During Pregnancy it is important for expectant mothers to be seen regularly to ensure that mother and baby are progressing well. The Midwife holds an Ante-natal Clinic on Wednesday morning between 8.45 and 1l.3Oam with a doctor in attendance.
This is held on Thursday afternoon from 1.00pm to 2.30pm. An appointment system is in place for Immunisations and child development checks with the doctor.
Child Health Surveillance
Further details can be obtained from the Health Visitor.
We offer a full Vaccination and Immunisation Service. Childhood Immunisations are usually carried out on Thursday afternoon between 1.00pm and 2.30pm or at other times by arrangement. Foreign Travel, Tetanus and Influenza Vaccinations are given by the practice nurse, who will provide further details on request. We recommend that all patients over 65 and those under 65 who suffer from a chronic disease have an annual ‘flu vaccination. Patients over 65 should also be vaccinated against Pneumonia.
Cervical Cancer Smear Tests
Cancer of the Cervix can be prevented and all female patients between the ages of 25 and 65 are advised to have regular Smear Tests. These are important because they can detect the early signs of disease which is easily treated. We operate a “Call and Recall” system to remind you about the tests, which are carried out by the practice nurse by appointment.
Chronic Disease Clinics
Our nurses have received specialised training in Chronic Disease management and offer help and advice along with disease monitoring clinics. We expect our patients to co-operate fully with the surgery if you are contacted to attend a clinic to monitor your health.
CONTRACEPTIVE IMPLANTS, IUCD’s and MIRENA COILS
Becky Power ANP, Dr B Choudhary and Dr Tsouma are qualified to fit and remove contraceptive implants. Dr B Choudhary is qualified to fit and remove Inter Uterine Devices. These procedures require a longer appointment so please inform the receptionist when booking.
Dr. Luthra and Dr Sachdeva are qualified to undertake a wide variety of minor surgical procedures at the surgery.
Mental Health Clinic
CMHP The Community Mental Health Practitioner runs a clinic in our practice at Whitegate Health Centre. She sees patients by appointment.