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.

Social Prescriber

We are members of a Primary Care Network (PCN) with 2 local practices.  The PCN employes a Social Prescriber (link worker), shared between the 3 surgeries.  

Social prescribing is a way for local agencies to refer people to a link worker. Link workers give people time, focusing on ‘what matters to me’ and taking a holistic approach to people’s health and wellbeing. They connect people to community groups and statutory services for practical and emotional support.

Link workers also support existing community groups to be accessible and sustainable, and help people to start new groups, working collaboratively with all local partners.

Social prescribing works for a wide range of people, including people:

  • with one or more long-term conditions
  • who need support with their mental health
  • who are lonely or isolated
  • who have complex social needs which affect their wellbeing.

When social prescribing works well, people can be easily referred to link workers from a wide range of local agencies, including general practice, pharmacies, multi-disciplinary teams, hospital discharge teams, allied health professionals, fire service, police, job centres, social care services, housing associations and voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations. Self-referral is also encouraged.

You can find out more about social prescribing here.

Or read the Kings Fund publication on social prescribing. 

Or this patient leaflet on social prescribing.

Our team may recommend you speak to the social prescriber rather than a doctor or nurse.

If you would like to speak to our social prescriber, please ask. 

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.