Eastham Group Practice

Eastham Group Practice

Treetops Primary Healthcare Centre, 47 Bridle Road, Bromborough, CH63 6EE

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NHS

Telephone: 0151 327 1391

Fax: 0151 327 8670

WICCG.easthamgrouppractice@nhs.net

Clinics & Services

Here at Eastham Group Practice our GP’s and Nurses offer a wide range of services to our patients. In this section you will find out about the clinics we offer, the patient population they are aimed at and additional services that our GP’s and Nurses offer to ensure our patients’ are getting the care they need in their own community.

We have large number of clinics and services on offer so we have split the information into the tabs across the top in order to make the information easier to find.

You will find extensive information and advice about all of a large number of conditions/diseases/treatments etc in our Health Information section.

Nurse Clinics

Our Practice Nursing Team consists of eight multi-skilled and highly motivated nurses and health care assistants. The aim of the team is to provide the highest standard of nursing care, which includes the promotion of health and helping patients manage their chronic diseases. The services the offer include:

  • Audiology
  • Blood Pressure Monitoring
  • Chlamydia Screening
  • Cholesterol Diet Advice
  • Diet Advice
  • Doppler Assessment
  • Domiciliary Visits
  • Dressings
  • Ear Syringing
  • ECG
  • Injections
  • Medicals
  • Minor Surgery
  • Smoking cessation
  • Suture Removal
  • Well Person Health Check
  • Dementia & Memory Assessments
  • Carer Assessments
  • Elderly Health Assessments for all patients aged 75+
  • Chronic Kidney Disease Health Checks
  • Healthy Heart Checks for all patients 40-74 with no previous history of heart disease or diabetes (Patients only need 1 check every 5 years)
  • Basic Travel Clinic

General Clinics

Asthma/COPD

When: Monday,Tuesday,Thursday afternoons
Led By: Practice Nurse
Who is it for: All our Asthma & COPD patients who need monitoring on a yearly basis

How do you make an appointment:

  1. Via a yearly recall system
  2. At GPs request to ring reception

What Happens at the of Clinic:

  1. Monitor and improve the care of your breathing problems
  2. Advice on inhaler technique and medication
  3. Smoking advice
  4. Spirometry
  5. Review disease status

The clinic aims to improve patient’s quality of life through better management of their disease using the guidelines of the British Thoracic Society. Our aim is to get you actively involved in the management of your disease through a greater understanding of asthma to enable you to lead a healthier life.

Flu vaccinations

When: Yearly Oct – Dec
Led by: Practice Nurse/HCA
Who is it for: Patients over 65, Patients under 65 with specific chronic disease

How do you make an appointment: Following a letter of invite ring reception

What Happens at the of Clinic:

  1. Health status and allergy check
  2. Vaccination given
  3. Written advice given on side effects

CHD

When: Monday all day, alt Wednesday afternoon. (also during some Diabetic visits)
Led by: Practice Nurse
Who is it for: All patients presented who present secondary heart disease

How do you make an appointment: Invite by letter annually six month after your birthday

What Happens at the of Clinic:

  1. Annual review – including Health Check
  2. Healthy Life Style Promotion
  3. Smoking Cessastion Advice when applicable

Diabetes Clinic

When: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday mornings
Led by: Specialist Diabetic Nurse
Who is it for: New & existing patients who have been diagnosed with diabetes

How do you make an appointment:

  1. Invite via recall letter
  2. At reception for newly diagnosed patients

What Happens at the of Clinic:

  1. Dietary advice
  2. Advice on home monitoring of your blood sugar
  3. Examination to check blood pressure etc
  4. Blood and urine tests
  5. Review of your blood sugar control and your medication

The aim of the Diabetes Clinic is to increase the awareness and understanding of diabetes through education and minimise complications by regular monitoring of the condition.

Rheumatology

When: Alt Wednesday mornings
Led by: Practice Nurse/HCA
Who is it for: Patients with Rheumatology disease who require blood tests

How do you make an appointment:

  1. Given next appointment when attending clinic
  2. New patients invited by telephone

What Happens at the of Clinic:

  1. Monitoring blood
  2. Previously blood results given
  3. Medication advice
  4. IM injection if required

Woman and Children Clinics

Antenatal

When: Tuesday afternoon and Friday morning
Led By: Midwife
Who is it for: Ladies over 14 weeks pregnant

How do you make an appointment: Ring Reception on 327 1391

What Happens at the of Clinic:

  1. Check Babies Heartbeat
  2. Blood Pressure Check
  3. Diet Advice
  4. General Healthcare

Cervical Smear/Well Woman

When: Monday to Friday
Lead by: Our Specialist Smear Nurse
Who is it for: Ladies between the ages of 25 – 65

How do you make an appointment: Ring Reception on 327 1391

What Happens at the of Clinic:

  1. Liquid based Cytology Cervical Smear
  2. Well Woman Check which includes:
    – Breast Self Examination
    – Lifestyle Advice Dietary Advice
    – Blood Pressure Monitoring

If you need cancel an appointment for any reason or discuss any issues around cytology our specialist nurse, Sara Finnegan will be be happy to speak to you.

