This clinic is run jointly, by one of our doctors and the community midwife. Appointments are made on the instruction of doctor, after pregnancy is confirmed.
Contraception care is provided by all the doctors during surgery hours. Our practice nurses can also provide advice on family planning. Appointments can be made for coil cap fittings and checks.
Dr Poorvie Hewa Pathiranage and Dr Ashraf Zaman run a weekly minor surgery clinic. Removal of some moles and small lumps may be suitable for this clinic. Coil fittings and contraceptive implants are also conducted at this time. You will need to have seen a doctor before being booked in to this clinic.
An influenza vaccination is particularly recommended for patients with heart, lung or kidney disease, diabetes, carers and residents of nursing and rest homes and those over 65years of age.
Please contact the reception staff in September for details of the vaccination dates or to make an appointment. If you are unable to attend the surgery, a home visit will be arranged to undertake this facility.
Child Health Surveillance
A check by a Doctor is offered at 8 weeks for baby and Mum’s post-natal. Development Assessment is offered by the Health Visitor based at Chase Hospital.
It is recommended that patients with asthma are seen annually. This allows the Practice Nurse with specialist training to asses you and helps you develop a self-management plan according to your needs
It is recommended that patients with diabetes attend a 6-12monthly review with our Senior Practice Nurse, who specialises in diabetic care. Patients are sent an appointment for a review which includes a blood test appointment two weeks prior to the annual review. If you feel you are overdue for a check-up, please contact reception for an appointment.
It is recommended that patients with a history of heart problems should be reviewed annually. A blood test two weeks prior to this appointment with the Practice Nurse will be needed. This will allow the Practice Nurse to monitor your condition, blood pressure, medication and to assist in a self-management plan
Non NHS Services
Certain services provided by your doctor are not covered by the NHS and you will be asked to pay a fee, eg travel vaccination including yellow fever, pre-employment medicals, insurance claims, holiday certificates, private medicals, private certificates, fitness to drive medicals etc. We also act as examiners for several life insurance companies. Should we be asked to examine you for their purposes the company will be responsible for the fee.
Fees chargeable are in line with current British Medical Association recommendations. A list of the fees is posted at reception.
Pinehill Surgery Private Fees 2016.pdf