This is run by the nurse to ensure that your diabetes is well controlled and to pick up any complications early. Please make an appointment with the practice nurse.
This is run by the nurse to monitor your blood pressure and to assess and treat any risk factors to reduce the possibility of further events. The nurse will contact you if you need an appointment.
We are trained and approved to perform simple operations and joint injections. These are carried out in the comfort of the health centre.
MINOR INJURIES & X-RAYS
A recent survey of our patients revealed that some of you are not aware that the GPs and Practice Nurses are able to deal with a vast majority of minor injuries such as sprains, cuts and head injuries; we are also able to request X-Rays when necessary to rule out bony injuries.
All this can be done here in Radcliffe-on-Trent, so make sure you use us as your first port of call and you may be able to avoid a trip to hospital.
WELL PERSON CHECKS
If you are over 16 years this is your opportunity to have your own “MOT”. These are run by our practice nurses with particular emphasis on helping you to avoid heart disease and maintain a healthy lifestyle. We would particularly like to see any adult up to 75 years old who has not been seen in the last 3 years, and over 75s who have not been seen in the last 12 months. Home visits can be arranged if necessary.
Our Health Care Assistant is a trained New Leaf adviser and can help with stopping smoking.
ADULT & TRAVEL VACCINATIONS
Routine immunisations and travel vaccinations are available by making an appointment with one of our practice nurses.
If you are planning a multi-destination holiday e.g. backpacking, you will need to obtain up-to-date information for your specific needs. Please telephone the MASTA line on 0906 822 4100 or visit their website at www.Masta.org, or phone NHS Direct on 0845 46 47, prior to your appointment with the nurse.
Are you up-to date with your polio and tetanus?
These are available every year commencing in October. The next Flu Day 2017 is on Wednesday 18th October 3pm-6pm, no appointment necessary, just call in. If you are over 65 by the 31st March 2018 or in one of the at-risk groups look out for notices about our FLU DAY or we will contact you by letter. At-risk groups include: chronic health conditions such as heart disease, chronic chest problems, including asthma (on regular preventative therapy), kidney disease, liver disease, diabetes and people who are immunosuppressed, including spleen removal, those with neurological disease including stroke and MS, pregnant women, also those who are overweight with BMI >40. Children born between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2015 are also eligible for a flu vaccine at the GP Surgery (older children will be offered it via school services). For further details please click on Vaccination Schedule from the list in the right hand pane.
This is recommended for everyone over 65 years as well as the at-risk groups.
To help minimize the effect of asthma on your life. The treatment will be tailored to your needs. You will learn how to vary treatment when necessary.
All women between the ages of 25 and 49 are recommended to have a cervical smear every three years. For women between 50 and 64 it is every five years.
We provide a comprehensive family planning service and will help you choose the most suitable contraceptive and provide it for you. Please make an appointment with one of the practice nurses or a doctor.
The Midwife is here to help you and your baby stay healthy during pregnancy. You will be seen regularly by the midwife and the doctor, with occasional visits to the hospital. In addition there are antenatal, parentcraft and postnatal classes.
BABY CLINIC & CHILD HEALTH SURVEILLANCE
Tuesdays 9:30 to 11:30am
All children from 0 – 5 years are seen at regular intervals to monitor their growth and development. This will enable us to detect any problems as they arise. Baby checks are carried out at 6 weeks by a doctor. The Health Visitor will monitor your child’s growth and development. The Health Visitors can be contacted on 0115 9334793.
Children’s immunisations – Wednesday 1.30- 3.30pm. The practice provides a full immunisation service and we strongly recommend that all children are immunised according to the National Policy.