We have a nurse available during surgery hours for:
- Stitch removal
- Vaccinations & Immunisations
- Ear syringing
- Travel advice and injections (we are a registered yellow fever centre)
- Health checks, including well person and over 75 health checks
- Asthma clinic
- Health promotion matters such as blood pressure, diet and smoking
- Cervical Smears
- Family Planning
- HRT advice
- Teenage Health Advice
Triage Nurse Practitioner
We have an Advanced Nurse Practitioner at the surgery. Mrs Sue Cantrill. Sue holds an ‘Emergency on the day clinic’ every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday morning. She is able to prescribe. Contact the surgery on the day for an appointment. Appointments are not taken for advance bookings.
We have a Health Care Assistants & Phelbotomist. A phlebotomy clinic is held every morning to take bloods. We do an early morning clinic for the taking of blood every Monday and Tuesday. The 1st appointment being 7.00am. The Healthcare Assistant can do the following procedures in clinic by appointment.
- Blood tests
- Blood Pressure monitoring
- Health Checks/Well Person Checks
- Smoking Cessation Clinics
Our Practice Nurses are able to see diabetic patients for routine diabetic checks.
FAMILY PLANNING CLINIC
Our Practice Nurse is available for family planning and all contraceptive advice. Please book an appointment with the practice nurse clinic. Appointments are available daily 9.00am – 12.00pm and 4.00pm – 6.00pm
Dr Reshmi Dickson also holds a specialist clinic for coil fits and implant fits twice a month. If you are interested in this method of contraception, make an appointment with Dr Reshmi Dickson to discuss it further.
HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy)
This clinic monitors the progress of women who are already on HRT and gives information to women who may be considering this type of treatment. Appointments are available daily 9.00am – 12.00pm and 4.00pm – 6.00pm with the Practice Nurse.
CERVICAL SMEAR CLINIC
The practice nurse carries out cervical smears. You will receive a letter directly from the Health Authority when you are due for this asking you to contact the surgery to make an appointment. Please make an appointment in the Practice Nurse Clinic. Appointments are available daily 9.00am – 12.00 and 4.00pm – 6.00pm If you are concerned that you have missed your appointment, please contact the surgery reception for clarification.
BLOOD PRESSURE CLINIC
Our Health Care Assistants are available for blood pressure measurement and monitoring. Please book an appointment with the Health Care Assistant in clinic. Appointments are available daily in both the morning and afternoon.
For the care of expectant mothers, the community midwives are available at the surgery. Ante-natal appointments are made directly with your midwife by contacting Eastwood Health Centre on Tel: 01773 712218. If you need to contact a midwife outside of normal surgery hours please ring : 01773 712218. Postnatal examinations are undertaken by the doctor. An appointment will be sent for this.
TEENAGE HEALTH PROMOTION
The practice nurse is able to discuss with patients any problems relating to the teenage years, including any general health advice and we ensure immunisations are up to date. The surgery will automatically send a letter to the patient around the 14th birthday.
Minor surgical procedures and joint injections may be carried out by Dr Lim, Dr Vaghela, Dr Mark Dickson and Dr Reshmi Dickson by prior agreement with the Dr. A consultation with the doctor in normal surgery will be required to discuss this prior to booking in for a clinic appointment.
CHILD HEALTH CLINIC / HEALTH VISITORS
Screening for health problems, especially in growth and development, in children under 5 years of age will be undertaken by Health Visitors who are based at ‘Surestart Children’s Centre’, Chewton Street, Eastwood. To book an appointment phone: 01773 712218
These will usually be carried out by the practice nurse. An appointment is required within usual surgery hours.
The community Nurse Team are based at Eastwood Health Centre. If you feel you require this service, please contact the surgery for further details.
Appointments are made via referral by your GP.
Dr Lim holds acupuncture clinics. An appointment with him in normal surgery is required to discuss if it is appropriate for you prior to booking in.