Ferrybridge Medical Centre

01977631623 8-10 High Street, Ferrybridge , Knottingley, West Yorkshire, WF11 8NQ
http://www.ferrybridgemedicalcentre.com

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Our Services

Anticoagulant monitoring and dosing - provided in-house - Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust

Anticoagulant medicines reduce the ability of the blood to clot (coagulation means clotting). This is necessary if the blood clots too much, as blood clots can block blood vessels and lead to conditions such as a stroke or a heart attack.

Patients taking Anticoaglant medicines must be closely monitored and a community based service is provided by Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust at the High Street building every Friday from 11.30am to 1.00pm.

Please note that this clinic is not run by Ferrybridge Medical Centre and all questions relating to the clinic shoud be directed to the hospital.

This service requires a referral by your GP

Asthma Clinic

Asthma is a long-term condition that can cause a cough, wheezing and breathlessness. The severity of the symptoms varies from person to person. Asthma can be controlled well in most people most of the time.

Asthma is caused by inflammation of the airways. These are the small tubes, called bronchi, which carry air in and out of the lungs. If you have asthma, the bronchi will be inflamed and more sensitive than normal. When you come into contact with something that irritates your lungs, known as a trigger, your airways become narrow, the muscles around them tighten and there is an increase in the production of sticky mucus (phlegm). This makes it difficult to breathe and causes wheezing and coughing and may also make your chest feel tight.

Respiratory Clinics are held at the Beauforth House Surgery on Monday, Thursday and Friday afternoons and are run by our Specialist Practitioner and a Practice Nurse who has undertaken specialist training in asthma management.

You can attend this service without a referral

Baby clinic with health visitor

A team of health visitors, employed by the Mid Yorkshire Hospital Trust is attached to Ferrybridge Medical Centre. The health visitors are qualified nurses with special training in child health, health promotion and health education. They are here to listen to you and to help, advise and support you in a number of different ways. Clinics are held in the High Street building on Monday afternoons, Tuesday mornings and Wednesday mornings. Appointments are arranged directly through the health visiting support team who can be contacted on 01977 635030.

You can attend this service without a referral

Child Immunisations

As a parent, you may not like seeing your baby or child being given an injection. However, vaccination is an important step in protecting your child against a range of serious and potentially fatal diseases.

Vaccinations are quick, safe and extremely effective. Once your child has been vaccinated against a disease, their body can fight it more effectively. If a child isn't vaccinated, they will have an increased risk of catching the illness.

There will always be some children who are unavoidably unprotected because:
they can't be vaccinated for medical reasons
- they're too young to be vaccinated
- they can't get to the vaccine services
- the vaccine doesn't work (although this is rare)
However, if more parents have their children vaccinated, then more children in the community will be protected against an illness. This lowers the chance of an disease outbreak.

Vaccination Clinics are run by the practice nurses and held in the high street building every Thursday afternoon

You can attend this service without a referral

COPD clinic with spirometry

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the name for a collection of lung diseases including chronic bronchitis, emphysema and chronic obstructive airways disease. People with COPD have trouble breathing in and out. This is referred to as airflow obstruction.

Respiratory Clinics are held at the Beauforth House Surgery on Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons and are run by our Specialist Practitioner and a Nurse Practitioner who has undertaken specialist training in COPD management.

You can attend this service without a referral

Dermatology specialist clinic

Dermatology is the branch of medicine dealing with the skin and its diseases. Most dermatological problems can be dealt with by your regular GP, however, if your problem is complex or is not responding to treatment your GP may ask our GP who specialises in Dermatology for a second opinion. Appointments are booked through the receptionist and are held at the Beauforth House Clinic.

This service requires a referral by your GP

Diabetes Clinic providing insulin initiation

Diabetes is a common condition that can affect adults and children. Diabetes occurs when the pancreas, a gland near the stomach, fails to produce enough insulin. Insulin helps to control the level of glucose (sugar) in the blood by converting the glucose from the food we eat into energy. Symptoms can include increased thirst, passing urine more often (especially at night), tiredness, weight loss, thrush and blurred vision. Some people may not experience any symptoms.

Our diabetic clinic is held on a Tuesday afternoon in the High Street Building. All stable patients are reviewed on a six monthly recall system by either a GP, Nurse Practitioner, Specialist Practitioner or Practice Nurse who has undertaken specialist training in managing Diabetes.

