Practice Clinics & Services

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


Clinics

The following Clinics are available at the Practice:

Diabetic clinic

Coronary Heart Disease Clinic

Hypertension Clinic

Asthma Clinic

Contraception Clinic

Wellman / Welllwomen Clinics

Child Health Surveillance Clinic

 

Community Midwife

The Midwife Team provide care for mothers before and after delivery and care for the baby during the first fortnight of life. The midwife team is based in the Health Centre and can be contacted on 01543 870500.

Community Psychiatric Nurses

The Community Psychiatric Nurses provide a counselling service at the Health Centre. Patients will need to be referred to this by the Doctor.

Contraception

Family Planning Advice and treatment is available by appointment with a Doctor or the Practice Nurse.

District Nursing Services

The Hednesford District Nurse Team is available to see you in your home and help with dressings and removal of sutures, advice and care of the acutely and chronically sick and terminally ill and advice on incontinence and supplying pads and other aids. They can be contacted at the Health Centre.

Health Promotion

The practice is actively engaged in health promotion.

In particular we can arrange; primary prevention e.g., advice on smoking, diet & exercise and immunisations both adult and childhood; screening, e.g., blood pressure checks, cholesterol estimations, cervical smears, travel advice and vaccines etc.

Health Services

In addition to the Essential Services provided by the practice, we also provide the following Additional Services:

Childhood Vaccinations and Immunisations, Flu & Pneumococcal Immunisations, Minor Surgery, New Patient Testing, Anti-coagulation Monitoring, Neonatal Examinations, Post Natal Examination.

Health Visitor Service

The Hednesford Health Visitor Team can be contacted on 01543 870524. They are available to help with health matters relating to the under 5 year old children e.g., feeding difficulties, sleep problems.

Physiotherapy, Chiropody & Occupational Therapy

Community physiotherapy, chiropody and occupational therapy can be arranged locally by the practice.

Practice Nursing Services

Our Practice Nurse offers the following services:

  • Diabetes
  • Asthma
  • CHD
  • First aid advice, Blood and Urine Tests, Dressings, removal of stitches etc
  • Ear syringing
  • Adult and Childhood Immunisations
  • Travel Immunisations
  • Stopping Smoking
  • Cervical Smears / Contraception Services
  • Family Planning
  • Health Promotion
  • Advice on Diet
  • Post Natal Exams
  • Spirometry (lung function tests)
  • New Patient Screening

One of our nurses is a Nurse Practitioner and can issue prescriptions if needed.

Private Non-NHS Work

Medical Examinations (Non-NHS)

Certain services provided by the Doctors are not covered by the NHS and fees are payable for such items as:

  • HGV & PSV licences
  • Elderly driver licences       
  • Insurance
  • Pre-employment medicals
  • Private certificates          
  • Holiday vaccinations
  • Insurance claims           
  • Fitness for sports

Please ask the receptionist for such services. Charges are payable at the time of attendance, and the BMA recommended scale of fees is on display at the reception desk. For further information please see Why do GP’s charge?

A current list of fees is displayed in our Waiting Area. It you have any queries regarding these, please enquire at Reception.

Medical Certificates

Self-certificates are available from your employer for sickness of up to one week. Any certificate required from the Doctor for periods up to the first week can only be provided as a private certificate for which there is a charge.

Travel Vaccinations

We offer a full range of vaccinations for foreign travel. For all advice and information regarding foreign travel please see our Travel page.

Most travel vaccinations provide to patient are under NHS expense which is free of charge. Our Practice Nurse is fully qualified and experienced. We offer readily available appointment for travel vaccination every week.