Preventative medicine including heart disease prevention is undertaken by all the doctors with the assistance of the practice nurses and health care assistants. There are a number of specific health promotion clinics available.
Run by Dr Slatter and Sister Caroline Thoms.
Run by Sister Caroline Thoms.
Coronary Heart Disease
Run by Alison Cantwell.
It is important for all women between the ages of 25 and 64 years to have regular cervical smears - appointment recalls will be sent out automatically at the appropriate intervals. This procedure can be performed by the practice nurses.
If you are pregnant either contact the surgery to see or speak to a doctor or telephone the Crowborough Birthing Centre on (01892) 664643.
Each doctor is willing to provide full contraceptive services including post-coital contraception, and any doctor or nurse can deal with this during a routine surgery consultation. Anyone requiring an IUCD (coil) will be referred to Dr Morris who specializes in this field.
Appointments for routine childhood immunisations are sent out automatically by the Health Authority. Other immunisations, such as those for influenza, are also available, and our practice nurses will be happy to advise regarding all immunisations. It is extremely important that all children are immunised appropriately.
Flu Vaccination And Pneumonia Vaccine
An influenza vaccination is particularly recommended for patients with heart, lung or kidney disease, diabetes, residents of nursing and rest homes and retired people. Please contact the reception staff in October for details of the clinic dates and to make an appointment.
Mammography - Breast X-Ray
We advise all women to check their breasts regularly and report any abnormalities to a doctor. All women between the ages of 50 and 70 years will be invited to attend the breast screening unit for a mammogram. You will be notified of your appointment when the unit is in this area. We do urge you to take advantage of this offer. Screening does save lives.
Women outside this age range can have a mammogram where appropriate and if you are concerned please discuss this matter with a doctor.
Minor surgical procedures are carried out at Crowborough War Memorial Hospital.