Swadlincote Surgery

01283 216091

Line 2

01283 551717

Clinics

Service

Description

Minor Illness Our Nurse Practitioners are available each day via the urgent/telephone triage system and they can prescribe treatments and medication as requiredFurther details are available in the Library section – click here
Family Planning Advice on contraception including coil fitting, insertion of contraceptive implants and provision of free condomsFor further details about contraception and sexual health see the Family Planning Association website
Antenatal and Postnatal Care Routine antenatal and postnatal care is provided by our qualified community midwives with the support of our doctors.
Child Health
  • 6-week baby medical checks are provided by our doctors
  • Health visitors provide advice, weighing and development checks locally
  • Routine childhood immunisation (see below)

 

Immunisation
  • Routine childhood immunisations
  • Influenza Vaccinations are provided in our ”flu jab clinics’ every Autumn to all patients aged over 65 and those in ‘at risk groups’
  • Pneumococcal Vaccinations are provided to all patients aged over 65 and those in at risk groups
  • Tetanus Vaccinations are provided to all patients who require it according to current clinical guidelines
  • Hepatitis B Vaccinations are provided to ‘at risk’ groups
  • Travel Vaccinations (see ‘Travel Health’ below)

 

Cervical Smears These are usually carried out by our practice nursing team – it is helpful if you can tell the receptionist that the appointment is for a smear when you book it. The ideal time to have a smear is about halfway between two menstrual periods. You will be offered a ‘well-woman’ check at the same time so could you please bring a urine specimen with you.
Minor Surgery Many of our doctors carry out minor operations such as the removal of minor skin lesions and joint injections – your doctor will discuss this with you if appropriate
Travel Health We provide travel health advice and immunisations – you first need to complete a TRAVEL HEALTH QUESTIONNAIRE and hand it in a reception before you can book a travel health appointment – this should ideally be at least 8 weeks before your date of travel. Please note that there are fees for many of the travel health vaccinations and services (see list of charges – Private & Professional Fees 2013)

Further details about travel health are available on our website – click here

Diabetes Care We provide comprehensive care for patients with Diabetes Mellitus including starting and monitoring insulin treatment. All patients with Diabetes are given an annual check-up which includes blood tests, foot examination, a general physical review and a review of treatment. These annual check-ups are usually carried out by members of our practice nursing teamFor further information about Diabetes see the Diabetes UK website
Asthma and COPD Care We provide comprehensive care for patients with Asthma and COPD including an annual check-up which includes a review of symptoms and treatment and may involve tests such as spirometry and peak flow measurement as appropriate. These annual checks are usually carried out by our nurse practitionerFor further information about Asthma see the Patient UK Asthma section

For further information about COPD see the Patient UK COPD section

Care of Patients with Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure and Strokes We provide comprehensive care for patients with Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) and previous Strokes including an an annual check-up which includes blood tests, a general physical review and a review of treatment. These annual check-ups are usually carried out by members of our practice nursing team. We offer 24-hour home blood pressure monitoring to aid the accurate diagnosis and monitoring of high blood pressure. We are able to perform ECGs within the surgery.For further information about heart disease see the British Heart Foundation

For further information about high blood pressure see the Patient UK Hypertension section

For further information about Strokes see the Stroke Association website

Phlebotomy Our health care assistants take blood samples and clinics are run on an appointment only basis
Warfarin Monitoring We now provide in-house finger-prick blood testing with instant results for patients who take warfarin. This allows quick and accurate dose adjustments to be made
Helicobacter Pylori Breath tests We can arrange testing for Helicobacter pylori (an infection which may cause stomach and duodenal ulcers) at the surgery – patients must be referred for this test by a doctor or our nurse practitioner
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