Pinfold Lane, Penkridge,
Staffordshire,
ST19 5AP

Practice Clinics and Services

To make an appointment for any of the clinics and services below, please contact our patient services.


Carers

It is helpful to know if you have a Carer (someone who takes on an unpaid caring role) or if you are a Carer for someone else. We have a page dedicated to Carers where you can also register with us as a carer so we can provide you with additional support.

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Clinic Times

Clinic

Day

Time

Antenatal

Tuesday

AM or PM

Coronary Heart Disease

Thursday

PM

Asthma and Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

Monday or Friday

PM

Diabetes and Hypertension

Tuesday

PM

Thursday

PM

Well Baby

Wednesday

PM

New Patient Checks

ThursdayPM

Weight Management

ThursdayPM

Please Note: All our clinics are by appointment only.

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Cardio Vascular Services

All patients who have a history of Coronary Heart Disease, Angina or Heart Failure will be invited to attend an annual assessment with one of our Practice Nurses.

In addition to recording vital medical statistics, comprehensive advice will be given on lifestyle and support offered to patients enabling them to live an ordinary life as possible.

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Child Health Surveillance Clinics

All children are invited to see the doctor for a health and development check at about 6 weeks and again at about 9 months old. Later checks are carried out by the Health Visitors and School Nurses.

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Child Immunisations

All children under five years of age are encouraged to have the recommended immunisations. Appointments for clinics, held weekly at each surgery, are sent out routinely. Please let us know if your child's appointment is inconvenient.

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Chlamydia Test

If you are between the ages of 15 and 25 years you can have an NHS Chlamydia test. This is done on a urine sample. The results are confidential and can be sent to your mobile phone. Ask the doctors, advanced nurse practitioners or nurses for the test. Chlamydia on the NHS website.

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Diet and Nutritional Advice

Community Dieticians provide dietary advice to our patients. Your doctor will refer you if necessary. The Practice Nurse or Senior Healthcare Assistant can provide adult weight management advice.

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Family Planning

Both doctors and nurses offer contraceptive services. Guidance on the best method of contraception for you is given and these include the pill, contraceptive injections, caps and coils, or implants.

Emergency contraception is also part of the service.

Patient confidentiality is respected at all times.

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Health Promotion

We encourage all our patients to share the responsibility for their health, both in preventing disease and treating existing conditions.

The Practice Nurse will be happy to discuss your general health with you and offer advice on many issues, including smoking, alcohol, diet, exercise, travel vaccinations and on influenza or pneumoccocal immunisation for those at risk.

Please check with the receptionist about making an appointment.

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Maternity Services

We offer antenatal and postnatal care in cooperation with the midwife and hospital. Your Health Visitor attends the clinics to give help and advice.

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Minor Surgery

Certain minor operations can be performed at the surgery, avoiding the need for you to go to hospital. If the Doctor recommends this sort of treatment then arrangements will be made at the surgery.

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Muscle or joint pains, strains, sprains or joint stiffness

Have you considered seeing a musculoskeletal specialist?

The musculoskeletal specialist can assess you and give you some advice on how to manage your problem or refer you to the community services.

  • Back or neck pain
  • Hip or knee pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Other joint pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Sprains and strains
  • Sports injuries
  • Trapped nerves

Please speak to the reception team for more information and to book your appointment.

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Urgent Care Team

Our Clinical Pharmacist and Physician Associate work as part of our Urgent Care Team and support the doctors by seeing patients with acute problems. Our Duty Doctor will assess patients requesting same day appointments and, if appropriate, may book an appointment with a member of our Urgent Care Team.

They can see and treat conditions such as:-

  • Coughs and colds (flu like symptoms)
  • Sore throats
  • Rhinitis
  • Aches and pains
  • Skin rashes
  • Urinary symptoms, such as cystitis, blood in urine
  • Earache
  • Temperature
  • Women's health
  • Allergic reaction
  • Skin infection
  • Eczema
  • Asthma or chest infection
  • Conjunctivitis

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Practice Nursing Services

Our Practice Nurses can see you for

  • Minor injuries (cuts, bites)
  • Ear syringing (after oiling ears for 10 days)
  • Dressings
  • Swabs
  • Baby immunisations
  • Medical injections (zoladex or prostap)
  • Removal of stitches or clips following a medical procedure
  • Travel vaccinations
  • Injections for contraception
  • Cervical smears
  • Reviews for diabetes, asthma, hypertension

Our Senior Health Care Assistant can see you for

  • Ear syringing (after oiling ears for 10 days)
  • Dressings
  • Blood Pressure checks
  • B12 injections and shingles injections
  • New patient health checks
  • Removal of stitches or clips following a medical procedure
  • Weight check
  • Influenza and pneumonia injections
  • Contraceptive pill check
  • Preliminary review for diabetes and Coronary heart disease
  • Reviews for hypertension

Our Phlebotomists can see you for

  • Blood tests
  • In house Internation Normalised Ratio (INR) Blood Testing

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Routine Health Screening

Please make an appointment to see the Senior Healthcare Assistant. If you are a new patient to the Practice, please arrange to have a check up as soon as possible, as your medical records may be delayed in arriving from your previous Doctor.

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Stopping Smoking

If you would like help with giving up smoking please see:

Your local chemist will also be able to offer advice and products to help you give up.

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Patients Over 75 Years of Age

If you are 75 years or over, we offer you an annual consultation with the nurse. This can be done at the surgery, but if you are housebound, please tell the receptionist and we will arrange a review in your own home. Please bring a urine specimen with you.

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Travel Immunisations and Advice

Our Practice Nurses are available for travel advice and immunisations. An appointment should be made at least 6 weeks prior to travel.