The following clinics are available in the surgery:
Family Planning, including advice prior to pregnancy, natural methods as well as the pill, caps and IUCD. Dr MacLachlan is responsible for the fitting of coils/IUCDs in the surgery.
Childhood immunisations and medicals.
Travel advice and immunisation – For those patients wishing to access travel vaccinations please bear in mind for many vaccinations to be effective they need to be given eight weeks prior to travel. Therefore please give sufficient time by requesting a travel appointment at least eight weeks before your planned travel date. Generally, we have appointment available eight weeks in advance but if you are booking late or if we do not have any nurses appointments available you will need to attend a private travel clinic.
Travel to exotic locations, in some cases multiply locations is the norm these days, but careful consideration needs to be given by the nurse to what vaccinations are required, therefore travel appointments are 30 minutes in duration and we can see two family members at a time. If more than two are travelling then two appointments will need to be made.
When booking the appointment you will be asked to complete a travel questionnaire, in order for the nurse to determine which vaccinations you need prior to your appointment. It is also important to remember that only Diphtheria, polio & tetanus, typhoid and Hepatitis A vaccinations are available free on the NHS.
If you are unable to attend an appointment please contact to cancel the appointment we can treat another patient/s.
If you require any further information regarding our travel services please contact reception.
Health Promotion and Well Person Management.
Chronic Disease Management including Diabetes, Asthma, COPD, Hypertension, Epilepsy and Chronic Heart Disease. (If you suffer from any of these chronic illnesses you will be routinely invited to have important regular check-ups)
Minor Surgery - Dr Hambley undertakes a range of minor surgical procedures and joint injections.
Acupunture - Dr Pooley is able to deliver acupunture for a range of medical problems, frequently this can reduce the need for medication.
Private patient services - providing medical assessment for fitness to drive HGV, PCV etc and we assist local businesses by providing pre-employment medicals, annual health checks,
Audiological examinations and Occupational Health.
This list is not exhaustive, if the service you require is not listed please ask at reception.
We actively promote 'Live Life Better Derbyshire' and are lucky to have an advisor in surgery one day a week. Patients are able to make appointment in the usual ways to see her for support with diet, exercise, smoking and general well being.
PRACTICE SERVICES AND ADDITIONAL CLINICS
Apart from the usual surgeries we have a number of clinics to meet patients particular needs. We have dedicated ‘attached’ teams of professional staff who assist us in bringing you a high quality service.
It is with regret that we must inform you that Childrens Clinics which were provided here by our Health Visiting Team will be transferred to Somercotes Childrens Centre from 27th September 2011 which is sited next to Somercotes Nursery and Infant School. Their sessions will be 1.00pm to 2.30pm every Tuesday.
The Health Visitor Teams have been re-organised by their Managers which also means that some families will have different Health Visitors.
Our current Health Visitors will retain families living within Somercotes only.
It should be noted that most of the Health Visitors share an office based at Alfreton Health Centre and our patients first point of contact remains on 01773 546800.