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Services & Clinics

Maternity Care

Please make an appointment at reception with either Dr Chibby, Dr Halsall or Andrea Lucas. Please inform reception so they can allocate you an appropriate appointment.

If you are pregnant, please come and see us early - at the end of the second missed period. We do not encourage home deliveries at the moment, but will be happy to look after you in the GP unit at Whiston Hospital provided you are having your second, third or fourth baby and no complications are anticipated.

Following confirmation of pregnancy, please contact reception and book an appointment with the Midwife.

There is a Community Midwife in attendance at the Practice on Friday afternoons from 1.00pm until 3.30pm.

INR And Warfarin Monitoring

Every Tuesday and Friday morning from 9.00am - 10.30am with the practice nurses Michelle and Nicola.

Diabetes Management and Diabetic Foot Checks

Diabetic patient’s with low risk feet can make an annual appointment with the nurse, please note any abnormalities will be referred to the podiatry service. Diabetes management and diabetic foot checks are done in normal appointments with the practice nurse.

24 Hour Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitor

This test is done to diagnose or find high blood pressure and to monitor blood pressure for medication. Patients will need to make a 15 minute appointment with the nurse to fit the recorder and a further 15-minute appointment the following day to remove the device.

ECG

ECGS are now available within the Practice. When advised by a clinician, please book an appointment at Reception.

Diet and Weight Reduction

If you are worried or concerned regarding you weight please see nurse for a referral to weight management services or you can self refer by calling 0200 200 0103

Counselling Clinic

If you feel you are suffering from anxiety, stress, depression or any other mental health issues please see the nurse for a referral or contact Open Mind on 0151 676 5263

Stop Smoking Signposting

If you wish to stop smoking and need help doing so please see the nurse for a referral to Smokefree St Helens. Alternatively you may contact the Stop Smoking Service direct on 0800 324 7111 or visit the website at www.readytostopsmoking.org.

A list of local Smokefree St Helens sessions can be viewed here.

Insurance Medical Examinations

  • HGV/PSV examinations Taxi driver medical
  • Fitness to travel Pre-employment medicals

A fee will be charged for non-NHS work (as per the recommended charge on a scale recommended by the British Medical Association)

Baby Clinic

Our baby/child clinic is held on Tuesdays between 1.30 - 3.30pm by appointment only, for immunisations or for your child’s 6 week check. 

Contraception and Sexual Health

Comprehensive confidential advice is available during normal surgery times. Prescriptions for oral contraceptives (‘the pill’) can be given then and advice on long term acting contraception (IUS) but the fitting of coils is best done by special arrangement. Please ask at reception, this is done by Dr Chibby. Sexual health – The surgery offers Chlamydia screening please make appointment with nurse for this.

Cervical HPV Smear Test

Please book appointment with practice nurse for cervical HPV smear test. We recommend that all women who are, or have been, sexually active between the ages of 25 - 50 years have a smear test taken every three years and 50 – 65 years have a smear test every five years. When your smear test is due you will receive an invitation by computer typed letter. However, you need not wait for the invitation before making an appointment.

Well Person Clinics – NHS Health Check Plus

These clinics are run by the practice nurse by appointment only. Men and women are welcome to attend. The clinic includes, where appropriate, breast examinations and cervical smear tests and health checks or discussions on other health topics such as smoking and alcohol. Please inform reception when making an appointment for cervical smears and health checks. (This is to ensure the correct appointment is given so not to waste patient and clinicians time)

Special Services

Nation Bowel Screening National mammography screening
Pre-conception advice Learning difficulty annual review
Joint injections (arranged during surgery times) HPV vaccinations (cervical cancer prevention)
Dementia annual review Eye screening
New patient medicals  

Activity for life and dietician referrals to St Helens/Knowsley

Referral to treatment room services for wound care, dressings, ear syringing and injections (ie Zoladex)

Chronic Disease Management

  • Asthma
  • Cancer
  • COPD
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Failure
  • Hypertension
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Kidney Disease
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Mental Health
  • Obesity
  • Osteoporosis
  • Palliative Care
  • Stroke and TIA

These appointments are run to monitor treatment and to help patients gain a better understanding of their condition.

Staying Healthy

Immunisations

Make sure that you and your family get your full course of immunisations including boosters. If you think you may have missed any, tell the practice nurse/health visitor. The practice nurse will give you any immunisations and information you may need for travelling abroad.

Vaccination schedule.

