Antenatal clinics are held by appointment only. They are run by the community midwife. As soon as you know you are pregnant, contact the surgery to arrange ante-natal care.
We run a full immunisation and vaccination service including childhood immunisations, tetanus, influenza, pneumonia and travel immunisations, all by appointment only. It is essential to book a nurse appointment for your first consultation regarding travel advice.
CERVICAL CANCER: SMEAR TESTS
There is a “call and recall” system in operation across Lancashire on behalf of the GP surgeries to remind you about cervical screening, or “smear tests”. They are carried out by the practice nurses.
The practice nurses undertake contraceptive checks once you have been settled on your regular pill by the doctor or Family Planning Clinic. We also offer coil and Implanon insertions.
These are run by the Health Care Assistants, who carry out general screening and give lifestyle advice. You may receive an invitation to attend a health screening, but you can also refer yourself directly through the receptionist. All new patients automatically receive a check-up when they register with the practice.
DISEASE MANAGEMENT CLINICS
These are run by the practice nurses. They are for patients with diseases in which properly devised management plans can reduce the risk of complications, and they include: asthma, diabetes, hypertension, COPD and heart disease.