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Antenatal

pregnant_12An antenatal clinic is held weekly on Tuesdays at Barwell and on Fridays at Hollycroft. It is important that you are seen by the midwife at your usual site.

Health Visitors

The Health visitor can be contacted by telephoning the surgery and is available to help and advise with:

  • Child health
  • development
  • nutrition and immunisation

 

Cervical Cytology (Smears)

These are generally undertaken by one of the nurses. Ladies between the ages of 25 and 49 will routinely be called by the health authority (not the surgery) every 3 years. Ladies between 50 and 64 will be called every 5 years.

Contraception Advice

Contraception Advice is provided by all the doctors and some nurses in the practice. Confidentiality is maintained.  We offer a full range of contraceptives including coils. For more information see the leaflet below

Know your contraception

Alternatively the following services are available:

St Peters Family Planning Clinic / Hinckley Health Centre

Please ring the following Number

0800 318 908 or book online at: http://www.leicestersexualhealth.nhs.uk/getting-tested-and-clinics/gu-medicine-clinics/

Smoking cessation

If you require smoking cessation advice please call Quit 51. Telephone : 0800 622 6968 

Minor Surgery

Some of the GPs in the practice carry out minor surgery at the practice.  Skin tags and small cysts as well as joint injections can usually be done in the surgery if required.  Please ask  at reception.

 

NHS healthchecks

We are offering patients aged between 40 - 74 a cardiovascular health check as long as you haven’t already *got high blood pressure, Diabetes, Kidney Disease, Heart Disease or had a Stroke. This involves coming in for a blood test followed a week or so later by an appointment with one of our Health Care Assistants to take your weight, height, blood pressure and to answer some lifestyle questions. They will then assess your risk of a developing Heart Disease, Type 2 Diabetes, Kidney Disease or having a Stroke. If you are at a high risk they will advise you to see the GP who can discuss lifestyle changes and medication options with you. If you would like one of these please ring up reception and ask for an NHS Health Check.

*this list in not extensive - please contact reception to see if you qualify.

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