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Appointments available in nurse clinics:

Asthma Appointments

Asthma appointments are available in nurse sessions. We have the facilities to monitor your asthma control and give you up-to-date advice on the best treatment.

On your repeat prescription you may be invited to the asthma clinic for your medication review.

Cardiovascular Appointments

Cardiovascular appointments are available in nurse clinics for monitoring patients with heart disease, stroke and TIA. You may receive an invitation to attend an annual review.

It is important to attend your appointments to make sure that we have you on the best possible treatment for your condition.

Diabetic Appointments

Diabetic appointments are available in nurse clinics. You may receive an invitation to attend an annual review.

It is important to attend your appointment as good diabetic control reduces the likelihood of health complications.

Assistance at home:

Home Visits

The doctors do home visits for housebound patients and under certain other circumstances. Please try and telephone before 10.00am if you think you need a doctor to visit you at home.

Whilst we appreciate that it may be difficult to get to the surgery for various reasons (eg transport), we feel that we can offer a quicker and more comprehensive service if you are able to attend the surgery.

District Nursing

Our district nursing service is available to help patients who need nursing assistance at home.

The service can be accessed through the hospital or your doctor.

Health Visitor

Our Health Visitors are able to advise on the healthcare needs of many patients, including new mothers, young children and the elderly. They are involved in screening and immunisations and can advise on smoking cessation. They are based at Wilmslow Clinic and the telephone number is 0300 123 4263

Specialist Appointments:

Minor Surgery

Dr Speake runs a minor surgery clinic in the practice for the treatment of minor surgical conditions. You may be referred by your GP. It helps avoid a long wait for hospital treatment for low priority conditions.

Citizens Advice Bureau

Appointments are available to our registered patients for advice on benefits, housing etc on the last Wednesday of the month. Appointments can be booked through reception.

Counselling

Talking therapies are provided via a referral to the primary care mental health team and you will be allocated to one of the counsellors.

Emergencies

If you are confronted by a serious problem such as acute chest pain, suspected stroke or severe bleeding, call an ambulance (Tel: 999) before calling the surgery.

Out-of-hours

If you need a doctor out of normal surgery opening times (see below), please telephone 111. Available between 6.30pm – 8.00am weekday nights, and 6.30pm Friday to 8.00am on Monday.

NHS 111

NHS 111 can help if you have an urgent medical problem and you’re not sure what to do. You can get help online or on the phone and the service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

You answer questions about your symptoms on the website, or by speaking to a fully trained adviser on the phone.

For more information about NHS 111 click here.

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