Waterfoot Group of Doctors Cowpe RoadWaterfootRossendale, BB4 7DNTel: 01706 253300
Cancelling your Appointment If you are unable to attend an appointment with one of the doctors or nurses, please telephone or use the link at the bottom of this page to cancel your appointment.
Out of Hours To contact a doctor out of hours ring 01706 253300. Your call will be automatically transferred to an NHS Direct receptionist who will take basic details and then transfer you to a triage nurse. Wherever possible your enquiry will be dealt with over the phone and you will be encouraged to see your own doctor or nurse during normal surgery hours.
The nurses are piloting a new allergy testing service.
We provide a comprehensive minor surgery
service operated by Dr Shahid and
Bob Seeley, Nurse Practitioner.
Please note that the fitting of coils, caps or contraceptive implants will require a special appointment.
A Family Planning clinic is also held here every fortnight 17.15 to 19.15. Please ring 0300 1234154 to make an appointment.
The ‘Morning After’ PillEmergency contraception is effective for up to 72 hours after sexual intercourse. Please ask the receptionist for an emergency appointment to obtain this.
If You Think You Are PregnantMake an appointment with your doctor and bring an ‘early morning’ urine specimen with you. If the pregnancy test is positive, the doctor will arrange an appointment with a midwife.
It has been shown that FOLIC ACID drastically reduces the risks of spina bifida. It is easily available without prescription from chemists. You should take it until the 12th week of pregnancy. You should try to STOP smoking and drink as little alcohol as possible.
If You Are Planning A Pregnancy
At these clinics we can check your child’s growth and development and provide help and advice on any problems as well as the full range of childhood immunisations.
Antenatal ClinicsWednesday 9.00-12/00 (midwives cover antenatal clinics on a rota basis)
The idea is to reduce your number of visits to the Practice- a One Stop Clinic will do all your checks for you...e.g asthma,COPD, diabetic checks can all be done at once.You will be informed by the Practice about when your appointment is due.
Available at Waterfoot on Thursday mornings.
A support group run by health visitors for people who have a weight problem, to help establish and maintain a healthy lifestyle
A six-week course designed to help recognise the symptoms of stress and to understand how to manage stress. Stress busting techniques are encouraged and aim to help restore a healthy and balanced state of mind.
A six week course to equip, encourage and support parents with the daily struggles of child rearing.
Our trained counsellors offer help with emotional and psychological problems, including anxiety management, relaxation techniques, assertiveness etc.
All women between the ages of 25-65 years are advised to have a smear test once every three years. These tests are to detect the early signs of cancer of the cervix which can be successfully treated at this stage. Please note that the tests sometimes detect other ‘non-cancerous’ conditions. We have a recall system and women are invited by a letter to attend the smear clinic when their smear is due.
The following clinics are available on a referral basis:
Please check the venue for your clinic as not all are based at the Health Centre.The Community Services Office at the health Centre will be able to advise you.
In addition to the services outlined above, our practice nurses are trained to provide the following:
At this practice there is a nurse practitioner who is an experienced nurse with an extended medical role. He is able to see patients with undiagnosed problems, make assessments of their healthcare needs and carry out medication reviews. Appointments can be pre-booked or made on the day.
Travel vaccinations eg typhoid, hepatitis, polio, tetanus and malaria. Please note:
Our doctors and specialist practitioners are trained to perform many minor operations eg cyst/wart removal, joint injections etc.
The treatment room is available at the following times for dressings, minor injuries, etc:
Private examinations (eg for insurance companies, for HGV or PSL drivers or employment medicals) are carried out by the doctors and the nurses. These are by special appointment. Please note that many of these require a fee to be paid.
The doctors and nurses routinely check our over 75 year olds in the course of their daily work. However, if you are over 75 and have not been seen by us within the last year, please feel free to make an appointment with the practice nurse or one of the doctors.
If you are physically unable to attend the surgery, we can arrange for one of the district nurses to attend you at home.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to complete the form below prior to making an appointment with the practice nurse. This form will provide the nurse with information regarding which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to provide this information as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - to enable an appointment to be made with the practice nurse to receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please download and complete the attached form and bring it in to the surgery.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)
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