SERVICES WE PROVIDE

Clinics

The practice offers various clinics which are run by our medical team. Currently we offer specialist clinics for the following conditions:

  • DIABETES
  • ASTHMA
  • COPD
  • CORONARY HEART DISEASE
  • ANTI COAGULATION

All patients who suffer from any of the above diseases will be invited to attend an annual review in the appropriate clinic in addition to your being under the care of a hospital.  This provides you with added reassurance and more opportunity to discuss your condition.

 

Chiropody

Foot care problems can be referred to Services at Witham, Colchester or Tiptree.  Additional information is available from reception or via the notice boards.

 

Mammography

Female patients aged 50 – 64 will be offered mammography by the breast screening unit every three years.  However, if you have any concerns you should speak to one of the medical team.

 

Health Promotion

Your doctor or practice nurse will be pleased to offer guidance on all aspects of lifestyle including smoking, alcohol, diet and exercise.  Special attention is focused on problems such as asthma, hypertension, diabetes and osteoporosis.

 

District Nursing Services

This can be accessed via the Surgery.  The doctors are in daily communication with the District Nurse regarding patient welfare.

 

Counselling

In house counselling is available to those who feel they need help in areas other than medical or even just a listening ear.  This service is run by professional counsellors and a small fee is payable.

 

Health Visitor

The health visitor is Daisy Turner.  Daisy currently runs clinics at Kelvedon and Feering Health Centre and can be contacted on:
Health Care checks are at the surgery are arranged by the Health Visitor by appointment only.

01376 561331

 

Physiotherapy

Doctors may refer you to the NHS physiotherapy Services which are available at Colchester, Chelmsford, Braintree and Maldon.  There are a number of physiotherapists and osteopaths providing private Services locally. You should ask at the practice for recommended practitioners.

 

Child Health

Health Surveillance for the under 5s is provided by Dr Alsayed and Dr Macnamara in conjunction with our health visitor.  This involves the full immunisation program with a series of development checks.

 

Maternity Services

Antenatal care is provided by Dr Alsayed and Dr Macnamara in conjunction with Sister O’Malley who is also a fully trained midwife.

 

Contraception

A full range of contraceptive Services are available.  Sister O’Malley is particularly anxious to reach out to her teenage population to give advice.   Appointments are available with practice nurses.

 

Cervical Smears

In line with Health Authority policy we recommend:
Women aged under 25 years of age will not be screened, aged 25-49 will be screened every 3 years, and aged 50-64 will be screened every 5 years.  If you are aged under 25 and have already had a smear test we will continue to invite you for further smears.   You will be notified by post of your result.