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Clinics & Services

Anticoagulation Service

Some of our practice nurses and GP’s have undertaken specialist training to provide monitoring of patients on anticoagulant therapy (usually warfarin).The service is provided at the surgery and at home for housebound patients.

Our current service provides instant INR results and dose adjustment by using finger prick testing and hand held analysis.

AntiCoagulation Europe: For users of warfarin and other anticoagulants 

Asthma Service

Two of our practice nurses offer appointments to review and monitor patients with asthma. This service includes advice on asthma management and education in the use of different inhaler devices.

Appointments can be made by contacting the Uppermill Surgery.

Asthma UK - Homepage

Paediatric Asthma (patients under 19 years with Asthma)

GP Lead – Dr Nicholas Milne

Asthma nurses: Lucy Hanson and Karen Street

What to expect — and what to bring You will be invited for regular reviews with the asthma nurse, usually every 6 months but if you are struggling to control your asthma you will be asked to come in more often.

The appointment should take about 20 minutes. Your asthma nurse will:

  • ask about your symptoms — you will be asked complete and bring along a form about your symptoms (Asthma Control Test).
  • check your peak flow reading to see how well your lungs are working.
  • check your inhaler technique to make sure you’re getting the correct dose of medicine —please bring along all the inhalers and spacers you currently use.
  • agree a written asthma action plan with you, this is a step by step guide to help you stay on top of your asthma, and spot if your symptoms are getting worse. - If you have a written asthma action plan, please bring this with you
  • record your height if you are on inhaled steroid (once a year)
  • check your vaccination are up to date

If you are experiences any problems in between appointments please contact the practice as soon as possible and do not wait to be invited.

COPD Service

COPD is a respiratory disease almost exclusively linked to smoking, which results in breathlessness and wheezing. This service provides screening for those at risk using spirometry (a breathing test) and advice for those with established disease.

Referral is usually from within the practice but if you feel you have COPD and are not reviewed regularly, contact our Uppermill surgery.

British Lung Foundation | Conditions and diseases | COPD

Diabetes Service

Our diabetes team arranges regular review appointments, usually with the nurse. This service provides screening for complications, checks on control, initiation of insulin and referral to other services where appropriate.

If you have diabetes and are not having regular reviews, or are currently reviewed at the hospital and are considering switching your review to the practice please contact the Uppermill surgery for an appointment.

Diabetes UK home page - Diabetes UK

Family Planning

We offer a comprehensive range of services including IUCD (coil) fitting, and insertion beneath the skin of implantable contraceptives (Implanon), by appropriately trained staff.

For general advice on all forms of contraception, repeat prescriptions and emergency contraception please book an appointment with the practice nurse.

We offer the full range of long acting reversible contraception, which provides very effective contraception cover with a low risk of side effects. These forms of contraception are suitable for most women.

Each week the practice runs a clinic to provide family planning and other aspects of sexual health care. Please contact the practice for further information.

Hypertension Service

Our hypertension service provides regular screening to detect raised blood pressure, management of hypertension by both GP’s and practice nurses, and a dedicated nurse-led clinic where patients at greatest risk of vascular disease are managed.

High blood pressure - what is hypertension?

Joint Injection Clinic

Each week we run a clinic for patients requiring injections into joints or soft issues. Appointments will be offered on referral from your GP.

Minor Surgery Clinic

A range of minor operations can now be performed under local anaesthetic at the surgery. Appointments will be offered following referral from your GP. Drs Hartley and Watson run this service.

Minor Surgery in Primary Care - Procedures under a Direct Enhanced Service

Vascular Service

This service is nurse led, and provides regular monitoring of patients with a range of long term conditions affecting the heart or blood vessels. Patients with angina, those who have had a heart attack, stroke, heart failure, or blockages of the arteries in the legs will undergo regular checks.

British Heart Foundation - Living with Heart Conditions

Counselling Service

There are two counsellors based at the practice, and an attached mental health worker currently based at Glodwick Health Centre, who offers cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) .Referral to these services, is through your GP.

Mind.org

 
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