Additional Services

At The Kingsway Surgery we are able to offer a wide range of additional services to support our patients’ health. Some of these services are detailed below. if you have any queries regarding our services please do not hesitate to contact us on 01792 650716, or call into the surgery to enquire. Please note that not all services will be accessible by all patients and some of these services will require referral through one of the doctors at the surgery.

Contraception
Cryotherapy
Exercise Therapy
Mental Health
Minor Surgery
Research
Smoking Cessation
Travel Vaccinations

Contraception
The practice offers a range of family planning services. You can choose to discuss your contraceptive requirements with any of the doctors at the surgery or you can see one of our practice nurses (who can issue prescriptions for contraceptive pills). The practice can also provide the contraceptive implant – implanon;  intrauterine devices/systems (“the coil”) including Mirena and depo contraceptive injections where appropriate. We are also able to provide advice to those thinking of starting a family, including prescribing folic acid (ideally 3 months before trying to conceive) and smoking cessation advice. For those who feel that their family is complete we are happy to discuss male and female sterilisation options and arrange appropriate referrals when needed.

Cryotherapy
Cryotherapy involves using liquid nitrogen (cooled below -196°C!). This is applied to the skin in order to freeze superficial skin lesions including warts & verrucae. The treatment can be very effective. Please note that the treatment can briefly be uncomfortable and subsequently is not usually suitable for younger children.

Exercise Therapy
The practice has a fully equipped gymnasium utilising money saved through our high quality prescribing. The Exercise Therapy Centre is staffed by our Exercise Therapist Gill Kelly. As well as carrying out cardiac and respiratory rehabilitation programmes in conjunction with ABMU LHB, we are able to offer a range of exercise therapy programmes to improve the health of many of our patients. These patients include those with diabetes, neurological conditions, cardiac conditions, high blood pressure, chronic respiratory illnesses, physical disability, obesity and chronic back pain.

Mental Health
Our mental health liaison nurse provides mental health assessments and counselling every Monday and Tuesday. Appointments are arranged following referral from the doctors.

Minor Surgery
Many small surgical procedures can be carried out at the practice. These can include removal of lumps, cysts & smaller skin lesions and toenail surgery. Minor surgical procedures are carried out in our well equipped treatment rooms here at the practice. Equipment includes a modern autoclave to ensure sterility of equipment used for minor surgical procedures.

Research
Clinical research is a branch of healthcare science that determines the safety and effectiveness of medications, devices, diagnostic products and treatment regimens intended for human use. These may be used for prevention, treatment, diagnosis or for relieving symptoms of a disease. Clinical research is different from clinical practice. In clinical practice established treatments are used, while in clinical research evidence is collected to establish a treatment.  Dr Thomas is our clinical research doctor and currently has a number of clinical researches he is involved in e.g. CANDID, DIABETIC ONE, GMC-282, ARRISA-UK. 

Smoking Cessation Service
Stopping smoking is often the single biggest thing that patients who smoke can do to improve their long term health. At the surgery we are able to support patients when they decide to give up smoking. The first step is often to contact a service such as the All Wales Smoking Cessation Service on 0800 0852219 before discussing your needs with us here at the surgery. We currently have a Smoking Cessation Clinic at the surgery on a Monday afternoon, run by a Smoking Cessation Counsellor. Alternatively, you are welcome to discuss giving up smoking with any of the doctors or nurses.

Travel Vaccinations
Some of our practice nursing team are able to provide advice for those jetting off to far away shores. We are also able to administer appropriate vaccinations to those that need them (although please note we are not a registered Yellow Fever Centre). Please note that many vaccinations recommended for overseas travel are not available on the NHS and you will be required to pay for these vaccines; some malaria treatments are available from pharmacies and your pharmacist may be able to advise & supply these when appropriate. It is imperative that you seek advice regarding travel vaccinations well in advance of your intended departure date (at least eight weeks) as they often need to be given well in advance of travel. Extensive advice is also available through the World Health Organisation’s website.