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BABY AND CHILD SERVICES

Child Health Surveillance Service

The GPs and the health visitors co-operate closely to provide a full child health surveillance programme. This is held every Thursday afternoon between 2.00 and 3.00pm, and is by appointment only.

Health Visitor Clinic

(formerly known as the well baby clinic)

This is a combined clinic for both practices and is held every Monday morning 09.30am - 12 noon. The health visitor will offer advice, support and information on baby/child health, family health and other issues related to personal and community health.

Immunisation Clinic

Immunisations are carried out either by the health visitors or the GPs by appointment only.

WOMEN'S HEALTH SERVICES

The practice provides a full range of services. Appointments can be made at reception.

Family Planning

All of the doctors, and practice nurses provide a full range of contraceptive services including emergency contraception.

Antenatal And Maternity Services

All the doctors see antenatal patients during normal surgeries and the midwives also hold clinics in the Medical Centre on Monday and Wednesday mornings. Antenatal care is shared between your GP and midwife, ensuring continuity of care before and after the birth of your baby.

Cervical Smears

These may be carried out at the women's health clinic or during surgery time (please book a double appointment). A three-yearly routine recall system operates in Tayside for women aged 20 - 60.

HEALTH PROMOTION CLINICS AND OTHER SERVICES

The practice has a strong commitment to preventative medicine and to that end we run a series of health promotion clinics. Our highly-trained practice nurses run these. A doctor is available if required.

The following clinics are run by the practice nurses who provide patients with a review of their condition and offer advice and support. Appointments for these clinics can be made via reception:

asthma

diabetes

blood pressure/heart disease prevention

menopause clinic (incorporated within the well-woman clinic)

travel advice

smoking cessation

weight reduction

well-person

well-woman (with and without cervical smears)

Women's Health

Full health screening: cervical smears, breast examination, family planning service, menopause and general health advice. The National Breast Screening Service operates in Tayside and offers women between ages 50 and 65 mammography every three years. The screening unit visits the Health Centre at regular intervals.

Lifestyle For Men And Women

Full health check: blood pressure, cholesterol check, urine test, diet, smoking and alcohol advice and tetanus immunisation.

Minor Surgery

The doctors perform minor surgery eg injections of joints, nail surgery, biopsy of skin lumps/moles, cyrocautery of warts etc.

Flu And Pneumococcal Immunisation

For under 65s in an 'at risk' category and for over 65s.

Travellers' Clinic

We offer a range of advice and immunisations relating to holiday travel. This service is supported by a direct modem link that gives up-to-the-minute advice on health and travel matters. Please ask for a form at reception if you would like to use this service.

Staying Healthy

Blood Pressure We suggest a five-yearly blood pressure check for those over the age of 20.

Cervical Screening A three-yearly cervical smear test is advised for most women aged 20 - 60. Women in this age group will normally be offered cervical screening as a matter of routine.

Breast Screening Women between the ages of 50 and 64 are routinely offered breast screening. Women over the age of 64 may also request this screening if they wish.

Remember: if you keep active, watch your weight, don't smoke, drink only in moderation and don't worry too much, then you might not need us at all!

Private Work

We offer a range of private medical services. Current fees are displayed at reception. These services are outside the normal general medical services eg special examinations, provision of reports for employers or insurers etc.

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