Clinics & Services
Vaccination and Immunisation
Vaccines and immunisations can help protect the body against infections. They 'prime' the immune system to recognise micro-organisms such as bacteria and viruses. The UK's Childhood Immunisation Programme includes measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine, influenza (flu) vaccine, pneumococcal vaccine and human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV). There are also many 'travel vaccines' for diseases such as typhoid, yellow fever and japanese encephalitis.
Cervical Smear invites and recalls are managed by the National Screening Programme. Cervical Smears are carried out by trained female members of the clinical team.
Whether it’s your first time or you have been before, going for cervical screening may make you anxious. Please do not hesitate to contact us so that we can support you and answer any questions you may have.
During pregnancy it is important that expectant mothers are seen regularly by the Midwife to ensure both mother and baby are progressing well. Full care is provided by the Midwives.
This Service uses specialist computer software to calculate the INR from a finger prick blood sample. This is a “one stop” service enabling patients to leave with an up-to-date dosing letter.
Child Health and Development
Developmental checks are carried out by the health visitors either in the patient's home or at the Community Clinic in the YWCA on Highgate, Kendal. Parents or guardians will be contacted by the health visitor at the due times.
If you require minor surgery your doctor will advise you to make an appointment for the procedure to be carried out.
Well Person Health Checks
Our assistant practitioners/health care assistants can offer well person checks, including blood pressure checks and blood tests to check cholesterol levels.
Long Term Conditions
Chronic Disease Reviews:
- Stroke and Cardiac
Please ring and book an appointment with reception and they will advise on the best practitioner for your appointment
If you suffer from Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Heart Disease or have had a Stroke you will receive annual review reminders asking you to book an initial appointment for initial checks such as blood test, blood pressure, height & weight. After all the results are collated a follow up appointment will be made for a review with a practice nurse who will discuss the blood results and any further management of your condition that may be needed. The review appointment may be over the phone or face to face.
We strongly advise that you attend for your reviews as this may prevent you developing complications from your condition.