Child Health Screening
Is carried out by Dr Harrold for children of 8 weeks and 8 months.
The Midwife is specially trained in the care of pregnant women and carries out all normal deliveries. The Midwife now arranges an ultrasound scan at 10 weeks of pregnancy so please book an appointment with her as soon as possible when your pregnancy is confirmed. During the pregnancy, appointments with the doctor alternate with appointments with the Midwife. When making antenatal appointments , please tell the Receptionist as we have special times allocated for antenatal care at London Street. Postnatal appointments are carried out by the doctors at the same time as the six /eight week baby check.
Minor Surgery Clinic
Dr Harrold carries out cryotherapy for skin lesions and injection treatments . You are usually referred to the clinic by a doctor.
Consultations with Practice Nurses
The Practice Nurse can carry out detailed checks and advise on the treatment of several medical conditions. Appointments are usually longer than 10 minutes, depending on the problem.
Diabetes Annual Examinations:you should bring a record of your home blood glucose measurements and a sample of urine passed first thing in the morning.
Asthma Reviews: usually six-monthly. Please bring your inhalers so that your inhaler technique can be checked. Asthma causes much suffering, hospital admissions and even deaths, all of which are preventable with modern treatments. Telephone reviews may be suitable for some patients.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (what used to be called chronic bronchitis). The Practice Nurses carry out diagnostic testing and annual monitoring of lung function by spirometry. Please bring your inhalers to check your technique and obtain letter about spirometry from reception when you make the appointment.
Blood pressure monitoring-you can have blood pressure reviews by the Nurse.
The Nurses also take cervical smears, carry out checks for the contraceptive pill and give contraceptive depot injections.
Travel advice and vaccinations:please make an appointment at least 8 weeks before your holiday if you require vaccinations. We keep several vaccines in stock. Please note that antimalarial medication and some vaccines are not prescribable on the NHS and you will be charged for these services.
Immunisations: Childhood immunisation and immunisation against influenza and pneumonia of patients over 65 or who suffer from a number of chronic medical conditions are carried out by the Nurses
Completion of various forms and medical examinations for insurance and employment are not within the remit of NHS work and a fee will be incurred. Fees are payable for countersigning of passports (£20.00) and private sickness certificates (for the first week of illness a doctor’s certificate is not required for Statutory Sick Pay and is covered by self-certification).