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ECG  - Heart tracings are performed by the Practice Nurses at the request of the GPs

Phlebotomy  - Blood tests are mainly done by the Community Phlebotomy Service.  Test request forms can be collected from reception and appointments for blood tests can be booked on 0800 092 4020.  Some blood tests are done by the nurses at the surgery in certain situations.

Family Planning

IUD

Dr Geeta Wadhwa is a GP with a special interest in Gynaecology and performs contraceptive implants and coil (IUD) fitting at the surgery.
 

Sex is a normal aspect of adult life. It is very important that you know about sexual health and take seriously the responsibility of protecting yourself from unwanted diseases or pregnancies - we can advise on all aspects of sexual health and provide a full range of contraceptive methods including emergency contraception (the 'morning-after pill').

All the doctors and nurses do repeat prescriptions of the pill for those needing further supplies.

   


 

Emergency Contraception 
 

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Post-Coital 'morning after' Pill or coil (IUD)

T here are now two types of morning after (post-coital pill) available.  The earlier the morning after pill is taken, the more effective it is.  One pill has to be given within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse and the other within 120 hours.


• Within first 24 hours..........95% effective
• Within 48 hours.................85% effective
• Within 72 hours.................58% effective
 

Emergency contraception pills can be prescribed by all the doctors or nurses as well as local certified pharmacists and the  Family Planning Clinic  who have regular clinics in the Forum.

If you have left it more than 72 hours, you can still have a coil (IUD) fitted up to five days after unprotected sexual intercourse. Make an appointment with Dr Wadhwa or the local  Family Planning Clinic , as soon as possible, to make arrangements.

It is important to see a health professional (doctor or nurse) for family planning advice as soon as possible after taking emergency contraception to arrange a method of regular contraception.

NB - IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A PERIOD WITHIN TWO TO THREE WEEKS AFTER TAKING EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTION YOU MUST SEE A HEALTH PROFESSIONAL (DOCTOR OR NURSE) AS YOU MAY BE PREGNANT.

All the doctors are sympathetic to women who wish to discuss unwanted pregnancies. A Central Booking Service has been organised by the Manchester PCT which can be contacted directly by patients from 8 am to 9 pm Monday to Friday:

Central Booking Service for Termination of Pregnancy:0845 365 0565


Sexual Health (The DASH Clinic)

If you think you may be at risk of having a sexual infection, please come and talk to us regarding testing.

The practice nurses hold a regular clinic (the DASH clinic) that offers full and confidential screening for all sexually transmitted diseases. Alternatively you can contact either the local Family Planning clinic or Genito-Urinary Medicine clinic for more advice.

Pleace  click here  to find your nearest clinic.

ALL services are completely confidential.

Useful sites for information and contacts are listed below:

fpa_logo  C ontraceptive and sexual health advice at local clinics


brook_logo   N ational voluntary provider of sexual health service for under 25s


NHS_Choices_logo  NHS site with a wealth of information regarding sexual health



 

Minor Operations

scalpel These are performed by a GP who will make an initial assessment and discuss the various options.

Procedures undertaken at the practice include:

  • Steroid injections

  • Excision of skin lesions (lipomas, sebacious cysts etc)

  • Currettage/cryotherapy/diathermy of skin lesions

  • Incision & drainage of boils/infected cysts

  • Ingrowing toenails

Please arrange an appointment via reception for your assessment-depending on the procedure this may occur in normal surgery times or on Tuesday afternoons in the minor operation suite.



 
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