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Clinics & Services

Diabetes

glucose_readingDr Frisby and Dr Ahmad and practice nursing sisters Deborah Blackman & Loraine Patterson-Snell run the diabetic clinics on Tuesdays and some Wednesday mornings. Regular follow up for diabetics is vitally important and we encourage all our diabetic patients to attend either our clinic or the hospital diabetic clinic, or both.

Asthma & COPD

Loraine Patterson-Snell runs our asthma clinic for all ages. Regular review of asthma medication is important. We have spirometry equipment and Deborah Blackman also reviews patients with COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) - the modern name for emphysema and chronic bronchitis.

Cervical Smears

Deborah Blackman and Loraine Patterson-Snell run smear clinics throughout the week but you may also book with your own doctor for your smear if you prefer. We encourage all women aged 25 to 49 to have regular 3 yearly smear tests and women aged 50 to 64 to have 5 yearly smear tests.

Contraception

All the doctors offer contraceptive advice. In addition Nurse Deborah fits contraceptive coils, Dr Alex Graham inserts contraceptive implants and all of our nurses give the Depo Provera injection.

Patients needing emergency contraception need to be as soon as possible and we should have slots available on the day. However, if you need an appointment and only emergency appointments are left for that day, please say you need emergency contraception and you will be fitted in.

Child Immunisations girl_with_open_mouth

Paul Lambirth and Loraine Paterson-Snell are our experts in this very important and increasingly complex area.  They do all the baby and childhood injections and are available for advice if you have questions about your child's immunisations.  Please note that during the Coronavirus Pandemic, we are NOT holding a drop in and wait clinic for Child Immunisations on a Wednesday morning. Instead please contact reception to make an appointment.

Coronary Heart Disease (CHD)

This clinics is for patients who have angina or who have had a heart attack or are known to have CHD. This clinic is run by Jeanette Quanstrom and Mary Attoe. Patients known to have a heart condition will receive an invitation from the practice to book an appointment when their review is due.

Stroke Monitoring Clinic

This clinic is for patients who have have a Stroke or Mini-Stroke (TIA). Again this Clinic is run by Jeanette Quanstrom and Mary Attoe. Patients with a recorded history of a Stroke will receive an invitation from the practice to book an appointment when their review is due.

Health Awareness Clinic

The aim of this clinic is to promote individuals to become more aware of their own Health and Wellbeing. Within this clinic we can do Cholesterol Testing, Height and Weight checks, Blood Pressure checks and advice and leaflets on Smoking Cessation. These appointments are with any of our Healthcare Assistants and usually take about 20 minutes.

Smoking Cessation

Jeanette Quanstrom and Mary Attoe, two of our Healthcare Assistants, runs a Smoking Cessation Clinic. You can book yourself in without referral from your doctor.

Ante-Natal Clinic pregnant8

Maternity care is shared between the doctors and the Community Midwives.

The Midwife’s and Health Team's role is dedicated to providing safe, flexible, quality care during pregnancy, childbirth and in the immediate post-natal period.

You can either make an appointment with your own doctor when you are first pregnant and he or she will refer you to the Hospital Consultant and to the Midwife. Alternatively, you can self-refer to Maternity Services at East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, by using the following link Maternity Self-Referral

The Maternity Team assesses whether you need to be seen by medical staff at the Hospital during your pregnancy, and you will be given appointments for Ultrasound scans and seen either at the Hospital Clinic or here at the Surgery throughout pregnancy for routine checks.

After you have had your baby, the midwives will visit you at home until your baby is 10 days old and then one of our Health Visitors will be your point of contact for advice about your baby. Between six and twelve weeks after having your baby you should book an appointment with your doctor for a post-natal check for you and a 'six week' check for your baby.

Visiting Professional Staff

Our surgery is used by a private acupuncturist, whose appointments can be booked without referral by the doctors.

Arlington Aesthetic Clinic

Please note that this clinic is completely separate from the NHS practice carried out at this Surgery.

 Treatments at this clinic are private and the clinic is open to everyone, regardless of which GP practice they are registered with.

 Our receptionists do not deal with queries relating to this clinic, for further information please call the Arlington Aesthetic Clinic on 01323 735635 or visit their website at www.arlington-clinic.co.uk.

 
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