AGE VACCINES  
2 months old 1st DTaP / IPV / Hib / Hep B one injection
Pneumococcal Vaccine one injection
Rotavirus Vaccine one injection
Meningitis B (babies born after 1.7.15) one injection
Please make sure your child is given Calpol one hour prior to attending for these vaccinations.  
3 months old   2nd DTaP / IPV / Hib / Hep B one injection
2nd rotavirus one injection
   
4 months old 3rd DTaP / IPV / Hib / Hep B one injection
  2nd Pneumococcal one injection
  Meningitis B (second dose) babies born after 1.7.15 one injection
     
Around 12 months Hib / MenC one injection
  1st MMR one injection
  3rd Pneumococcal vaccine one injection
  Meningitis B (third dose) one injection
2-8 Years (including children in reception class and school years 1 to 4)  Childrens annual flu vaccine  
3 years 4 months 4 in 1 pre school booster one injection
  2nd MMR one injection
12-13 years (girls) HPV one injection
14 years

3 in 1 teenage booster vaccine
Men ACWY Vaccine

one injection
65 and over

Pneumococcal vaccine

Annual flu vaccine

one injection

one injection

70 Years

Shingles vaccine

one injection

Vaccines only for 'at risk' groups

BCG (TB) vaccibe (birth to age 35)

Chickenpox vaccine (any age)

Flu vaccine (adults)

Flu vaccine (children)

Pneumococcal vaccine (2 years to 65 years)

Hepatitis B vaccines (birth onwards)

 
Pregnant women

Whooping Cough

 

So, you can see that there is quite a lot that parents can do to ensure that their children remain fit and well.

Flu Vaccinations

Flu Vaccination appointments are now available for booking, with clinics starting on Monday 18th September. If you are eligible a flu vaccine will already have been purchased for you. Please book your appointment at Reception.

Flu Vaccinations are for patients aged 65 and over. Or patients who have any of the following conditions:

  • A serious heart complaint
  • A chest complaint or breathing difficulties, including asthma, bronchitis and emphysema
  • Serious kidney disease
  • Diabetes
  • Lowered immunity due to disease or treatment such as steroid medication or cancer treatment
  • If you have a problem with your spleen or you have had your spleen removed
  • If you have ever had a stroke

Pregnant Women and Carers are also advised to have the flu jab.

There is also a Nasal Spray Flu vaccination available for children.

Flu Vaccinations for children aged 2 and 3 on September 1st 2017 are also available. Please read the following leaflets for guidance on which flu vaccine you or your child should have.

Download the Protecting your child against flu leaflet (.pdf)

Which flu vaccine should you or your child have (.pdf)

All about flu for children with learning disabilities.pdf

Shingles Vaccination

A vaccine to prevent shingles, a common, painful skin disease is available on the NHS.

The national shingles immunisation programme is recommended for people aged 70 to 79, but is being introduced in phases.

Vaccination is currently being offered to those who are aged 70, 78 and 79, and to anyone in their seventies who was born after 1st September 1942. People who are in their seventies but are not yet eligible for vaccination, will be offered vaccination in future years under the national programme.

The shingles vaccine is given as a single, one off injection and it is expected to reduce your risk of getting shingles. If you are unlucky enough to go on to have the disease, your symptoms may be milder and the illness shorter.

It's fine to have the shingles vaccine if you've already had shingles. The shingles vaccine works very well in people who have had shingles before and it will boost your immunity against further shingles attacks. Please book an appointment at reception.

Please click on the link for more information about the shingles vaccine: Shingles leaflet 2018.pdf

Travel Vaccinations

We no longer offer travel vaccinations at this Practice.

Travel vaccinations should be administered 6 to 8 weeks prior to travel in order for them to give the best protection. For travel vaccinations please contact the School of Tropical Medicine in Liverpool or enquire at some of the major pharmacy chains. A fee may be payable for this service.

Breast Self Awareness

It is important to do intermittent self examination of the breasts, now termed self awareness. If you are not sure how, ask our practice nurse. Instruction leaflets are available from her. All women between the ages of 50 and 65 will be offered a mammogram on a three yearly basis. If at any time a lump or abnormality is found, an appointment must be made with the doctor.

Lifestyle

You can live a longer, happier life if you have a healthy lifestyle. This includes:

  • Avoiding SMOKING
  • Keeping ALCOHOL drinking to sensible levels
  • Avoiding addictive DRUGS
  • Eating a good, varied DIET
  • Keeping WEIGHT DOWN
  • Taking regular EXERCISE

This applies to all age groups. If you have difficulty achieving some of these objectives, we will help you.

Blood Tests

 The Practice do not perform blood tests however please click here for a list of local clinics you may attend for your blood test......

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