Clinics and Services
We offer a range of clinics and services including those below. For more information, please visit our Health Review and Assessment Clinic Room.
If you would like to attend any of the below clinics, please visit our Consulting Room.
Our practice can provide the following services:
During your pregnancy your immediate care will be undertaken by the midwife attached to the practice from Dudley Group of Hospitals. The antenatal clinic is held at both Feldon and Hawne Lane Surgery, please ask at reception for details.
The midwife will explain your antenatal care and arrange your booking appointment at your chosen hospital. She will also arrange first scans, blood tests and give you information books and leaflets.
Following this appointment you will then be seen at various intervals during your pregnancy by the midwife, the doctor or the obstetrician depending on your specific care plan. For all appointments, we ask that you bring with you your antenatal notes.
The practice is committed to helping those that care for others. If you are a carer or are looked after by a carer, please advise the receptionist or clinician (during your new patient check), to ensure that this information is added to your records. The practice will provide you with contact details for local support networks and advise of your entitlement to a carer’s assessment.
To tell us if you are a carer, please complete our Register a Carer Form.
Ladies aged between 25 and 64 will be invited to attend for a cervical smear every three years. Smears are undertaken by the practice nurse at the surgery. If you do not receive an invitation (and you have not had a hysterectomy) then please telephone the surgery.
Child Health Clinic
The child health vaccination programme is managed by the child health nurse who will contact you with invitations for your baby’s vaccinations which are held in clinic here at the surgery; ask at reception for further details.
Chronic Disease Management
The practice provides a comprehensive package of care for patients with Diabetes, Heart Disease and Respiratory problems. Clinics are run by the practice nurse and overseen by the doctor. The practice has a recall system in place to invite patients for review either once or twice per year.
The practice offers a range of contraceptive services including the fitting of intrauterine devices during normal clinic times. These procedures will be carried out by either a doctor or nurse.
If you have been advised by the surgery to complete a review of your contraception, you will need to complete our Contraception Review Form.
We encourage all our patients to share the responsibility for their health in both preventing disease and treating existing conditions. The practice nurse will be happy to discuss any concerns you have regarding family history of heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure and diabetes as well as your general health. Advice on diet, alcohol intake or smoking cessation can be given as necessary.
Patients aged 75 years and over who have not been seen by a doctor or nurse for any reason during the last 12 months will be offered a general health check either when they attend for a consultation or in some cases by written invitation by the practice nurse.
Patients between the ages of 16 and 75 who have not attended the surgery in the last three years for any reason will be offered a similar general health check when they attend for consultation or by written invite where appropriate.
The surgery routinely offers joint injections and removal of ‘lumps and bumps’ and some other procedures. If your doctor cannot provide the service, you may be referred to another of the partners or sent to the hospital.
NHS Health Check
The NHS Health Check helps to identify potential risks early. By having this check and following the advice of the health professional, you improve your chances of living a healthier life.
Everyone between the ages of 40 and 74 who have not got a pre-existing long term condition will be invited for a check once every five years. Even if you are feeling well it is worth having your NHS Health Check.
Your postnatal check will be due six weeks following the birth of your baby and will be carried out at the surgery by one of our practice nurses during morning surgery when a doctor will be on hand for consultation if required.
We ask that patients contact the surgery when this becomes due to make an appointment.
Influenza vaccine is provided primarily for patients aged 65 or over, those with specific illnesses such as asthma, diabetes or heart disease, pregnant or patients who may be carers.
The vaccine is normally available by the end of September. Please contact the surgery at this time to make your appointment and to check your eligibility for the vaccine.
Pneumococcal vaccine for the prevention of pneumonia is normally available all year round and will be given to those fulfilling the NHS criteria. Young children are also offered the influenza vaccine, those eligible are decided by the NHS it is not a practice decision.
Any patients wishing help to stop smoking can self refer to the Let’s Get Healthy Dudley programme. If any patient would like to discuss this before referral an appointment can be made with our health care assistant who will be able to give information about the service.
Telephone: 0800 0614962
If you have been advised by the surgery to complete a review of your smoking, you will need to complete our smoking Review Form.
Travel Advice, Immunisations/Vaccinations
We provide a full range of travel vaccinations, when visiting some countries, malaria prophylaxis may be necessary; this will be discussed during your appointment.
Please note that whilst some malaria medication can be purchased directly from the chemist, others require a private prescription and cannot be obtained on the NHS. If you are planning a holiday where immunisations are required, it is best to make an appointment to discuss your requirements and a schedule can be arranged for you in good time for your holiday, ideally 10 weeks or so beforehand.
Some vaccinations carry a charge and fees will be payable prior to the vaccination appointment.
Prior to your appointment, please complete our Travel Risk Assessment Form.