Clinics & Services
We aim to provide you with a first class primary care service that combines friendliness with professionalism. We know that many things can affect your health and wellbeing and will work with you to manage your health. We have clinics that can help with diet, smoking cessation, health promotion, vaccinations and immunisations. We also have clinics that will help you manage long-term health conditions such as asthma, hypertension, coronary heart disease and diabetes or where tests are performed such as cervical smears etc. The following sections provide a brief overview of this type of clinic.
The practice offers comprehensive respiratory management with trained asthma nurses. The broad aim of the clinics is to identify people with asthma and ensure the correct treatment is taken at the right time, thereby preventing serious attacks occurring. All people with asthma should try and see the nurse for a review every year or more often if indicated. We will automatically send you reminder letters inviting you to attend a clinic. If you are unable to attend, please ring the appointments line to rearrange telling them what the appointment was for so they can book you another.
Blood Pressure and Hypertension Clinics
We recommend that patients with high blood pressure have their blood pressure tested every six months. You will automatically be invited to an appointment with our practice nurse or healthcare assistant. If you are concerned and would like an additional appointment please arrange this with reception.
This is an early warning test which shows if there are any changes in cells from the neck of the womb (cervix) which potentially could develop into cancer. It is not a diagnostic test for anything else and can only be performed at the intervals below. The test is offered to all ladies between the ages of 25 and 65 and you should receive a letter from West Yorkshire Central Services Agency when you are due to be seen. You will be recalled for repeat tests every three years (aged 25-49) and every five years (aged 50-65). If you are unsure please telephone the surgery for more information.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Clinics
The healthcare assistant or practice nurse will invite you to a COPD annual review during which she will check your medication, review your inhaler technique to make sure you are getting the maximum benefit from it, and undertake a lung test called spirometry. In addition she will give you any relevant lifestyle advice.
Coronary Heart Disease Clinics
A practice nurse will invite you to attend an annual review at which she will check your medication and undertake necessary tests to ensure your condition is well managed as well as providing lifestyle advice.
Dr C Jones and our nurse practitioner, Jenny Swinden, have regular diabetic clinics where they see patients who experience complications or whose diabetes is not stable. These clinics allow more time per patient and allow us to offer extra services. In addition, you will be invited to an annual review with a practice nurse. The primary aim is to regularly monitor your health and prevent long-term complications. We recommend that everyone with diabetes should attend the clinic at least yearly.
The ‘morning after’ pill can be taken up to 72 hours after unprotected sex. However, it is more effective the sooner it is taken. Emergency contraception is prescribed by a doctor or our nurse practitioner. When telephoning please say that you need emergency contraception, or use the cards provided on the reception desk if you wish to notify the receptionists discreetly. Emergency contraception is also now available over the counter at pharmacies.
A nurse will invite you to an epilepsy annual review where your lifestyle, medication and frequency of seizures will be discussed and an epilepsy management plan may be developed.
Family Planning Clinic
We offer a comprehensive service where you will be able to discuss all aspects of family planning and sexual health.
Dr Dyson will invite you to an annual review of your general health and medication; these appointments last 20 minutes each. If you are unable to attend, please re-arrange with reception, specifying that the appointment should be for 20 minutes.
The practice offers help and support to those who wish to stop smoking. We work closely with a number of service providers including local pharmacies and the Quit Shop.
The Quit Shop is at 21 Northgate, Wakefield. Opening hours are Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9.30am - 4pm (closed between 12.30 pm and 1.30 pm) and Saturdays from 9.30am - 3.30 pm.
You can also ring the Stop Smoking Service on 01977 465 449 to find out more about services available in the area. Alternatively our nurses are specially trained in smoking cessation and can offer help and support.