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Clinics & Services

Family Planning

The nurses and doctors provide a range of contraceptive services and advice. For your convenience this is available every day in normal appointments. The ‘morning-after pill’ must be taken within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse (but it is most effective if taken in the first 24 hours). If you inform the receptionist, you will be dealt with promptly. Other contraception such as coil fitting and implants are available from the surgery. Please book a normal appointment with a doctor to discuss the options. When requesting any appointment for these kind of contraception service please inform the receptionist which service you require to ensure the doctor has the correct amount of time to carry out the procedure. Some procedures are only done by a specific doctor. Coil fitting appointments are available on Tuesday afternoons. There are other local contraception clinics available. For more information, call 01772 401140 Monday - Friday 9am-5pm.

Diabetic Care

Our nurses offer full diabetic care and for your convenience this may be booked on any day. Please mention when booking that it is for a diabetes review and you will be given a longer appointment. The chiropodist and dietician services provided by the PCT are now offered separately to provide Diabetic Screening.

Maternity

All the doctors are on the local obstetric list and provide maternity services. We work closely with a team of midwives from the Royal Preston Hospital.

Cryocautery and Minor Surgery

The doctors will perform minor surgery that they feel is appropriate including cryocautery (freezing) minor skin lesions and joint injections. Please speak to your doctor during a normal appointment and a convenient time will be arranged, some procedures are only done by a specific doctor.

Child Health Checks

The practice provides child development checks in conjunction with the health visitor. You will be sent a card when these are due; please make an appointment as necessary. All children will be called for vaccination through the computer system run by the Preston Primary Care Trust. An appointment should be made with the nurse. If you need to re-arrange the time just ring reception and we will find a convenient time for you. If your child has a minor illness when the vaccination is due it is best to re-arrange if there is a high temperature. If you have any worries about your child’s development, please speak to the doctor during a normal appointment.

Phlebotomy (Blood Tests)

Blood tests are done at different clinics at different times of the day. A blood test timetable can be collected from the reception desk.

Travel Clinic

We offer a comprehensive travel health service. We will check your requirements and if you need any vaccinations or malaria prescriptions we can arrange appointments for all your needs. More information is available on the above tab.

Anti-Coagulation Clinic (INR Testing)

The INR clinic is held each Wednesday and facilitated by Miss Julie Nicholson-Wallbank (HCA). It is open to all patients who require Warfarin monitoring – strictly by appointment only.

 
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