Clinics and Services
All Doctors provide maternity services and ante-natal appointments, which are available during Surgery times.
CHILD HEALTH SURVEILLANCE
Well-baby check-ups are provided by our GP Partners. Check-ups are carried out at 2 months, and appointments are normally sent out routinely.
SMOKING CESSATION CLINICS
There is a Smoking Adviser within the Practice, who is registered with the Health Authority’s Specialist Service. Please ask at Reception if you would like an appointment to see someone.
DISEASE MANAGEMENT CLINICS
Four disease management clinics are held at present – they are asthma, COPD, diabetes and coronary heart disease. Patients needing to attend an asthma, or diabetic clinic should ask at Reception for details of clinics. However, patients needing to be seen in a CHD or COPD clinic will be sent an appointment automatically from the Surgery.
If you are thinking about becoming pregnant and have any concerns or require advice, please make an appointment to see a doctor.
Normal smears are repeated every three years for patients in the 25-49-age bracket. Patients under the age of 25 are now no longer required to have a smear, unless clinically indicated. Patients in the age bracket of 50-64-years will have a smear every five years. Patients should receive a recall automatically, but if you have not had a smear during this period, please make an appointment. A letter will be sent to you when the result is available.
Some of the Doctors provide minor surgery services and can deal with small cysts and moles etc., either by removing them or freezing them with cryocautery equipment. All operations are performed in a comprehensively equipped treatment room.
Most Doctors provide contraceptive advice in their normal surgery hours. In particular, Dr Coleman is qualified to fit the contraceptive implant and the Mirena (IUCD) coil that must be pre-booked in advance once relevant advice is given.
It is very important to ensure that all children are immunised correctly, and at the right time. It is only by this means that various serious, deadly or damaging diseases, such as tetanus and polio, can be prevented. A member of the Practice Health Team will discuss this with you and he/she, or the Practice Nurses, will immunise children, either by routine appointment, or at other times if asked to do so.
The Health Visitors hold a drop-in clinics and are based at
The Beacon Hub
50 & 52 Foliot Road
Plymouth PL2 2LP
and can be contacted by telephone on 01752 434008.