Clinics and Services

If you would like to book one of these clinics or services, please visit our Consulting Room.

Antenatal and Postnatal Care

As soon as you know you are pregnant, please make an appointment to see a doctor, who will then arrange the relevant care with you.

The community midwives and doctors provide a shared care system for antenatal and postnatal care, both for mother and baby at the surgery and at home. Our community midwife is based at Luton & Dunstable Hospital, and can be contacted via the switchboard on 01582 49 11 66. The midwife also runs clinics at the surgery 08:30 – 16:00 every Monday.

Following your delivery, the midwife cares for you for ten days, after which our health visitors will take over your routine care.

Anti-Coagulation (Warfarin) Clinic

The surgery runs an anti-coagulation clinic every Thursday morning for patients taking Warfarin, with the support of Luton & Dunstable Hospital.

Once patients have had their dosing stabilised by the hospital, they can attend the surgery, which many find more convenient. We can test the blood at the surgery, and then use a sophisticated computer programme to advise on dosing, based on the results obtained.

Blood Tests

Our phlebotomists will take blood samples for tests to be done. Children under sixteen have to have their blood taken by a doctor, or at the hospital clinic.

Blood samples can be taken on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday mornings, and Thursday afternoons. They are then taken by courier to the hospital laboratories for analysis.

Most results are visible online via our online services. Please complete our online form if you wish to register for online services. Otherwise, please telephone after 11:30, allowing one working week from the time the test was carried out.

Cervical Screening

Cervical screening significantly reduces the risk of developing cervical cancer. It is offered by the NHS to all patients between the ages of 24.5 and 64 and involves having a cervical smear which can be taken by our practice nurses.

You can obtain the results via our online services, or by telephoning the surgery four to five weeks after your smear test.

Coil Fitting

Dr Jinmi fits coils at the surgery. You will need to make an initial appointment to discuss things with her and then a further double appointment for the actual fitting.

Counselling

Counselling is available for short-term conditions including those related to stress, bereavement and relationship difficulties. Counselling is provided by a counselling service commission by the CCG.

If you have been advised by the surgery to submit a patient health questionnaire (PHQ-9), please use our PHQ-9 Review form. Please be advised that no appointments will be made until the form has been completed and returned.

Family Planning

The surgery provides a full range of contraceptive services, including emergency contraception. If you have been advised by the surgery to submit a contraceptive pill review, please use our Contraceptive Pill Review form.

Health Promotion Clinics

Our nursing team hold their own clinics by appointment. They can help you with the following:

Health Visitors

Health visitors are registered general nurses or midwives who have undergone further training to provide health education and preventative care, in particular for children under 5.

We have two health visitors attached to the practice, who are based at the Houghton Regis Health Centre. They will also be available on Wednesday mornings between 09:30 and 11:30 at the Tithe Farm Neighbourhood Centre.

Immunisations

We offer a comprehensive childhood immunisation programme.

Please contact the surgery for further details.

Joint & Soft Tissue Injections

Steroid injections are available for conditions such as frozen shoulder and tennis elbow.

Patients who need a specialised or complex injections may require a referral to a local hospital outpatient clinic.

Minor Surgery

Minor surgery sessions are held by the GPs fortnightly. Your doctor will make the required arrangements for you. More complex procedures may require a referral to a specialist service.

Smoking Cessation

If you have been advised by the surgery to submit a smoking review, please use our Smoking Review form.

Our trained nursing assistants are pleased to offer advice and give prescriptions where needed to help people to give up smoking. Studies have shown that the right support, together with treatment such as nicotine patches, will increase your chances of quitting considerably.

Travel Advice and Immunisations

Please visit our Travel Room for vaccinations and travel advice.

If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you will need to initially complete a Travel Risk Assessment form, giving details of your travel plans. This includes which countries/areas you will be visiting, to determine what vaccinations are required.

We are a registered UK yellow fever vaccination centre and are able to provide this vaccination for both our own patients, and also for non-registered patients. This service is not available on the NHS and therefore we have to charge a fee.