Clinics

The practice provides a number of specialist clinics, many of which are run by our excellent nursing team. If you would like to know more about the clinics or feel that it may be appropriate for you to be seen in one of these clinics, please discuss this with one of the team at the surgery or contact us on 01792 650716.

Antenatal
Asthma
Cardiovascular
Child Health
COPD
Dementia
Diabetic
Epilepsy
Learning Disabilities
Rheumatology
Sexual Health
Smear
Wound care

Antenatal Clinic
The clinic is run under the supervision of the community midwifery team for routine antenatal care. If you are pregnant please speak to us here at the surgery at your earliest convenience to allow us to book you in for the midwife. The midwife will subsequently contact you to discuss your antenatal care. You may also wish to see a doctor in the early stages of your pregnancy for advice regarding matters such as taking folic acid tablets, diet, smoking and lifestyle.

Asthma clinic
The clinic is aimed for patients with a diagnosis of asthma. We review patients annually to ensure that their asthma is optimally controlled and that they are prescribed the most appropriate inhaler treatment. We can also provide advice to patients regarding their asthma.

Cardiovascular Clinic
The clinic is aimed at those patients with heart disease or risk factors leading to heart disease.  We review patients annnually to reduce your risks and ensure that your condition is well controlled. You may be required to have blood tests taken (eg: cholesterol, blood sugar, kidney function etc) prior to attending the clinic, which are important in managing your disease and achieving the best outcomes.

Child Health Clinic
Baby clinics are used for child health issues. We run baby clinics every 1st and 3rd Wednesday afternoon between 1.30pm-3.00pm and every Thursday morning between 10.30am-12.00noon.

The Wednesday clinic is aimed at routine baby checks (as outlined in your “red book”) and we provide advice on a range of issues relating to child health; both the Health Visitors and a doctor are available in the clinic

The Thursday clinic is primarily for routine immunisations and is run by the Health Visitors.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
The clinic is aimed at patients with COPD. Patients are reviewed annually to ensure that their condition is well-controlled and that they are using the most appropriate medication and inhalers. We are able to provide advice regarding COPD and also regarding correct inhaler technique. Attendance at the clinic can help reduce the likelihood of exacerbations of COPD.

Dementia Clinic
The dementia clinic is for patients who have a diagnosed memory problem.   This is an annual health check to assess the patient’s both physical and mental health needs. The clinic also seeks to ensure that the patient and carer are well supported and that there are an appropriate level of services in place. Medication will be reviewed and this is an opportunity for both patient and carer to highlight any concerns they may have. The clinic is run by the nurse practitioner or GP and is available Monday to Friday.

Diabetic Clinic
The clinic is aimed primarily at non-insulin dependent diabetics. Through the clinic we are able to monitor your diabetes, optimise your treatment / medication and provide advice to help improve your health. Good diabetic control can significantly reduce the risk of developing complications in the future. You will be asked to attend for some routine blood tests prior to attending the clinic.

Epilepsy Clinic
This clinic is run for those patients with various forms of epilepsy. The clinic allows us to monitor your epilepsy to ensure that it is optimally controlled. Your medication will be reviewed to ensure you are taking the most effective treatment at that time.

Learning Disabilities Clinic
The learning disability health check scheme is for adults with learning disabilities who need more health support and who may otherwise have health conditions that go undetected.   It is aimed for patients aged 18 and over who have been assessed as having moderate, severe or profound learning disabilities, or people with a mild learning disability who have other complex health needs and are entitled to a free annual health check.

Rheumatology Clinic
The clinic is aimed for patients who suffer with rheumatology probelms.  The clinic allows us to monitor your rheumatology medicaton to ensure that it is optimally controlled. You will be asked to attend for some routine blood tests prior to attending the clinic.

Sexual Health Clinic
The sexual health clinic is aimed for patients who have a sexual health problem or any genito-urinary symptoms, as well as patients requesting STI screening tests.  It is a confidential clinic and is run by Dr Bevan, Dr Green, Dr Jenkinson and Jonathan Thomas.  You can self refer for this clinic.  Please ask at reception for an appointment.

Smear Clinic
Cervical smear screening aims to detect pre-cancerous changes that can be easily dealt with before they progress to cervical cancer later on. It is currently recommended that all women aged between 20 & 49 years attend for a cervical smear every 3 years and all woman aged 50 to 65 years attend for a cervical smear every 5 years. The service and recall is co-ordinated by the Cervical Screening Wales (CSW) Service. If you have any anxieties about attending for your routine smear please do not hesitate to discuss this with us here at the surgery.

Wound Care Clinic
Our experienced nurses provide a comprehensive wound care service to patients presenting with anything from skin conditions to complex wounds.  A comprehensive assessment is initiated and a treatment plan is drawn up.  All wounds are continually assessed and evaluated.  If during the treatment the wound fails to heal then referral to specialist services provided by the Trust will be asked for their input i.e. lymphoedema, podiatry and tissue viability nurses.