The following Clinics are on offer across the Lancaster Medical Practice. Please call your Surgery for more details:
Annual review is encouraged and appointments may be arranged with the practice nurse.
Cardiovascular Disease Clinics
These clinics are held by the practice nurses. The aim is to help ensure optimal control of cardiovascular diseases such as angina and stroke. If you are on the practice cardiovascular disease register, you should have regular checks of blood pressure and cholesterol. The basic checks will usually be done by the healthcare assistant with a follow up appointment with the practice nurse to review your progress.
All women aged from 25 to 65 are encouraged to have regular cervical smear tests. These are usually performed by the practice nurse.
Child Health Development Assessments
Doctors perform routine 6-week developmental checks. Subsequent examinations at 7, 20 and 36 months are carried out by your Health Visitor.
Circulatory System Disease
Annual review clinics are arranged and run by the Practice Nurses.
Annual review of all patients with Diabetes is standard practice. A diabetic register is kept and all patients will be encouraged to attend for annual review.
Routine immunisations for children and adults are available and encouraged by the practice.
Community midwives and doctors provide both antenatal and postnatal care. Appointments with GP’s are provided within normal surgery sessions. Community Midwives attached to the practice hold ante-natal clinics. The practice does not feel able to support home confinement. Individual cases may be discussed in advance with the community midwife.
Sexual Health Services
Free & confidential services for sexually transmitted infection screening; HIV testing.
Ring first for an appointment:-
|Lancaster University Health Centre||01524 541653|
|Lancaster Medical Practice - Dalton Square||01524 541653|
|Queen Square Healthub||01524 580970|
|Ashton Community Care Centre||0300 1234 154|
|Lancashire Sexual Health Services||0300 1236 750|
Or visit:- http://www.better2know.co.uk/
Chlamydia is the most commonly diagnosed sexually transmitted Infection (STI) in the UK. Chlamydia is easily passed from one person to another through unprotected sex (i.e. not using a condom).
Most people with chlamydia don’t get any symptoms so if you are 15 - 25 years old and sexually active, you should get tested for chlamydia annually or when you change your sexual partner.
The test is free and simple, all you need to do is provide us with a urine sample (packs are available in toilets at all sites, or ask at reception). Just fill in your details on the sample pot and the form and hand it in at the reception desk.