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Clinics & Services

We run a range of clinics. For an appointment or further details, please ask at reception or ring the health centre.

pregnant_19Antenatal

These clinics are run by the midwives. If you become pregnant, you will be given a ‘booking appointment’ at which the midwife will ask you a few questions and carry out some general health checks. You will be seen regularly throughout your pregnancy, either at the practice or at the local hospital, or both.

Family Nurse Partnership

If you are under 20 expecting your first baby, a family nurse can visit you to help you have a healthy pregnancy and enjoy being the best mum you can.

Your specially trained nurse will help you understand all about your pregnancy and how to care for yourself and your baby.

For more information please call 0151 511 5602

Parentcraft

Our Parentcraft classes will be held at Brookvale Children's Centre, Woodhatch Road, Runcorn, from 13:00 - 15:00 .

Child health, Wednesday 09:30 - 11:00 All new babies are invited for regular check-ups from eight weeks old.

Children's immunisation clinics are held on a Thursday morning 10.00 - 12.00, by appointment only. If you are unable to come at this time ask our reception staff to make an appointment with one of our practice nurses.

Baby weighing clinic is held on the following days:

Tuesday 1.30 - 3.30pm & Friday 10.00 -12.00

Please call to make an appointment, if these dates are not suitable then a seperate appointment can be made on request.

Stopping smoking

Our Health Care Assistants run our stop smoking clinics in the Practice, this clinic gives advice and support to patients trying to give up smoking. Appointments can be made at reception. First stop smoking appointment with a Health Care Assistant be a double appointment, please inform the receptionist when booking this appointment.

We also now have a dedicated "stop smoking" clinic every Wednesday. This clinic is now by appointment only and appointments can be made every Wednesday between the hours of 1.00pm and 2.45pm (for this clinic please call 01928 593043 for an appointment).

Alternatively you can attend "SUPPORT" NHS Stop Smoking Services locally at the following locations.

Monday

Upton Community Centre - Hough Green Road, Widnes  10.30-11.30am - enrollment for new clients is held at 10am

Widnes Indoor Market - Green Oaks Way  12 2pm

Halton Library - Halton Lea, Runcorn (Room 6) 1.30-2.30pm - enrollment for new clients is held at 3pm

Kingsway Library - Victoria Road, Widnes  4.45-5.45pm - enrollment for new clients is held at 6pm

Tuesday

Castlefields Community Centre - Chester Close, Runcorn 10.30-11.30am - enrollment for new clients is held at 10am

Grangeway Community Centre - Grangeway, Runcorn  9.30-10.15am - enrollment for new clients is held at 10.30am

Wednesday

Widnes Indoor Market -  Green Oaks Way  10 -12am

Halton Brook Community Centre - Leaside, Runcorn  3-4pm - enrollment for new clients is held at 2pm

Windmill Hill Children's Centre - Norton, Runcorn  6.6.45pm - enrollment for new clients is held at 5pm

Thursday

Widnes Indoor Market - Green Oaks Way 10- 2pm

Palacefields Community Centre - The Uplands, Runcorn  10-10.45am - enrollment for new clients is held at 11am

Friday

Murdishaw Community Centre - Barnfield Avenue, Runcorn - 10.30-11.30am - enrollment for new clients will be held at 10am

Widnes Indoor Market - Green Oaks Way, Widnes 10-12pm

Ditton Community Centre - Dundalk Road - Widnes - 2.30-3.30pm - enrollment for new clients to be held at 1.30pm

MOT

We recommend that all adult patients have a health check every 3 years. Patients who don't attend other clinics are welcome to make an MOT appointment with one of our nurses. The MOT includes advice on diet and exercise, and in addition to a check on blood pressure, height and weight, we also check waist measurement as this can be an indicator of heart disease risk. Please ask our practice nurses for more details.

Contraception

All GPs offer contraceptive advice and prescriptions. Our practice nursing team sees most patients for contraceptive follow-up appointments.

We are not currently offering IUCD fittings (coils), and advise patients requiring coil fitting to attend local family planning clinics. Details of these clinics are advertised in reception.

We perform annual checks and removal of the IUCD’s.

Emergency contraception - Patients requiring emergency contraception need an appointment with a GP or nurse practitioner the same day.

Flu Vaccinations

Flu vaccinations are only routinely offered to patients over 65, carers, pregnant ladies and those patients that are at risk. If you fall into one of these categories then practice will have already have contacted you. If you have not contacted the practice and you fall into one of these categories then please contact the practice.

Minor surgery

Minor operations can be done in our treatment room. Please discuss this with your doctor, who will then arrange for you to be given an appointment.

There may on occasions be waiting times to access this service.

Asthma

Patients with asthma will be invited to this clinic for review at least once a year. Patients experiencing problems with their asthma can make an appointment by contacting reception.

Diabetes

Led by our nursing team, this clinic offers advice and general health check-ups to patients diagnosed with diabetes.

Other Clinics

Our practice nurses also run clinics for patients with thyroid disease, rheumatology conditions, obesity, COPD, hypertension, heart disease and epilepsy.

Hearing aid battery replacement service

We now offer a hearing aid battery replacement service that is free of charge to all of our patients who may require them. Please ask ask at our reception desk, our receptionist will be happy to issue replacement batteries and recycle your old ones.

 
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