Day to day work of general practice, looking after patients during an episode of illness, the general management of chronic disease and the non-specialist care of patients who are terminally ill.
Such as contraceptive services (including pre-conception advice and emergency contraception), maternity services (excluding home delivery), child health surveillance, cervical screening and some non-invasive minor surgery.
Childhood immunisations (including oral Rotavirus from July 2013), ‘flu and pneumococcal vaccinations for patients at risk, coil and implant fitting and removal, minor injuries, limited minor surgery, human papilloma virus vaccination for girls, MMR catch-up, alcohol related risk reduction, learning disability checks, shingles vaccination for over 70yrs (from September 2013), diagnosis and support for people with dementia, improving online access, risk profing and care management, remote care monitoring, whooping cough immunisation for pregnant ladies, NHS health checks, chlamydia testing (for under 24s) and phlebotomy (taking blood).
We are committed to giving you the best possible service. This will only be achieved by working together. Help us to help you. Following discussion, you will be given the most appropriate care for you, by suitably qualified people. No care or treatment will be given without your informed consent. In return we would ask you to try and follow the medical advice offered and to take any medication as advised. Please do not expect a prescription from every consultation with a doctor or nurse; there may be other options for treatment. We will follow the current best practice guidance. It is important that you take responsibility for your own health, by accepting offers of screening and health promotion activities and by following a healthy lifestyle.