Chronic disease annual reviews
- This is an annual nurse led review of a patients chronic problems the include:
- Heart disease
- Hypertensionn (high blood pressure)
- This will be done on the month of the patient's birthday
- You should receive a letter the month before your birthday to advise if you need a blood test and invite you to book an appointment with one of our practice nurses
- In addition patients suffering hypothyroidism will be sent out a blood test once a year on the month of their birthday
Other chronic condtions not covered by the annual reviews
These are listed below and if you have not disucssed these with a doctor or nurse in the past year then please book an appointment.
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Mental Health Illness
- Learning Disability
Dr. Hickson is the Practice Leads for Diabetes. Dr. Hickson’s clinic is run by our Practice Nurses with support from Dr. Hickson. They take place on Thursdays from 9.10am to 12.40pm (9.10am to 11.50pm for existing diabetic patients / 12.00pm – 12.40pm for patients with a new diagnosis of diabetes).
Depending on how well the condition is controlled, patients are normally seen twice a year where they are provided with a foot check, dietary advice and eye screenings. Within this clinic, specialist referrals can be made to a chiropodist and or dietician.
Unfortunately due to COVID-19 pandemic the advise from the British Medical Association and the Royal College of General Practice is that this be postponed until the pandemic is over. Please click here for more information on the guidance.
We are not currently providing steroid joint injections for the reasons above.
Our Nurses carry out baby immunisations on an ad-hoc basis, there is no set clinic for these. This is for children of all ages who require immunisations at the following intervals:
Eight weeks old, 12 weeks old, 16 weeks old, One year old and Three years and four months old.
These appointments are arranged and sent out by the national Child Health Office, although the vaccinations themselves are administered by the practice. We advise that all children undergo their full course of vaccinations, unless there are specific reasons to avoid certain injections.
We respectfully request that parents do not bring ill children to the clinic. This encourages the spread of infection and puts other children attending the clinic at risk. Please speak to a member of Reception staff who will happily re-arrange your appointment for a later date when you think it is likely that your child will have recovered from their illness.
Mother & Baby Six Week Check
This clinic is run by Dr Hickson, Dr Zurub, Dr Karir and Dr Marston for checks on mother and baby, six weeks after a baby’s birth. Dr. Zurub has a special interest in Child Health Surveillance. Further information on this clinic is available on our ‘Pregnancy and Maternity’ page within the ‘Clinics and Services’ tab at the top of the page.