Weeping Cross tel: 01785 662 505 Beaconside tel: 01785 214 424 John Amery tel: 01785 252 244

    Nursing Services & Clinics

    The sections below describe all of the services and clinics offered by our Practice Nurses.

    To book an appointment please contact our reception staff.


    Nurse Availability

    Weeping Cross Health Centre

    Nurse & Healthcare Assistants Availability

    Day

    Morning Surgery

    Evening Surgery

    Mon - FriOpen Access Walk in for
    Phlebotomy services.
    All other services require an
    appointment.
    8.00am - 10.00am
    Appointment Only
    4.30pm - 6.00pm

    Pre-bookable appts with the Nurses &
    Healthcare Assistants are available daily.

    Details of Nurse Run Clinics & Times can be found here

    Beaconside Health Centre

    Nurse & Healthcare Assistants Availability

    Nurse

    Day

    Availability
    (By Appointment Only)

    Practice Nurse

    Monday

    8.00am - 1.00pm

    Tuesday

    1.30pm - 3.30pm

    Wednesday

    8.00am - 5.00pm

    Thursday

    8.00am - 9.00pm
    Baby clinic 9.30am - 11.30am (immunisations by appt only)
    1.30am - 5.00pm

    Health Care Assistant

    Monday

    8.00am - 11.00am
    1.30pm - 5.30pm

    Friday

    1.30pm - 2.30pm
    Details of our Nursing Clinics can be found here.

    John Amery Drive Surgery

    Nurse Availability

    Day

    Nurse

    Healthcare Assistant

    Monday1.00pm - 6.00pm9.00am - 1.00pm
    Tuesday1.00pm - 6.00pm9.00am - 1.00pm
    Wednesday8.00am - 12noon9.00am - 1.00pm
    Thursday8.00am - 5.00pm 
    Friday8.00am - 1.00pm 
    Details of our Nursing Clinics can be found here.

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    Advanced Nurse Practitioner

    The Advanced Nurse Practitioner role is a service which aims to compliment the Doctors, by seeing patients with minor illness to enable the Doctors to see patients with more complex concerns.

    Our Advanced Nurse Practitioner can see and treat conditions such as:

    • Coughs & Colds (flu like symptoms)
    • Earaches
    • Sore throats
    • Temperatures
    • Conjunctivitis
    • Rhinitis
    • Aches & Pains
    • Skin rashes
    • Eczema
    • Allergic reactions
    • Skin infection
    • Vaginal discharge
    • Urinary symptoms such as cystitis, blood in urine.
    • Asthma /chest problems
    • Diabetes problems
    • Raised blood pressure

    Please note this is simply an indicative sample of the most common conditions this list is not exhaustive.

    If your baby is under 6 months and unwell they will need to be seen by a GP for conditions other than minor problems (i.e. Nappy rash).

    For Mental health concerns such as anxiety, depression, and low mood you will still need to make an appointment with a GP.

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    Baby Clinic

    This is a baby clinic run by our Health Visitor and Practice Nurses.

    Clinic Times

    Weeping Cross Health Centre

    Friday Weekly 1.30pm – 3.30pm

    John Amery Drive Surgery

    Monday Weekly 1.30pm – 3.30pm

    Beaconside Health Centre

    Thursday Weekly 9.30am – 11.30am

    For enquiries, please contact the Health Visiting team on 01785 665125.

    Growth Monitoring

    We have a useful guide for Growth Monitoring (Weight and Length/Height) available for download here.

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    Cervical Smear

    These are carried out by the Practice Nurses. Please inform the reception staff when you book your appointment that you require a smear. Our policy is to screen every woman in the practice:

    • Aged 25 to 50 Three Yearly
    • Aged 50 to 65 Five Yearly

    (Unless the cytologist / consultant recommends repeating the smear more often)

    If you are unable to attend during clinic times an appointment can be made for you during normal surgery times.

    Why should I have a Smear Test ?

    This is a method of preventing cancer of the cervix by detecting abnormal cells early on. For further information please take a look at the Cervical Screening Test article on the NHS Choices website.

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    Coronary Heart Disease

    All patients who have a history of CHD / Angina / Heart Failure will be invited to attend an annual CHD assessment with one of our Practice Nurses. In addition to recording vital medical statistics, comprehensive advice will be given on lifestyle and support offered to patients enabling them to live an ordinary life as possible.

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    Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

    If you have COPD/chronic bronchitis/emphysema you will be invited for an annual check up. A lung function test will be done and your medication and symptoms reviewed.

    Diabetic

    This is for monitoring and the follow-up of diabetic patients.

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    Diet & Nutrition

    Advice is available for over weight patients, patients requiring low fat diets and for general advice about healthy eating.

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    Flu Vaccination

    Vaccination is recommended each year for patients in high risk groups, e.g. Diabetics, Asthmatics, chronic chest problem, heart and kidney disease, patients with impaired immune systems and for everyone over the age of 65. Further information on Flu and the Vaccination can be found in our Health Guides section.

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    Hypertension

    This clinic is for monitoring patients with high blood pressure.

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    Menopause & Contraception

    The nurse is available to discuss all aspects of the Menopause, HRT and contraception. She can also provide check-ups and repeat prescriptions for the above.

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    Family Planning

    Both doctors and nurses offer contraceptive services. Guidance on the best method of contraception for you is given and these include the pill, contraceptive injections, caps and coils, or implants.

    Emergency contraception is also part of the service.

    Please make an appointment with the nurse for routine checks and follow ups.

    For further information regarding Family Planning please see our Your Health section.

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    Smoking Cessation

    Help with smoking cessation includes one to one consultations over an average period of twelve weeks. During this time, you will receive advice and support from one of our experienced practice nurses as well as undergoing nicotine replacement therapy.

    Please also complete our Smoking Status form.

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    Travel Immunisations & Advice

    Our Practice Nurse is available for advice and immunisations. An appointment should be made at least 6 weeks prior to travel. Further information including access to our online travel forms can be found here.

    Please note the above clinic times may occasionally vary and we therefore advise you to check with Reception.

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    Well Woman / Well Man

    The Nurse will discuss with you your lifestyle and family history as well as carry out a brief medical examination.