Clinics and Services

We offer a range of clinics and services

Blood Clinics

Our Practice Nurses, Healthcare Assistants and Phlebotomists hold daily morning clinics for taking blood samples to be sent to the local hospital laboratory.

Anti Coagulation Service

For those patients taking anti-coagulants, we offer an in-house service of blood testing and results at the same appointment. Please ask at Reception for further information.

Travel clinic

The Travel Clinic at Laurel Bank Surgery offers a comprehensive service for travellers, including general travel health advice, malaria prevention advice and immunisation recommendations. For more details go to the travel clinic page.

Minor Surgery

Some minor operations can be done by the Doctor in the surgery. Please make an appointment with your Doctor in the normal way for an assessment of the problem.

Minor Injuries

Generally the “walking wounded” will be dealt with by our Practice Nurses. Minor injuries are those that require attention but do not require immediate hospital admission. We deal with lacerations and will advise if an x-ray is necessary if you have had a fall. However, if you have a nose bleed that will not stop, go straight to A&E.

Diabetes / Asthma / Heart Disease / Thyroid / Epilepsy / High Blood Pressure

We like to review patients with these and other on-going conditions at regular intervals. However, if you are unwell do not wait for the clinic, but make an appointment in the usual way. Most reviews are done by the nurse with input from the doctor as needed.

Expert patient groups

We hold group meetings for patients with a particular condition with the idea of developing the confidence and motivation of patients to use their own skills and knowledge to take effective control over life with a on-going illness.

A practice nurse runs a 6 week courses for diabetic patients who wish to improve the control of their condition. If you feel you would benefit please contact Sister Gillian Evans.

Well-person Clinics

We offer regular well woman/well man clinics, including regular smear tests for women with our Practice Sisters. HRT reviews are carried out by the Doctors.

Family Planning

Full contraceptive services are offered through the surgery, including the checking, fitting and replacement of coils. We also give long acting contraceptive injections and insert under the skin contraceptive rod implants.

Adult Immunisation

Adults should make appointments in the usual way with the Practice Nurse.

Influenza Immunisation

Clinics for flu vaccinations are held during October and November at the practice and in the community for all patients over 65 years and others who are considered ‘at risk’.

Child Immunisation Clinic

Children will normally be called for appointments for routine vaccinations at our regular immunisation clinics. However, immunisations can be arranged at other times by appointment.

If you think your child may have missed any immunisations, please let us know, as it is important that children are fully protected. If you have any concerns over individual immunisations, the Health Visitors will be happy to discuss them with you. Find out more…

Page last updated: July 11