Referral to a Bengali advocate for face to face consultation with either the doctor or nurse is available for patients whose main language is Bengali and needing an interpreter. For all other languages telephone interpretation service (Language line service) is available for patients who don’t speak English. Patients need to book a double appointment if they wish to access this service for their consultations.
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The Practice offers Childhood Immunisations to children registered at the Practice.
Diabetic Dietician Service
On the 4th Friday of each month a Diabetic Dietician Visits the practice from 2pm – 4:40pm to offer diet and lifestyle advice to the Diabetic patients following a thorough assessment.
Diabetic Specialist Nurse
The Diabetic Specialist Nurse holds a clinic at the Practice every Wednesday from 9:30am to 12:30pm and 2pm to 4pm to see diabetic patients who are non-compliant with their diabetic medication, and to monitor the blood pressure and lipid (cholesterol) control.
Family Welfare Clinic
A Family welfare advisor visits the Practice 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month from 10am – 1pm to offer general advice about housing, and other benefits and also help with form filling. She also offers Bereavement counselling and a short 6 weeks course of counselling for patients suffering from mild depression. Referral made by the GP.
Medicine Management Clinic
Patients who are overusing or under using their medications are seen in this clinic by the Practice Pharmacist.
Social Prescribing Clinic
A Social Prescribing Co coordinator visits the practice every Friday from 2pm to 5pm to conduct an in –depth needs assessment and then facilitates active participation in local community-based services e.g. lunch clubs, gardening groups, exercise group and also offers benefits advice for the following group of people. GP referral only:
- Socially isolated
- Presenting with social problems
- Mild-moderate mental health problems
- Keen to participate in non-clinical activities but not aware of what is happening locally.
Travel Health Services
- The practice offers travel advice and immunisations including yellow fever vaccinations.
- Please speak to the GP or practice Nurse and book your appointment for the immunisations.
Weight Management Service
Patients with weight problems can be referred by the GP to the GYM for weight management.
When the practice is unable to offer certain services in house, patients are directed to the services provided in the community.
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