Clinics & Services
Nurse-led Clinics - Tel (01539) 722660
The following clinics are available
- Diabetes patients with Karen Morton : Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
- Asthma & COPD with Nurse Jo Bark: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
- Family Planning and Sexual Health with Nurse Jean Wilson: Friday afternoons
- Hypertension with Nurse Caite Guest: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
- Cardiac Clinic with Nurse Caite Guest: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
- The nurses and assistant practitioners have daily treatment room sessions as well, for general nursing problems & well person checks.
Appointments to see either the nurse or assistant practitioners can be made by telephoning the above number. Please specify which clinic you require to ensure the appropriate appointment.
If you suffer from Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Heart Disease or have had a Stroke you will receive annual review reminders asking you to book an initial appointment with our Assistant Practitionerswho will carry out the background checks such as blood pressure, height, weight and often take a blood test. An appointment will then be made for a review with a practice nurse who will discuss the blood results and any further management of your condition that may be needed. We strongly advise that you attend for your reviews as this may prevent you developing complications from your condition.
Vaccination And Immunisation
The doctors recommend full immunisation for both adults and children. In addition we are able to provide influenza and pneumococcal vaccinations for the over 65s and those at risk (October and November) along with travel vaccinations (see the Travel Information page for more information). Please contact reception to request a travel form or compete the online form within the Travel Information section .
Please see separate section for flu vaccination
These are carried out by the practice nurses during normal surgery time. When your smear is due you will be contacted by letter.
During pregnancy it is important that expectant mothers are seen regularly by the midwife to ensure both mother and baby are progressing well. Full care is provided by the midwives on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.
Anticoagulation (INR) Clinic
This nurse-led clinic uses specialist computer software to calculate the INR from a finger prick blood sample. This is a “one stop” clinic enabling patients to leave with an up-to-date dosing letter.
If you require minor surgery your doctor will advise you to make an appointment with them and one of our practice nurses. This will be carried out in one of the fully equipped nurse’s treatment rooms.
Well Person Health Checks
Our assistant practitioners can offer well person checks, including blood pressure checks and blood tests to check cholesterol levels.
Qualified counsellors hold sessions weekly. You will be referred to this service by your doctor.
Child Health And Development
Developmental checks are carried out by the health visitors either in the patient's home or at the Community Clinic in the YWCA on Highgate, Kendal. Parents or guardians will be contacted by the health visitor at the due times.
Baby And Childhood Immunisation
The health visitors hold this clinic for children between 2.00 and 4.15pm every Tuesday, at the surgery. You may attend this clinic without a pre-booked appointment between 3.00 and 4.00pm but you may be subject to some delay, as patients with appointments take precedence. If you wish to rearrange or book an appointment, please telephone Child Health on (01539) 797808.