Blue Dykes SurgeryTel: 01246 866771
Grassmoor SurgeryTel: 01246 852995
We provide a full family planning service for our patients, e.g. giving advice, supplying contraceptive pills, giving contraceptive injections and implants, and providing emergency contraception. We also supply condoms free of charge.
All of the doctors & nurses in the practice are happy to see & give advice on sexual health matters and contraception. If you have become pregnant we will discuss the options available to you and support you whatever you decide. Anything you discuss with us will be kept totally confidential. Referral for vasectomy or sterilisation is available if appropriate.
Only some of the doctors are able to fit implants. If you are to have one of these fitted we will arrange an appointment with the appropriate person.
For further information on all aspects of contraception visit www.fpa.org.uk
Smear tests are available every 3 years for those aged between 25 and 49 years and every 5 years for those aged 50 to 64 years. Women aged 65+ are only screened if their last 3 tests included an abnormal result. You will receive a letter from the central screening office advising you that your smear test is due. Please make an appointment with the practice nurse ideally in the middle 2 weeks of your menstrual cycle.
For more information on the cervical screening programme please visit the NHS Cervical Screening website. The test is designed to look for any abnormal changes on the cervix before cancer develops, when any problems can be easily treated.
After your smear the results will take 4-6 weeks to come back and the results will always be sent to your home address by the screening programme.
We no longer send an appointment routinely to all new mothers to see the doctor for a post-natal check 6-7 weeks after they have given birth. You are of course most welcome to make an appointment with the GP of your choice to discuss contraception and any other health concerns you may have.
We offer full Child Health Surveillance services.
Health Visitors are Kerry Stevenson and Sue Boffey. We are qualified nurses with extra training in child development and illnesses in children. We work closely with the nursery nurses.
Tel : 01246 868450 for more details.
Patients over 65years of age and those with chronic diseases are invited to attend for their annual flu vaccination.
You do not need an appointment
Come along to the drop in sessions which will be held at :
CLAY CROSS SURGERY on:
SATURDAY 30th September 9.00am – 1pm
SATURDAY 14th October 9.00am - 1pm
GRASSMOOR SURGERY on:
WEDNESDAY 4th October 2pm – 4.30pm
Patients from both Practices are welcome to attend any of the flu sessions.
If you do not want to receive the flu vaccination this year please let us know by either telephoning us or calling in at the Surgery.
As in previous years members of the Blue Dykes Patient Participation Group will be in attendance on these dates holding their annual raffle, the tickets cost 20p each.
We run a clinic in surgery for anyone registered with us who is taking or needs to start Warfarin. The clinic is run by the practice nurses. We test blood using patient fingerprick testing. We are also able to offer INR monitoring for housebound patients.
We are proud of the care we offer to our diabetic patients. We run dedicated clinics offering comprehensive diabetic reviews including foot checks. Our Diabetic Nurse Specialists take the lead on diabetes care.
Diabetic patients are offered annual reviews, appointments are sent out by post.
We are able to offer some minor operations including cryotherapy for warts and verrucas and removal of minor skin lesions. Please see the doctor for assessment, the GP will then decide if your skin lesion is suitable for a minor procedure and will arrange an appointment for you.
We offer injections for some joint problems (such as tennis elbow, frozen shoulder, knee effusions). If your GP thinks you would benefit from an injection they will arrange an appointment for you.
Dr Wayman is trained in acupuncture and offers acupuncture for a number of conditions. If acupuncture is considered suitable for your condition your GP may suggest seeing him in an acupuncture session. Please note that the acupuncture appointments can only be booked by a GP after you have seen them and they and Dr Wayman have decided that acupuncture is the appropriate treatment for your condition.
Asthma & Chronic Bronchitis (COPD) Clinics
These are run by the Practice Nursing team who will discuss in detail asthma or COPD and its management with sufferers.
If your asthma or COPD is well controlled you should attend this clinic annually for a review and you will be sent an invitation for this. However you may book for these clinics if you feel that your condition has worsened at any time.
Run by the Practice Nursing team for people with high blood pressure who are on medication & for those whose blood pressure is well controlled.
Patients are generally seen every 6 months.
The Practice Nursing team will also monitor those patients being diagnosed with high blood pressure. Patients receive a basic examination, some tests & advice on how to reduce their risk of high blood pressure, also what treatment & ongoing monitoring usually involves.
Cardiovascular Disease Clinics
These are run by the Practice Nursing team for people who have had, or who at high risk of vascular disease (angina, a heart attack, a stroke, blockage of leg arteries or related illnesses). Patients receive ongoing monitoring, some tests & advice on how to reduce their risk of further vascular disease. Patients are generally seen every 6 months or annually.
We run a clinic in surgery for anyone registered with us who is taking or needs to start Warfarin. The clinic is run by the practice nurses and Dr Mann. We test blood using near patient fingerprick testing. We are also able to offer INR monitoring for housebound patients.
Our practice nurses are very successful in helping patients to stop smoking. We offer dedicated one to one support and can prescribe nicotine replacement therapy and tablets to help you stop smoking.
Please book and appointment at reception.
The Practice also liaises with the Live Life Better scheme and one of their workers runs a clinic at Blue Dykes Surgery weekly. These dedicated staff are fully trained and know how difficult it can be to make changes to the habits of a lifetime, many of them will have made these changes themselves. The help they provide is free. Why not find out more at http://www.livelifebetterderbyshire.org.uk/
Sue Green our Health Care Assistant runs a one to one service to support patients who need to lose weight. She is trained in advising about diet, exercise and other strategies for weight loss. If you would like to take advantage of this service please ask at reception.
The Practice also liaises with the Live Life Better scheme and one of their workers runs a clinic at Blue Dykes Surgery weekly. These dedicated staff are fully trained and know how difficult it can be to make changes to the habits of a lifetime, many of them will have made these changes themselves. The help they provide is free. Why not find out more at http://www.livelifebetterderbyshire.org.uk
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below:
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 8 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
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Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form at least 6- 8 weeks before travel. You should contact the Surgery 5 working days after submission to discuss your needs and book the appropriate appointment.
Or download one here
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.
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