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Examinations are carried out at the surgery.
Child Health Clinic
Held on Tuesdays from 11:00 -12:30. Development checks are carried out by a doctor and health visitor. Immunisations are given by a nurse during the child heath clinic and an appointment is always necessary. Please do not bring children with infectious diseases to this clinic.
NHS vaccinations and when to have them
Please visit www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/nhs-vaccinations-and-when-to-have-them
All forms of family planning are offered by the doctors and nurses. Dr Schmalhorst fits IUCDs (coils) and implants. An initial consultation is needed for this service, to assess suitability. Emergency contraception is also available.
If you are due a cervical smear, please make an appointment with a nurse.
A three-yearly examination of the breast for cancer is carried out routinely for women between the age of 50-70 years in this area. You will be notified by post when your appointment is due. Women over 65 years are also eligible for routine three-yearly mammography but they must self-refer. Please ask a receptionist for the relevant form.
Please make an appointment to see a nurse
It is important to becovered for tetanus. If you have never had a tetanus injection, you will need a course of three injections. A total of five injections gives life-long immunity, unless you are travelling or have a tetanus-prone wound. Any woman planning to become pregnant should check that she is immune to German Measles by having a blood test.