Dr Lowe, Dr Ahmed and the health visitors are responsible for the eight-week baby developmental checks and first immunisations. The clinic also allows an opportunity to discuss other relevant problems e.g. sleeping, feeding and child health worries.
Follow-up immunisation clinics
These are run by our practice nurses by appointment, usually on a Tuesday or Wednesday. These will be issued by invitation from the Immunisation Clerk.
Asthma and COPD clinic
This is a weekly clinic run by a practice nurse trained in asthma management. Monitoring of asthma/COPD drugs is carried out as well as inhalation techniques, peak flow readings and spirometry if required. Please make an appointment through the receptionist.
This is a weekly clinic run by a practice nurse trained in diabetic management. In the clinic, the results of your routine blood tests will be available for discussion, urine and blood pressure tests are undertaken, and diet and lifestyle advice given. You will be contacted by the practice during the month of your birthday to make two appointments - the first for your blood tests and the second approximately one week later for your appointment with the nurse. Please make your appointments through the receptionists.
Blood pressure review clinics
Patients on medication for raised blood pressure (hypertension) should see the practice nurse and doctor (on an alternate basis) every six months, once the medication is controlling the blood pressure. Please make an appointment through the receptionist or, alternatively, make your appointment with the healthcare assistant.
Please book an appointment to see the practice nurse through the receptionist.
New Patient Screening Clinic
All new patients who register with our practice need to attend for blood pressure and urine screening, height and weight checks and alcohol and smoking status. Please make an appointment with the treatment room receptionist for a new patient screen when first joining the practice.
Our Practice Nurse Alison Draper can see patients who need advice about contraception. Please ask at Reception for details.
These are run by our practice nurses by appointment only. The clinics are held in the nurses' treatment room. Please make an appointment through reception.
All the recommended vaccines are given from two months of age until school leaving age. (The first vaccination is given at the eight-week baby clinic.)
An influenza vaccination is particularly recommended for patients with heart, lung, kidney disease or diabetes and residents of nursing and residential homes. This vaccination is also recommended for all patients aged 65 years and over. From September each year, details of vaccination dates and appointments can be obtained from reception staff.
This is available all the year round for patients with chronic breathing and heart problems, those who have had splenectomies and other at-risk patients.
The midwives are available for the antenatal clinic on Wednesdays.
This service is for all Leg ulcer dressings, removal of sutures, dressings and change of dressings, that have been applied following a hospital procedure. This is by appointment only.
To make an appointment for the Dressing Clinic please phone (0161) 426 9636 for appointments and details of clinic venues and times. These clinics are not part of the GP Practice and we unfortunately do not have access to the booking system.