We would like all ladies to have one of these performed every three years from the age of 25 (usually) to 50 years and five-yearly between the ages of 50 and 65. The test is usually carried out by the practice nurse or sometimes the doctors. The smear test is quick and should be painless. It allows abnormalities of the cervix to be detected early and treated safely without risk to your health. Results will always be sent to patients through the post.
On confirmation of pregnancy the patient will be given the Scunthorpe Midwifery Team's contact details and advised to telephone them to arrange antenatal care.
It is important that infants and children are kept up to date with their vaccinations. Appointments can be made with the practice nurse.
We offer the influenza vaccination annually between October and December. Priority is given to those over 65 and those with chronic illnesses eg asthma, bronchitis and diabetes. These are by appointment.
Asthma & COPD Clinics
The practice nurse runs these clinics regularly by appointment only.
Regular diabetic clinics are held by the nurse. These are by appointment only.
Heart Disease Clinics
Regular clinics are held by the nurse. These are by appointment only.
Minor Surgery Clinics
A number of selected procedures are offered including joint injections, removals of cysts, moles and small skin growths, together with soft tissue injections and removal of foreign bodies etc.
All aspects of contraception may be discussed with the doctors/nurse during general surgeries (including coils/implants).
Tetanus infection may develop in wounds which occur in the garden or in the street. We recommend that if patients are in doubt as to their immunity they should contact the practice nurse for advice. Patients in “at risk” occupations may be vaccinated against Hepatitis B, for which there would be a charge (details on request). Please make an appointment with the nurse.
Our practice nurses are able to give detailed advice on all travel vaccinations, yellow fever and malaria prevention as well as general advice for travellers. Please contact the surgery well before your departure date to allow plenty of time for the vaccinations to be given. There may be a charge for certain vaccinations.
The practice is a registered yellow fever vaccination centre.
In addition to the above our practice nurses are also available for dietary advice, blood pressure checks and smoking cessation advice. Please telephone the surgery for an appointment.