Medical Services offered

Sperrin Family Practice offer a full general medical services plus…

 

  • ADULT VACCINATIONS

    Tetanus and Polio – all adults should ensure they have a tetanus and polio booster in the last 10 years.

  • ANTICOAGULANT MONITORING

    All patients who are commenced on Warfarin treatment are invited to attend for regular monitoring. They will be given information such as the reason why they are on Warfarin and when they can be expected to stop treatment.

  • BREAST SCREENING

    A new video that shows women what to expect when they attend for breast screening has been produced by the Public Health Agency.  It covers the whole process of screening – from receiving the invitation letter to getting the results.  The video is aimed at women who have never attended for breast screening or have been invited for the first time. The following link provides further information.

    www.cancerscreening.hscni.net/2170.htm

  • CERVICAL SMEARS

    Cervical smears are undertaken by the Practice Nurses and Dr Anne-Louise Hicks.

    Patients should make an afternoon appointment with the receptionist for the Practice Nurse of your choice. Patients will receive a letter reminding you when your smear is due and they will also be notified of the results.

    The following video showing women what to expect when they attend for cervical screening has been produced by the Public Health Agency

    http://www.cancerscreening.hscni.net/2170.htm

  • CHILD HEALTH SURVEILLANCE

    An 8-week review of babies and routine checks of pre-school children are provided by the health visitor and the doctor.

    Childhood Immunisation Clinics are held in Sperrin Family Practice every TWO weeks.

  • FAMILY PLANNING

    We provide a full family planning service (fully confidential) by all doctors.

    Please ask for an appointment with the doctor of your choice.

  • FEMALE HEALTH PROBLEMS

    Doctor Anne Louise Hicks

    Dr Anne Louise Hicks will be available by appointment to deal with female health problems in our Gortin Practice every Wednesday morning from 9.00—11.00 am. Please contact reception to make an appointment.

  • FLU VACCINATIONS

    Flu Vaccinations are available each autumn for those patients who are over 65 years or at risk due to certain medical conditions such as asthma, COPD, diabetes, kidney disease or heart complaints, carers, pregnant women, or those who have disorders affecting the immune system.

  • FOREIGN TRAVEL

    If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the Practice Nurse to discuss your travel arrangements.

    There is further information about countries and vaccinations required in the website below:

    www.firfortravel.scot.nhs.uk

    Travelling in Europe

    If you are travelling in Europe, a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday.

    http://ec.europe.eu/publications/booklets/eu -glance/86/en.pdf

  • MATERNITY SERVICES

    Pre-conception, full Antenatal and Postnatal care in conjunction with the community midwife. Fully confidential by both doctors please ask for appointment with the doctor of your choice.

    Antenatal Clinics are held on WEDNESDAY AFTERNOONS AT 2.00PM

  • MINOR INJURY SERVICE

    THE PRACTICE CURRENTLY PROVIDES A MINOR INJURY SERVICE TO THOSE PATIENTS WHO REQUIRE IMMEDIATE ATTENTION FROM 8.30AM – 6PM EACH DAY.

    Examples of types of injuries and circumstances that can lead to the use of the minor injury service include:

    • Lacerations (capable of closure by simple techniques)
    • Minor dislocations of fingers
    • Foreign bodies
    • Minor burns/scalds
    • Foreign bodies in eyes
    • Following head injury
    • Stabilisation of an injured patient prior to transfer to A&E
  • MINOR SURGERY

    Minor operations are undertaken by Dr K Hicks and Dr D. McAuley by appointment.

  • PATIENTS OVER 75 YEARS

    Patients over 75 years of age may have a healthcare check-up if requested.

  • PRIVATE MEDICAL EXAMINATIONS

    Medical examinations for life insurance/HGV etc are by appointment ONLY. These and other services not provided by the NHS will attract a fee, which is recommended by the British Medical Association http://bma.org.uk/

  • SMOKING CESSATION

    The practice runs a smoking cessation programme to help you give up smoking. You will be seen on an individual basis and given advice and support. Contact reception for an appointment with Dr Hicks, Dr McAuley or the Practice Nurses Mary McCullagh and Rose Ward.