You can attend this service without a referral

Drug and alcohol Services

Substance misuse (usually the abuse of alcohol or illicit drugs) is the excessive use of that substance. It can lead to dependency. It results in physical or emotional harm and may be the cause of difficulties in relationships, at home and at work. With repeated use, ‘tolerance’ develops so that a person has to take more of the substance to achieve the desired effect. Stopping using the substance may lead to a state of withdrawal with physical and psychological symptoms.

Support for patients who misuse alcohol or drugs is available at the practice through Spectrum with clinics held in the High Street building on a Friday afternoon for those who misuse drugs and a Friday afternoon for those who misuse alcohol. Referrals can be made through your GP or by contacting the service directly on 01924 330500.

This service requires a referral by your GP

Hormonal injections/implants

Contraceptive implants and injections are long-acting, effective methods of contraception. They are over 99% reliable in preventing pregnancy. This means that less than 1 woman in 100 who uses a contraceptive implant or injection will become pregnant each year.

The implant and injection work in the same way. They steadily release the hormone progestogen into a woman’s bloodstream. Progestogen is similar to the natural hormone progesterone, which is released by a woman's ovaries during her period.

Please make an appointment with a Nurse Practitioner to discuss your options.

You can attend this service without a referral

Joint injections

Injecting steroids into a painful joint can help ease pain and reduce swelling, for example from injury or arthritis. The steroids used for joint injections are similar to those produced naturally by your body. The mildest is hydrocortisone. Prednisolone, methylprednisolone and triamcinolone are stronger and have longer-lasting effects.

Your pain relief can last for anything from one week to two months or longer, depending on the type of steroid you have injected. The injections can be repeated every three to four months with no more than three injections in one year.

If your GP feels that you may benefit from a joint injection they will refer you to one of our 2 GP's who are trained to carry these out. This GP will carry out an assessment of your problem at the first appointment and will ask you to make a further appointment for the procedure.

This service requires a referral by your GP

Learning disability health check

You can attend this service without a referral

Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC - eg IUD or implant)

Long-acting contraceptives are ones that you do not have to think about every day or every time you have sex, as you would with methods such as the Pill or condoms. These methods include:
• contraceptive injections, which work for up to 12 weeks and can be repeated
• devices that are fitted inside your womb – intrauterine devices (IUDs) and the intrauterine system (IUS), which last for between 5 and 10 years, and can be replaced after this
• implants placed under your skin, which last for 3 years, and can be replaced after this.

Injections, IUDs, the IUS and implants are called long-acting reversible contraceptives because you can stop using them if you decide you want to get pregnant. These methods are all for women – currently there are no long-acting reversible contraceptives for men.

Please make an appointment with a Nurse Practitionet to discuss your options.

You can attend this service without a referral

Minor surgery (e.g. removal of moles and skin lesions) - provided in-house

For the convenience of patients, we offer a range of minor surgical procedures at the surgery. These would otherwise require referral to the hospital, which would involve a lengthy delay, and less flexibility and choice of when the procedure is carried out.

When you attend for the minor operation, the procedure, risks and possible complications will be explained, and you will be asked to sign a consent form. Any tissue that is removed during the procedure will usually be sent to the hospital laboratory for further analysis to ensure that there is no unexpected or sinister cause for the problem. The practice nurses would only contact a patient about this result if it was suggested that further follow up was necessary.

This service requires a referral by your GP

Obesity management clinic

Obesity is when a person is carrying too much body fat for their height and sex. A person is considered obese if they have a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or greater.

Today’s way of life is less physically active than it used to be. People travel on buses and cars, rather than walking, and many people work in offices, where they are sitting still for most of the day. This means that the calories they eat are not getting burnt off as energy. Instead, the extra calories are stored as fat.

Over time, eating excess calories leads to weight gain. Without lifestyle changes to increase the amount of physical activity done on a daily basis, or reduce the amount of calories consumed, people can become obese.

Our Practice Nurses have undergone specialist training to support those patients who wish to lose weight to do so by healthy eating and to maintain that weight loss. Appointments can be booked during any General Nurse Clinic, please speak to a receptionist to book.

