The practice nurses provide an additional service to the doctors by carrying out the following:
New patient registration checks
Health promotion clinics
- Coronary heart disease
- Well man
- Well woman
- Smoking cessation
The surgery also provides ECGs, anti coagulation monitoring and all contraceptive services.
Appointments to see the nurses or health care assistants may be booked at reception.
Free NHS Health Check
How do I get an NHS Health Check? (please click on the link)
If you're in the 40-74 age group without a pre-existing condition, you can expect to receive a letter from your GP or local authority inviting you for a free NHS Health Check every five years. In the meantime, there are other ways of getting your health checked, and you may want to try this online Heart Age test.
Have you heard about the shingles vaccination?
From September 1 2015 the shingles vaccine is routinely available to people aged 70 and 78. You become eligible for the vaccine on the first day of September 2015 after you've turned 70 or 78 and remain so until the last day of August 2016.
In addition, anyone who was eligible for immunisation in the first two years of the programme but has not yet been vaccinated against shingles remains eligible until their 80th birthday. This includes:
- people aged 71 and 72 on 1 September 2015
- people aged 79
If you would like to know more information or book an appointment please call in to the surgery or give us a call on 01274 643576.
As well as assisting the practice nurses, the healthcare assistants are responsible for:
- Blood pressure checks
- Blood tests
- Smoking cessation
Our district nurses are based at Wrose but provide clinics at Moorside Surgery throughout the week. Their responsibilities include:
- Suture removal
- Wound dressing
Community midwives run the ante-natal clinic at Eccleshill Outpatients on Wednesday mornings by appointment only. They also run a drop-in ante-natal clinic at The Gateway Centre on Thursdays. Please click here for information on what to expect.
Our health visitors are based at Wrose but attend the surgery to assist the doctors with the baby clinic. They are always available to give help and advice regarding children.
Please ask the receptionist if you require an appointment for a medical examination, for example for insurance or mortgage purposes, or for an HGV licence etc.
You should be aware that these services are not covered by the NHS and may be charged for. Please ask at reception if you need more details.
Letters from a doctor may also be chargeable where these are written in connection with non-NHS matters.
For a non-NHS service we aim to charge no more than the fee suggested by the British Medical Association. A list of non-NHS services and their suggested fees is available from the BMA.