Clinics and Services

Minor Injuries and Surgery

We are now able to see and treat, or refer patients with minor injuries.

The recommended injuries we can treat are:

  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Bites
  • Stings
  • Cuts
  • Bruises

Our doctors are also approved to perform minor surgery services, such as:

  • Joint injections
  • Excision of some skin lesions

Immunisations

The practice offers all routine immunisations to children and adults as recommended by the government.

Children

If you have any concerns about your child’s immunisation, please book an appointment.

Adults

Adults do not usually need any routine boosters if they have had all of their childhood immunisations, but a tetanus booster may be necessary if a tetanus prone wound is sustained, e.g. a dog bite, a cut on a rusty nail or a wound that occurred in the garden.

If you would like more information on routine boosters visit our Consulting Room.

Foreign Travel

Immunisations including tetanus and polio may be needed and can take up to two months to complete.

Travel vaccines take varying lengths of time to confer maximum protection and therefore need to be given well in advance of the date of travel. Therefore Travel Health Questionnaires need to be submitted at least 6 weeks prior to travel.

Due to appointment capacity and the need to continue providing essential services such as the childhood immunisation programme, cancer screening and wound care etc travel health appointments are limited to one patient per day.

Alternatively there are independent Travel Clinics and some Pharmacies offering these services privately.

Please book an appointment with the practice nurse well in advance (at least 6 weeks before you travel) for the appropriate advice, a second appointment will be required to receive the vaccinations.

Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.

We offer a full travel advice and immunisation service, for further information visit our Travel Room.

Contraception and Emergency Contraception

The doctors and nurses are all able to give contraceptive advice. We offer a full range of contraceptive methods including the fitting of coils.

If you have been advised by the surgery to submit a contraceptive pill review please complete our form.

If emergency contraception is required it must be taken within 72 hours of unprotected sex.

For emergency contraception please phone the surgery for an appointment as soon as possible.

Additional Services

The practice has access to additional services which you may require, for example:

Chronic disease management

Specific clinics are run by our highly trained nurse practitioner or practice nurses. You will be invited to see one of our nurses for monitoring if you have:

  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Blood pressure – If you have been advised by the surgery to submit your blood pressure readings on a regular basis please complete our form
  • Asthma – If you have been advised by the surgery to submit an annual review of your asthma symptoms please complete our form
  • COPD – If you have been advised by the surgery to submit a COPD assessment please complete our form
  • Epilepsy – If you have been advised by the surgery to submit a epilepsy review please complete our form

Cervical smears

These are performed mainly by our practice nurses. Ladies aged 25-49 will be invited at least every three years. Ladies aged 50-64 will be invited at least every five years.

Antenatal/postnatal care

The midwife can be contacted at the antenatal clinic every Tuesday afternoon at Spondon and every Wednesday morning at Chaddesden. They also run an emergency on-call system.

Teenage health

The surgery is able to offer all health services to teenagers with full confidentiality.

Counselling

If you have been advised by the surgery to submit a Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) please complete our form.

Citizens advice bureau

A representative from the citizens advice bureau is available for appointments every Friday afternoon at our Chaddesden Surgery.