We offer cervical cancer screening at our surgery to all our female patients who are eligible. The Government recommends that all women between the ages of 25 and 64 have a cervical smear test every three to five years, depending on your age.

Child Clinics

Child Health Care

When: Tuesday afternoon, Friday morning
Led by: Doctor
Who is it for: 8 week old babies

How do you make an appointment:

An appointment will be sent to you from the practice when baby is approx 4 weeks old

What Happens at the of Clinic:

  1. General Paediatric Check
  2. Baby is measured and weighed
  3. Health Promotion

Child Immunisation

When: Tuesday afternoon, Friday morning
Led By: Practice Nurses
Who is it for: Children pre-school age and under

How do you make an appointment:

  1. Appointment sent out by child health Clatterbridge
  2. Or attend at the times above

What Happens at the of Clinic:

  1. Immunisation of child
  2. Advice

Blood Related Clinics

Warfarin Monitoring

When: Monday to Friday
Led by: Practice Nurse
Who is it for: Patients who are taking warfarin for specific reasons commenced by hospital or GP

How do you make an appointment:

  1. Given next appointment when attending clinic
  2. New patients invited by telephone

What Happens at the of Clinic:

  1. Finger Prick Blood Test
  2. Blood tested on premises
  3. Results/medication reviewed

Elderly Clinics

Elderly Person Healthcheck

When: Monday, Wednesday & Friday PM
Led by: Practice Nurse/HCA
Who is it for: Patients over the age of 75 looking at their holistic needs

How do you make an appointment: Invite on a yearly basis by letter or telephone

What Happens at the Clinic:

Full assessment of patients medical, social and physical needs

Housebound Elderly Health Screening

The practice issues invitations to all our elderly housebound patients over the age of 75 for an annual health check.The annual screening is an opportunity to check on the physical and mental well-being of our elderly housebound patients and also to ensure that they are receiving all the help that is available to them.

Travel Clinic

The practice offers travel vaccinations to all registered patients. Before travelling it is a good idea to have a consultation to find out what vaccinations and medication is needed to protect whilst you are away.

First appointment should be a minimum of 6 weeks before travel if possible – however vaccinations can be given later but would need discussing with the nurse

Vaccine Time Frame Doses Cost Repeat dose Comment
Hep A & B combined No charge NHS Vaccine
Typhoid 1 No charge 3 years NHS Vaccine
Tetanus/Diptheria & Polio 1 No charge 10 years NHS Vaccine
Hepatitis B Needs to be discussed face to face 3 £35 each £105 for course 5 years Recommended for backpackers/students going travelling and other travellers etc.
Rabies Day 0
Day 7
Day 21 or 28
3 £67 each
£201 for course
Annually if working abroad. Otherwise 5 years Need 24 hours to order vaccines (Novartis)
Japanese Encephalitis Day 0 Day 28 2 £95 each
£190 for course
3 years Need 24 hours to order vaccines (Novartis)
Malaria 1 course per trip £15 for private prescription Per trip The nurse will discuss and arrange private prescription. Patient picks up tablets from pharmacy
Meningitis ACWY 1 £39 Per trip Mid Africa

www.nathnac.org

www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk

Additional GP Services

  • Work Based Medicals such as HGV, ENG, Oil & Gas Seafarers Medicals
  • Joint Injections
  • Coil Fittings, Checks and Removals
  • Vaginal Pessary Fittings, Checks and Removals
  • Dermatology Clinics with Dr Pigott
  • Ophthalmology Appointments with Dr Porteous
  • Advanced Care Planning for Unplanned Hospital Admissions and End of Life
  • Carer’s Assessments
  • Specialist In-house Physiotherapy (Patients are referred via their GP if indicated)
  • Minor Operations for removals of cysts, warts, skins tags etc. (Patients will be listed for minor operations by a GP if indicated)

In addition to all of the above the practice also provides a consultation room for some community services which enables patients in the area to be seen locally and in the community rather than in a hospital environment. These clinics are:

  • Physiotherapy (Every Thursday)
  • Midwife/Antenatal (Tuesday Pm and Friday AM)
  • Counselling through Inclusion Matters (Days can vary depending upon their demand)
  • Citizens Advice Bureau (Every Other Wednesday AM)

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Opening Times

  • Monday
    08:00am - 20:30pm
  • Tuesday
    08:00am - 20:00pm
  • Wednesday
    08:00am - 20:00pm
  • Thursday
    08:00am - 20:00pm
  • Friday
    08:00am - 18:30pm
  • Saturday
    08:30am - 12:30pm
  • Sunday
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