Clinics and Services
We offer a range of clinics and services including those below. For more information, please visit our Health Review and Assessment Clinic Room.
If you would like to attend any of the below clinics, please visit our Consulting Room.
This clinic is run by the midwife. If you become pregnant, you will be given a ‘booking appointment’ at which the midwife will ask you a few questions and carry out some general health checks.
You will be seen regularly throughout your pregnancy either at the practice or at the local hospital, or both.
Baby 6-8 Week Check/Post-Natal Clinic
All new babies and Mothers are invited for a check up when baby is six to eight weeks old.
These are normally carried out by the practice nurses. Please request a smear appointment with the nurse or telephone the surgery appointment line to make a convenient appointment. Please note, these can also be done on a Saturday morning for your convenience. If you have any problems or queries about cervical smears, please contact a practice nurse online.
If you have a problem with your feet, the doctor may refer you to the podiatrist.
Contraception and Sexual Health
Comprehensive, confidential advice is available during normal surgery hours. We offer oral contraceptives, injectable contraception, sub-dermal implants and coils. We also offer emergency contraceptive advice. We would recommend you visit your closest sexual health clinic if you require a full sexual health check. Please visit www.dgft.nhs.uk/sexual-health-community for more information.
If you have been advised by the surgery to complete a review of your contraception, you will need to fill out our online Contraception Review Form.
Patients are also able to self refer to Dudley Talking Therapies for counselling, as well as the practice. Please visit the Dudley Talking Therapy Service page for more information.
If your doctor feels it is appropriate to refer you for dietary advice they will arrange for you to consult with a dietician.
Immunisations For Babies To Pre-School
Baby and childhood immunisations are carried out by the practice nurse, you will be invited by letter from child health.
If you cannot bring your child yourself you can give written permission for a relative to do so on your behalf.
Long Term Condition Management
Our nursing team have a wide range of skills to help monitor patient long term conditions and will offer health advice in order to reduce further health risks and to enable patients to live the healthiest possible lifestyle.
Long term condition reviews take place in the birth month of all patients. It is the patients responsibility to remember to complete the annual review. The practice will send up to 2 reminders via text, email, note on prescriptions or phone calls. Long term reviews take place either face to face or remotely depending on patients needs. We advise that all patients purchase a home blood pressure machine as well as weighing scales for home monitoring purposes. The practice has a blood pressure machine and weighing scale in the waiting room which is available to use during opening hours.
Patients who require blood monitoring as part of their annual check up will be given their blood request form at their annual review. Mislaid forms can be requested. We ask all patients to attend for their blood / urine tests one week before their review is due. A long term condition questionnaire should also be completed before the review.
Procedures such as joint injections, treatment of warts and other skin problems can often be done in our treatment room, avoiding the need for hospital referral and the delays involved.
Please ask us regarding any moles, lumps or bumps that you are concerned about, as many may be suitable for removal at the surgery. Please discuss this with your doctor who will then arrange for you to be given an appointment.
Our triage team can book you directly in with our in house Physiotherapists for an assessment.
Our practice nurses deal with a range of conditions and health concerns. They examine patients, make a diagnosis and plan care. They are available to provide you with help and advice, in particular with:
- Baby immunisations
- Cervical smears
- Ear syringing
- Family planning
- Influenza/pneumococcal/Shingles vaccinations (if eligible)
- Long term condition management
- Suture removal
- Travel advice/immunisations
- Wound/post operation dressings
Health Care Assistants
Our health care assistants are trained to undertake:
- Blood pressure checks – If you have been advised by the surgery to complete a review of your blood pressure, you will need to fill out our online Blood Pressure Review Form.
- Patient health Checks
- Minor wound dressings
- Weight monitoring
- Ear checks, irrigation and referral for hearing aids
- Memory assessment
- Long term condition reviews
NHS Health Checks
If you are aged between 40-74 you are entitled to a free NHS Health Check every 5 years. The NHS Health Check is designed to reduce the risk of patients developing any long term conditions and provides advice on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Please request a health check blood test form and provide your blood pressure and weight measurements.
NHS Health Checks – 75 years +
If you are aged 75 or over you are entitled to a free NHS Health Check if you haven’t had one in the last year. Similarly to the 40-74 year old check, it is designed to reduce the risks of developing long term conditions and to provide advice on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Our staff are also trained to carry out memory assessments and frailty risk assessments.
This practice signposts to local stop smoking services.
If you have been advised by the surgery to complete a review of your smoking, you will need to fill out our online Smoking Review Form.