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ANTENATAL CLINICS

These are run by the Community Midwives.  If you are pregnant and have not yet been seen by a midwife, please inform the reception Staff.  We now run daily postnatal clinics at Truro Health Park where the midwives see the majority of new mums and babies.  On the first day after discharge a Midwife will contact the family to ascertain if a home visit or an appointment at Truro Health Park is needed. 

 

The midwives see newly pregnant women at around 8-9 weeks of pregnancy, this will plan the appointments including scans for the remainder of the pregnancy. Midwives are attached to a surgery and this is to ensure as much as possible continuity in seeing the same midwife up to delivery. Your midwife will discuss with you where you would like to have your baby, dependant upon your health and past pregnancies; alternatives include Treliske Hospital ,Penrice Birth Centre (St. Austell) or a home birth.  When you have had your baby post natal visits are mostly within the clinics at Truro Health Park, unless you are not well enough to attend.

 

The midwifery team run antenatal preparation classes to prepare you for your birthing experience.

 

We also have maternity support workers in the midwifery team who can visit at home or see you at the Health Park.They provide breast feeding advice and newborn baby care support.

 

FAMILY PLANNING

Six month repeat prescriptions of the Pill can be obtained in the same way as a repeat prescription.  Once a year you should be checked in the practice nurse’s Well Woman Clinic, or in your own doctor’s normal surgery.  Depo-provera injections can be done in the General nurse Clinic. See LARC in 'further information' on the right.

CERVICAL CYTOLOGY AND WELL WOMAN

For cervical smears, breast and blood pressure checks ask for an appointment in the Well Woman Clinic.  If you do not wish to be called for a smear test you must complete the appropriate 'opt out' form.  Please discuss your wishes with your GP who will be able to advise you further. 

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If you are on medication for heart disease, thyroid problems or have had a history of stroke, your blood pressure and cholesterol level  should  be checked annually.  If you are on medication for hypertension, your blood pressure should be checked at least once every six months.  Our practice nurses run special screening clinics.  If you suffer from Asthma or Diabetes, there are dedicated nurse clinics to review your condition at least annually.  A new government initiative suggests that patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis should be reviewed annually at the surgery.  We are rolling out this programme from April 2013.

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HEALTH PROMOTION

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Routine physical checks (blood pressure, urinalysis etc) are available with the practice nurse.  For more detailed advice on health matters, ask for a Lifestyle Clinic appointment.  Smoking cessation advice clinics are also available. Follow the link below to connect to Health Promotion Services in Cornwall.

http://www.healthpromcornwall.org/

IMMUNISATIONS

For children at 2,3 and 4 months, MMR at 13 months and pre-school boosters are available in twice weekly nurse clinics.  Adult vaccinations for tetanus are done by the practice nurse. 

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Nurse clinics are available for advice about vaccination and prevention.  Some vaccinations require to be done well in advance of travel, so make sure your first appointment is at least 6-8 weeks prior to your departure.  There is no charge for the clinic, but some vaccinations which are recommended are not available on the NHS, and WILL INCUR A CHARGE.  Prepayment is necessary for some vaccinations.  It would be helpful if you could complete a travel questionnaire prior to your travel clinic appointment (you can find this under the travel vaccination tab).  This will be passed to the nurse before you are seen to ensure the vaccines required are available.  Not all travel vaccinations are kept in stock and need to be ordered prior to your appointment.

Lander Medical practice is an approved Yellow Fever Centre. 

www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk

www.masta-travel-health.com

MINOR OPERATIONS

Please consult your doctor first for an assessment.  If your doctor feels that you need minor surgery you will be placed on a short waiting list and this will be performed at the practice.  Some minor surgery procedures require referral to the hospital due the size or location of the problem.

WART CLINIC

Most warts and verrucas need no treatment, but if you have one which is causing problems, please ask to see the nurse in the Wart Clinic. There is information regarding self-treatment of warts and veruccas on the tab above.  It is suggested you try these options first.

MEDICALS

For life assurance, permanent health insurance, driving and HGV require a special appointment outside normal surgery time.  Please contact our secretary, Yvonne Lusty, who will arrange a time. 

docbaby PRACTICE NURSES

Run a general session every day by appointment at Lander Medical practice, and Monday mornings and Thursday mornings at Threemilestone, to deal with managing minor illnesses, wounds, injuries, dressings, removal of stitches and ear syringing. 

They are supported by two Health Care Assistants who have clinics (Mon-Friday mornings and Wednesday and Friday afternoons at Lander Medical practice, Monday and Wednesday mornings at Threemilestone) to take bloods, perform routine ECGs and blood pressure monitoring.

 

 

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