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Specialist Clinics

 

Joint Injections

We offer injections for some joint problems (such as tennis elbow, frozen shoulder, knee effusions). If your GP thinks you would benefit from an injection they will arrange an appointment for you.

Nurse Led Clinics

Asthma & Chronic Bronchitis (COPD) Clinics

These are run by the Practice Nursing team who will discuss in detail asthma or COPD and its management with sufferers.

If your asthma or COPD is well controlled you should attend this clinic annually for a review and you will be sent an invitation for this. However you may book for these clinics if you feel that your condition has worsened at any time.

Hypertension Clinics

Run by the Practice Nursing team for people with high blood pressure who are on medication & for those whose blood pressure is well controlled.

Patients are generally seen every 6 months.

The Practice Nursing team will also monitor those patients being diagnosed with high blood pressure. Patients receive a basic examination, some tests & advice on how to reduce their risk of high blood pressure, also what treatment & ongoing monitoring usually involves. 

Cardiovascular Disease Clinics

These are run by the Practice Nursing team for people who have had, or who at high risk of vascular disease (angina, a heart attack, a stroke, blockage of leg arteries or related illnesses). Patients receive ongoing monitoring, some tests & advice on how to reduce their risk of further vascular disease. Patients are generally seen every 6 months or annually. 

INR (Warfarin)

We run a clinic in surgery for anyone registered with us who is taking or needs to start Warfarin. The clinic is run by the practice nurses and Dr Mann. We test blood using near patient fingerprick testing. We are also able to offer INR monitoring for housebound patients. 

Smoking Cessation

Our practice nurses are very successful in helping patients to stop smoking. We offer dedicated one to one support and can prescribe nicotine replacement therapy and tablets to help you stop smoking.

Please book and appointment at reception.

The Practice also liaises with the Live Life Better scheme and one of their workers runs a clinic at Blue Dykes Surgery weekly. These dedicated staff are fully trained and know how difficult it can be to make changes to the habits of a lifetime, many of them will have made these changes themselves. The help they provide is free. Why not find out more at http://www.livelifebetterderbyshire.org.uk/

Weight Management

Sue Green our Health Care Assistant runs a one to one service to support patients who need to lose weight. She is trained in advising about diet, exercise and other strategies for weight loss. If you would like to take advantage of this service please ask at reception.

The Practice also liaises with the Live Life Better scheme and one of their workers runs a clinic at Blue Dykes Surgery weekly. These dedicated staff are fully trained and know how difficult it can be to make changes to the habits of a lifetime, many of them will have made these changes themselves. The help they provide is free. Why not find out more at http://www.livelifebetterderbyshire.org.uk

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