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.
We offer a shared care model with most ante-natal care being provided by local midwives.
All our doctors are trained in contraceptive care and provide a range of family planning services.
Childhood immunisations are extremely important to prevent significant childhood illnesses. Reminders are sent automatically when a child’s vaccination is due.
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.
Some minor surgery procedures including removal of small lumps and joint injections are performed at the health centre.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We have a large physiotherapy department that provides an extensive range of traditional physiotherapy services to registered and non-registered patients.
Fully qualified audiologists provide hearing tests and hearing aids when appropriate.
A chiropodist is available to see patients referred to them by their GP
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.
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.
This is a teaching practice
As such, you may be seen by a GP Registrar, Medical student or other healthcare professional (like a trainee PA/HCA/Physio). Please remain assured that trainees are supervised by by their more qualified supervisors at all times.
This is a modern Primary Care Provider
As such, you may be offered an appointment with the most appropriate professional for your particular problem. This can range from a Physician’s Associate, Advanced Care Practitioner nurses, HCA, First Contact Physiotherapists as well as GPs.