Clinics and Services

Who provides the services?

  • For GPs, SAMC nurses, and all other members of our office and administrative team go to about our team on the left menu
  • ​For other non-SAMC based clinical and other support:
    • District Nurses: provide nursing care to patients in their own homes and give practical advice and assistance to patients, relatives and carers, coping with illness at home.Contacted here at the Medical Centre or direct 01892 526362.
    • Health Visitors: look after the welfare and and development of children under 5 years of age.Contacted via their advice line from 09.00-12.00 direct on 03007 900243.
    • Community Midwife: Sally Sadler is responsible for ante-natal and early post-natal care provided in close co-operation with the Doctors and the Hospital. Contacted here at the Medical Centre or 01892 638035
    • Counsellor: You can self refer.Contacted via 0800 2799500 (24 hours); out of working hours leave a voicemail message.
    • Physiotherapist: Speak with your GP in the first instance to see if you meet criteria to be referred for treatment.
 

Child Healthcare

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Anticoagulation/Warfarin

Purpose: To regularly monitor the blood of patients taking Warfarin. Clinics are held most days by the nurses who offer a one-stop service: test, result, dosage and next appointment.
Eligibility: Patients taking Warfarin.
Warfarin Advice Leaflet 
Book an appointment: with the Practice Nurse.

 

Asthma

Purpose: To offer every patient with Asthma an annual review of their control.
Eligibility: All patients with Asthma.
Book an appointment: with the Practice Nurse.

Asthma Annual Review form

 

Carers

Purpose: To give advice and assistance to carers. See also CARERS section on the left menu.
Eligibility: Anyone who provides unpaid support to family member or friend who could not manage without this help, is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or substance misuse problems.
Book an appointment: at Reception for the drop in clinic here on the 4th Monday of every month.

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Diabetes

Purpose: To provide support, and advice to diabetic patients on how to improve their diet and increase exercise. It may entail increasing medication. You will be invited for an annual review, usually during your birthday month; however, if your control is suboptimal, this may need to be more regular.
Eligibility: All patients with Diabetes.
Book an appointment: with the Practice Nurse in co-ordination with your doctor.
Preparation: Diabetes Weekly Record Sheet 
Further information: 
Our specialist nurse Anne Goodchild has 26 years’ experience and spends part of her working week training GPs and Practice Nurses across England to provide diabetes services to a high standard. Her nationally recognised PIT Stop course has been highly commended by Diabetes UK and enables people with type 2 diabetes to remain supported by their own practice team, even when they require insulin and other injectable therapies.

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Click here to download a booklet 100 things I wish I had known about living with diabetes.

 

Ear irrigation

Purpose: To help patients who are experiencing hearing difficulties.
Eligibility: You will need to have your symptoms investigated by your doctor. Please see the information leaflet. You will not be able to have the procedure performed at the initial investigation consultation.
Book an appointment: with your GP or one of the nurses to confirm suitability for the ear irrigation procedure and if you have received this confirmation make an appointment with the Practice Nurse.
Ear Irrigation Information leaflet

 

Flu 

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Hypertension & coronary heart prevention

Purpose: To monitor, advise and carry out tests on patients suffering from hypertension or coronary heart disease.
Eligibility: At risk groups include smokers, overweight people with sedentary lifestyle and those with a family history of heart disease or already diagnosed with hypertension.
Book an appointment: at Reception.

 

Maternity care

Purpose: To provide support and advice to women both before and after giving birth.
Ante Natal Clinics are held on Monday and Tuesday afternoons.  Book Post-natal checks and eight-week checks with your doctor.
Book an appointment: By online self-referral at www.mtw.nhs.uk/maternity

 

Shingles prevention

Purpose: To reduce the risk of getting this painful skin disease. The vaccination is given once in a lifetime as a single injection and can be given at any time of the year.
Eligibility: Check with Reception
Book an appointment: at Reception.

 

Travel & vaccinations

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