You can attend this service without a referral

Pharmacy available on-site - For patients living in rural areas (more than 1 mile from a pharmacy)

We are a dispensing practice for patients living in a rural area. This means your prescriptions can be dispensed at the surgery. Normal arrangements for paying prescription charges still apply. The practice operates a non-chargeable delivery service for all patients who are eligible for having their medication dispensed by the practice. Speak to the dispensary supervisor, Diane Seward, for more information.

You can attend this service without a referral

Phlebotomy - Drop-in Blood Clinic

A blood test is taking a sample of blood for testing in a laboratory. Blood tests have a wide range of uses and are one of the most common types of medical test. A blood test usually involves taking a blood sample from a blood vessel in your arm. Blood samples from children are usually taken from the back of the hand. A needle attached to a syringe or to a special blood-collecting container is pushed into the vein. The syringe is used to draw out a sample of your blood.

The Blood Clinic is run by our experienced Healthcare Assistants and is open on Mondays 1.30pm to 4.15pm, Tuesdays 8.00am to 11.30am & Thursdays 8.00am to 11.30am in the High Street Building. If the GP or Nurse has asked you to have a blood test you do not need to make an appointment, just call in and wait your turn. Appointments for blood tests are available with the Healthcare Assistants at other times if you cannot make it to the Drop-in Clinics.

You can attend this service without a referral

Physiotherapy - provided in house and available on NHS - Novus Health Limited

Physiotherapy is a recognised profession within the NHS and is beneficial in the treatment of a range of musculo-skeletal conditions including:
- Back pain
- Sciatica (referred leg pain)
- Neck pain
- Headaches
- Whiplash injuries
- Postural problems
- Sports injuries
- Ankle sprains
- Muscle sprains
- Shoulder conditions
- Arthritis of joints

If your GP feels you will benefit from Physiotherapy you may be referred to the community physiotherapy service. This means you will be able to see an NHS Physiotherapist at the surgery

This service requires a referral by your GP

Smoking cessation clinic

Smoking poisons your body and causes over 80% of deaths from lung cancer, bronchitis and emphysema (chronic breathing difficulty), and a quarter of deaths from heart disease.

After 15 years of not smoking, your risk of heart attack is the same as if you’d never smoked at all. Within a year of stopping smoking, your risk of heart attack falls to about half that of a continuing smoker, and within 10 years the risk of lung cancer falls to half that of a smoker.

Your GP can help you to stop smoking by referring you to either a local stop smoking clinic or a health trainer who will provide one-to-one support sessions at a time to suit you in the High Street Building.

You can attend this service without a referral

Travel health with yellow fever

You don’t always need vaccinations to travel abroad. If you do, the type of travel jabs you need depends on which country you’re visiting and what you're doing.

Some vaccinations need to be given well in advance so that they can work properly so please contact us well in advance of travel. Not all vaccinations are available free of charge through the NHS, the Practice Nurse will be able to give you more information on what vaccinations are needed and their cost.

Travel Clinics are held on Tuesday afternoons and Thursday mornings at the Beauforth House Surgery.

You can attend this service without a referral

Young person's clinic - Terrance Higgins Trust

The trust holds clinics in the High Street building at Ferrybridge on a Thursday evening from 5.30 to 7.30. This is a totally confidential service, there is no need to book an appointment as testing and advice is done on a first come first served basis and is available to all sexually active people, they do not need to be registered with the practice.
The clinic provides; free STI tests (swabs are done by the patient rather than the nurse), including HIV (results within 30 minutes and follow up venous test for any positive result); free contraceptive advice; free condoms; free emergency contraception (Morning–after pill) and free contraception (Progesterone only pill, Combined pill and Depo injection).

For further information the local branch of Trust can be contacted on 01977 614120 or info.wakefield@tht.org.uk

You can attend this service without a referral

Electronic Prescription Service

This GP offers the Electronic Prescription Service, which allows you to choose or "nominate" a pharmacy to get your medicines or appliances from. Your GP then sends your prescription electronically to the place you nominated. this means:

  • If you collect your repeat prescriptions from your GP you will not have to visit your GP practice to pick up your paper prescription, saving time.
  • You will have more choice about where to get your medicines from because they can be collected from a pharmacy near to where you live, work or shop.
  • You may not have to wait as long as your repeat prescriptions could be prepared before you arrive.

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Last updated on 01 July 2014.

Information supplied by NHS Wakefield CCG