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Minor Illness Clinics

These clinics are for urgent medical conditions that cannot wait until the next available routine appointment. You will be seen by an Emergency Care Practitioner who has the backup of the duty Doctor.  

Please understand that this will be a brief consultation to deal with the immediate problem only – if you have other matters to discuss once the immediate problem has been dealt with, you should make a routine appointment. 

Please do not use this time to request a sick note, complete a form or for other non-medical matters, as these can all be dealt with in routine time, please ask at Reception if this is the reason for your visit today.

 

Nurse & Healthcare Assistant Clinics

lady_nurse_taking_bpBased at the surgery they provide general nursing care e.g. blood tests, blood pressures, dressings, injections, ear syringing, suture removals etc. They also run clinics for conditions such as asthma, heart disease, diabetes and smoking. Additionally some of our nurses have extra training and skills enabling them to deal with a wide range of minor illnesses and acute problems.

Nurse Specialist Clinics

Diabetes

Full check ups are regularly offered to our diabetic patients and invitations are sent out via our computerised recall system. Our specially trained practice nurses carry out these clinics.

Asthma 

A check up is offered at least once a year with one of our specialist nurses. To maximise the benefit of your medication, they will review any current medication and check inhaler technique.

Coronary Heart Disease

It is vital that patients with heart disease have regular blood pressure checks, cholesterol checks and medication reviews.  Reviews are carried out at least once a year, but may be more frequent if necessary.

HRT

Women who are taking hormone replacement therapy will be invited for a check up annually.

Blood Pressure

Patients with a history of high blood pressure for which they take medication need to have their blood pressure monitored at least every 6 months and a blood test taken at least once a year.

The following services are also available during the routine nurses clinics:

Family Planning

i.e. injections and oral contraception.

Diet/weight

Advice on diet and healthy eating can be found on NHS.uk website or speak to our nursing team for more information. A free NHS weight lose service is available for people over 18 years of age, with a BMI of 25 or over. To attend the weekly group sessions which give advice on healthy eating and physical activity you can either call 01723 821395/0800 917752, text Healthy to 60163, or email hnf-tr.weightmanagement@nhs.net.

New patient medicals/Well person clinics

A general check up, height, weight, blood pressure etc.

Cervical smears

Women between the ages of 25 and 64 will receive reminders for regular smears. More information is available on the NHS.uk website

Minor Surgery

minor_injury10Some minor procedures are carried out at the surgery.

Flu vaccinations

Clinics are held during the autumn of each year.  This vaccination is strongly recommended for those patients over the age of 65, and those in at risk groups (ie, those with heart and lung disease, kidney problems, diabetes, and anyone whose immunity is affected by medication).

Medicals

For HGV’s, life insurance, holiday cancellations etc. This is not an NHS service and a fee is payable.

Travel Immunisation

These are a private service and a fee may be charged.

Visiting Clinicians

Regular clinics are held at the surgery by clinicians from Scarborough hospital. These include a Psychiatrist, Psychologist and Obstetrician. Appointments for these clinics are dealt with by Scarborough hospital after referral from a doctor.

 

 
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