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Health Charities

Macmillan Cancer

Macmillan Cancer Support
One in three of us will get cancer and it’s the toughest thing most of us will ever face. If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, or a loved one has, you’ll want a team of people in your corner supporting you every step of the way. Macmillan provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care.

Marie Curie Cancer Care

Marie Curie Cancer Care is a UK charity dedicated to the care of people with terminal cancer and other illnesses. Over the financial year 2010/11, we reached a total of 31,799 patients

Youth Health Talk

YouthHealthTalk
Youthhealthtalk enables young people, their family and friends, and professionals such as doctors and teachers to understand young people's experiences of health, illness and life in general. The website feature real-life accounts of issues such as effect on work and education, social life and relationships, consulting health professionals and treatment.

examMedical Examinations

For special purposes, e.g. Driving, Insurance, Sports etc, are undertaken outside normal surgeries.  Please contact the Non GMS Clerk to arrange a suitable time.  A fee may be requested for examinations as they are not part of the NHS work. Contact the Non GMS Clerk for assistance in the matter.


District Nurse/Health Visitor

If you wish to speak to a District Nurse or a Health Visitor please telephone:
District Nurse - 015394  88283
Health Visitor - 015394 34744

If nobody is available to take your call, you may leave them a message on their answer-phone and they will contact you as soon as they are available.


Practice Nurse

The doctors employ qualified nurses to work in the treatment room each weekday.  Please book your appointment to see them either by calling in at reception or please telephone:
015394 32693
 
Our nurses also see patients who require emergency treatment/first aid and do not have an appointment.  If the nurse is held up by such patients, please be understanding, if you cannot wait the receptionists are available to make
you another appointment.


pregnant.jpgMaternity Care

We offer an ante-natal service in co-operation with the Maternity Departments of Helme Chase (Kendal), Royal Lancaster Infirmary and Furness General Hospital.

All maternity patients are encouraged to attend these clinics and also invited to attend Parent-craft and Relaxation Sessions arranged by the midwife.


501775_illness.jpgChild Health

The Health Visitor undertakes regular screening of babies and children for growth and development.  The Child Immunisation Clinic is held twice monthly, on a Tuesday morning.  The practice sends out letters with appointments for children to attend this
clinic.  If you wish to contact the Health Visitor to discuss aspects of your child’s health and development, please telephone:
015394 34744


Family Planning

We hold a Family Planning Clinic every Friday afternoon at the Health Centre, when a specialist nurse is in attendance. Please telephone or call in and make an appointment to attend this clinic.


Preventive care

The practice undertakes regular clinics for Diabetes, Heart Disease, Hypertension and Asthma. The doctors and nurses will initially invite you to a clinic and you will be able to make your follow up appointments after each visit. 

The practice operates its own cervical smear recall programme.  We advocate repeating smears every 3 or 5 years, depending on your age, or sooner if advised. 
  
Our Practice Nurses are also trained to perform routine breast checks when requested, and can assist you with Tetanus and other immunisation requirements. 

For all your travel vaccinations and advice please make your appointment in the specialist Travel Clinic.  This clinic operates each week on a Thursday morning.

 
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