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Additional Services

Contraception

The Practice provides a full range of Family Planning services, from simple contraceptive advice including mini-pills (PoP), Combined Oral Contraceptive Pills (COCP), condoms, injectables, contraceptive implants (Implanon) and post-coital contraception ("morning after pill"). We can also arrange referrals for sterilisation. Coil checks are available at the practice. Coil fits are referred to Central Health Clinic Mulberry Street Sheffield.

Flu Vaccinations

The practice offers influenza vaccinations to all patients in the over 65 year age group, or who fall into one of the at risk groups, Chronic Illnesses, Asthmatics, Coronary Heart disease, Diabetics, Liver disease, Multiple Sclerosis, patients with Respiratory problems patients who have had a Splenectomy and patients who are the main carer for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if the carer falls ill. Immunisations are available from October through March each year, although the bulk of immunisations take place in October. In addition we offer Pneumococcal vaccination to all who fall into the "at risk" groups.

Genito-Urinary (GU Med) Clinic (TEL 0114 276 6928)

GUM clinic is opposite the minor injuries unit on the corner of Claremont place “B” Road at the RHH. GUM offers testing for everyone for Sexually Transmitted Infections STIs. STIs are picked up through close body contact during sex, this means vaginal intercourse, oral sex, anal sex. You may not notice any obvious symptoms if you have an STI, but if you do then these could include- unusual vaginal discharge, discharge from the penis, sores or blisters near anus, penis or vagina, burning feeling or pain when passing urine/faeces, passing urine more often, pain when having sexual intercourse.

GUM also offers HIV and Hepatitis testing and information on all sexual health matters. HIV testing on Tuesdays by appointment.

Minor Operations

Minor Operations include a range of minor procedures including: cryotherapy and joint injection. They are usually performed by Dr. Mothersdale injections are performed in normal surgery if the condition has already been diagnosed and assessed as appropriate. Appointments should be made on the instruction of, or with the prior consent of, one of the GPs.

Respiratory Disease & COPD Clinic

Nurse Sue Ryan runs clinics for adults and children with asthma. She also runs a service for adults with chronic chest disease, including access to a Pulmonary Rehabilitation course and a Breath-Easy support group.

For more information visit the British Lung Foundation website.

Rheumatology

Patients with rheumatoid or other types of inflammatory joint disease are often on powerful and potentially toxic drugs to help control their condition. These drugs can only be prescribed within a system for close monitoring of blood and other tests. The Practice has been offering a "shared-Care" scheme with the hospital, in which the Specialist initiates medication, and when stable, the patient is then passed to the Practice to continue prescribing/monitoring on a three monthly basis. This is more convenient for patients and frees the Specialist up to see other patients. Patients are seen 6-12 monthly by the Specialist or at the request of the Practice when monitoring indicates all is not so well.

Smoking Cessation

Nurse Ryan is a trained smoking cessation facilitator and is happy to support patients who are trying to stop smoking, including prescription of nicotine replacement where appropriate.

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