Clinics We Offer

Nursing Services

Our nursing team comprises of seven qualified practice nurses and two healthcare assistants.  They have undertaken a range of further training including family planning, diabetic, COPD and asthma care. The team work within the surgery carrying out a wide range of clinical nursing duties and health promotion. Where appropriate, patients may make appointments to see the practice nursing team directly.

The Practice Nurses provide the following specialist services:

  • Asthma
  • Diabetes
  • COPD
  • Heart Disease and Cardiovascular Disease
  • Hypertension
  • Smoking Cessation

Asthma Clinic

Our nurse lead asthma clinics help people with asthma understand and manage their condition effectively.

Patients are invited to have an asthma review once a year.

You are also able to request a sooner asthma review if you have concerns about your asthma or asthma treatments.

See the asthma inhaler videos here, or browse the Asthma UK site for more information.

 

Minor Surgery

We undertake minor surgery including

  • Excision of skin lesions for diagnostic purposes
  • Diagnostic skin biopsy 
  • Wedge excision of ingrowing toe nails

Appointments are arranged after first consulting with your GP.

We do no offer surgery for purely cosmetic reasons.

 

Healthcare Assistants

The healthcare asssitants (HCAs) carry out a wide range of tasks including blood tests, NHS health checks, health promotion, blood pressure measurements, and ECG's.  They also assist with minor surgery, act as chaperones and assist with other practice work.

Phlebotomy

We are pleased to be able to provide a phlebotomy service so that if a blood test is needed, patients have the option of having this taken at the surgery. 

See also Test Results

Smoking Cessation

Our smoking cessation programme DOUBLES your chances of stopping smoking for ever.

 

It is a 12 week programme, part of the NHS smoking cessation services

It starts with a one-2-one discussion with one of our specially trained nurses, before you stop.

They will help you plan how to stop, anticipate difficulties you might have and agree ways round them.

We are able to provide a full range of stop smoking treatments, including nicotine replacement therapy (gum, patches, inhalators, tablets, sprays) as well as smoking cessation tablets (Champix).  Our nurses will advise you on what is likely to be the best choice for YOU.  

You can stay in touch with your nurse who will support you throughout the programme as often as necessary.  Most people speak to us every 2 weeks. 

 

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

All appointments with the nurse are FREE.

All prescriptions for smoking cessation are subject to the usual prescription charges at the pharmacy.   Prescriptions are always issued until the next nurse review.  We are unable to provide longer prescriptions.

There is also a similar programme at CamQuit in Cambridge.  Their charges are the same.  

Contraception and Family Planning

The GP's and Practice Nurses advise on, and provide, the standard range of contraceptive services including emergency contraception. We also fit and remove contraceptive devices including intra-uterine contraceptive devices (coils) and contraceptive implants (Nexplanon). We will work with you to provide a service that is flexible around your commitments in order to meet your needs.

As part of our Primary Care Network, we have a Social Prescriber / Link Worker.

Many things in life can affect your health and wellbeing. Many people visit their GP surgery feeling isolated, lonely or worried about work, money, housing, being a carer or other matter that can affect us day to day.

These are things that cannot be fixed by GPs or medicine alone. ‘There is not a pill for every ill’ a quote from Simon Stevens.

Social Prescribing offers the kind of help that focuses on you and what is important to YOU. The support is there to help connect you to local community services and support networks to help you have more control over your health and wellbeing.

Our Social Prescriber can support and signpost you to support within the community and nationally, in areas such as:

Housing

Benefits Assistance and Finance

Counselling, therapy groups, bereavement support and specific peer support groups

Art and creative activities

Exercise – yoga, meditation, dance, running, walking, gyms, chair based exercises and more.

Training, Employment and Volunteering

Other activities – singing, social groups, gardening and more.

Supporting independence and home adaptions

 

More information about Social Prescribing.

 

Watch a brief video on Social Prescribing 

 

Patients can self-refer for a Social Prescribing appointment by contacting us using the details below:

 

Social Prescribing

Huntingdon Road Surgery

1 Huntingdon Road

Cambridge

CB3 0DB

Tel: 01223 364 127

 

Wound Care

Our nurses are skilled at the assessment and treatment of leg ulcers (including doppler blood-flow assessment where appropriate).  Appointments are available via reception.

Minor Injury Service

The surgery provides treatment for minor injuries. This helps to avoid the need for you to travel to hospital and reduces pressure on the A&E department.  

The following list gives examples of the types of minor injuries we are able to assess and treat. In some cases we may refer you to hospital for further treatment.

  • Lacerations
  • Bruises
  • Foreign Bodies
  • Minor Head Injury
  • Eye Injury
  • Burns and Scalds
  • Minor Trauma to Body including hands/limbs/feet
  • Bites
  • Falls
  • Whiplash/RTA injuries 

 

Midwife

Midwives are specialists in maternity care (the care of pregnant women). They look after you for all pregnancy-related care from your first pregnancy test, during delivery and in the first few weeks after the birth of the baby. 

The patients at our surgery are looked after by a team of midwives who work from Children's Centres and occasionally see patients in the surgery.  They can be contacted at the Cambridge Children's Centre on 01223 586787.

Newly pregnant women should contact the midwife as soon as their home pregnancy test is positive on 01223 348981.

Child Health

Development Screening / Assessments

The routine 6 week development check is carried out by your regular doctor.  The 1 and 2 year checks are carried out by a member of the child and family team.

Vaccinations

Childhood vaccinations are offered by appointment throughout the week.  The nurses are trained in childhood vaccinations and all vaccinations are given in accordance with the UK vaccinations schedule.