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We offer a range of clinics focussing on particular diseases or services in addition to our general
medical services. Typically they are run by our specialist nurses and need to be booked in advance.
and other tests that your doctor, nurse practitioner or hospital specialist may request.
operational changes in West Sussex we no longer have mental health counsellors based at the
We strongly recommend an annual review with a specialist
nurse if you have any chronic lung condition.
Your baby will be invited to a number of
immunisations during their first five years of life.
The schedule is quite complicated and is
outllined in their "red book". Our baby and child
immunisation clinics take place on Thursday
mornings and run by appointment.
Health visitors will see your child regularly for
developmental checks. They also run drop-in
clinics which are a good opportunity to discuss
any concerns you have over feeding, sleeping,
behaviour etc. Health visitor services run from
South Lodge Clidren and Family Centre, 40
Crescent Road, Worthing (map). They can be
contacted on 01903 213522
We can review your heart and cardiovasculkar
health at this clinic. Recommended if you are
over 40 and have not been tested before. We
will check your weight, blood pressure and
cholesterol and we can use this to help identify
you might need.
you read a little bit about cholesterol LINK
Heart Health & Cholesterol
Even if your asthma seems to be well controlled
it makes sense to see our specialist nurses
once per year. We can make sure you are on
the right medicine and not taking more than
If your asthma is limiting your activities or
disturbing your sleep then you would definitely
benefit from an asthma review - it may be that
changes to your medicines can make a
significant difference to your quality of life.
Diabetes is complex, chronic disease that if
poorly controlled can result in heart, eye,
vascular, kidney and brain diseases. Good
control of your blood sugars significantly
reduces complications and has been proven to
result in healthier, longer lives.
As a diabetic most of your routine care will be
provided by our team of specialist nurses, who
examining and testing you regularly and
optimising your medicines.
We will send you an invitation letter to book an
you to arrange blood and urine tests in
If you have any simple queries or problems,
We are lucky to have several doctors at the
practice who offer minor surgery. As a result
we can offer a wide range of services to our
patients: examples of these procedures can
include removal of benign skin lesions or cysts
Many of our GPs offer steroid joint injections for
tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis and other
tendinitis conditions as well as inflammatory
joint conditions such as frozen shoulders.
We also offer cryotherapy (freezing therapy) for
superficial skin lesions: funding for this service is
limited and the clinic runs monthly. Your usual
GP or nurse will refer you for minor surgery or
cryotherapy when required.
If you are worried about the menopause or
symptoms that you are suffering from it, we
suggest you make an appointment with our
nurse practitioners or if you prefer your usual
For most women it is not necessary to have a
blood test to diagnose the menopause - the
diagnosis is based on increasingly irregular
periods and technically defined when no periods
have occurred for 2 years. We would recommend
some reading before hand if you are thinking
Phlebotomy / Blood Tests
Our phlebotomists are pleased to take blood for
you for any tests that are needed. All our blood
tests are arranged by appointment or if you
prefer you can use a "walk-in and wait" service
If you are having a fasting blood test please
ensure that you have nothing to eat or drink
except plenty of water (to prevent you feeling
faint!) from 8pm the night before.
COPD, Emphysema &
Chronic Bronchitis Clinic
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
includes the diseases of emphysema and chronic
bronchitis. Although these diseases cannot be
cured, with the right combination of treatments
and therapies we can help limit your symptoms
and improve what you can do. Good longterm
control of COPD also reduces the chance that
you may need to be admitted to hospital with a
We recommend that you have a spirometry test
each year and are then reviewed at least
annually by our specialist nurses who will assess
your medication in detail and develop a
treatment plan with you. You can book
nurse review through reception.
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