Clinics We Offer

Diabetic Clinic

Our diabetic clinic is run by Sister Sharon Miles and is for all diabetics treated with diet only, diet and medication or Insulin. We aim to see every diabetic at least once a year. Newly diagnosed diabetics receive education and information and we aim to provide up to date care and support on all aspects of living with diabetes.

Impaired Glucose Tolerance (IGT)

IGT is used to describe the stage between not having diabetes and developing diabetes, otherwise known as pre-diabetes. At the clinic, we will monitor your blood sugars, blood pressure & weight once a year , and give you support and advice. Our aim is to stop you getting diabetes.

Respiratory Clinics

Our respiratory clinics cover common conditions, such as asthma and pulmonary disease. There are over 3 million in the UK diagnosed with this.

The lead nurse is Jane Martin. It is essential to have a respiratory appointment at least once a year, even though you may feel well, to inform you of new treatments and advice.

Hypertension Clinic

Our Hypertension (blood Pressure) clinic is run by Liz Johnson and HCAs Ella and Sian. All patients seen in this clinic should be reviewed once a year.

To get an accurate measure we may ask you to:

  • Record your own Blood pressure at home (we will provide you with a form to put your readings on and a leaflet explaining how to do this and what type of machine to use).

Or

  • We may need to monitor your blood pressure over 24 hrs. You will wear the monitor on a belt for 24 hours and we can see your blood pressure over this time.

Coronary Heart Disease (CHD)

We run cardiac clinics where all patients who have had a heart attack or have angina (in addition to normal appointments that they may attend) are invited to see the Nurse Practitioner. In this clinic patients are given all the relevant tests they need and can discuss what they can do to reduce their risk of having a further event.

A full medication review is done at that time.

Simple advice on reducing your risks

Stop smoking

Cardio Vascular Disease (CVD)

If you are invited to the CVD clinic this will be to assess your risk of developing certain conditions. The assessment program is for adults in England aged over 40.

Minor Surgery Unit

We operate a minor surgical unit where some procedures are undertaken by the doctors, by prior arrangement. It is necessary for you to see your doctor in a routine appointment for assessment first. Usual appointment booking protocols apply.

Several of the doctors in the surgery perform minor operations clinics and we offer a range of services such as:

  • Removal of skin lesions
  • Skin Biopsies
  • Joint injections

You will need to make an appointment to see your GP for assessment before having a minor operation.

Contraception

We offer advice and provision on all methods of contraception including the contraceptive implant and the intrauterine devices. Please ask for a Well Woman appointment. Anyone taking the contraceptive pill will require a regular review. Please do not wait for your medicaiton to run out! Book your review appointment in advance.

Other sexual health clinics are run locally. Please check the links below for advice.

Implants and intrauterine devices will require a further appointment in our specialist fitting clinic.

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/contraception/

https://www.axess.clinic/

 

 

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

We use a blood test eGFR to identify & monitor this condition. If you have CKD we will routinely request that once a year, your eGFR along with some other blood tests and a urine test are done.
To reduce your risk of complications we will review your blood pressure and cholesterol, and may suggest treatment for these.

For up-to-date information and advice click here.

Menopause

In this clinic, we will perform a health check and provide advice on management for women experiencing issues around menopause; with possible treatment and monitoring.

Ongoing monitoring and management of women taking hormone replacement therapy will also take place in this clinic.

Further information about the menopause and its management can be found on the below links.

Childhood Immunisations

All routine immunisations for pre-school children.

Drop-in clinics are run on Monday afternoons between 13.30 - 15.00. You will be contacted by health agency to tell you when your child’s immunisations are due. Normally this is at 8 weeks, 12 weeks and 16 weeks, 1 year and pre-school age.

For more information about childhood immunisation click here.

Smears

You will be invited to attend routinely at which point you will make your own appointment at a time that suits you either online or via reception. You will receive your results by post to your home address in approximately 2 weeks following your smear test, although this may take longer.

If you would like to discuss your results further, please make an appointment to see the well woman nurse or doctor.

For information regarding the results of your smear test, please see:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/cervical-screening/your-results/

STI Screening

We offer screening for chlamydia and gonorrhoea with Well Woman and all other clinics.  For further information regarding sexual health services in this area, see the link below:

https://www.gosexualhealth.co.uk/

Physiotherapy Service

Self-referrals in to physiotherapy can now be made online via the CCG website https://physio.easterncheshireccg.nhs.uk/ and you can then select your provider of choice.

You can also complete a paper self-referral form if this is easier for you. This can then be scanned and emailed or posted to the provider of your choice (details are on the form). Please ask for a form at reception.

Osteoporosis

If you are identified as being at risk you will be offered an appointment to attend this clinic.
We will assess your personal risk and advice on lifestyle advice and ongoing monitoring and any necessary treatment.

Rheumatology

The surgery provides a rheumatology service with a visiting consultant and rheumatologist specialist nurse from the Haywood Hospital. We also support the rheumatology team from Macclesfield District General.

HCA Ella works with the rheumatology specialist nurses to ensure patients can have their drug monitoring blood tests done locally.

Should you be suffering from a worsening of your symptoms or problems with your medication you can contact the nurses to ask for advice and support.

  • For patients of the Haywood Hospital (seen by consultant in the practice): 01782 673687.
  • For patients from Macclesfield District General Hospital: 01625 661978.

Seasonal Flu Clinics

These take place every year between October and December. Sessions are for patients over 65 years of age or for those who suffer from heart trouble, diabetes, asthma, kidney disease, cerebral palsy or if you are taking immunosuppressant medication.

Please note that if you are a carer you are also eligible to have a ‘flu vaccination. Pregnant ladies are also recommended to have a ‘flu vaccination.

If you are eligible for a ‘flu vaccination you will be sent a letter giving details of where and when the vaccinations will take place.

No appointment is necessary at our dedicated clinics.