Greenhill Lane, Leabrooks, Alfreton, DE55 1LU
Telephone: 01773 602707
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Steeple Drive, Ripley, DE5 3TH | Telephone: 01773 602707
Appointments to see the midwife are made through reception and are best booked between eight and ten weeks of pregnancy if possible.
At this appointment, she will ask you a few questions and carry out some general health checks. You will then be seen regularly throughout your pregnancy by the midwife.
|Who to see: Midwife|
Patients who are on Warfarin, a drug used in the prevention of the formation of blood clots in the blood vessels, require regular blood tests.
These tests, also know as INR (international normalised ratio ) are carried out at the surgery on Tuesday and Thursday mornings by nurses who are trained in anticoagulation monitoring and in the dosing of warfarin.
Home visits are also provided for those patients who are physically unable to come to the practice.
|Who to see: Practice Nurse|
Asthma & Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
These clinics are run in surgery appointments and are held by the nurse. These clinics offer advice and monitor your respiratory medication, ensuring you are on the best treatment possible.
You may be asked to attend by your usual doctor or may be sent a letter inviting you to attend for annual checks.
|Who to see: Practice Nurse/Long Term Conditions Nurse|
Child Health Clinic
You and your baby are seen at 6-8 weeks for a post-natal check and baby will have 1st immunisations. An appointment will be sent out to you in the post. If you are unable to attend the surgery for this appointment please inform reception as soon as possible.
Child development reviews are also carried out by the health visitor. They will arrange these with you. Please call the health visiting team for more information on 01773 571425.
|Who to see: Doctor and Practice Nurse|
There are different forms of contraception. You can discuss the various options more with the GP. Please call reception to arrange an appointment or for more information.
|Who to see: Doctor|
|NHS Health Checks
The surgery runs a Health Check, also known as CVD check (Cardiovascular Disease) clinic for patients aged between 40 and 74. This is to help them to better understand their risk of developing heart disease, stroke, diabetes or kidney failure, and the adjustments required to their lifestyle to dramatically reduce such risk and ensure longer healthier lives. The check will also include your height, weight, blood pressure and cholesterol being taken.
This health check is for patients without pre-existing heart disease, stroke, diabetes or kidney disease. Patients are invited as part of a rolling programme.
|Who to see: Health Care Assistant|
If your injury is not serious, you can get help from a Minor Injuries Unit (MIU), rather than going to an A&E department. Minor Injuries Units can treat sprains and strains, broken bones, wound infections, minor burns and scalds, minor head injuries, insect and animal bites, minor eye injuries, injuries to the back, shoulders and chest.
There are nearby MIUs at Ripley Community Hospital and Ilkeston Community Hospital and no appointment is normally necessary as they offer a walk in service.
We are able to treat minor injuries that may not be suitable for normal domestic first aid and these include things such as:
|Who to see: Nurse Practitioner|
We offer a minor surgery clinic for small operations including removal of warts, cysts, moles.
|Who to see: Dr Sandhu or Dr Sibanda|
Cervical Smear Tests
Every 3 years women aged 25-49
Every 5 years women aged 50-64
Over 65 – only women who have recently had abnormal tests
|Who to see: Practice Nurse|