NHS GP services

This is a brief summary of NHS General Medical Services offered at Wilmslow Health Centre


**Some services e.g. medicals, completion of private claim forms and holiday vaccinations carry a charge as they cannot be provided as part of NHS services. A list of the cost of these services is available at reception on request.

Maternity Care

We offer a shared care model with most ante-natal care being provided by local midwives.

Family Planning

All our doctors are trained in contraceptive care and provide a range of family planning services.

Childhood Immunisations

Childhood immunisations are extremely important to prevent significant childhood illnesses. Reminders are sent automatically when a child’s vaccination is due.

Cervical Smears

Our practice nurses carry out cervical smears on women between the ages of 25 and 64. Smears detect abnormalities within the cervix that could, if undetected and untreated, develop into cancer.

Minor Surgery

Some minor surgery procedures including removal of small lumps and joint injections are performed at the health centre.

Flu Jabs

Flu jabs are available annually to specific groups of patients only. You will receive a letter inviting you to attend an immunisation clinic if you are eligible.

General Health Checks

We recommend you attend for a health check if you have not been seen for three years. Checks are performed by our nurses. If you are over 75 an annual check is advisable.

Hypertension/Cardiovascular

If you suffer from raised blood pressure, the doctor may ask you to attend to see the practice nurse for advice and monitoring of the problem.

Heart Clinic

For patients who have had a heart attack or have other heart conditions, this service includes an annual review by the practice nurses to assess and monitor your health to make sure you receive the best possible care.

Asthma/COPD

Our respiratory care aims to:

1.Educate patients about their asthma, or COPD.
2.Monitor patients and, where possible, improve the control of their asthma/COPD which in turn will improve their lifestyle.

Diabetes Clinic

Most of our diabetic patients are now looked after at these clinics. Some with particular problems have shared care, i.e. attending the health centre and also the local hospital.

Physiotherapy

We have a large physiotherapy department that provides an extensive range of traditional physiotherapy services to registered and non-registered patients.

Audiometry

Fully qualified audiologists provide hearing tests and hearing aids when appropriate.

Chiropody

A chiropodist is available to see patients referred to them by their GP

Phlebotomy

Occasionally blood tests may be requested by your practice nurse or doctor. Once these requests have been made, you may book an appointment with the phlebotomist to have your blood taken.

*Private Services

Some services e.g. medicals, completion of private claim forms and holiday vaccinations carry a charge as they cannot be provided as part of NHS services. A list of the cost of these services is available at reception on request.