Clinics We Offer
Asthma & COPD
We have specialist nurses who have an interest in respiratory disease (Asthma and COPD). We recommend that all patients with a respiratory problem should be seen at least once a year to maintain optimum control.
Hypertension and Coronary Heart Disease
Hypertension (high blood pressure) and Coronary Heart Disease are now recognised as a major health concern and clinics are held every week for anyone who has cardiovascular problems. It is recommended that all at-risk patients attend once a year. The clinic offers lifestyle advice, a blood pressure check, blood tests and an ECG. The practice also offers preventative health checks aimed to prevent the development of both hypertension and Coronary Heart Disease.
Heart Failure is a condition that some of our patients develop over a period of time. It has a number of causes and can be well controlled.
Further Information from British Heart Foundation.
NHS Health Checks
Why not take advantage of the Free NHS Health Check now available to you and patients aged between 40 – 74 years who attend at this practice. The check is confidential and includes:
- 30 minutes consultation
- Blood pressure check and finger prick cholesterol test
- Personalised advice about what simple steps you can take to stay healthy for the future.
Our Mental Health Liaison Practitioner works from both surgeries and offers up to twelve 45-minute sessions to patients who have been referred by a member of the Practice's clinical team.
The practice has over 500 patients with diabetes. We aim to provide the highest standards of care. We hold regular clinics at both surgeries:
Nurse Leads: Julie Cleeves and Samantha Seare
For access to health information on diabetes, contact Diabetes UK.
A complete contraceptive service is provided by individual doctors, including the fitting of coils and diaphragms. We also provide Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives (known as LARCS). These are the Mirena Coil and the Implanon hormonal implant, the copper containing coils and the contraceptive injection. In addition, our Practice Nurses can provide comprehensive information, advice and follow-up care.
Clinical Leads - Dr Victoria Beattie, Dr Heather Beaumont and Dr Brenda Gorrie.
The Family Planning Association website is a good source of information on these issues.
Joint and soft tissue injections
Dr Tej Bansil undertake a variety of joint injections. Shoulders, knees and some joints of the hand can benefit from an injection of steroid into the joint. Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), trigger finger etc. also benefit.
The type of conditions where injections might be useful include:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Gouty arthritis
- Muscle trigger points
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
Midwives from St Richard's Hospital attend the Practice on a regular basis and offer a full range of antenatal and postnatal services. When you first attend, your doctor will ask you a number of questions and will undertake a physical examination of your cardiovascular and respiratory system, take your blood pressure and record your weight. You will be referred to the midwife and or the hospital antenatal clinic depending upon your individual circumstances.
It's very important to see a midwife or a GP as soon as possible. You should have had your long 'booking' visit by 12 weeks, and you should also have been given your hand-held maternity records by this time. At the booking visit, you'll discuss your health and any other concerns so that an individual care plan can be developed. You may be offered an ultrasound scan. You will also be weighed, and given information on the screening tests available, and have an opportunity to discuss them.
If you have found out that you are pregnant, you may also self-refer to a midwife.
The website to do this is as follows: www.westernsussexhospitals.nhs.uk/services/maternity
GP Lead: Dr Brenda Gorrie
We have been providing a range of minor surgical procedures in the Practice since 1988. Procedures are undertaken at both the Yapton and Middleton surgeries, equipped with diathermy and cryotherapy equipment (temporarily suspended).
Appointments for smoking cessation advice are available with a trained Smoking Cessation Adviser.
NRT (Nicotine replacement) is available on NHS Prescription – but only through our advisers. Evidence and our experience demonstrate that those people that enrol and complete the programme are the most successful.
Call the free NHS Smoking Helpline 0800 022 4 332 or West Sussex Stop Smoking Service on 01903 708000. For more information on NHS stop smoking services, follow this link.