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Health Promotion & Screening Clinics

All adult patients are advised to have a general health check, including blood pressure, weight, etc, every 5 years. These are conducted by appointment in the General Nursing Clinic. More specialised clinics are offered at various times in the week by the practice and community teams as follows:

doctor_holding_babyChild Health Surveillance Clinic

A joint clinic run by the health visitor and GP to check your child’s health and development at key stages up to the age of 5.

Chlamydia Screening

It is very important to treat the infection. Although initially most people show no symptoms, as the infection spreads to other parts of the body it can cause more serious and permanent problems.

The test is simple and it's FREE:

  • Pick up a sample pack and information leaflet which are found on the right as you walk into the surgery.
  • Fill in the form, pee in the pot, pop it in the basket adjacent to the nurses rooms.
  • Results can be given to you by, text, phone, email or letter, whichever you prefer.

For further information you can visit www.chlamydiascreening.nhs.uk

This test is only for Chlamydia.  If you think you may have any other STD's you need to speak to the Nurse or Doctor.

Diabetes Clinic 

This clinic is run by experienced Diabetes Specialist Nurses (DSN's) and the aim of the clinic is to provide a high standard of diabetes care which is easily accessed and patient centred. The Nurses encourage good self management and the reduction of risk of long term complications amongst Type 1 and Type 2 diabetic patients.  

Family Planning Clinic

A nurse-led clinic offering confidential family planning advice. Emergency contraception and intra-uterine device (coils) can also be provided by certain GPs. All women of childbearing age can be seen confidentially. Evening clinics are held at Market Harborough Cottage Hospital on Tuesday (7.00pm - 8.30pm).

Minor Surgery Clinic

Provided by the GPs at pre-arranged times.

Smoking Cessation Clinic

Provided by the Resolutions Smoking Cessation Service to offer help and advice to those wishing to stop smoking. Other clinics are run in Market Harborough - see reception for details.

Substance Misuse Clinic

Provided in conjunction with the Drug Care Workers for patients dependent on drugs. This clinic is by a referral appointment system only.

Free NHS Health Check 

NHS Health Checks are being offered to people aged between 40 and 74 once every five years. The check is to assess your risk of developing heart disease, stroke, kidney disease or diabetes. If there are any warning signs, then together we can do something about it. These checks will be by invitation only.

Immunisation Clinics

girl_injectionChildren’s Vaccination Clinic 

Offered by the Immunisations Nurse each Thursday 3.3pm - 4.30pm and alternate Wednesdays between 1.30pm - 4.30pm/3.00pm - 6.00pm for routine childhood vaccinations.

Flu Vaccination Clinic

These are available from late September to late December for the annual flu vaccination programme. Adult vaccinations are given by practice nurses. Children’s flu clinics are offered by the health visitors.

Pneumonia Vaccination Clinic

These are available throughout the year.

Travel Clinic

A nurse-led clinic offering travel vaccinations and health advice. Remember to book well in advance for immunisations.

Pregnancy Care

pregnant This practice offers care from pre-conception through to the end of the post-natal period. If you think you may be pregnant please contact your GP in the first instance. If you are pregnant you will be referred to a community midwife who runs Ante-Natal Clinics at the Community Hospital. You will also be under the care of a consultant who will see you once or twice routinely or if there are any specific problems.

Various ante-natal screening tests are on offer. Please discuss these with either your midwife, contact: 01858 438142 or GP if you have any queries. After the birth of the baby the surgery offers baby checks, routinely at 6 weeks where you can discuss issues and arrange immunisations with either the GP or health visitor. There will also be post-natal checks for the mum. This is an opportunity to discuss your future contraception and any other health issues as a new mum.

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Free Home Delivery of Medicines.

If you are unable to collect your medicines from the dispensary we are able to deliver them straight to your door at no extra charge (terms and conditions apply). Please speak to Market Harborough Dispensary for more details.

 
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