Clinics & Services
All of our doctors can provide full antenatal and postnatal care. Pregnant patients can be seen for ante-natal appointments at any convenient time in normal surgery times Monday to Friday.
We are happy to participate in Shared Care, Consultant Led Care, Midwife Led Care etc. Referrals can be made to Ipswich Hospital, West Suffolk Hospital (Bury St. Edmunds) and Colchester Hospital on request. We agree with the concept of increased patient choice in this area, and will support any chosen option.
These clinics are run by Danielle and Heather two of our specialist Practice Nurses at Hadleigh . Danielle and Heather can check that your treatment is working satisfactorily and give advice on ways to prevent asthma attacks. Inhaler technique can also be checked, to ensure that your treatment is as efficient as possible.
Childhood immunisation clinics are held at Hadleigh Monday 14:00 – 16:00 and Friday 09:00 – 10:00 by our Practice Nurse. Appointments are sent out for this clinic, however, if your child has missed their scheduled appointment, we may be able to offer you an appointment in this clinic, please ask at reception or telephone on: 01473 822961.
Hypertension / Blood Pressure
We suggest that everyone should have a blood pressure check every five years, which can be arranged with the Health Care Assistant, Practice Nurse or your Doctor. If you have high blood pressure this needs regular checks with a Doctor.
Phlebotomy / Blood Tests
The Practice now has a regular phlebotomy service at both Hadleigh and Boxford. These clinics are held by our Health Care Assistants. The Practice offers a large number of such appointments. However, because of the ever increasing range and complexity of conditions that are now managed by GPs there is immense pressure on blood test appointments. If you are able to attend the hospital for tests we would be grateful as it helps ease this pressure.
Women are offered cervical screening just before their 25th birthday, and thereafter 3 yearly up to 50. Women between the ages of 50 and 64 are offered cervical screening every 5 years. Most women will attend their GP Practice and have the test taken by a practice nurse.
Child Health Surveillance
All the Doctors are qualified to provide child health surveillance. This is shared between the Doctors and our Health Visitors. The Doctors will normally check a baby shortly after birth - typically at about seven days old. There is a 6-8 week check later carried out usually at the post-natal
The Practice runs a weekly diabetic clinic (usually for diabetics not on insulin). The clinic is run by our specialist Practice Nurses Heather, Danielle and Liz and overseen by Dr Lyons and Dr Pettitt who have a special interest in diabetes. The aim of the clinic is to provide education, support and monitoring of your condition and early detection and prevention of complications
All Doctors provide a complete and confidential family planning advice service. We also provide emergency contraceptives. Please contact reception to make an appointment with our nurses or a doctor. Drs Croot and Pettitt are qualified to administer long-acting contraception implants and Intra-Uterine Systems (IUS or 'the coil').
We are fully equipped to carry out minor surgical procedures, dressing of wounds and first aid treatment. Please discuss this with your Doctor who will then arrange for you to be given an appointment.
Our Practice Nurses offer travel advice including administering a limited number of free NHS immunisations.
If you are between the age of 40 and 74 you may receive a letter for an NHS Health check from the NHS Screening Services. If you receive a letter, please make an appointment with one of our Health Care Assistants.
Weekly appointments are available with our trained Practice Nurses for advice and support on smoking cessation. Our Practice Nurses will offer you a tailored programme to help you quit and can prescribe various stop smoking treatments to help you kick the habit. Patients may self refer into this clinic by contacting us for an appointment.