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Clinics & Services

 

Disease Management Clinics

  • glucometerCirculatory Disease
    • (can include heart conditions, stroke, and other circulatory diseases)
    • Mondays 14:00 – 15:30
  • Diabetes
    • Thursdays 09:00 - 10:30
    • Fridays 09:00 - 10:30
  • Blood Pressure
    • Mondays 16:00 - 17:30
    • Wednesdays 15:30 - 17:00
    • Thursdays 14:00 - 15:30

For the following conditions we write to you when your review is due, and you make an appointment at a time that suits you.

  • Asthma/COPD 
    • An Asthma Review Questionnaire can be found here
  • Mental illness
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Epilepsy
  • Screening Services
  • Health Checks
    • If you wish you may request a general health check. These checks are available particularly at the time you register with the practice, or for patients who are 75 years old or more. Please ask at reception to make an appointment for one of these checks.

Medical Services

  • Cervical Cytology
    • The practice participates in the NHS programme to screen women between the ages of 25 and 64 for cervical cancer. If you wish to take part in this programme you will be invited every 3 years to make an appointment at the surgery for a cervical smear.
  • Breast Screening
    • All women aged between 50-64 years will receive a written invita-tion to be screened every 3 years. The first screen is NOT automatically at age 50 years but will be before your 53rd birthday. Women over 65 are welcome to be screened but need to ask the practice to contact the screening office directly for an appointment.
  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening Programme
    • All male patients will be invited to attend the programme in the year of their 65th birthday. This is to find people who have a weakness in one of the large vessels in the abdomen. The screening takes place at Torbay Hospital in the Vascular Clinic.
  • Child Health Surveillance doctor_baby_girl
    • Child development checks will be offered at the intervals agreed in local/national guidelines; currently this is at 6 weeks and 8 months old with the doctor and at 2 years old with the Health Visitor.
  • Antenatal and Postnatal Care
    • The Waterside Midwives is a group of midwives who provide antenatal, intra partum and postnatal care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For low-risk women, if all is going well in labour, they can deliver the baby at home. They provide preparation for parenthood classes and all women have a pre-birth discussion, usually at home, when they have the opportunity to discuss labour and delivery in a one to one setting. Over 95% of women breast feed at delivery and many of those continue to do so well into the postnatal period.
  • Health Promotion
    • Our nurses offer well-man and well-woman checks for all patients. It is recommended that this should be done every three years. We also offer advice on weight-loss, exercise healthy eating.
  • Immunisation
    • Our nurses offer advice on all immunisations your children require. They also offer advice on immunisation required before travelling abroad.  More information regarding Measles and the MMR vaccination can be found here.
  • Pre-conceptual Advice
    • If you are contemplating getting pregnant please come and see a doctor to discuss taking folic acid to significantly reduce the risk of spina bifida. Please note that this must be taken for three months before you conceive and for the first three months of pregnancy to have full effect. It is, therefore, essential to see a doctor in good time
  • Smoking Cessation
    • The surgery offers smoking cessation advice to all patients on a one-to-one basis. There are many products available and all the support you need to help you kick the habit.
  • Family planning
    • Tuesday 11:15 - 12:15 (Drs Ingoldsby and Groves alternate weeks)
    • Friday 11:30 - 12:30 (Dr Groves)smiling_doctor
  • Near Patient Testing
    • The treatment of several diseases is increasingly reliant on drugs that, while clinically effective, can have potentially serious side-effects and therefore need regular blood monitoring to reduce the risk. We provide this monitoring service at the surgery.
  • Minor surgery
    • We provide such procedures as, injections (e.g. of a drug into a joint) incisions (e.g. lancing a boil), excisions (e.g. removal of a mole) and aspirations (removal of a fluid from a joint). Discuss with your doctor before making an appointment. We do not provide cryotherapy (e.g. freezing of warts/verucas) routinely.
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