Clinics

Our practice hosts the following services and clinics:

Did you know that the following can be dealt with by a Practice Nurse rather than having to see a GP?
Smears/Coil checks
Contraception reviews/discussions
Travel vaccinations
Ear syringing/checking
Smoking Cessation
Post Operative wound care/dressing changes
Minor Injury
Administration of B12/Zoladex injections
Urine infection sample testing
Childhood Immunisations
Seasonal Influenza vaccinations
Pneumoccocal Vaccinations
Shingles Vaccinations
Coronary Heart Disease reviews
Stroke reviews
Diabetes reviews
COPD/Asthma reviews
Blood pressure reviews

Respiratory

  • NameAsthma/Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Clinic
  • Held byJustine Bennett & Sadie Stone
  • Additional InformationAvailable for patients to book in, to have their medication and symptoms of asthma/COPD reviewed by a Practice nurse at regular intervals to ensure they are receiving the optimum treatment regime.
  • Requires GP Referral?No

Heart Disease

  • Held byPractice Nurses Peni Fox & Alison Thomas
  • Additional InformationPatients with high risk factors associated with cardiac disease, eg smokers and those with hypertension or high cholesterol are welcome to book into these practice nurse led clinics.
  • Requires GP Referral?No

Diabetes Clinic

  • NameDiabetic Clinic
  • Held byPractice Nurse Peni Fox
  • Additional InformationAvailable for diabetic patients to book in for regular checks by the Practice nurse to ensure there are no complications arising from the disease and to prevent any such complications.
  • Requires GP Referral?No

Stroke/TIA

  • Held byPractice Nurses Peni Fox & Alison Thomas
  • Additional InformationIf you have suffered a stroke in the past you will require annual monitoring to reduce the risk of future occurrences.  Please book an appointment in the Stroke/TIA clinic.
  • Requires GP Referral?No

Cervical Smear

  • NameSmear Clinics
  • Held byPractice Nurses Peni Fox, Alison Thomas, Sadie Stone & Justine Bennett
  • Additional InformationFemale patients aged between 25 and 64 years are strongly advised to book an appointment in one of these practice nurse led clinics.  Patients up to the age of 50 are advised to attend three yearly and over 50 years old to attend every 5 years unless indicated otherwise from previous tests or family history.  
  • Requires GP Referral?No

Post Operative Care

  • NameTreatment Room clinic
  • Held byPractice Nurses Peni Fox, Alison Thomas, Sadie Stone & Justine Bennett
  • Additional InformationTreatment room appointments include dressing changes, injections, suture/clip removals, swabs and ear syringing.

Smoking Cessation Clinic

  • NameStop Smoking Clinic
  • Held byPractice Nurse Justine Bennett, Sadie Stone and Nurse Assistant Louise Smith
  • Additional InformationThis service is run from Dordon surgery, our staff are trained in smoking cessation counselling and will be pleased to discuss the right cessation aid for you.
  • Requires GP Referral?No

Contraceptives - Own

  • NameContraceptive Services
  • Held byPractice Nurse Alison Thomas, Sadie Stone and Justine Bennett
  • Additional InformationOur practice nurses run a family planning clinic at both Dordon & Polesworth surgery to discuss individual contraceptive needs, to perform coil checks and administer Depo-Provera injections.
  • Requires GP Referral?No

Minor Surgery

  • NameMinor Surgery
  • Held byDr W Mobayed
  • Additional InformationIf after a GP appointment the GP feels you need minor surgery they will appropriately refer you to hospital or book an appointment via the administration team, in the minor surgery clinic held at Dordon surgery by Dr Mobayed.
  • Requires GP Referral?Yes

Child Immunisations

  • NameImmunisation Clinic
  • Held byPractice Nurses Peni Fox, Alison Thomas, Sadie Stone and Justine Bennett
  • Opening TimesDordon Surgery - Tuesdays 2:10pm - 4:30pm
  • Additional InformationIf you have a child under the age of five you will receive appointments from the Child Health Information Service for your childs immunisations.
    Please note the appointments are not allocated by the surgery but by the Child Health Information Service; if you have any queries relating to an appointment you have been allocated please contact the Child Health Information Service on the telephone number provided on the appointment letter sent to you.
  • Requires GP Referral?No

New Patient Check-up

  • Held byNurse Assistants Wendy Sabin, Louise Smith & Jade Perrin
  • Additional InformationThe Doctors request new patients attend a check-up appointment where all purtinent medical information and current medication is obtained whilst we await medical records from the previous Health Authority.
  • Requires GP Referral?No

NHS Healthcheck

  • Held byPractice Nurses Alison Thomas, Sadie Stone & Justine Bennett
  • Additional InformationHelping you prevent diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease and dementia.
    The NHS  Health check is your chance to get your midlife MOT for adults aged 40-74 without a pre-existing condition, it checks your circulatory and vascular health and what your risk of getting a disabling vascular disease is.
  • Requires GP Referral?No

Phlebotomy

  • NameBlood Tests
  • Held byPhlebotomists from George Eliot Hospital
  • Opening TimesWednesday - Dordon Surgery 1.30pm - 4pm, Thursday - Polesworth Surgery 8.45am - 11.30am, Friday - Dordon Surgery 11.45am - 3.30pm
  • Additional InformationWednesday afternoon session at Dordon surgery is predominantly for anticoagulation blood tests.  
    Thursday morning session at Polesworth surgery is predominantly for fasting blood tests.
    Friday session at Dordon surgery cannot take anticoagulation blood tests due to the processing of the blood over the weekend.

    Clinics are also available at the George Eliot Hospital and Atherstone Memorial Hall, these appointments must be booked in advance either online at www.geh.nhs.uk/directory-of-services/blood-tests/ or by telephoning 02476 153 546 between the hours of 10am and 3pm Monday to Friday.  By booking an appointment the George Eliot Hospital can better manage the demand and reduce waiting times.

    Childrens blood test appointments can also be booked before attending the George Eliot Hospital.  This ensures that the service allocates a longer appointment and two phlebotomists for the younger patients, to make sure they are not rushed and the best patient experience is achieved.

Flu

  • Held byPractice Nurses Peni Fox, Alison Thomas, Sadie Stone & Justine Bennett
  • Additional InformationFlu (influenza) is a common infectious viral illness spread by coughs and sneezes. It can be very unpleasant. You can catch flu all year round, but it's especially common in winter, which is why it's also known as seasonal flu.

    You are eligible to book an appointment for a free flu vaccine if you are:

    *  65 years of age or over
    *  pregnant
    *  have certain medical conditions
    *  receive a carer's allowance
    Or have a serious long term health condition, including:
    *  Chronic respiratory diseases such as COPD, emphysema
    *  chronic heart disease or heart failure
    *  chronic kidney failure
    *  chronic liver disease, such as hepatitis
    *  chronic neurological conditions such as Parkinson's disease or stroke
    *  Diabetes
    *  problems with your spleen, sickle cell disease or have had a splenectomy
    *  weakened immune system as a result of a condition such as HIV or AIDS.

    Anyone in these risk groups are more likely to develop potentially serious complications of flu, such as pneumonia (a lung infection), so it's recommended that they have a flu vaccine every year to help protect them.

    Children in Reception classes and years 1, 2, 3, 4  and 5 will be offered their vaccination via their school.
  • Requires GP Referral?No

To attend one of these clinics please ring our reception on 01827 892893.

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Dordon Surgery - 162 Long Street, Dordon, Tamworth, Staffordshire, B78 1QA
Polesworth Surgery - High Street, Polesworth , Tamworth, Staffordshire, B78 1DU
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