Clinics & Services
We offer the following clinics:
- Postnatal Clinic
- Child Health Surveillance Clinic
- Child Immunisation Clinic
- Clinical Diseases
- Minor Operations, soft tissue injections and Cryotherapy (warts and other benign lesions)
Please ask at the reception desk for the date/time of any clinic you are interest in. Please note that maternity medical services are provided by the practice in partnership with the district midwives.
Contraceptive services are provided and tailored to an individual's requirement during normal surgery hours. Patients wishing the insertion of an IUCD will require referral to a family planning clinic. Post-coital contraception is available from the pharmacist up to five days after unprotected sex. (The post-coital pill may be used up to 72 hours after unprotected sex and a coil may be inserted by the family planning clinic up to 5 days after unprotected sex). This is NOT a method of contraception and in some cases referral to the Sandyford Sexual Health Clinic may be advised.
In accordance with the Department of Health guidelines, we recommend an influenza vaccination for patients with diabetes, chronic heart, lung or kidney disease, have had a splenectomy and residents of nursing and rest homes. All over 65's are also advised to receive the 'flu' vaccine. The vaccination is available in October, and we will write to all eligible patients inviting them at anm allocated date and time. Please do not contact reception for an appointment. These groups of patients should also receive one single dose of pneumococcal vaccine.
Cervical Smear Tests
Cancer of the cervix can be prevented and all female patients between the ages of 20 and 60 are advised to have regular smear tests. These are important because they can detect early signs or precursors of the disease which is easily treated. We operate a "call and recall" system to remind you about the tests.
Clinical Disease Patients with clinical diseases will be called to the surgery at the appropriate times.
Routine mammography is offered to all over 50 yr old women every 3 years.
Minor Surgery and Skin Clinic
Certain conditions and skin lesions are treated in the practice by Dr Goldthorp and Dr Morrison using a variety of surgical techniques and by utilising liquid nitrogen. We normally wish to discuss these problems with the patient in a normal surgery appointment first so please make an appointment in the usual way.
If you are traveling abroad, especially outside Europe, you may need extra vaccinations. Please contact the surgery in good time, as some vaccinations need to be given three months before traveling. You may be required to complete a form with all the relevant details of your travel plans.