The midwife shares with your doctor and the hospital responsibility for your antenatal care.
Patients requiring this service can be seen at Brownley Green Health Centre (1st Floor). A self referral form must be completed before an appointment can be made with the podiatry department. These forms can be obtained from our reception desk or on the link below. Alternatively the community reception team based on the 1st floor of the health centre. Podiatry Self Referral Form
The practice nurses offer a wide range of injections and advice necessary for travel. Please contact the surgery six weeks before travelling as some courses of vaccination require three individual injections. The travel vaccination form will need to be completed and given in at reception before an appointment can be made for your vaccinations. See the above tab for more information.
Everyone should have a tetanus immunisation. A course of three injections (normally given in infancy) followed by two booster doses ten years apart gives protection. A booster is then only needed after a penetrating injury. For those patients whose jobs put them at risk can have a hepatitis B immunisation. Contact the surgery for consultation with one of our practice nurses if required or in doubt.
Every year during the months of October and November the practice runs an influenza campaign aimed primarily at all patients over the age of 65 and all patients who have a diagnosis of Asthma, Diabetes or Heart Disease regardless of their age.
Dr Norris runs minor surgery clinic every 6 weeks offering intra-articular injections generally for the purpose of patients who suffer from conditions such as severe arthritis. A prior appointment is required with Dr Norris in order to assess the need for a procedure such as this.
All patients are required to sign a consent to treatment form prior to any minor surgery procedure being carried out in the practice.
Our nurses and doctors are happy to discuss any contraceptive needs you may have and advise on suitable methods. All the doctors are sympathetic to women who wish to discuss unwanted pregnancies.
We are able to arrange contaceptive implants and intrauterine (coil) contraceptive device fitting within the Practice after a consultation with Dr Selby.
Women between the ages of 25 and 65 years of age are offered and advised to have a smear test every three years. Patients will receive a written invitation as their smear becomes due.
We encourage all our patients with active asthma to attend for a six monthly/annual review with one of our practice nurses. The nurses will monitor your asthma and agree self-management plans with you. The practice sends for patients as their check becomes due.
We recommend that all our diabetic patients have an annual check with Dr Smyniou (Chronic Disease Lead GP) and clinics for this are held monthly. We also recommend that diabetic patients have a six monthly check and this is with one of our practice nurses. The practice sends for patients as their check-ups become due.
Coronary Heart Disease
We recommend that all patients who suffer from conditions of the heart such as angina, and previous heart attacks etc, are seen for an annual check-up each year. These checks are carried out by our practice nurses. The practice sends for patients as their check-ups become due.
Cardiovascular Check - Working together to improve your health
Everyone is at risk of developing heart disease, stroke, diabetes or kidney disease. The good news is that these conditions can often be prevented - even if you have a history of them in your family. Have your free NHS Health Check and you will be better prepared for the future and be able to take steps to maintain or improve your health.
If you are between the age of 40 & 74 and do not currently have a Chronic Disease, such as Type 2 Diabetes, Heart Disease, Hypertension, Stroke or Kindey Disease, Please make an appointment with one of our Healthcare Assistants to have your free NHS Check up today.
Please see this leaflet for more information Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Leaflet
Child Health & Immunisations
We recommend a full immunisation programme and regular checks on you child’s well-being and development. These checks are carried out by a doctor, health visitor and a practice nurse. Invitations are sent out to parents as their child’s immunisation date becomes due.
Clinics are held at the practice every Tuesday and Thursday between 1.00pm and 2.00pm.
Please note all new borns requiring an 8 week check with the Doctor, this is by appointment only
The health visitors run a well baby clinic for weight, development and advice every Tuesday and Thursday between 1.00pm and 3.00pm on the 1st floor of Brownley Green Health Centre.
Click here for the recommended vaccination schedule