Clinics & Services
Claremont Bank Surgery would like to introduce a new service for our patients:
"Hello everyone, my name is Forid Ahmed and I am the new Clinical Pharmacist at Claremont Bank Surgery. I am a qualified prescriber and have a diploma in Clinical Pharmacy from Keele University. My normal working day is Tuesday and I can help with any medication or prescription queries. Also if you would like a medication review with me I can comprehensively discuss your current medication and make any necessary changes once conferring with your GP. Look forward to hearing from you, Forid."
Parents are encouraged to bring babies and small children to the Immunisation Clinic. A doctor is always available at these clinics. A Health Visitor will discuss the schedule when she visits your home after the birth of your baby.
For more information on children's immunisations please visit the NHS Immunisation Information website.
Here's a checklist of the vaccines that are routinely offered to everyone in the UK for free on the NHS, and the age at which you should ideally have them.
New patients over the age of 5 are invited for a Health Check soon after registering with a doctor.
Cervical Smear Tests
It is recommended that women undergo cervical smear testing every:
3 years from age 25-49
5 years from age 50-65
For more information please visit NHS Cancer Screening Programme website.
NHS Health Checks
This check is a national scheme to help prevent the onset of the following health problems: heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and kidney disease. Everyone between the ages of 40 and 74 who has not been diagnosed with the conditions mentioned will be invited for a check once every five years. If you are outside the age range and concerned about your health, you should contact your GP.
Click here to read more about NHS Health Checks
Claremont Bank Surgery offers a full range of contraceptive services, including fittng and removal of intrauterine devices (coils) and implants. If you are interested in either of these methods please speak with the doctor. For coil fitting and removal please speak to Dr Eardley or Dr Stapleton first. For contraceptive implant fitting or removal please speak with Dr Eardley to arrange an appropriate time to attend for the procedure. We will try our best to find a time that is convenient for you.
The Sexual Health Clinic is based at Severn Fields Health Village in Sundorne, you can contact them on 0300 123 0994 for details ( for times etc).
- Men aged 65 and over are eligible for AAA screening
- The NHS invites men for AAA screening during the year they turn 65
- Men over 65 who have not been screened previously can arrange a screening appointment by contacting their local programme directly
- Screening involves an ultrasound scan that takes around 10 minutes
- The NHS AAA Screening Programme aims to reduce deaths from ruptured AAA amongst men aged 65 and over by up to 50%
If you are eligible and would like to have the AAA screening then please contact the team on the telephone number below:
Contact tel: 01743 261048
For further information see http://www.sath.nhs.uk/wards-services/az-services/vascular-surgery/aaa-screening/
Bowel Cancer Screening
Bowel cancer is the third most common cancer in the UK.
'Bowel Scope Screening' is a new test to help prevent bowel cancer. It looks at the lower bowel to detect small growths known as polyps, which can go on to develop into bowel cancer.
The test is being offered to all men and women aged 55 as part of the NHS Bowel Screening Programme. You'll be invited to your local bowel cancer screening centre to have the test.
TEL: 0800 707 60 60 or speak with your GP.
The National Team have produced an Easy Read Bowel Scope Leaflet. This explains bowel scope screening in a more pictorial format, and may be helpful for explaining bowel scope screening to patients with learning disabilities, patients where English is not their first language or those who struggle with written English.
The leaflet can be found here:
NHS England have also produced a youtube video which explains bowel scope screening. It is specifically aimed at those with learning disabilities, and carers, but can be used by everyone to help them understand the bowel scope screening process.
For more information, please see the PHE screening blog link below:
Easy guide to bowel scope screening
Our next mammography screening will be September/October 2022
All women who are aged 50 - 70 are automatically invited for a breast cancer screening every three years.
In the meantime if you are worried about breast symptoms, such as a lump or area of thickened tissue in the breast don't wait to be offered screening - SEE YOUR GP. http://www.bscreen.org.uk/Change_your_screening_appointment_When
Information for you about breast screening
Maternity Direct Access
Patients cans self-refer to the Maternity Direct Access team by calling 01743261085. No need for a GP referral.