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THE SURGERY WILL BE CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS ON MONDAY 25TH AND TUESDAY 26TH DECEMBER. OPEN AS USUAL ON WEDNESDAY 27TH.  WE WILL BE CLOSED AGAIN ON MONDAY 1ST JANUARY 2018, OPEN AS USUAL ON TUESDAY 2ND JANUARY 2018.  IF YOU NEED A DOCTOR WHILE WE ARE CLOSED PLEASE CALL 111.  MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM ALL THE STAFF AT BARROW HEALTH CENTRE.


Remember our nurses are trained to deal with minor illnesses and can prescribe medication to deal with this.  They are highly trained Urgent Care Nurses who are experienced in their field.  If your condition is more than the nurse can manage she will pass you on to a GP that same day if necessary.  The receptionists are trained to signpost patients to the best clinician to deal with your complaint.



RED EYE.  Should you be experiencing difficulties with extreme sore red eyes, floaters etc we now have a joint facility with local ophthalmologists who will take referrals from our surgery to ease eye casualty waiting times for any of these issues.  Please book an appointment with a nurse who will assess and refer where appropriate should you be experiencing any of these difficulties.


 We are currently experiencing high levels of staff sickness.  We are trying to cover the gaps as best we can however please bare with us if we have to re-arrange any of your appointments.  Thank you.


 



Clinics & Services

Minor Illness

bloodpressure2The nurses hold a morning surgery to see patients with any of the following health problems or needs:

Coughs, sore throat, eye and ear problems, diarrhoea and vomiting, hay fever, urinary tract infections, chest infections and repeat contraceptive pill checks.

Patients can make appointments with the nurse as they do with their doctor.

The nurses also specialise in chronic illness and monitor patients who have diabetes, COPD, asthma and certain heart conditions in arranged clinics.

Health Promotion

Within the Health Centre there is a variety of Health Promotion services including:

  • Cervical smears by the Practice Nurse & Doctors
  • Family Planning – a full range of services (including cap fitting, but not coil fitting)
  • Ante-Natal Classes
  • Parentcraft Classes
  • Post-Natal, Information and Support Group
  • Hypertension Care
  • Diabetes Care
  • Asthma Care
  • CHD (Coronary Heart Disease) Care
  • Holiday, Tetanus and Childhood Vaccinations
  • Cervical Cancer (HPV) Vaccination Clinics
  • Stop Smoking Clinics

If you would like an appointment, please contact the reception.

Child Health/Immunisation Clinics

Clinics are held on Wednesdays between 9.30am and 10.45am. Appointments are sent out from the Leicestershire and Rutland Health Care NHS Trust.

The Health Visitor offers child surveillance with health advice and runs a clinic on Wednesdays between 1.30pm and 3.00pm.

One of the Doctors with special training in child health is closely involved with this programme.

Please contact your Health Visitor on 01509 410232.

 

 
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