Every sexually active woman between the ages of 20 and 60 years should have regular cervical smear tests.
Everyone with asthma should attend the practice nurse for a regular review. The aim of this review clinic is twofold:
1. to educate patients about their asthma.
2. to monitor and where possible improve their control and therefore their lifestyle.
Generally, adults should be at least annually and children every six months. For the convenience of our patients, we have integrated our asthma reviews with our nurse practitioner’s daily surgery sessions. This will enable patients to be seen at times that will fit more appropriately into their daily lives.
Diabetes can affect many parts of the body, and it is vital that patients understand the importance of regular reviews. All diabetic patients are invited to attend this special clinic, run by the nursing team. As with the asthma reviews, our diabetic reviews will be integrated into the nurse practitioner's normal surgery sessions.
Blood Pressure Review
High blood pressure is a condition which, if untreated, leads to an increased incidence of heart disease and strokes. If you suffer from raised blood pressure, the doctor may ask you to attend for review to have your blood pressure and general health monitored. Blood pressure reviews will also be integrated into our nurse practitioner's daily surgery sessions.
Child Health Surveillance
To ensure that your child is growing and developing normally, routine checks are made at six weeks by a doctor and our health visitor.
Please make an appointment as your child reaches that age - we will remind you if you forget.
Vaccinations And Immunisations
Children's vaccinations are carried out by the health visitor in Eastwood Health Centre.
Patients should be aware that fees may be charged for services not covered by the NHS contract. These include private certificates, reports supporting private health insurance claims and other non-NHS medical reports. Medical reports and examinations for insurance companies are usually paid for by the insurance company concerned.
Fees may be charged for examinations for other special purposes such as, for example, HGV and PSV licences, elderly drivers, fitness to drive, fitness to travel, kibbutz medicals, fitness to undertake certain sports and pre-employment medicals. The fee scale is recommended by the BMA and details are available from reception.