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heart_and_stethoscopeClinics & Services

Nurse Practitioner Russell and Nurse Practitioner Edgar and Nurse Davidson run a wide range of clinics which include well woman clinics, asthma and diabetic clinics, postnatal clinics, blood pressure clinics, COPD clinics and are always available for advice on living a healthy lifestyle and travel information.

The practice supports smokers who wish to stop by providing literature and offering appropriate therapy. You can contact the Smoking Cessation Team on 0800 84 84 84 or text 'Advice' to 81066.

Health visitors run our baby immunisation clinics, child health surveillance clinics for all under fives from the surgeries.

Antenatal clinics are organised by our midwives and are held in each surgery once per week.

We offer a comprehensive family planning service including oral contraceptives, contraceptive injections, barrier methods and can advise on different methods as well as doing routine 'pill checks'.

Phlebotomy Services

As of 1st May 2018 all patients requiring Phlebotomy services (blood to be taken) will be asked to call Larkhall Health Clinic, Low Pleasance, Larkhall ML9 2HW tel: 01698 884731.    

 

The Phlebotomy service will no longer be based in The Avon Medical Centre or The Cander Centre due to the demand on our services.    To try to help meet this demand we have employed an additional Advanced Nurse Practitioner and an additional four session Salaried GP.   This means, due to the availability of clinical rooms in both surgeries and the employment of the additional clinical staff, we are no longer able to offer NHS Lanarkshire Phlebotomy services a room in the practices resulting in the relocation of NHS Lanarkshire phlebotomy services to Larkhall NHSL Treatment Room.

nurse_with_baby2Health Promotion

The aim of promoting health is to try to identify risk factors at an early stage and prevent them from causing ill health.

For this reason we will ask about drinking and smoking habits and measure your blood pressure and weight from time to time. This is especially wise in people with a family history of heart disease, diabetes or stroke.

Periodic Health Checks

If you are a registered patient and have not seen a GP for three years and are aged between 16 and 75 you may request a general health check. If you are aged over 75 years you have this right if you have not seen a GP in the previous 12 months.  

Medical Examinations

Medical examinations for special purposes, such as fitness to travel, driving medicals etc are undertaken outside normal surgery hours. A fee will be payable. Please contact the surgery to make an appointment. Fees are clearly displayed in the reception area. 

 

Chaperone Policy

There are occasions when patients need to be assessed by a Doctor or Nurse which may involve intimate examinations.

We are committed to putting patients at ease whenever possible.  If you wish a chaperone to be present during your examination pelase do not hesitate to ask the Doctor or Nurse.

 
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