Pinfold Lane, Penkridge, Staffordshire, ST19 5AP

    Telephone: 01785 712 300
    Out of hours: 111

    Practice Clinics & 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/PM

    Coronary Heart Disease

    Thursday

    PM

    Asthma/COPD

    Monday/Friday

    PM

    Diabetes / Hypertension

    Tuesday

    PM

    Thursday

    PM

    Well Baby

    Wednesday

    PM

    New Patient ChecksThursday PM
    Weight ManagementThursday PM

    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 / 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.

    Further information can be found on our immunisations page.

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    Free Chlamydia Test

    If you are between the ages of 15- 25 you can have a free Chlamydia test ... This is done on a urine sample. The results are confidential and can be sent to your mobile phone. Ask the doctors or nurses for the test. For more information about Chlamydia and the national screening programme visit www.nhs.uk.

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    Diet & Nutritional Advice

    Community Dieticians provide dietary advice to our patients. Your doctor will refer you if necessary. The practice nurse/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 / 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 co-operation with the midwife and hospital. Your Health Visitor attends the clinics to give help and advice.

    For information on on preparing for pregnancy, the roles of your GP, Community Midwife, Health Visitor and Hospital Clinics in the provision of your ante-natal and post-natal care, please view our Pregnancy Care page.

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    Medical Examinations (Non-NHS)

    Medical examinations for special purposes; elderly drivers, fitness to undertake sports, travel, taxi drivers, lorry drivers and bus drivers can be provided by appointment only.

    There is a charge for this service. Please advise Patient Services and they will arrange a special appointment for you.

    Please bring your forms with you.

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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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    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 & 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/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/prostap)
    • Removal of stitches/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
    • BP checks
    • B12 injections/shingles injections
    • New patient health checks
    • Removal of stitches/clips following a medical procedure
    • Weight check
    • Flu/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 INR blood testing

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    Private Work (Non-NHS)

    Certain services are not provided by the General Practitioners as part of our NHS Contract. These include medical certificates for periods of illness of less than 7 days, passport forms and insurance claim forms.

    Please download our list of charges here, a copy is also available from reception.

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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.

    Help us update your patient records with your smoking status, please take a couple of minutes to fill in our smoking questionnaire.

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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 & Advice

    Our Practice Nurses are available for advice and immunisations. An appointment should be made at least 6 weeks prior to travel. Further information including access to our online travel forms can be found here.