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Clinics & Services

Nursing

doctor_baby_girlWe have 1 full time and 2 part-time practice nurses and a healthcare assistant. Their roles include health promotion, e.g. dietary advice, screening (cervical smears), family planning and pre-conceptual advice, immunisation of children and adults and performing tests requested by your doctor. The practice nurses can be contacted by phone between 11:30 and 12:00 for general enquiries.

Well Baby Clinic

The clinic is held on the first floor; check with reception when the clinics are running. At this clinic your baby can be weighed and if you need any advice the health visitor will be there to help. There is also an immunisation clinic on a Tuesday morning (11:30 to 12:30) and all registered children receive an automatic invitation.

Maternity Care

At this practice we provide antenatal and postnatal care. Our midwives run antenatal clinics twice a week:

  • Tuesday afternoons 13:00 – 17:00 at the Ash Grove Children's Centre (next to Ash Grove School, Ash Grove off Moss Lane, Macclesfield SK11 7TD) Telephone: 01625 374484
  • Friday mornings 09:00 – 12:00on the First Floor, Waters Green Medical Centre. Telephone: 01625264094 or 01625 429555.

Counsellors

We have 3 counsellors who help manage depression, anxiety or relationship problems.

Health Promotion and other Clinics

The following clinics are provided; asthma, diabetes, menopause, child health surveillance, minor surgery and wart clinics. Details can be obtained from reception.

Drug Misuse Service

The Barnabas Centre is the first contact point for help with drug misuse. We have a weekly clinic for those on the maintenance programme and have a firm policy on this. No prescription drugs can be issued by any other GP.

Family Planning

A full range of contraceptive services is available, including monitoring of contraception pills, the fitting of caps and coils and emergency contraception.. If you need this please ask for an urgsyringeent appointment with the doctor or the nurse. (The morning after pill is effective up to 72 hours and the emergency coil can be fitted up to 5 days after). Dr Van Ross fits coils and Dr Leigh does contraceptive implants.

Pre-conceptual advice is also available

Adult and Travel Vaccinations

The practice nurses run these clinics. Appointments should be made in plenty of time. The NHS is only responsible for certain vaccines and others will need to be paid for. Malaria tablets must also be paid for.

Influenza and Pneumonia

Each autumn we run a vaccination programme for those at risk.

 
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