Our Clinics and Services
The midwife attends the Outwoods Medical Centre.
Any sexually active woman is advised to have a cervical smear and, in keeping with national guidelines, patients are recalled every three years between the ages of 25 and 49 and every five years from the age of 50 to 65. Smears are carried out by the practice nurses and doctors.
Child Immunisation Clinics
In line with national guidelines we offer to register/assess your children as they develop and offer advice/administer immunisation against common childhood ailments. Clinics are run weekly by a nurse.
Chronic Disease Management Clinics
We aim to see people suffering from chronic diseases at least once a year. We run a recall system and patients will be invited by letter to attend clinics. Help and advice is always available regarding medication, administration of treatment techniques etc from doctors and nurses.
Contraception services are available from the doctor during routine surgery hours. Coils and Implants take a little longer as special arrangements have to be made. Help us to help you by informing the receptionist of your requirements. Drs Goffin and Wilde will refer requests for termination or emergency contraception to another doctor in the practice. The 'morning after pill' is effective up to 72 hours after the 'accident'.
The Practice runs annual clinics to provide vaccination against seasonal flu for patients in at risk groups. The seasonal flu vaccination is usually available from October each year.
INR monitoring is available for stable patients at the practice.
All medicals for insurance, HGV/PSV licences, driving, elderly drivers etc can be arranged through the receptionist. These are not covered by the NHS and a fee will be payable. Letters for holiday travel are also not covered by the NHS and a fee will be payable.
Minor surgery procedures are arranged according to demand and include the removal of warts and some moles.
Out of Touch?
Consultations are always available for patients aged between 16 and 75 who have not been seen in the last three years and for patients aged over 75, who have not participated in a consultation within a period of twelve months.
The practice offers Pneumococcal Vaccinations for patients in at risk groups.
This is available if you are planning to become pregnant. It will ensure you are in the best possible health to conceive.
Staying Healthy Advice
Our nurses are happy to advise on healthy diet, exercise, stress management, alcohol and smoking. We actively promote stopping smoking and reducing alcohol consumption.
Many things affect your health and wellbeing. A lot of people visit us feeling isolated or lonely or because they are stressed out by work, or have money and housing problems. Our Social Prescribing Team are available to help patients with these problems.
Travel Advice and Immunisations
Travel advice and immunisations are available from the practice nurses and doctors and we are a Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre. Please contact the surgery at least six weeks prior to departure.
Zoladex injections can be used in the treatment of a number of conditions including prostate and breast cancer.