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Clinics & Services

Asthma   

Please ask our receptionist to book you an appointment with our nurse for your annual asthma review.

Through correct diagnosis, we recognise asthma and aim to abolish the symptoms. With careful treatment, the objective is to maintain the best possible long-term airway function and reduce the risk of severe attacks. In children, we are looking to achieve normal growth. We encourage patients to use self-management plans.

Patients with asthma will be able to recognise their symptoms, know the distinction between preventers and relievers and will understand when to call for help with symptoms that are getting worse. Importantly, we will demonstrate the correct use of any chosen inhaler device.

Patients on our asthma register will be part of our call and recall system and you will be looked after by our team of practice nurses and doctors. By carefully managing your condition, the aim is to reduce risks, improve quality of life and minimise any absences form school or work. 

 

Diabetes 

Please make an appointment to see our nurse for your annual diabetic review. Discuss your medication and diet with Dr Mitchell.

All diabetic patients should attend an annual diabetes clinic - with the exception of some patients using insulin, who will be monitored by their hospital consultant. It is also good practice to have six-monthly blood tests to ensure prescribed treatments are at optimal doses.

 

Heart disease

Patients with any form of ischaemic heart disease such as high blood pressure, heart attack, peripheral vascular disease or who have undergone coronary surgery need at least an annual blood pressure and blood tests for regular monitoring.

We monitor health through practice nurse clinics and by GP oversight. Our aim is to provide patients with the best possible advice and treatment in order to maximise quality of life and help prevent future problems.

As part of our work, we monitor cholesterol levels, conduct urine and blood tests, review medication and provide lifestyle advice.

Anticoagulant Monitoring and Dosing - provided in-house

You will be booked for your next appointment when you attend for your check with the Nurse.

COPD Clinic with Spirometry

We hold an annual COPD clinic so please ask the receptionist to book an appointment for you.

Drug and Alcohol Services

Please discuss any drug or alcohol problems with Dr Mitchell.

'Flu and pneumonia

The government now very strongly advises us that all people over 65 and anyone else with chronic health problems such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease, kidney and liver problems, should be vaccinated against ‘flu every year in the autumn. 

There is a common misconception that people may be given ‘flu by having the ‘flu vaccine.   Please be re-assured that this is simply not possible and that adverse reactions of any sort are rare.  

We would strongly advise anybody who falls into one of the above groups to contact the practice each year in late September to arrange appropriate vaccination.

Pneumococcal vaccination is also recommended for all age 65years+.

One vaccination for most people is sufficient. Exceptional circumstances for specific chronic disease suffers (eg.splenectomy patients) might need a boost pneumococcal every 5 years. Your doctor or nurse will advise at the time of injection.

Immunisations for babies and children - Please ask the receptionist to make an appointment for you to see our nurse for all children's immunisations

The Health Authority will send these appointments to you automatically. It is vital for the health of your child and the community, that all children are properly immunised.  The universal programme does get updated with regimes and addition, but covers, amongst others : 

  • Diphtheria

  • Tetanus

  • Whooping Cough (Pertussis)

  • Polio

  • HIB

  • Meningitis

  • MMR

  • Pneumococcal

Primary Care Counselling Service

You can attend this service in Hessle without a referral.

Smoking Cessation Clinic

We encourage you to talk to Dr Mitchell if you would like help to give up smoking.

Tetanus

All adults should have 5 tetanus boosters in a lifetime or every 10 years if they are in a high-risk occupation. e.g. gardening, agriculture. Boosters are free.

Travel Health (see separate tab above)

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