NON-NHS CERTIFICATES, EXAMINATIONS AND REPORTS

There are certain services that patients request which are not covered by the National Health Service, eg private certificates, medicals for fitness to drive, pre-employment medicals, private health insurance claim forms etc for which we must charge. In accordance with this, we use the British Medical Association scale of recommended fees. You may find it useful to clarify with the receptionist whether a fee is involved.

MATERNITY SERVICES

Please telephone 01634 825188 to make an appointment with the midwife. We do not make appointments for the midwife at St Mary's Medical Centre.

MINOR SURGERY

Removal of small skin moles and lumps and other minor surgical procedures are carried out by the partners in the treatment room. You will need to see a doctor to arrange this.

SPECIAL SERVICES

The following services are available in the practice. Please ask your doctor or the receptionist for details.

  • Family Planning
  • Diabetic Clinic
  • Asthma Clinic
  • Antenatal and Booking Clinics
  • Smoking Cessation Clinic
  • Baby Clinic and Baby Immunisation Clinic
  • CHD Clinic
  • Hypertension Clinic
  • COPD Clinic
  • Child Health Surveillance

Choose and book is available with all our doctors: if you are being refered to hospital you can choose where and when you want to go. See our leaflets in the waiting area ask our doctors or visit the website www.chooseandbook.nhs.uk

MANAGEMENT OF CHRONIC CONDITIONS

Many conditions such as diabetes, asthma, COPD, heart disease, hypertension, stroke, long-term mental health problems and epilepsy benefit from regular checks including medication reviews. Our practice nurse team is trained to manage stable, long-term conditions. The practice runs annual recall systems for these chronic conditions and offers clinical review with necessary follow-up when clinically indicated.

St Mary’s also has an anti-coagulant clinic for monitoring those patients on warfarin medication.

CHAPERONES

There are occasions when patients may be involved in intimate examinations by a doctor.

This practice is committed to putting patients at ease whenever possible, and if you wish a chaperone to be present during your examination please do not hesitate to ask the doctor.


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Gillian Hammond Hypnotherapist
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