CLINICS AND SERVICES
Children’s Clinic - Wednesday afternoon 1.30pm until 3.30pm (for immunisations with the nurse).
Child Health checks - By appointment with a doctor.
Minor Surgery - Dr Robinson and Dr Ghafoor, in surgery, can undertake small surgical procedures under local anaesthetic. These include joint injections and the surgical removal of some skin lesions and lumps. Please make an appointment with one of the doctors who will see if your problem is suitable for any of these procedures.
Cervical Smears - By appointment with the practice nurse or with a doctor in evening surgery. We recommend that all women aged between 24.5 and 65 have a Cervical Smear every 3-5 years.
Vascular Clinic - Friday mornings by appointment with the practice nurse. This is a clinic for those who have had a stroke or those with heart disease.
Diabetic Clinic - By appointment with the practice nurse. We aim to monitor all our diabetic patients regularly and with a full review annually.
Asthma Clinic - By appointment with the practice nurse. All our asthma patients are encouraged to attend this clinic for monitoring, further education about their condition and news of the latest ideas.
Family Planning - General contraceptive advice is given during normal surgery hours. Coils and implants can be fitted by Locala who run the Contraception and Sexual Health Clinic. Their contact number is 030 3330 9981
Chiropody/Podiatry - Enquiries and appointments are made through Locala tel. 030 0304 5555
Counselling - If you need counselling, the doctor will refer you to see a trained counsellor. Alternatively you can refer yourself to the IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) team on 01484 343700. You can also visit their website for more information and to submit a referral form online: www.swyt.co/kirkleesiapt
Smoking Cessation - Smokers who wish to stop can see the Practice Nurse or Health Care Assistant for advice and help
Immunisation - The Practice Nurse will arrange immunisations for travel; a fee may be payable for some vaccines. Please ask at reception for details at least six weeks before you travel. Immunisations for tetanus, rubella and hepatitis can also be arranged. Influenza vaccination is recommended for everyone aged over 65 years and those people with asthma, diabetes, heart disease and other chronic diseases. Pneumococcal vaccination is also recommended for patients aged 65 and over (this is usually a once only vaccination).
Registering with an NHS dentist
You can find local NHS dental practices that are accepting new patients on the NHS Choices website, or alternatively you can call NHS 111 and speak to an advisor.
Non NHS Services
Some services provided by the surgery are not covered by the NHS and attract a fee. A list of these is displayed at reception and can be found below. All fees will be payable on completion of the report or examination and a receipt will be given on request. Please note that medical examinations need to be booked in advance and usually take place early to mid afternoon.