Clinics & Services
In addition to GP consultations the practice adheres offers a range of clinics and healthcare services:
Diabetes - once you have been diagnosed with diabetes you will have regular check-ups with the practice nurse and doctor. Normally you are seen twice a year.
Asthma - the practice nurses run the asthma clinics within the practice. The doctors and nurse practitioners will also see you if you have an acute problem. If you are using inhalers for asthma you should be seen at least once a year by the nurse.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) - the practice nurses run clinics for patients with COPD. The doctors or nurse practitioners will also see you if you have an acute problem with your breathing. Patients with this disease should be seen at least once a year
Coronary Heart Disease - people who have had heart problems are seen at least twice a year by the doctor or pratice nurse. Prior to seeing the nurse or doctor a blood sample is taken and your urine is tested.
Contraception - currently the practice provides an implanon fitting service along with all other forms of contraception. We do not insert Intra Uterine devices here but can refer you to the family planning clinic.
Lifestyle -including help and advice on exercise, weight, smoking, alcohol and diet and cholesterol. We have a dietician that comes to our Hempnall surgery once every two weeks. A referral to her can be made by your GP or nurse practitioner.
Blood Pressure - we have a number of home omrons that we loan out to our patients. This gives you the ability to check your blood pressure readings over the course of a week. Following the request from one of the clinicians, your name will be put on a waiting list for one of the machines. When one of them becomes available, we will get in contact with you.
You may have your own blood pressure machine. If so please use this form for your readings Home Blood Pressure Readings Form
Anticoagulation Check - weekly clinics are run at both sites for anticoagulation monitoring. We offer a simple procedure to check INR’s and prescribe the necessary anticoagulation.
Ear syringing - our practice nurses help treat patients who need their ears syringing. We ask patients that are wishing to have their ears syringed to put olive oil in for 2 weeks prior to having an appointment.
Travel - travel clinics not held here, see information on tab above.
Midwifery - all the doctors provide full midwifery services and our attached midwives from the Wherry Team can be contacted via the telephone number in the maternity pack.