Medical Services

  • General Medical Services
  • Child Health Surveillance
  • Ante Natal and Post Natal care
  • Cervical Screening
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Contraception and Sexual Health Services
  • Travel Immunisations
  • Minor Surgery

We also offer the following services

  • Health Promotion
  • Well Person Checks NHS and Private
  • Influenza and Pneumonia Vaccinations
  • Smoking cessation
  • Obesity and Weight Management

Extended Primary Care Surgery


HOME VISITS : Please request home visits before 10.30 am. These are at the discretion of the doctor.


Women's Health

Contraception

  • Contraceptive Pills
  • Condom supply
  • Contraceptive injections
  • Contraceptive implants
  • Intra Uterine Coil Fitting

Please book to see Dr Nair/nurses / Vera Brown for contraceptive advice and supply of condoms.

Receptionist Vera can supply condoms – you can ring and ask for Vera or request via a note in the post box with a contact number – Vera will ring you back.

Emergency Contraception

Please see a doctor/nurse for Morning After Pills within 72 hours / Emergency coil up to 5th day

Pregnancy

If you think you are pregnant, please do a pregnancy test and confirm pregnancy and then book to see the Community Midwife.

If you are unsure as to continue with the pregnancy contact the Pregnancy Advisory Service for advice.

Sexual Health

If you have any concerns about sexual infections contraception or pregnancy, book to see Nurse or Dr Nair Any advice is completely confidential even for teenagers under the age of 16. Free condoms will be supplied. Information will not be divulged to parents without your consent. Please ask for self test kits for chlamydea testing at reception or drop a note in post box , we will make it ready for you to collect

CONDOMS PROTECT FROM  SEXUAL INFECTIONS — PILLS DO NOT

Mens Health

(Book with Dr Pillai

Men over 40 years :

Recommended to have Blood Pressure check, BMI, You can do BP, height weight and BMI yourself at the surgery. Blood sugar and cholesterol can be checked at surgery / the local Pharmacy. You should have an assessment of your 'Cardiovascular Risk' ie calculate the risk of having a stroke or Heart attack if you smoke, have a family history of early heart attacks or if you are diabetic or have high cholesterol in the family.

Men Over 60 :

In addition to the above, prostate, sexual health can be discussed. See the doctor for a health check and discuss any health issues.

Other Services at Pinfold

  • District Nursing Service—01922 605750 You can ring the DN and leave a message stating clearly your contact number, name, address and reason for the request.
  • Primary Care Mental Health Services. 01922608400. You can self refer to this service for Anxiety, Depression, Bulimia etc.
  • Physiotherapy. 01215684388 Monday to Friday between 9.00 am and 4.00 pm). This is a self book service, but has to be referred by the doctor/nurse
  • Chiropody 01922423 525— This service is not available now for routine nail cutting etc. Referral via doctor/nurse. Ask for a referral at reception and state reason for referral.
  • Citizens advice Beaureaux - If you need advice about housing problems, rejected benefits etc

Other Services Available via Referral

  • Walking aid – walking stick. Frame etc—ask for a physiotherapy referral
  • Wheel chairs—loan of wheelchair, ask for referral (tel 638294)
  • Splints , hand knee ankle splints for support in painful arthritis—ask for Occupational Therapy referral
  • Carers Support– Via Social services—ring 01922 636663

Smoking Cessation

Smoking cessation clinic is run by Kath Day. Book to see her if you are motivated. We can prescribe patches and tablets as part of overall weight management plan.

You may also ring the Quit line

Obesity & Weight Management

The weight management clinic is run by Laura Melvin and Kath Day. They can advise you about diet and exercise, refer you to specialised exercise classes  or dietician. We can also prescribe medicines as part of overall weight management plan.

PRIVATE SERVICES

We offer the following private services for those who are not registered with us. Some of these services cannot be offered to registered patients. Ask at reception for information and fees/charges.

Minor Operations

  • No Scalpel Vasectomy - a keyhole operation less painful
    than conventional vasectomy
  • Carpal Tunnel Operation - an operation to relieve
    pins and needles in the hand by releasing a trapped nerve.
  • Trigger Finger Operation
  • Dupuytrens Contracture Release
  • Ulnar Nerve Decompression
  • De Quervains Operation
  • Bunion Operations
  • Ganglion Operation
  • Cosmetic Operations - removal of skin tags, moles, lumps and bumps and other skin blemishes that are considered cosmetic (not done under NHS)
  • Joint Injections - for Arthritis
  • Epidural Injections - for back pain / sciatica
  • Cosmetic Injections - for frown lines, crows feet etc
  • Implant Contraception
  • IUD coils
  • Prolotherapy

Travel Prescriptions and Medicines

Hepatitis B Vaccination for travel and anti malaria prophylaxis is not covered under NHS. These medications and their prescription attract a fee. Ask at reception for a leaflet.

Medical Examination and Certificates

  • Private medical examinations for Insurance purposes
  • Medical Examination for HGV licence
  • Certificate for Gun licence/ seatbelt exemption etc
  • Private Blood tests

Private GP Consultation for unregistered patients

  • Private GP consultation is available for
  • General Advice and consultation
  • Bone and Joint problems (Dr Pillai)
  • Women's Health - Contraception and Children (Dr Nair)

Physiotherapy / Chiropody

  • PCT services can be arranged through Reception, Telephone Consultation