At Branch End we have the equipment and the expertise to be able to provide you with your INR monitoring.
If you would like to have your monitoring at the surgery, please could you make an appointment when your next INR is due, letting the receptionist know that it is for the INR clinic.
Please remember to bring your INR (yellow) book with you.
Please ask a receptionist for the next available appointment.
We usually run our annual flu clinics in October.
More information can be found on our website in the ‘news’ section or simply by asking reception.
If you have missed our clinics but still wish to have a flu jab, please just ask.
Antenatal Care is usually shared between the hospital, midwife and doctor.
Patients are usually seen initially by the midwife on Friday mornings at the surgery.
Please speak to a receptionist to book an appointment.
Our doctors are fully trained to provide a full range of contraceptive services, including the fitting of intra-uterine devices, hormonal implants and emergency contraception. These services are free of charge to our patients. Condoms may also be obtained from doctors, nurses, health visitors and from reception.
Appointments for these services may be made in normal surgery.
Our practice nurses, health visitors and midwife are available to give more general contraceptive advice.
We work closely with the local hospitals to provide a shared care plan of follow up for diabetes. If you are diabetic, it is very important that your diabetes is closely monitored at the practice or in the hospital outpatients department in order to prevent any complications.
If you receive your diabetic care at the surgery, you will normally see a specially trained nurse twice yearly and be checked at least annually by one of the doctors and you will be offered a consultations with a dietician and a chiropodist. In addition, as part of our diabetic screening programme, you will be offered an appointment to have an annual photograph of your eyes taken at the surgery.
The majority of asthmatic patients are reviewed by our specially trained practice nurses, either in an asthma clinic or during normal surgery. If you are asthmatic, it is important that you are reviewed regularly to ensure that you are not suffering symptoms which require treatment and that your treatment is still the best available.
Our practice nurses carry out the majority of cervical cytology screening (smears) during normal surgery hours.
You are advised to have a smear once every three years, unless otherwise indicated.
We offer a range of minor surgical procedures. If you require a minor operation which can be carried out in the surgery, you will be advised by your doctor who will explain how to arrange a minor surgery appointment.
We organises and carry out routine developmental checks on all children under five years old. These checks are performed by the doctor or health visitor in the clinic or in your own home.
Our Child Health Clinic is run weekly by the health visitor and doctor.
In addition, our health visitor holds a separate weekly clinic for routine immunisations. The clinic provides advice on routine health care and immunisations only.
If your child is ill, please make a normal surgery appointment instead.
This clinic is for healthy children only – Small babies may catch infections brought into the clinic by other children
If you are uncertain when your child’s immunisations are due, please ask your health visitor doctor or a practice nurse.
Recommended vaccination schedule
2 months: 1st dose diphtheria, pertussis,tetanus, polio and meningitis C, HiB
3 months:2nd dose
4 months: 3rd dose
13-15 months: MMR (measles, mumps and rubella)
4 years: booster – diphtheria, tetanus, polio, acellular pertussis and MMR
15-18 years: booster diphtheria tetanus and polio