Flu Vaccination Clinics
Appointments for Flu & Pneumococcal vaccinations are now available. Please ask at reception for clinic dates & times.
The injected flu vaccine is offered free of charge on the NHS to people who are at risk to ensure that they are protected against catching flu and developing serious complications.
To find out if you are in at at risk group, please visit the Who should have the flu jab? page on the NHS Choices website.
The practice has a positive attitude towards patients with drug or alcohol related problems and works closely with drug and alcohol agencies in Stafford to provide support for patients with addiction problems.
If you think you are pregnant see your Doctor as soon as possible. Your Doctor will then arrange for your further antenatal care. Clinics are held by appointment and in conjunction with the community midwife on Thursday afternoons.
Asthma and Respiratory Disease
Patients with Asthma and other respiratory diseases should make an appointment for their annual review. You may think your condition is well controlled, but we may be able to make you feel even better!
Doctors and health visitors run these clinics to ensure that your baby is growing and developing normally. Vaccinations against the more serious childhood diseases are given.
Blood Pressure Monitoring
This service is for patients who are required to monitor their blood pressure regularly and who send us their results on a three monthly basis. It allows the results to be sent in using an online form via this web site.
Click here to access the Blood Pressure Monitor.
These clinics are run by the practice nurse specialising in Diabetes assisted by Dr Palmer and Dr Chahal where diabetes and its management will be discussed in detail. The Diabetes Nurse Specialist from Mid Staffs Trust attends the surgery frequently to help with this care.
Family Planning & Contraception
All of the Doctors are happy to advise you about all aspects of family planning, pre conception care and contraception. All methods of contraception can be discussed and the best option arranged for you. Sue Knight is able to fit coils by arrangement. If you are prescribed the contraceptive pill you will need to attend for a brief medical examination normally at 6 monthly intervals.
Emergency contraceptive (the morning after pill) is prescribed by all of the Doctors. To be effective you need to seek advice within 72 hours. You can also purchase the emergency contraceptive pill from any Chemist if you are aged 16 or over.
Two sections in our ‘Your Health’ resources may also be of interest to you: Family Planning and Children & Families.
Heart Disease Prevention
These are run by the nurses for people aged 35 to 75 who have had, or who at high risk of vascular disease (angina, a heart attack, a stroke, blockage of leg arteries or related illnesses). Patients receive a basic examination, some tests and advice on how to reduce their risk of further vascular disease. Patients are seen once a year by invitation.
If you would like access to more information regarding Heart disease, please refer to the Heart resource links in our ‘Your Health‘ section.
HRT / Menopause Clinics
The nurse is available to discuss all aspects of the Menopause, HRT and contraception.
Blood tests to monitor Warfarin control.
Dr Glennon has a special interest in Rheumatic diseases. The practice monitors patients on hospital prescribed drugs for the treatment of these conditions in accordance with national guidelines.
For more detailed information please visit the Arthritis section of ‘Your Health’ by clicking here.
Teenagers can be seen without an appointment to discuss any matters relating to health, contraception & sexual health on a totally confidential basis.
The surgery offers a full range of travel vaccinations and advice. Some injections are available on the NHS, whilst others are charged on a private prescription.
It is important to plan at least 4-6 weeks ahead of departure, as some vaccinations are administered as a course of injections.
Please ask for a Travellers’ Immunisation form at the reception desk, or complete the form online.
Fill out your detailed itinerary, including stopovers and any ‘off the beaten track’ areas. We will compare the current recommendations with your vaccination history to identify any gaps. It may be necessary to seek further advice.