Practice Nurses are able to provide general health advice and a wide range of services such as dressings, removal of stitches, ear syringing and taking blood. In addition, they undertake all the routine checks for the chronic disease clinics and pill checks. The practice nurses also provide immunisations for children, tetanus boosters, flu jabs, pneumonia jabs and travel vaccines, except Yellow Fever.
They are happy to discuss any questions you may have.
Please make an appointment to see the Practice Nurses or Health Care Assistant.
These are available to all patients who may not have seen a doctor for some time and would like a check up. Please make an appointment with the practice nurse and bring a urine sample for testing.
Asthma, COPD, Diabeties, Hypertension, Ischemic heart disease, Epilepsy, CKD and Hypothyroidism are conditions which are at present for many years.As a practice we follow up all such patients regularly. Our aim is to improve the control of such conditions by giving patients a better understanding of the condition and reducing any long term complications. The doctors and nurses are also happy to discuss any other conditions to ensure the best quality of life. All routine chronic disease checks are now done by our practice nurses. They consult with the doctors if there are any problems with your chronic disease management.
Blood tests are done either at our surgery or at Ilkeston Community Hospital. Please book an appointment with our Health Care Assistant.
Blood tests at our surgery are done between 08:00 and 11:30.
To make an appointment for a blood test at Ilkeston Community Hospital please ring 0115 944 4752. Their appointment line is open between 09:00 till 15:30.
The practice nurses run these clinics to help anyone who would like advice on diet and reducing weight or eating disorders.
We strongly advise and support our patients to stop smoking for health benefits. There are many treatments now available to help you stop smoking. With financial benefits as well as health benefits, we can offer advice and help in a number of ways suited to the individual. Please ask at reception for our smoking cessation clinic so that we can help you.
If you are a smoker or suffer from asthma or COPD, you will be asked to have your lung function tested. Please collect a leaflet explaining what to do before the test when you book an appointment for lung function testing (spirometry).
Help can be found at: https://www.rheumatoidarthritis.org
All doctors are on the local obstetric list and the practice provides ante-natal and post-natal clinics which are run by the midwife and the doctors.
We offer most forms of contraception including a coil and Implanon fitting service. We also perform screening for sexually transmitted infections (including Chlamydia) if you have any concerns. Please book an appointment with the doctor or practice nurse if you’d like more advice and information.
All routine pill checks are done by the practice nurses. It is good practice to get your blood pressure checked every 6 months if you are on oestrogen based pill preparations.
The ‘morning after pill’ must be taken within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse, but the earlier the better, so please inform us as soon as practical. Pharmacies are also able to provide this service.
Coil fitting is another preventative method that must be done within the first five days of unprotected intercourse. This service is also provided on Wednesdays at the Ilkeston Hospital. Alternatively, you may contact the sexual health service at the Derby Hospitals or at Nottingham City Hospital, or at the Pregnancy Crisis Centre, Nottingham. Their telephone numbers are on the patient resources section of the website.
It is advised that women aged between 25 to 50 should have a smear test every 3 years. Women aged 50 to 65 years should have this every five yeas. This can be arranged by making an appointment with the practice nurse or one of the doctors if preferred. If you have any worries or questions regarding smears the practice nurse or doctor would be happy to see you to discuss them.
The surgery can provide this service for such things as moles, warts, verrucae, ingrowing toenails and other minor surgical procedures. Please ask at reception for further details of all the services available.
The practice provides child health surveillance in conjunction with the health visitor. If you have any worries about your child’s devolopment, please speak to the doctor during a normal appointment or contact your health visitor.
GP’s share information with Health Visitor and School Nursing teams to ensure children’s needs are met.