Clinics and Services
We offer a range of clinics and services including those below. For more information, please visit our Health Review and Assessment Clinic.
If you would like to attend any of the below clinics, please visit our Consulting Room.
Our nurse practitioners are specially trained and can help with the following complaints:
- Abdominal pain
- Chest infections
- Chest pain
- Coil removals
- Coughs and sore throats
- Diabetes problems
- Diarrhoea and sickness
- Ear infections
- Eye problems
- Hay fever
- Morning-after pill
- Muscular aches and pains
- Urinary tract infections (cystitis)
The practice has specially trained practice nurses, health care assistants and phlebotomists who, between them, carry out a wide range of services, including:
- Removal of stitches
- Blood tests
- Wound dressings
- Ear syringing
- Holiday injections
- Baby immunisation
- Routine tetanus injections
- Blood pressure checks – If you have been advised by the surgery to submit your blood pressure readings on a regular basis, please complete our Blood Pressure Review form.
- General nursing procedures
Disease management and health promotion clinics are also run by the practice nurses. Appointments to see them should be made at reception.
Newly pregnant women will now need to complete an online form at 7 weeks gestation. To do this they can search ‘midwife bookings Plymouth’ into google. The first search result will bring up an online form which they will need to complete. Once completed it will generate a referral within the maternity service and a midwife will make contact with them directly in due course. This can take several days.
The direct link to the online booking form is:
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.
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 diabetes 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 have been advised by the surgery to submit a COPD assessment, please use our COPD Assessment form.
If you have been advised by the surgery to submit an annual review of your asthma symptoms, please use our Asthma Review form.
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 and Dr Stephen are qualified to fit the contraceptive implant and the Mirena (IUCD) coil that must be pre-booked in advance once relevant advice is given. Dr Mack is qualified to fit the Mirena (IUCD) coil that must be pre-booked in advance once relevant advice is given.
If you have been advised by the surgery to submit a contraceptive pill review, please use our Contraceptive Pill Review form.
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
They can be contacted by telephone on 01752 434008.
Trips to far away destinations are increasingly popular and the lower costs plus faster transport, makes it feasible for the many. The variety of different adventurous type trips are also on the increase. This is all good news, however, with such diversity, the risk of travel to your health is increased and this makes the appointment with the nurse more complex. For example, we need to know about your travel itinerary and any significant aspects of your health in the past. These are typical questions we will be asking:
- When are you departing and how long for?
- Where are you going including the destinations within a country?
- Are you planning on undertaking any high risk activities?
- Have you taken out travel insurance and have you informed the company if you have any medical condition?
- If female and of child bearing age, is there any possibility you could be pregnant if we needed to give you any injections?
- Do you have any medical conditions – these can interfere for example with the type of malaria tablets that can be chosen if you were travelling to a country that has malaria?
We need to perform a risk assessment before deciding which vaccines* are recommended and the advice that will best address your needs. For this reason the appointment should ideally be 6 weeks prior to travel, and could take 20 minutes or even a little longer. Within this surgery we plan to give you the necessary injections within the appointment time to save you having to come back. Modern vaccines are excellent today, so if you do feel nervous, please try not to worry – people are always surprised at how easy the injections are and unlike experiences remembered from the past!
It would help us greatly if you had some awareness of the travel health problems that you may be of risk from on your trip before you come for your appointment. Before you attend for your appointment please go to the following website, print off and read the information for the country you are visiting and bring it to the appointment with you:
Other useful websites to look at are:
We look forward to seeing you and helping you to travel safely.
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the Travel Risk Assessment form before coming to see the nurse.
* Some travel vaccinations are not included in the services provided by the NHS. After assessment by one of our nurses you will be referred to a local Masta Clinic if appropriate.
- Are you aged 15-25?
- Are you sexually active?
- Have you thought about being tested for chlamydia?
Chlamydia is a very common sexually transmitted infection that in three-quarters of cases causes no symptoms. Long term infection with chlamydia can cause infertility and ongoing pelvic and testicular inflammation and pain. Often the only way of picking it up early is to screen for it.
Many people are put off being tested for chlamydia because they may worry that the test will be painful or embarrassing.
The NHS National Screening Programme, which St. Neots Surgery is now a member of, understands this. It is entirely confidential and enables you to test yourself in a pain-free manner without having to make a doctor or nurse appointment. Testing packs (blue for male, pink for female) are available at reception and within consultation rooms. You can choose whether to send off the sample yourself or to use the practice courier. You will be notified personally of the result within a week. Further information is available at NHS: Chlamydia or through the Plymouth Chlamydia Screening Office by calling 01752 434 865.
Please note that the screening programme only tests for chlamydia in people without any symptoms. If you have significant symptoms such as pelvic pain or irregular bleeding or are keen on a more comprehensive check-up it would be more appropriate to book for a full sexual health check either with the doctor or nurse at St. Neots. You can also order the test online at www.freetest.me.