Sharon Copland Community Midwife manages an Antenatal Clinic for women (& partners) on Mondays from 2.00pm - 4.15 at Kyleshill Saltcoats and on Tuesdays 1:30pm - 4:00pm at Stevenston. The booking clinic is also at Stevenston on Thursdays from 2.00 pm till 4.15pm..
Preconceptual Care and advice is available from Sharon Copland Community Midwife, Liz Bryson Practice Nurse or Connie Bain Practice Nurse. Ask for an appointment at the reception desk.
A full child health service is available from the practice. "Baby Clinics" run on Tuesdays from 9:30am until 12:00pm at Stevenston Health Centre. Our Health Visitors, Sandra Richardson & Carole McLaughlin, Practice Nurses Connie Bain & Liz Bryson & Dr Clifford Martin are available during this time to give advice, carry out developmental assessments, give treatment where appropriate & give immunisations. The afternoon session from 2.00 till 4.00 pm is a health Visitor only clinic.
These clinics are a combination of drop-in appointments made as you arrive at the practice and arranged appointments for developmental assessments and immunisations.
Other Medical Clinics
Patients with Diabetes, Coronary Heart Disease, Hypertension, Asthma, COPD & a range of other medical problems will be invited to attend Practice based clinics at various times for review of their treatment and management.
Flu Campaign Clinics
The practice runs a flu campaign each autumn/winter for patients who are 65 years and over and all patients who have Diabetes, Heart Disease, Asthma (requiring steroid treatment), COPD, liver disease, kidney disease, immune deficiency diseases & other related diseases. Pneomovax, which is available all year round, is also recommended for the patients above who are not yet immunised. Please make an appointment to see the Practice Nurse
Minor Surgery & Cryosurgery
The Practice offers a minor surgery service for the removal of small lesions, moles etc. You must see your doctor first to allow him to assess the suitability of this minor procedure.
Cryosurgery for the treatment of warts is available on every second Wednesday of the month by appointment between 10:00am and 11:30am. This treatment is not usually suitable for children under 12 years, unless they have tolerated it previously. Other forms of treatment are available from Liz Bryson Practice Nurse.
The practice offers a confidential, free and friendly service to young people 12 years and over. The Practice Nurses will always endeavour to see young people who requre help or advice as soon as possible.
The practice offers a comprehensive range of contraception services, including implant insertion and sexual health advice for both sexes. Emergency contraception is available - please let the receptionist know that you require to see the nurse regarding this. Emergency contraception may be available from your local pharmacy for patients over 14 years of age.
The Cervical Smear test is important to help detect any changes at an early stage that may require further investigation or treatment. The screening test should be carried out every three years on all sexually active women between the age of 20 years and 60 years. The Practice Nurse or your doctor will carry out this procedure and we will write to you with the result in approximately 3 weeks
The GPs, Practice Nurse, Health Visitor and Health and Well Being Advisor offer smoking cessation advice and support. Nicotine Replacement Therapy is available on prescription. The practice also works closely with Fresh Air-Shire who provide individual support, group support information and advice & access to nicotine replacement at a reduced cost. Freephone 0800 7839132.
Health and Well Being Advisor
Want to lose weight, give up smoking, improve your diet or generally feel better about your health? Why not make an appointment to see Debbie Watson or Candace Howie who will give you advice and support to lead a healthier life?
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