Clinics and Services

Asthma and COPD clinics

We hold clinics to diagnose and to help patients to manage their asthma or COPD.

We like to see all our patients who have been diagnosed with these conditions at least once a year, depending on the severity of your condition, we may invite you to come to the clinic more often in order to ensure we give you the care you require.

If you have been advised by the practice to complete an online Asthma review, or COPD assessment, please visit the relevant online form.

Chronic heart disease

The most common symptoms of coronary heart disease (CHD) are chest pains (angina) and a heart attack.

You can also experience other symptoms, such as palpitations and unusual breathlessness. In some cases, people may not show any symptoms before they are diagnosed.

Diabetes clinic

Our aim is to provide a service that encourages partnership in decision-making, supports you in managing your diabetes and helps you to adopt and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

We hold Diabetic Clinics for routine diabetic checks.

Keeping healthy

To keep well and healthy, everyone with diabetes needs good and regular healthcare. The early detection, treatment and continued control of your diabetes is very important as this will reduce your chances of developing the complications linked to diabetes.

Antenatal clinics

The midwife has antenatal clinics on Thursday and Friday afternoon.

Child immunisation clinic

Vaccination is an important step in protecting your child against a range of serious and potentially fatal diseases.  They are quick, safe and extremely effective. Once your child has been vaccinated against a disease, their body can fight it more effectively. If a child isn’t vaccinated, they will have an increased risk of catching the illness.

The Health Authority will send an appointment by post for your child.

Bowel cancer screening

The NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme offers screening every two years to all men and women aged 60-74. People in this age group will automatically be sent an invitation, then their screening kit, so they can do the test at home.

After the first screening test, you will be sent another invitation and screening kit every two years until you reach 74.

If you are aged 75 or over, you can ask for a screening kit by calling the free phone number 0800 707 60 60.

Bowel cancer screening aims to detect bowel cancer at an early age (in people with no symptoms), when treatment is more likely to be effective.

Bowel cancer screening can also detect polyps. These are not cancers, but may develop into cancers over time. They can easily be removed, reducing the risk of bowel cancer developing.

Screening saves lives.

For more information contact the programme hub on: 0800 707 60 60 or visit the NHS Cancer screening website.

Cervical screening test

A cervical screening test (previously known as a smear test) is a method of detecting abnormal cells on the cervix. The cervix is the entrance to the womb from the vagina.

Detecting and removing abnormal cervical cells can prevent cervical cancer.

Cervical screening is not a test for cancer; instead it checks the health of the cells of the cervix. Most women’s test results show that everything is normal, but for around 1 in 20 women the test will show some abnormal changes in the cells of the cervix.

Most of these changes will not lead to cervical cancer and the cells may go back to normal on their own. However, in certain circumstances, the abnormal cells need to be removed so that they cannot become cancerous.

About 3,000 cases of cervical cancer are diagnosed each year in the UK, which amounts to 2% of all cancers diagnosed in women.

It’s possible for women of all ages to develop cervical cancer, although the condition mainly affects sexually active women between the ages of 30 and 45. The condition is very rare in women under 25.

All women aged between 25 and 64 are invited for cervical screening. Women aged between 25 and 49 are invited for testing every three years, and women aged between 50 and 64 are invited every five years.

Being screened regularly means that any abnormal changes in the cells of the cervix can be identified at an early stage and, if necessary, treated to stop cancer developing.

It is estimated that early detection and treatment can prevent up to 75% of cervical cancers. Please visit our Appointments page to find out more on how to book an appointment for cervical screening.

Contraception

We provide free and confidential contraception and healthcare advice to all our patients.

You can book an appointment to find out more information on contraception and to discuss which method would suit you best.

Your choice of contraception may vary over time, depending on your lifestyle and circumstances our practices nurses are always happy to review your choice of medication with you.

Before making an appointment, make sure you know as much as possible about the contraceptive options available.

If you have been advised by the surgery to submit a contraceptive pill review, please use our online Contraceptive Pill Review form.

Children and family centres

17 centres across MK, 4 of which are cradle-to-grave, and the others deal with 0-5 year olds (plus parents). They offer all sorts of support such as:

  • Food banks
  • Stay & Play
  • Cafes within the centres
  • CAMH screening
  • Reading groups for adults without literacy
  • Domestic violence support
  • Food vouchers
  • Parenting programmes
  • Nutrition advice and support

Find out more.

Mental health

Mental health is about how we think, feel and behave. One in four people in the UK have a mental health problem at some point in their lives, which affects their daily life, relationships or physical health.

Blood pressure monitoring

If you have been advised to take your blood pressure at home, please complete our online Blood Pressure Review form.

Health promotion

We are actively engaged in health education and disease prevention and are always happy to discuss this with you.

In particular we can arrange advice on smoking cessation and immunisations. If you have been advised by the practice to complete a smoking review, please use our online Smoking Review form.

Minor illness

Our nurses can advise on and treat a wide variety of health matters. Minor illnesses and injuries appointments are available every week day.

Examples of minor illnesses are:

  • Coughs
  • Dressings
  • Eye Soreness
  • Earache
  • Emergency xontraception
  • Minor Lacerations/Burns
  • Pill Check
  • Rash
  • Skin infection (eczema, etc)
  • Sore Throats
  • Urine Infections
  • Vaginal Discharge

Smoking cessation advice

  • Do you smoke?
  • Have you thought about giving up?
  • Would you benefit from our support to become a non smoker?

We provide one to one consultations for support and advice on smoking cessation.

Find out more.

If you have been advised by the surgery to submit a smoking review on a regular basis, please use this form.

Travel clinic

In order to assist us to make a full assessment of the potential risks to your health from your planned travel, we would ask that you make a Travel Clinic appointment with our Practice Nurse. Ideally, this appointment should be made around the time of booking your holiday, at least 6 weeks before you travel.

At your appointment we may ask the following questions to help us plan for your trip:-

  • When are you departing and for how long?
  • Where are you going, including the destinations within a country?
  • Where are you staying, e.g. backpacking, camping, hotels?
  • Are you planning to undertake any high risk activities?
  • Have you taken out travel insurance and have you informed the company of any existing medical condition?
  • If female and of child bearing age, is there any possibility you could be pregnant, or are you planning a pregnancy?
  • Do you have any medical conditions, or a history of significant medical illness? (these can influence the choice of malaria tablets we recommend)

Please fill out our Travel Risk Assessment form before your appointment.