Clayton Medical CentreWellington StreetClayton Le MoorsLancashire, BB5 5HUTel: 01254 287 150
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We will have a staff member available by telephone 01254 287 150 (option 4) between 10am and 12 noon for patients who are HOUSEBOUNDAND OR OVER 75 YEARS
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We aim to give a comprehensive family medical service which includes the following:
Our Health Visitors are based in Oswaldtwistle and can be contacted by ringing 01254 770080. They can give advice on health care particularly for pregnant mother, the under 5’s and the elderly.
This is provided by the Community Midwives in conjunction with the GPs. All the GPs here at Clayton Medical Centre are qualified to provide Maternity care, and generally, the antenatal care is shared with the hospital at Royal Blackburn.
Both Dr Hewitt and Dr Hussain perform minor surgery. This is discussed with your GP and arranged by appointment. There is a short waiting list and an appointment will be sent out for you to attend one of the Minor Surgery Clinics.
These are performed by the Practice Nurse, or a GP. Current recommendations are that all women between the ages of 25-49 should have a cervical smear every 3 years and all women between the ages of 50-65 should have one every 5 years. An automatic recall system is in place and all women eligible will be sent a reminder to attend.
We provide a full Family Planning Service, which includes the fitting of the coil, Mirena, Implanon and Caps, by appointment.
Child Health Clinic The surgery runs a regular 8 week child development clinic on conjunction with the Health Visitor and Dr Luckhurst. This clinic provides general health screening, immunisations and an opportunity for patients to raise any worries they may have regarding their child’s progress.
Further developments are carried out at 8 months and 18-24 months. An appointment will be sent for your child to attend at the appropriate time. Should you feel that your child has missed an assessment, please contact the Health Visitors on 01254 770080
TEST RESULTS - All test results are checked by the Doctor.
Please note we are no longer encouraging patients to contact the surgery for results. You will be contacted directly if there is a need.
If you feel the need to contact the surgery for a test result please note this can only be done by calling 01254 287 150 and selecting option 5 between 1.30pm and 2pm.
The Practice Nurse on duty at that time will take your call and advise you on the results of your test. Please note - this service is for TEST RESULTS ONLY
If you have been tested at the hospital please contact the department directly for your results.
Note that the practice has a strict policy regarding confidentiality and data protection and we will only release test results to the person to whom they relate unless that person has given prior permission for the release of this data or they are not capable of understanding the results.
When you take your test you will be told how long it will be before the results are returned to the practice.
It is your responsibility to check your results and to make an appointment to discuss them with your doctor if your are advised to do so.
Our nurse practitioner is Kath Grimshaw. She is qualified and able to prescribe for minor illness such as: - coughs, colds, sore throat, flu symptoms, earache, hay fever, conjunctivitis, constipation, diarrhoea, infection, eczema, acne, other skin problems, contraception and emergency contraception.
Her triage clinics are each day Monday-Friday. Kath also runs asthma and chronic chest illness clinics to review patients annually. Please ring the surgery to make an appointment for a review.
Our nursing staff work in the treatment rooms. Typical matters they deal with are immunisations, holiday vaccinations, blood tests, dressings, cervical smears and health promotion clinics. They are also available for consultation and advice in health related matters. The nurses also run chronic disease management clinics for asthma, diabetes and heart disease.
Working with our nursing team we have Rachel Donohue who is a Queens Nurse. As well as her Practice Nurse duties she also travels out into the community to provide health checks to our housebound patients. who have multiple health needs.
Our Assistant Practitioner, Yvonne Follett, assists our nursing team and GPs, she specifically provides Blood pressure monitoring, new patients health checks, NHS health checks for patients age 40 to 74, ear irrigation, immunisations and injections, she can also take ECGs and blood tests.
Our Health Care Assistant , assists our nursing team and GPs, and can specifically provide Blood pressure monitoring and blood tests.
The District Nurses look after the elderly who are confined to there homes but require nursing care, and patients discharged from hospital after surgical procedures. These arrangements will be made through your Doctor when necessary by hospital liaison, but the District Nurses can be contacted direct by telephoning 01254 232061
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