The surgery offers a Well-Woman clinic run by our experienced practice nurse team and appointments are available at various times during. Once a week we have a doctor led well women clinic specifically for the purpose of intrauterine device (Coil) and implant insertion.
The nurses are happy to discuss osteoporosis and coronary risk factors, cervical smears, family planning, well-woman and breast checks.
Female patients are routinely invited for a cervical smear according to the latest guidance. Currently 25-49 year olds are invited every three years, 50 to 64 year olds are invited every five years and those over the age of 65 years if they have not been screened since the age of 60 years or have had a recent abnormal result. Recall maybe more frequent if there either risk factors or previous problems that indicate more frequent examinations. Invitations are sent from the health authority and patients are asked to contact the surgery to book a convenient appointment. The result of your smear test will be sent directly to you from the Heath Authority. The surgery is also informed so that your records are kept up to date.
The nurses are also able to give women relevant advice about Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) and contraception where this is required. Repeat prescriptions of HRT and contraceptive pills can also be obtained from the well-woman nurse every six months with the prior agreement of your doctor.
All patients are encouraged to have a blood pressure check at approximately three to five year intervals, especially if there is a family history of raised BP.