The practice nurses provide an additional service to the doctors by carrying out the following:
- New patient registration checks
- Holiday vaccinations
- Cervical smears
- Health promotion clinics
- Coronary heart disease
- NHS health checks for over 40s
- Smoking cessation
The surgery also provides ECGs, anticoagulation monitoring and all contraceptive services.
Appointments to see the nurses or health care assistants may be booked at reception.
Free NHS Health Check
Click here for information on how to get an NHS Health Check
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.
You're eligible for the shingles vaccine if you are aged 70 or 78 years old.
In addition, anyone who was previously eligible (born on or after 2 September 1942) but missed out on their shingles vaccination remains eligible until their 80th birthday.
When you're eligible, you can have the shingles vaccination at any time of year.
The shingles vaccine is not available on the NHS to anyone aged 80 or over because it seems to be less effective in this age group.
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
If you need to get in contact with the district nurses the single point of access number is 01274 256131.
Community midwives run the ante-natal clinic at Moorside Surgery on Wednesday mornings by appointment only. They also run a drop-in antenatal clinic at The Gateway Centre on Thursdays. Please click here for information on what to expect.
Our health visitors run multiple baby clinics in the community. They are always available to give help and advice regarding children. If you need to contact them their single point of access number is 01274 221223.
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.