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Patients of Oldfield Surgery .......We are holding a Patient Participation Group meeting on Monday 4th December at 6.30pm in the surgery, if you wish to attend this meeting please contact the surgery either my Telephone 01225 421137 or by email oldfieldsurgery@nhs.net. Thank you

Clinics

Asthma

If you are asthmatic and would like to see someone with regard to your current treatment or have any questions, please book an appointment with Sarah Hall, Practice Nurse or your GP.

We assess asthma status and evaluate treatment and inhaler technique. We also educate asthmatic patients.

Diabetes

Sister Jennifer Taylor is our new Diabetes Nurse Specialist, she starts with the Surgery in April 2017. If you need a diabetic review before this date please make an appointment with you registered GP.

 

Heart Disease

The Healthy Heart Clinic looks after patients who suffer with Coronary Heart Disease. Patients are seen annually for blood tests, and to have their blood pressure and weight checked. The medication is reviewed and possible problems are discussed. Lots of friendly advice and encouragement are given in lifestyle issues, such as diet and exercise.

Ante-Natal

Once you have discovered that you are pregnant, you will be asked to make an appointment with the midwifery team when you are between 8 and 10 weeks pregnant. These appointments are run by midwives from the Royal United Hospital on a Tuesday and Friday. Please allow approximately one hour for these appointments. Please telephone 01225 825973 (Monday 10:00 - 15.00, Tuesday 14:00 - 19:00, Wednesday to Friday 10:00 - 15:00) to make the appointment. You will also need your NHS number when you telephone.

The midwife will discuss care during your pregnancy, antenatal classes and your chosen place of delivery. You will then receive your own notes. The midwife will also arrange your ultrasound scan.

At each visit to the midwife your blood pressure, urine and growth of your baby will be checked.

Childhood Immunisations

When your child is due immunisations, Child Health will write to you asking you to telephone the Surgery to book an appointment.  These appointments will run on a Tuesday morning, if you cannot make a Tuesday morning then we can make alternative arrangement within our Treatment Room clinics.  Further doses are given at around 3 and 4 months old, then at age 4 years and between 13 - 18 years old. PLEASE NOTE WE NO LONGER OFFER A DROP IN IMMUNISATION SERVICE ON TUESDAY MORNINGS.

Counselling

Patients with emotional problems can be referred to a counsellor specially trained in assisting patients with stress and emotional problems. Your doctor will be able to advise you regarding this.

Stop Smoking

Sharon Young is our Support to Stop adviser. Please contact reception to learn more about Support to Stop and to sign up.

Appointments are available on Tuesday early AM and Thursday PM. Sharon also does Telephone Consultations if you are unable to get to the surgery.

Hypertension

Patients who suffer with high blood pressure are monitored in the Hypertension Clinic on a Tuesday and Thursday. This service also offers regular blood tests, medication review, information and advice regarding healthy living.

Phlebotomy (Blood Tests)

We hold phlebotomy clinics daily AM only.

ECGs

(Electrocardiographs) are carried out in order to obtain a reading of the heart rhythm. Each recording takes approximately 20 minutes and is completely painless.

NHS Health Checks

NHS health checks are being offered to people between 40 and 74 once every five years.  The check is to assess your risk of developing heart disease, stroke, kidney disease or diabetes.

The health check should take about 20-30 minutes and is based upon straight forward questions and measurements such as age, sex, family history, height, weight and blood pressure.  There will be a simple finger prick blood test to measure your cholesterol level.

Following the check you will receive free personalised advice about what you can do to stay healthy.  Take a look at the NHS Health Check website www.healthcheck.nhs.net for more information about how it could benefit you.

If you have received a letter regarding a health check, all you need to do is phone the surgery on 01225 421137 and book an appointment with a Nurse. Alternatively you can have your health check at any of the following pharmacies.

Flu

During October and November, the surgery's "at risk patients" will be invited to attend for a flu vaccination. If you are 65 and over you are entitled to a free flu vaccination.

 

Dentistry

We share our building with MyDentist Oldfield Dental Surgery - but are not affiliated with them.  To contact MyDentist Oldfield please call 01225 445455

 
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