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Contraception Advice

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/contraception/

The surgery offers appointments with the Practice nurse for the continuation of prescribed oral and injectable forms of contraception, together with advice or sign posting to other sexual health services.

If you are looking to start a contraception, then an appointment with one of the GP’s can be made to advise and initiate this. Please contact the surgery.

The surgery also offers an Implant insertion and removal service by a GP if you decide that this would be a good option for your contraception.

Please contact the surgery for more information about having this done.

Please note the surgery doesn’t not provide a coil fitting service, but we can signpost you to the sexual health services that would be able to.

JUNE 2020….Implant fitting service to be resumed towards end of this month.

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Cervical Smears

https://www.jostrust.org.uk/

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/cervical-screening/

Cervical screening or smears as it’s otherwise known, are very important and is recommended for all ladies/people with a cervix, from the age of 24 and 6mths , until 65yrs age.

You will receive a letter from the local health authority when your smear is due but please contact the surgery if you are in doubt when you last had one to ensure you keep up to date.

We understand that the procedure of cervical screening can cause some anxiety and embarrassment and result in some people delaying or declining to have the test done, so if you would like to know more about the procedure or ask some questions about the test then please contact the surgery and the nurse can help answer any concerns you may have.

Although cervical screening is a routine screening if you feel that you are experiencing any abnormal symptoms, i.e. irregular bleeding, abdominal pain, abnormal discharge, and are either under 24yrs and 6mths or between routine smear testing, then please contact the surgery and make an appointment to discuss these symptoms with one of the Clinicians.

JUNE 2020…We continue with routine and overdue cervical screening in surgery.

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Mental Health Reviews

More information to follow.

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Asthma Reviews

https://www.asthma.org.uk/

​The surgery offers annual reviews for people who take inhalers for the respiratory conditions asthma and COPD  [Chronic obstructive Pulmonary disease].

The clinics with the Practice nurse will review symptoms, inhaler use and technique and the experience nurse will assess any change of treatment to improve symptoms/condition.

Although these reviews are generally annually, if you are having any problems or concerns with your inhalers or symptoms between these reviews then you can contact the surgery and book with the clinician for review.

JUNE 2020…Please note that currently these reviews are being conducted as a telephone appointment until further notice.

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COPD Monitoring

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-copd/

​The surgery offers annual reviews for people who take inhalers for the respiratory conditions asthma and COPD  [Chronic obstructive Pulmonary disease].

The clinics with the Practice nurse will review symptoms, inhaler use and technique and the experience nurse will assess any change of treatment to improve symptoms/condition.

Although these reviews are generally annually, if you are having any problems or concerns with your inhalers or symptoms between these reviews then you can contact the surgery and book with the clinician for review.

JUNE 2020…Please note that currently these reviews are being conducted as a telephone appointment until further notice.

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Chronic Heart Disease/Hypertension Monitoring

The surgery provides ongoing monitoring of blood pressure of people on medication for their blood pressure or heart. The surgery also offers an annual review of your cholesterol and kidney function by way of a blood test to help advise with the lowering of any other risk factors and help the Clinical Pharmacist with their annual review of your medication to ensure safety and control.

The surgery will contact you when your review is due but if you have any concerns with regards your Blood Pressure or medication please don’t hesitate to contact the surgery to arrange a review with a clinician or nurse.

JUNE 2020….Medication reviews are done over the telephone but the surgery is open for blood pressure checks if you are unable to monitor your blood pressure at home.