Clinics We Offer
Coronary Heart Disease (CHD)
The CHD clinic is run by Specialist Nurse Practitioner Manager, Elaine James. The lead doctor is Dr Smith.
We run a Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) for patients with or at risk of cardiovascular disease, for example those patients who have suffered a heart attack or experience angina, patients that have had a stroke, and also patients that have a higher risk of developing Cardiovascular Disease, such as those with Diabetes with hypertension (high blood pressure).
Your GP will refer you to the CHD Clinic or you will receive a letter direct from the CHD Team. We can help you to prevent or manage cardiovascular disease, support you with lifestyle changes, screen for complications and make changes to treatment where necessary.
All diabetics who are not regularly monitored at the hospital will be invited to attend this clinic on a regular basis. Progress should be carefully monitored to reduce the long term risks associated with diabetes, such as heart disease and deteriorating eyesight.
The respiratory clinic is run by Specialist Nurse Practitioner, Elaine James.
The purpose of the clinic is to regularly review our asthma and COPD patients so that, as far as possible, we can prevent serious asthma attacks. We encourage any patient who is receiving medication for asthma or COPD to attend the clinic.
We will immunise children in accordance with the routine immunisation schedule for the UK. We do ask that parents attend with their children when possible, however, we do understand that there are circumstances when a parent/guardian cannot attend with their child, we therefore request that written consent for immunisation is given by the parent/guardian. A form can be downloaded here or you can ask reception for one.
Cervical Smear Testing
We recommend that all our female patients should have a smear performed every 3 years from age 25 – 49 and every 5 years from 50 – 64. The purpose of this test is to prevent cancer of the cervix. We try to make the procedure as easy as possible and we will try to make you feel as relaxed as possible, it doesn't take very long at all, so please don't put off having it done.
Appointments and advice are available with any doctor or Family Planning nurse at any time during surgery hours. As with all our services, it is completley confidential.
Teenagers are welcome, again in total confidence. Emergency contraception is available and should be started within 72 hours.
Condoms are available from reception at any time.
New Mothers should consult their doctor to confirm their pregnancy and arrange their ante-natal care. Most patients are referred to the Maternity Department of the local Alexandra Hospital, and the maternity care is shared with hospital staff and the community midwives.
The doctors in the practice like to examine new babies when they are eight weeks old, combining this with Mum’s post-natal check. The baby also has its first immunizations at this visit.
Minor Surgery/ Cryotherapy
We offer a wide range of minor surgical procedures at the surgery. You should consult a doctor about any moles, lumps or bumps that concern you, as these may be suitable for removal at the surgery. Cryotherapy is for the treatment of warts, small skin tags and verrucae. The affected area is frozen with liquid nitrogen. This treatment is not recommended for children under 10 years.
The treatment room is led by Practice Nurse Manager, Samantha Giles, with support from Treatment Room, Marianne Davies and Samantha Rose.
Patients are able to book appointments in the treatments rooms Monday to Friday, including appointments at lunchtime. We don't have set days for clinics as we try to make our services as accessible as we can for everyone.
We are able to assess and manage many kinds of wounds, from scratches to leg ulcers, to post operative wounds. This service is completely nurse led, you don't need to see a doctor if you have a wound or an infection from a bite or scratch as Practice Nurse Samantha Giles is able to fully assess prescribe if appropriate.
Flu Vaccination - this is recommended for everyone over 65 years of age, and for patients with chronic medical conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, asthma, bronchitis or kidney problems. It is carried out between October and January each year.
Other Vaccinations - we offer a wide variety of other vaccinations including shingles, travel, baby, preschool, HPV, etc - please ask at Reception to see if you are eligible.
Anti Coagulation Clinic
Nurse Samantha Giles also runs and anti coagulation clinic for patients on warfarin, with the help of Dr Smith who is the lead GP.
Social Prescribing is a service provided at your GP surgery by Worcestershire Association of Carers. This service is to help people with life’s challenges. The Social Prescribers give time, compassion and a safe space to find out what really matters to you.
Social Prescribers can support with:
- Life changes
- Coping with long term health conditions
- Housing problems
- Financial Problems
- Mental Health
For a referral please speak to your Surgery.
Patients over 75 may request an annual health check. Patients who have not been seen for 3 years may request a health check.