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Other Services

The following services are also provided:

Minor Operations

We are able to refer to local GP-based minor surgery providers for a variety of minor surgical procedures (e.g. excision of lumps, skin biopsies, cautery, joint injections).

Dressings

Some patients require dressings for ulcers and wounds. The nurse will advise you when it is most appropriate to attend for a change of dressing. Treatment of minor cuts and wounds may also be undertaken.

Blood Tests, 24hr Blood pressure monitoring, ECGs and Lung Function Tests

These services are mainly performed by our nurse and healthcare assistant team.

The doctor who organises your test will tell you whether or not you need to fast over night.

Specimen Analysis

If you have asked to provide urine or other specimens, please deliver them to the surgery in the mornings as many samples will become spoiled if they are delivered after our hospital collection has been made at lunchtime.

Family Planning

We offer a full range of family planning services including the pill, injections and coil (via referral) and other contraception services, advice on safe sex, confidential services for the under 16's, emergency contraception and referral for unwanted pregnancy under the 1967 Abortion Act.

Cervical & Breast Screening

Cervical screening is on a 3 yearly recall programme. We also recommend that all women over 50 participate in the national breast screening programme.

Warfarin Monitoring

Patients who are taking warfarin and can come regularly to the surgery have the option of having their treatment monitored by the nurses here.

 
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