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Castle Mead Medical Centre awarded GOOD in all categories  from Care Quality Commissioning please follow link for the report http://www.cqc.org.uk/location/1-584924244

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Clinics & Services

district_nurseOur practice provides several special clinics/services, which are listed below.

Please telephone the surgery to arrange an appointment or for more information about any of the services listed.

Family Planning (inc. Contraceptive Pill, Coil and Implanon)

All the Doctors and Nurses provide contraceptive advice in normal surgery time.

Repeat prescriptions or follow up appointments can be arranged solely with the Practice Nurse.

Emergency (72-hour) contraception is available on request.

Dr Patterson and Dr Glastonbury are both able to fit coils - please see the practice nurse first.

Please see Dr Patterson for advice and further information regarding Implanon.

Well-Person Clinic

An informal appointment offering blood pressure checks and general advice on health.

Please arrange an appointment with the Practice Nurse.

Cervical Smears

It is recommended that routine smear tests be carried out on women age 25-49 every 3 years and women aged 50-64 every 5 years.

You will be sent a letter from the Health Authority by post telling you when this is due and inviting you to make an appointment for this to be carried out.

Antenatal and Postnatal Clinics

We provide a system of shared care with the doctors, midwives and the hospital consultants.

Appointments are usually with a midwife.

Stress & Anxiety Clinic

The practice has an in-house Stress and Anxiety Clinic run by qualified counsellors.

Please make an appointment to see your doctor for further information.

BP_reading1Health Check

Health checks are available to patients who have not been seen at the surgery within 3 years.

This also applies to patients aged 75 and over who have not been seen by any of the practice team in the previous 12 months.

Please make an appointment with the Health Care Assistant.

Health checks can be carried out at home for those who are elderly and unable to attend the surgery.

Minor Operations

We are able to perform a variety of minor operations.

Please make an appointment to see Dr Tull for removal of moles/cysts, etc.

Foreign Travel

Nurses can advise on all aspects of foreign travel.

The practice is Yellow Fever accredited.

Weight Control

ladydocbabyPatients will be offered appointments with the Health Care Assistant for advice, support and weight checks.

Medical Examinations

Fees for private medicals (HGV, etc.) ask at reception.

Childhood Immunisations

Clinics held every Thursday

The childhood vaccinations are now given in rapid succession at two, three and four months to protect against diphtheria, whooping cough, tetanus, polio and meningitis.

It is very important that your child has these vaccinations.

Please feel free to discuss any concerns you may have with the doctor or health visitor. 

Asthma Clinic

fluWe recommend that those people with asthma attend the surgery for an annual review. This is to ensure that you are on the most appropriate medication and to provide advice on how to best care for the condition as it affects you.

These appointments are with the Practice Nurse.

Physiotherapy

The GP can refer you directly to our in-house physiotherapist who now has a custom-built room for this service.

Beverley Berns - Physiotherapist.

Phlebotomy

Blood tests can be taken at the surgery on any weekday morning between 8:30 and 12.30am Monday, Wednesday & Friday - only by appointment.  You also have the option of attending the George Eliot Hospital, Pathology Department, for your blood test. If you would prefer to attend the George Eliot Hospital, you will need to collect your blood test form from reception and this will have opening time details and a contact number.

Smoking Cessation

Nurse Karen can offer advice and support with stopping smoking – please ask for further information at reception.

Diabetes

glucose_testAll our diabetic patients are offered regular reviews every 6 to 12 months with the doctor or the nurse.

Please telephone the surgery or ask at the reception desk for further information

 
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