, available from most chemists, are accurate and reliable.
Antenatal clinics are held by the community midwife locally. Please contact receptionist for a leaflet that explains how to contact the midwife. You do not need to see a Doctor.
Full pre-natal advice is available as well as antenatal and postnatal care. Postnatal checks are usually carried out six weeks after delivery. Our reception staff will contact you directly to arrange a mutually convenient time. If you have not heard from the surgery within a month after your delivery do contact our reception staff.
Child Health Surveillance
We undertake child health surveillance care at regular sessions for screening of all infants in our practice. These usually take place between 6-8 weeks of age prior to the first set of your baby's immunisations. Our reception staff will contact you to arrange an appointment. Feel free to contact our staff directly if you have not been contacted by the surgery as your child approaches 7 weeks of age.
Other routine developmental checks are performed by your health visitor.
We strongly recommend that all children should be immunised as per the national immunisation programme. Go to www.immunisation.nhs.uk for further information.
Immunisation starts at eight weeks of age, and injections are given by the practice nurse. The local community Child Health Department will notify you of the week your child's immunisation is due. Please telephone the surgery to book an appointment slot.
We hold influenza immunisation sessions in Autumn of each year for those 65 and over and those patients in at-risk groups, as defined by the Department of Health. The surgery will advertise clinics and invite patients in September each year.
Other immunisations such as Pneumovax and Shingles are by invitation only in at risk groups/ ages.
Special sessions are held for minor surgical procedures and joint injections.
Appointments are only made for such procedures after an initial assessment by a doctor to assess the most appropriate treatment for you and arrange your procedure.
We strongly encourage any of our patients who are smokers to consider attending this service. Stopping smoking is one of the most important steps an individual can take to improve their health and fitness, not to mention prolonging life and the associated financial savings.
Link to Cambridgeshire Smoking Cessation Service - CAMQUIT