Clinics & Services
In addition to GP consultations the practice adheres to the General Medical Services Contract for the provision of healthcare services:
Chronic Disease Management
Asthma clinics are held regularly at the practice. Asthmatics on medication should have regular assessments in order to monitor their progress and adjust treatment accordingly. Newly diagnosed asthmatics may need support and information on the condition as well as advice and instruction on inhaler technique and these patients will be referred to the asthma clinic by their doctor. Most asthmatics learn to control and monitor their symptoms. Guidelines and devices to do this will be provided in the clinic together with booklets and advice about recognising problems.
Coronary heart disease
If you are a diabetic it is very important you have regular check-ups at a doctor and nurse led diabetic clinic. You will have your blood pressure, weight and blood sugar levels monitored, eyes and feet checked, and medication reviewed. General advice will also be offered about diet and lifestyle activities. A full blood test will be taken before the clinic so that the results will be available at the assessment.
Our trained phlebotomists run daily INR and blood test clinics.
All women between the ages of 25 and 64 will be called by Wiltshire Cervical Screening Programme. The first invitation will be send around the 24th birthday followed by recall every 3 yours for women aged 25-49 and every 5 years for women aged 50-64. The Screening Programme automatically sends results letters to all women screened under the programme. Smears may be repeated at more frequent intervals if a result shows any abnormal or minor changes. Appointments for cervical smears may be made with a Practice Nurse. It is important to accept these invitations as they are an important way of maintaining your good health.
The practice has the facilities to undertake minor cryosurgery procedures for the treatment of warts (hands only) and verruccas. Cryotherapy is a freezing treatment using liquid nitrogen, three treatments are offered at monthly intervals. Cryotherapy treatment is available only after referral by one of the practice's GP.
The Practice offers a comprehensive family planning service. Appointments may be booked with a specialist family planning Practice Nurse who is able to provide advice and information on all methods of contraception, repeat prescriptions of oral contraceptive pills, contraceptive injections, fitting of diaphragms and emergency contraception.
Child health & immunisations
All new babies are invited for regular check ups from 8 weeks old. Practice Nurse led Immunisation clinics for children are held every Wednesday. We would encourage you to make sure your children are fully immunised against common diseases such as measles, rubella, etc.
Once your pregnancy is confirmed your doctor will refer you into the care of the Community Midwife attached to the practice. Weekly clinics are held at the practice on a booked appointment basis. Following delivery and discharge of your baby the Community Midwife will visit you at home. Your Midwife will ask you to make an appointment to see your doctor six weeks after delivery for a full physical check up of you and your baby. It is also an opportunity to discuss any current problems relating to the health of you and your baby, and to discuss contraception.
Minor Operations Clinic
The Practice offer a minor surgical procedures clinic. Your doctor will refer you to the Minor Operations Clinic when they feel this is appropriate.
For smokers who are serious about giving up the habit and would like some help and support our trained NHS Stop Smoking advisor can help to get you started. Please speak with your doctor or to reception if you would like help in giving up smoking. Smoke Stop advice can also be obtained by calling 01380 733891.