We welcome new patients from our practice area. Get a health check when you register.
Our in-house dispensary can supply medicines for all patients who do not live within a mile of a local pharmacy.
SERVICES & CLINICS
We have a full range of services for patients with long-term conditions and special requirements
Order prescriptions, make appointments, view your records and get a consultation with a doctor or nurse
Vacancy - Medical Secretary / Receptionist
Previous experience necessary, ideally using EMIS Web, although further training can be given. Permanent position - 30 hours per week.
For more information please visit our vacancy page
Online services Prescriptions, appointments, view records on your PC, tablet or phone
New patients We welcome new patients in our area. Get a health check when you register
Clinics & services Long-term conditions and special requirements we have a full range of services
Diabetes Prevention Week: 16-22 April 2018
Could you get Diabetes?
Type 2 Diabetes mostly affects older people, comes on gradually and is treated initially with tablets. Unfortunately in the long term it is responsible for heart attacks, blindness, kidney failure and amputations so it is not a trivial problem. Fortunately it can be prevented.
If you have a close family member who has Type 2 diabetes you may be at increased risk. Similarly if you are overweight, particularly if it is around your middle, your risk is increased. Diabetes UK has a risk calculator which will work all this out for you. If you think you might be at increased risk, a simple blood test can be done. Please ask for this at reception or book a full NHS Health Check (if eligible). If this is raised then you fall into a higher risk group and you could attend the Healthier You programme.
The Healthier You programme is the National Diabetes Prevention programme. It is aimed at people at high risk of developing diabetes (as indicated by the blood test). Consisting of a series of short group education sessions it will help you understand the causes of diabetes and what you can do to change things. The main focus is on healthy eating and exercise, and of course this will also reduce your risk of heart disease, stroke and cancer.
Even if your blood test is normal you will reduce your future risk of diabetes by aiming for a normal weight and waist size (men less than 90cm and women less than 80cm).