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Clinics and Services
We offer a range of clinics and services
Our Practice Nurses, Healthcare Assistants and Phlebotomists hold daily morning clinics for taking blood samples to be sent to the local hospital laboratory.
Anti Coagulation Service
For those patients taking anti-coagulants, we offer an in-house service of blood testing and results at the same appointment. Please ask at Reception for further information.
The Travel Clinic at Laurel Bank Surgery offers a comprehensive service for travellers, including general travel health advice, malaria prevention advice and immunisation recommendations. For more details go to the travel clinic page.
Some minor operations can be done by the Doctor in the surgery. Please make an appointment with your Doctor in the normal way for an assessment of the problem.
Generally the "walking wounded" will be dealt with by our Practice Nurses. Minor injuries are those that require attention but do not require immediate hospital admission. We deal with lacerations and will advise if an x-ray is necessary if you have had a fall. However, if you have a nose bleed that will not stop, go straight to A&E.
Diabetes / Asthma / Heart Disease / Thyroid / Epilepsy / High Blood Pressure
We like to review patients with these and other on-going conditions at regular intervals. However, if you are unwell do not wait for the clinic, but make an appointment in the usual way. Most reviews are done by the nurse with input from the doctor as needed.
Expert patient groups
We hold group meetings for patients with a particular condition with the idea of developing the confidence and motivation of patients to use their own skills and knowledge to take effective control over life with a on-going illness.
A practice nurse runs a 6 week courses for diabetic patients who wish to improve the control of their condition. If you feel you would benefit please contact Sister Gillian Evans.
We offer regular well woman/well man clinics, including regular smear tests for women with our Practice Sisters. HRT reviews are carried out by the Doctors.
Full contraceptive services are offered through the surgery, including the checking, fitting and replacement of coils. We also give long acting contraceptive injections and insert under the skin contraceptive rod implants.
Adults should make appointments in the usual way with the Practice Nurse.
Clinics for flu vaccinations are held during October and November at the practice and in the community for all patients over 65 years and others who are considered 'at risk'.
Child Immunisation Clinic
Children will normally be called for appointments for routine vaccinations at our regular immunisation clinics. However, immunisations can be arranged at other times by appointment.
If you think your child may have missed any immunisations, please let us know, as it is important that children are fully protected. If you have any concerns over individual immunisations, the Health Visitors will be happy to discuss them with you.
The Health Visitors seek to promote and maintain health in the community with special concern for children and the elderly.
In uncomplicated cases, the Midwife will provide most of the antenatal care at the surgery and visit you at home for your postnatal care.
Services which are not run by the practice but are available in the area
Some of these services require a referral by a doctor or nurse. For more details click on the relevant link.