Reason for appointment

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Asthma review

Practice Nurse*

We will invite you in for a full review every year, but please contact us at any time if you feel your breathing is worse. Remember to bring your inhalers and Peak Flow Diary if you have one.

 

 

Blood pressure 24-hour monitor fitting/removal

Health Care Assistant

The doctor or nurse may ask you to have a 24-hour blood pressure check if you have had a high blood pressure reading.

 

 

Blood pressure review

Health Care Assistant

Please book an appintment with a Health Care Assistant

 

 

Blood test – fasting

Health Care Assistant

Eat and drink nothing but plenty of clear water from 10:00pm the evening before.  Take your prescribed medications as normal You may attend anytime Monday 7:00am - 11:00am then Tuesday to Thursday 08:00am - 12:00. No appointment is necessary, but waiting may be unavoidable during busy periods.

 

 

Blood test – non-fasting

Health Care Assistant

Blood Clinics (sometimes called the phlebotomy clinic) You may attend anytime Monday 07:00am - 11:00am then Tuesday to Thursday 08:00 - 12:00. No appointment is necessary, but waiting may be unavoidable during busy periods.

 

 

Cervical cytology (Smear test)

Practice Nurse*

We strongly advise every eligible woman to attend for this potentially life-saving screening when invited.

 

 

Childhood vaccinations

Practice Nurse

These are delivered in scheduled clinics.  We will invite you to bring your child when he/she is due for vaccinations.

 

 

Gynae Problems

GP*

Please make an appointment in Dr Johnsons Healthy Womans Clinic which is every Tuesday then alternate Mondays

 

 

Contraception

 

See Coil, Emergency Contraception and Family Planning

 

 

COPD review

Practice Nurse*

We will invite you in for a full review every year, but please contact us at any time if you feel your breathing is worse. Remember to bring your inhaler if you have one.

 

 

Depression and low mood

GP/Advanced Nurse Practitioner

It is best to see a GP or one of our Advanced Nurse Practioners if you are feeling very low.

 

 

Diabetes review

Practice Nurse* or Nurse Practitioner*

We will invite you in for a full review every year and more frequently if you are struggling with blood sugar levels

 

 

Dressing – being seen for the first time

District Nurse

Please contact the District Nursing team for  Denton and Droylsden and Audenshaw - 0161 342 7900 

 

 

Dressing – follow-up appointments

District Nurse  Assistant

Please contact the District Nursing team for  Denton and Droylsden and Audenshaw - 0161 342 7900 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ECG (heart trace)

Health Care Assistant

This will be at the doctor or nurse’s request.  We cannot perform ECGs at the patient request only.

 

 

Emergency contraception

Practice Nurse* & Nurse Practitioner

Please book in with a practice nurse or use our drop in session every Thursday afternoon with Nurse Pam from 3pm – 5pm at the Ann Street site.  This will not run on the 3rd Thursday of the month due to staff training when the surgery closes at 12:00.

 

 

Family planning advice

Practice Nurse* & Nurse Practitioner

Please book in with a practice nurse or use our drop in session every Thursday afternoon with Nurse Pam from 3pm – 5pm at the Ann Street site.

 

 

Family planning implants insertion & removal

Practice Nurse, Nurse Practitioner & GP*

Please make an appointment to discuss this with our Nurse Pam Hoyle.

 

 

Family planning injection

Practice Nurse

Please book an appointment with a practice nurse 

 

 

Hypertension and heart review

Practice Nurse

 We will invite you in for a full review every year and more frequently if you are struggling with blood pressure levels

 

 

Joint injection

GP*

Please make an appointment to discuss this with the GP before booking to attend for the procedure.

 

 

Medical problem – new

Advanced  Nurse Practitioner & GP

If you have something contagious like a bad cold or tummy bug, book a telephone consultation instead of coming to the surgery.

 

 

Medical problem – ongoing

GP

Try to see the same GP each time about your medical problem.  This is called ‘continuity of care’ and helps the doctor monitor how the condition is developing or improving.

 

 

Medication reviews and realignment

Practice Pharmacist

Remember to bring along ALL your medications, including any you purchase for yourself.

 

 

Minor eye conditions

 

Opticians (MECS) - Eyesright Opticians - Denton Minor Eye Condition service (MECS) 0161 335 9500 Eyes Right Oticians, 12 Stockport Road, Denton, Manchester M34 6AB .

Opticians (MECS) - Cartwright Optometrists - Denton Minor Eye Condition service (MECS) 0161 336 3726 Cartwright Optometrists, 41-43 Manchester Road, Denton, M34 3JU 

 

 

 

   

 

 

Pregnancy test

Practice Nurse & Nurse Practitioner

We can only do pregnancy tests if there is a medical reason why we need an urgent result.  Self-test kits can be purchased from most pharmacies.

 

 

Routine adult vaccination (flu, pneumonia, etc)

Practice Nurse

Please call the surgery to find out which vaccinations are recommended for you.

 

 

Smoking cessation advice

HCA / Be Well team

We strongly advice every smoker to quit.  Let us help!Make an appointmewnt with our HCA or use Tameside’s Be well Service Appointments are available at a number of venues across Tameside.

Call them to make an appointment or for more information:  Tel: 0161 716 2000 or email: bewelltameside@nhs.net 

 

 

Spirometry

Practice Nurse*

Remember not to smoke or use your inhalers for at least 30 minutes before your appointment. Please bring your inhalers with you.

 

 

Suture (stitch) removal

Health Care Assistant

Please contact the District Nursing team for  Denton and Droylsden and Audenshaw - 0161 342 7900

 

 

Travel advice and vaccination

Practice Nurse & Pharmacist

Book a double appointment with the Practice Nurse.

 

 

Weight management

Health Care Assistant/ be Well Team

Tameside’s Be well Service have services available locally to help you achieve a healthy weight and lifestyle.

 

 

Well person check

Health Care Assistant

 Please bring an early morning urine sample with you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zoladex injection

Practice Nurse*, Nurse Practitioner and GP*

Please book an appointment with a practice nurse 

 

 

 

  • Remember, if you have a NEW MEDICAL PROBLEM the Nurse Practitioner will be able to help. Our Nurse Practitioners are trained to diagnose and prescribe for a very wide range of illnesses and can refer you to the hospital if needed.
  • Our doctors and nurses also offer TELEPHONE APPOINTMENTS which are available for you to book in advance.
  • If you cannot find the appointment you want online, please do not hesitate to contact us at the surgery as we are not able to put all appointments on line at any one time.
  • TO CANCEL AN APPOINTMENT – you can leave a message using the usual surgery number.