Practice Clinics & Services

To make an appointment for any of the clinics and services below, please contact our reception staff.


Clinics

Clinic

Time

Baby Immunisation Clinic

Monday 2pm - 4pm & Thursday 10am - 12pm

Post-natal clinic

Monday 2pm - 4pm

Ante-natal clinic

Wednesday 9am - 3.30pm

Baby Changing Facilities

There is a baby changing room at the health centre.

Cardiovascular Risk Screening

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.

Cervical Smears

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.

Chronic Disease Clinics

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.

Counselling Service

The practice counsellor runs a weekly clinic at the health centre. Patients requiring counselling will be referred by the doctors.

District Nurses

District Nurses provide nursing care to patients at home. This is normally at the request of the doctor or hospital.

Enhanced Diabetes Service

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.

Family Planning

Doctors and practice nurses will offer family planning advice. Contraception is available from the health centre, including condoms, injections, coils and implants.

Flu Vaccinations

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.

Health Promotion & Well Person Checks

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.

Midwives

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.

Minor Surgery

The doctors offer minor surgery, cryotherapy and removal of lumps and cysts. Appointments can be made after seeing any of the doctors.

Nursing Homes

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.

Podiatry

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'.

Practice Nursing Services

Practice Nurses

Our Practice Nurse offers the following services:

  • Maternity Care (including antenatal, postnatal care and baby care)
  • Chronic Disease Checks
  • Diabetes
  • Asthma
  • CHD
  • First aid advice, Blood and Urine Tests, Dressings, removal of stitches etc
  • Ear syringing
  • 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

Private Non-NHS Work

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       
  • Insurance
  • 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.

Medical Certificates

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.

Sexual Health

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.

Sickness Certificates

You do not require a doctor's sickness certificate for any illness lasting seven days or less. Your employer may however require you to complete a self-certification form (SC2) which is available from your employer or on the www.gov.uk website.

Evidence that you are sick

If you are sick for more than seven days, your employer can ask you to give them some form of medical evidence to support payment of SSP (statutory sick pay).

Your employer can ask you to confirm that you've been ill.You can do this by filling in a form yourself when you return to work. This is called self-certification.

If you're sick and off work for more than seven days, your employer will probably ask for proof of your illness. Most employers ask for a fit note from your GP.

However, this will also depend on your employer's company policy on sick leave (or sickness absence). This policy should tell you how many days you can be off sick before you need to provide proof of illness or a fit note.

You could also provide evidence from someone who is not a medical practitioner, e.g. a dentist. Your employer will decide whether or not this evidence is acceptable. If your employer has any doubts, they may still ask for a medical certificate from your GP.

Statement of Fitness for Work - ’Fit Note'

The 'fit note' was introduced on 6 April 2010. With your employer's support, the note will help you return to work sooner by providing more information about the effects of your illness or injury.

For more information see the www.gov.uk website (where this information was sourced)

Stop Smoking Service

Ask at reception or speak to a doctor or practice nurse if you want to stop smoking.

Travel Vaccinations

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.

Treatment Room

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.