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This is what you normally expect of a GP. We have all been doing it for a while! Obviously we try and prioritise emergencies, and patients who have serious illness, which may mean that we sometimes run late! If you are kept waiting by another patient, please consider that it could be you needing the extra time on another occasion. We do try to be 'patient centred' - which means sharing decision making with you, but it isn't like a shop and sometimes we will be old fashioned and tell you what needs to be done!
The practice also offers the following:
Our nurses are available for a variety of nursing procedures e.g. Blood tests, dressings to wounds or ulcers, ECG's, smears, ear syringing, BP checks, tetanus injections, holiday vaccinations and 'flu vaccinations (September-November). Please make an appointment at reception.
These clinics are by appointment and are run by our Healthcare Assistants.
Please book an appointment for a fasting blood test, with a follow up a week later to discuss the results of your blood test. The health check includes blood pressure check, cholesterol blood test and advice on diet, weight, exercise and lifestyle.
Dr Chambers Dr Josephine Lee both do family planning along with our practice nurses.
Advice on all aspects of women's health. Special appointments are necessary for fitting coils and contraceptive implant insertions. Please mention this to the receptionist when booking your appointment.
The practice promotes good sexual health - advice and treatment is available for all patients who request it. A wide range of services is offered including contraceptive advice, termination counselling and sexual health support. All consultations are completely confidential and we work in co-operation with the local GU medicine clinic at Scunthorpe General, and the Choices Clinic for young people at Brigg Youth Centre and Vale of Ancholme School. There is also a weekly GU clinic at Riverside Surgery 0300 330 1122
Emergency contraception is available from all the doctors. The “morning after pill” (levonelle) is more effective the earlier it is taken and must be started within 72 hours of unprotected sexual intercourse. All consultations are completely confidential
Termination of pregnancy
Patients can self refer - ring 0300 330 1122
Run by the practice nurse (by appointment).
Patients with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) will be invited to make an appointment to assess their treatment and discuss any associated problems. Please ring for an appointment.
The practice is taking part in an initiative called POIESIS, which has been designed to care for people with common mental health problems, here in the practice. We have a team of trained 'counsellors' who see patients in the practice. You can self refer to this service after being seen by your GP.
Run by Dr Littleford who sees all babies for an 8 week check. She combines this with the postnatal check for new mothers.
The clinic is open for anyone wanting advice on any matter concerning the under 5's and for weighing of babies.
These clinics are for well children only. Please bring children who are ill to normal surgery.
Diabetic patients will be invited to make an appointment for a check-up with the practice nurse on a regular basis, for the following:
The practice also offers a wide range of diabetic services including:
They are available by telephone Tel: 01724 296156. Messages may be left on their answer machine at other times.
There is a health visiting team and each family is allocated a health visitor depending on locality. To speak to a health visitor please ring Brigg 251115.
The midwifery team is based at Barnard Court Brigg at the Midwifery centre. 01724 203742
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