It is helpful to know if you have a carer (someone who takes on an unpaid caring role) or if you are a carer for someone else. We have a page dedicated to carers where you can also register with us as a carer so we can provide you with additional support.
The practice is actively engaged in health promotion.
In particular we can arrange; primary prevention for example, advice on smoking, diet & exercise and immunisations both adult and childhood; screening, blood pressure checks, cholesterol estimations, cervical smears, travel advice and vaccines etc.
If you would like to discuss any of these please see one of our nurses.
Practice Nursing Services
Our practice nurse offers the following services:
- Postnatal care
- Chronic disease checks
- Diabetes reviews
- Asthma reviews
- Coronary heart disease (CHD) reviews
- First aid advice, blood and urine tests, dressings, removal of stitches
- Adult and childhood immunisations
- Travel immunisations
- Stopping smoking
- Cervical smears and contraception services
- Spirometry (This service has been paused during Covid19 and is currently under review)
Our healthcare assistant supports the nurses by providing a phlebotomy service (talking blood samples) for testing.
If you are housebound, a district nurse is available to see you in your home to help with dressings and removal of sutures, advice and care of the acutely and chronically sick and terminally ill and advice on incontinence and supplying pads and other aids.
The health visitor can be contacted at West Chadsmoor Clinic on Cannock 879787. She is available to help with health matters relating to the under 5 year olds, for example feeding difficulties, sleep problems.
The midwife provides care for mothers before and after delivery and care for the baby during the first fortnight of life. For a referral to the midwifey service, speak with one of our GPs.
Community Psychiatric Nurse
The community psychiatric nurse provides a counselling service at the surgery by appointment. Patients will need to be referred to this through one of the GPs.
In addition to the Essential Services provided by the practice, the practice also provides the following additional services:
- Childhood Vaccinations and Immunisations
- Flu and Pneumococcal Immunisations
- Minor Surgery
- Near Patient Testing
- Anti coagulation Monitoring
- Neonatal Examinations
- Post Natal Examinations
In addition, Community physiotherapy, chiropody and occupational therapy can be arranged locally by the Doctors.
Services for Young People
The Practice has a sensitive and confidential approach with young people.
If you have any concerns relating to your health, please arrange an appointment with the Practice Nurse or one of the Doctors.
We offer a full range of vaccinations for foreign travel.
Most travel vaccinations provide to patient are under NHS expense. Our Practice Nurse is fully qualified and experienced. We offer readily available appointment for travel vaccination every week.