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CLINICS

In addition to general medical services, the practice offers the following specialised services to its patients:

Minor Injury: For the treatment of minor injuries, where dressings or simple suturing may be required.

Diabetic clinics: All patients with diabetes are routinely offered an annual review of their condition. You will be sent a written invitation asking you to make an appointment with Nurse Linda Cawston.

Respiratory clinics: All  patients with asthma or COPD are routinely offered an annual review. You will be sent a letter inviting you to make an appointment with Nurse Sally Osterburg.

Coronary Heart Disease clinics: Patients with coronary heart disease will be advised by the surgery when they are due for their next review.

NHS Health Checks: Offered every five years to patients between the ages of 40 and 74 to assess risk of cardiovascular disease. You will receive an invitation through the post.

Cervical Screening: All women aged between 25 and 65 are encouraged to have regular cervical smears. You will be written to when your smear is due; when making an appointment please ask for a cervical-smear appointment with the practice nurse.

Family Planning: Contraceptive advice (including emergency contraception) is available from all doctors. For IUCD fittings please ask for a consultation with Dr Clifton-Brown.  Contraceptive pill checks are normally undertaken by the practice nurses.

Antenatal Care: Run by the community midwife. Patients who are pregnant should contact Reception to request a booking-in form; they will then be sent details of their first appointment with the midwife which will be in either Haverhill, Newmarket or Bury St Edmunds, depending on the patient's home location.

Mother and Baby Clinics: (First Wednesday of each month); the health visitor runs these clinics between 2:00 and 3.00pm. No appointment is necessary.

Child Health Surveillance: Development checks and immunisations are offered for pre-school children, run by the health visitor, doctors and practice nurses. You will be advised by post when your child's next immunisation is due.

Immunisations: Run by the practice nurses for foreign travel and protection at home. A full range of immunisations is available for all children.
If travelling abroad, please contact the surgery in good time to ascertain which immunisations you may require. In some cases a fee may be charged for holiday immunisation. Further details here.

Flu clinics: Held annually, primarily during the month of October. Flu immunisation is recommended for all those aged 65 and over and those suffering from diabetes, heart disease, respiratory disease, kidney disease or immuno-supression.

Blood tests: Blood-test sessions are held four mornings each week. Please contact Reception for an appointment. All specimens for delivery to the hospital must be at the surgery by 1:00pm.

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