Baby Immunisation Clinic
Monday 2pm - 4pm & Thursday 10am - 12pm
Monday 2pm - 4pm
Wednesday 9am - 3.30pm
The practice nurse offers cardiovascular risk screening and advice for all patients aged 35-70. If you are in this age group you will be invited by the Primary Care Trust to attend an appointment at the health centre.
It is important for all women aged between 25 and 65 to have a cervical smear test every 3 years. Appointments can be made with the practice nurses.
We offer comprehensive services for patients with chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, asthma and high blood pressure. The majority of these clinics are run by the practice nurses.
District Nurses provide nursing care to patients at home. This is normally at the request of the doctor or hospital.
We offer an enhanced service for patients who have diabetes. This service is run by Dr Natasha Fraser and the practice nurses and offers care which would normally be given in hospital.
Doctors and practice nurses will offer family planning advice. Contraception is available from the health centre, including condoms, injections, coils and implants.
These are offered each autumn to all patients aged 65 and over and those other groups who are most a risk. Further information about Flu Vaccinations can be found in our health guide.
The practice is actively engaged in health promotion.
In particular we can arrange; primary prevention e.g., advice on smoking, diet & exercise and immunisations both adult and childhood; screening, e.g., blood pressure checks, cholesterol estimations, cervical smears, travel advice and vaccines etc.
If you would like to discuss any of these please see one of our nurses.
Community midwives help to look after mothers and their babies before birth and in the immediate postnatal period. They work closely with our doctors and hospital doctors.
The doctors offer minor surgery, cryotherapy and removal of lumps and cysts. Appointments can be made after seeing any of the doctors.
The practices provide services to the local nursing and residential homes. All residents are offered the opportunity to register with the practices if they so wish.
There is a walk-in podiatry service available every Wednesday 1.30pm-2.30pm. This is for acute problems such as: weeping, discharging wound; in growing/infected toe nail; loss of sensation; foot infection.
Please note, the walk-in podiatry service is based on 'first come, first served'.
Our Practice Nurse offers the following services:
- Maternity Care(including antenatal, postnatal care and baby care)
- Chronic Disease Checks
- First aid advice, Blood and Urine Tests, Dressings, removal of stitches etc
- Adult and Childhood Immunisations
- Travel Immunisations
- Stopping Smoking
- Cervical Smears / Contraception Services
- Family Planning
- Health Promotion e.g., dietary advice and advice on smoking
- Advice on Diet
- Post Natal Exams
- Spirometry (lung function tests)
- New Patient Screening
Medical Examinations (Non-NHS)
Certain services provided by the Doctors are not covered by the NHS and fees are payable for such items as:
- LGV & PSV licences
- Elderly driver licences
- Pre-employment medicals
- Private certificates
- Holiday vaccinations
- Insurance claims
- Fitness for sports
Please ask the receptionist for such services. Charges are payable at the time of attendance, and the BMA recommended scale of fees is on display at the reception desk. For further information please see Why do GP’s charge?
A current list of fees can be downloaded here and is also displayed in our Waiting Area. It you have any queries regarding these, please enquire at Reception.
Self-certificates are available from your employer for sickness of up to one week. Any certificate required from the Doctor for periods up to the first week can only be provided as a private certificate for which there is a charge.
The practice offers confidential sexual health advice, investigations and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases. Appointments can be made with the doctor or practice nurse. Sexual health advice is also available from the health visitors.
Ask at reception or speak to a doctor or practice nurse if you want to stop smoking.
We offer a full range of vaccinations for foreign travel. For all advice and information regarding foreign travel please see our Travel page.
Most travel vaccinations provide to patient are under NHS expense which is free of charge. Our Practice Nurse is fully qualified and experienced. We offer readily available appointment for travel vaccination every week.
The treatment room nurse runs a clinic each morning for dressings, stitches removal & ear syringes. Appointments must be made by ringing the central booking line on 0161 426 9636. Brinnington Surgery does not provide this service and has no control over appointments.
There are several other services on offer at the health centre, including dental services, chiropody, physiotherapy, hearing tests for children under five and speech therapy.