If you are female between 25 and 65 then your Doctor strongly recommends that you have a regular cervical smear test. These tests are carried out routinely every 3 years between the ages of 25 and 49, and every 5 years between the ages of 50 and 64. You will be notified when your test is due.
This test makes it possible to detect and treat the early stages of abnormalities of the cervix before they have a chance to become apparent to you. The test is quick, simple and painless and may be performed by the nurse.
A comprehensive programme is offered to all children. Vaccinations are given at the following ages:
2 months, 3 months, 4 months, 12 months, 13 months, 3 years 4 months to 5 years old and 13 years to 18 years old.
Please contact one of our nurses if you would like more information. You will receive a letter from the surgery when any immunisation is due.
For information on child immunisations please visit the NHS Immunisation Information website.
We have a nurse who has received specialist training in the management of diabetes, who will help you manage your own diabetes. She is also available should you have any questions. You can either book an appointment or if it is a quick query you can telephone she will return your call when she is available, which will be as soon as possible.
The doctors support our specialist nurse in your diabetic care.
Women between 50 – 65 will be offered 3 year mammography as a screen for breast cancer. The service is run by the Health Authority and invitations are sent by post from the Breast Screening service. If you have a family history of early breast cancer or have any concerns please come and discuss this with a doctor.
If, when you see your GP they decide you need an Ultrasound scan, you can choose to be referred to services at local hospitals or to the Ultrasound scanning service being held at our Practice. Your GP will give you the details and choice during consultations.
Please nose that ear syringing is only carried out by the Practice Nurses/Healthcare Assistants at the surgery. Please ensure that you soften the wax with olive oil, 5-7 days prior to your appointment.