Clinics & Services
Practice Nurses & Health Care Assistants
We can offer the following services, by appointment:
- New patient checks including NHS health checks for eligible patients
- Ear syringing
- Wound dressings & removal of stitches
- Flu and pneumonia vaccinations
- Children’s and travel vaccines
- Pre-pregnancy counselling
- Chronic disease reviews (Asthma/Diabetes/Blood Pressure checks etc.)
- Dietary advice
- Injections e.g. B12
- Cervical smears
Dr Saira Awan offers joint injections. Please make an appointment to be assessed for suitability with her.
We perform in-house phlebotomy (blood tests) every Tuesday morning at the surgery.
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Our healthcare assistant, Varsha, runs a supportive, non-judgemental, stop smoking clinic. Please make an appointment with her to get started on your way to becoming smokefree.
We have in-house counselling by an external counsellor. If you think you may benefit from counselling please see a GP, who will be able to refer you.
Cognitive Behavioural therapy (CBT) is also available in Hertfordshire, and patients can self refer to the Wellbeing team: https://www.iaptportal.co.uk/ServiceUser/SelfReferralForm.aspx
We provide a full range of ante and post-natal care for our patients and share this care with our local midwives and hospitals. Local midwifery services are now run on a team basis and clinics are run at the surgery on a weekly basis, on Thursday mornings. You may also be offered appointments for antenatal care at local Children's Centres and at Watford General Hospital. If you have just found out that you are pregnant you can complete a self-referral to the maternity team at Watford General Hospital: https://www.westhertshospitals.nhs.uk/ourservices/womens_services/maternity/selfreferralform.asp
Routine cervical screening in this area is undertaken according to national guidelines. Smears are performed by nurses and female doctors. When booking an appointment please inform the receptionist that a smear is to be done.
Family planning services are provided by all the doctors and nurses. We are happy to advise on contraceptive methods.
The practice provides routine screening at 6-8 weeks of age to all our youngest patients. This will coincide with the first immunisations and the routine postnatal consultation. This examination forms part of the programme of health checks offered by the health visitors and ourselves.
You will be sent a letter with the date to bring your child for his first check and for his/her immunisations. We are keen that all our young patients should be fully protected.