Clinics & Services
We run a range of clinics. For an appointment or further details, please ask at reception or ring the health centre.
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
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:
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.
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, Please click on the link below for a list of local venues.
Smoking Clinic Venues 2015
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.
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 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 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.
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.
Led by our nursing team, this clinic offers advice and general health check-ups to patients diagnosed with diabetes.
Our practice nurses also run clinics for patients with thyroid disease, rheumatology conditions, obesity, COPD, hypertension, heart disease and epilepsy.
Citizens Advice Service
We are pleased to inform our patients that we now a colleague from the Citizens Advice Bureau who will be running an outreach service (appointment only) here at Brookvale Practice every Tuesday morning.
These appointments are to support our patients who are struggling with things such as debt, claiming benefits, housing problems, and other non-clinical problems that are leading to stress or worry that could be impacting your mental health.
If you feel you need support with any of the above mentioned then please speak to one of our receptionists who will be able to inform you of the next available appointment with a colleague from the Citizens Advice Service.
If you feel that you would rather get in touch with the Citizens Advice Bureau directly, then please call their general advice line on 0344 477 2121 or for advice specifically relating to money/debt problems call 0151 257 2449.
For further information on CAB Halton, click the following link to visit their website.
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.