Clinics We Offer
The nurses provide a wide range of services in the treatment room. These include the following:
- Immunisations, Vaccinations and Travel Advice
- Family planning
- Cervical smears
- Advice on preventing illness through weight reduction
- Support for Long term condition e.g. diabetes
- Ear Irrigation
- Other lifestyle changes
If you wish you can discuss any problem with a Nurse even if you are going to see the doctor afterwards.
They also offer special help to those who have high blood pressure, diabetes, asthma, or who want to lose weight, or require advice on alcohol.
The Healthcare Assistants work alongside the Practice Nurses and are here to:
- take bloods
- blood pressure
- give smoking cessation advice
- height and weight
- Ear Irrigation
Other Services Available
- Minor Surgery
- Child Health Surveillance
- Ante Natal Care
- Steroid Injections
Please see website www.nhs.uk/planners/vaccinations for up to date guidance on vaccines.
Guidance for childhood immunisation
If your child is scheduled for an immunisation course parental permission will be required to complete the course. This means that a person with parental responsibility must give approval for the immunisation; this can be done in four ways:
- By attending the immunisation appointment with your child
- By providing access for the nurse to contact the parent for a phone call during the appointment
- By prior discussion with the Practice Nurse
- By providing a signed letter giving consent.
The person(s) with parental responsibility are:
The child’s mother
The child’s father if married to the mother
- A legally appointed guardian
- The local authority if the child is covered with a care order
- A person named in a resident’s order in respect of the child
- A father who is not married to the child’s mother will only have parental responsibility if there is an appropriate court order, or if the father is named on the child’s birth certificate.
(Proof of legal responsibility may be requested prior to immunisations)
Failure to provide permission from an appropriate person with parental responsibility will mean the immunisation will not be administered.
Please note grand parents DO NOT have parental responsibility unless they have been appointed as a legal guardian; proof will be required before immunisation can be administered.
o help our immunisation clinics run smoothly we appreciate your assistance in this matter.