Clinics & Services
The surgery has three Practice Nurses. They are available for chronic disease management, i.e. asthma, diabetes, stroke monitoring and heart disease.
Health checks are available for both men and women.
Health Care Assistant
This member of the nursing team is involved in blood pressure monitoring, NHS health checks, ECGs, applying simple dressings etc.
Phlebotomist (Blood Test Nurse)
Blood tests are available each morning. We also have a drop-in lunchtime session between 1pm - 2.15pm. There is no need for an appointment, just drop in, as long as your GP has requested your sample. NB: There is a maximum of 15 patients seen each day.
Drop-in is not suitable for Review blood tests. These must be booked as an appointment with a Health Care Assistant.
Childrens' Blood Tests
If a child under 16 years old requires a blood test they can go to The Butterfly Room at the Southampton General Hospital, which run a walk-in service from Monday - Friday 9.00am to 12.00pm and 2.00pm to 4.00pm. If a child needs to fast for their blood test they can arrive at 8.15am. (Please ensure you take the blood test form with you)
All diabetics who are not regularly monitored at the hospital will be invited to attend the surgery on a regular basis. Progress will be carefully monitored to reduce the long term risks associated with diabetes, such as heart disease and deteriorating eyesight.
We have trained asthma nurses who review our patients. Regular monitoring of asthmatics is recommended and you are advised to keep your regular appointments.
Our nurses regularly monitor patients with hypertension. These appointments are designed to support those patients whose blood pressure is poorly controlled, providing comprehensive screening, advice and relevant medication.
Minor Surgery & Joint Injections
The surgery has a well equipped treatment room and some of the partners are trained in a range of minor surgical & joint injection procedures. Dermatology and musculoskeletal medicine are two other areas where some partners have either had hospital training or in the process of developing a special interest in. Appointments for a minor operation/joint injection should only be made after an initial consultation with one of the doctors.
Child immunisation clinics are held by the Practice Nurses every week.
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All children are checked regularly during their first five years of life. This will be done by the Health Visitor. You will either be contacted by the health visitor or sent an appointment to attend at the surgery.
Coil & Implanon Fitting
These services are available at the surgery. Ladies considering a coil need to see Dr Ridout initially to confirm suitability. It is then important to have some routine swabs 2 weeks before the fitting.