Management of chronic disease
This encompasses a wide range of conditions which require long term treatment and care. Our priority is to ensure this care is ongoing and appropriate. To this end, we shall endeavour to review patients’ medication on an annual basis. Diabetic, Stroke, CHD and Asthma reviews are regularly performed in the Practice as required throughout the year and in accordance with NICE guidelines.
General nursing care
Our nurses provide wound care, contraceptive services, minor illness care and advice, smoking cessation advice, well person checks, new patient checks, venepuncture, blood pressure monitoring and travel advice; they also perform vaccinations, ear syringing and smear tests.
Midwife clinics are held weekly at the Springs Medical Centre in Ilkley.
This service is provided by our Practice Nurses who are both trained in cytology.
Family planning and contraceptive services
This is provided by Doctors and Nurses. Nurses are able to provide follow-up contraception monitoring for all methods initiated by the Doctor. We do not provide an implant service or the insertion of IUD’s, however, there is a Family Planning clinic held at the Coronation Hospital, Ilkley, where these services are provided. We also carry out testing for Chlamydia where appropriate.
Child health surveillance
Baby clinics are held the Springs Medical Centre in Ilkley.
Vaccinations and immunisations
Our practice strongly supports the childhood immunisation programme. All routine childhood immunisations are performed at the surgery by our Practice Nurses, following an automatic invitation from the Local Health Authority.
The Practice also offers vaccinations for young adults against measles if they are not protected.
Vaccination against whooping cough is also offered to pregnant women and new mothers.
The Practice offers all ‘at risk’ patients and those over 65 the seasonal influenza vaccine from September to January every year and also vaccination against pneumonia.
Foreign travel health advice
Our nurses have been trained to provide an up-to-date service that includes vaccinations if necessary (please note that there is a charge for most travel vaccinations).
Well person checks and NHS health checks
These are carried out by the Practice Nurses supported by the Health Care Assistant.
We run several clinics at Addingham Medical Centre:
- Blood Pressure
- Consultant-led Cardiology
- Cervical Cytology
- Child Health/Immunisations
- Coronary Heart Disease
- Family Planning and Contraception
- Flu (From end of September each year)
- Heart Disease
- HRT and Menopause
- Mental Health
- Minor Surgery
- Podiatry (NHS)
- Podiatry (Private) – John Thompson – 07917 061507
- Project 6 (Alcohol Advice)
- Smoking cessation
- Social Prescriber
- Travel and Vaccination
- Warfarin Monitoring
- Well Woman