NHS Services for our Patients
The following services are provided under a General Medical Services (GMS) Contract:
- Contraception; FREE pills, injections, coils and implants
- Sexual health services
- Family planning
- Health promotion
- Child health
- Travel advice and vaccination
- Minor surgery
- Stop smoking help and advice
- Alcohol assessment
- Diabetic screening and management
- Asthma review and guidance
- Weight management and assessment
- Stress and anxiety management
- Heart disease advice
- Treatment for minor injuries
Patients who suffer from certain long-term conditions will be invited to attend an annual review every year. This is also an opportunity for the doctor or nurse to review your general health and medication.
These annual reviews are provided through our contract with the NHS. The contract states that we should cease inviting patients after we have offered three appointments or if the patient has refused a review confirmed in writing.
We kindly request that if you do not want an annual review you let us know in writing, as appointments which are not kept have wasted our time and do cost money.
The reception team will telephone or write to the relevant patients to arrange an appointment.
You are likely to require some routine blood tests during annual review a helpful leaflet is attached to enable you to understand a little more about fasting and non-fasting tests and how, when to call to obtain your results.
We also discuss simple lifestyle advice – our reference sheet is attached.
We have a really helpful self management plans for patients and their carers to refer to for certain conditions and instructions prior to certain tests:
Need A Helping Hand following a stroke leaflet
Self Management in Chronic Kidney Disease
Heart Failure Self Management Plan
Lifestyle Counselling Advice Sheet