Clinics & Services
The midwife sees patients by appointment every Tuesday afternoon. New expectant mothers will meet the midwife at this appointment and be supported by them during pregnancy. The practice nurse and GP will assist when necessary to ensure the wellbeing of mother and baby.
Checks on your child’s growth and development are carried out by the Health Visitor either at your home or in the Louisa Centre in Stanley. Immunisations are carried out by the practice nurse ever Wednesday morning by appointment. The Child Health Department will let you know when these checks are due.
Counselling & Community Psychiatric Nurse
We have a counsellor and CPN attached who carry out sessions from the practice. The GPs or nurse practitioner will refer you when necessary to assist you through any difficult periods in your life.
Dietician & Diabetic Podiatry
The practice has a dedicated dietician. Clinics are held fortnightly at Dipton. You will be referred by either the GP or nurse as appropriate. The practice has a podiatrist who visits the practice monthly to attend to our diabetic patients.
Family Planning & Contraception
All doctors give contraceptive advice. A full range of services are available at the surgery including emergency contraception and implant fitting. We offer pre-pregnancy counselling.
Health checks, including screening for heart disease with blood pressure and cholesterol checks, are available by making an appointment with the practice nurse.
We undertake a range of minor surgery procedures.
We offer appointments to monitor patients with chronic diseases for Diabetes, Asthma, Hypertension, Respiratory Disease and Heart Disease.
Well Women Service
Women have routine cervical smears with the practice nurses. All women between 25 and 64 will be invited for these when they are due. You are also welcome to see a practice nurse for a well woman check. It is helpful if you let our receptionist know if you want a smear or well woman check when you make an appointment. .