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Blood Tests/Phlebotomy

Patients who need to give a sample of blood should attend outpatients at Selby War Memorial Hospital. The clinic operates between 8.30 am & 4.30 pm Monday to Thursday & 8.30 am - 12.00 noon on Friday's.

This is a 'drop in' clinic, no appointment is necessary

Breast Screening

North Yorkshire Breast Screening Service provide this service. The service write to all eligible women (those aged between 30 and 70) every 3 years to invite them for screening. The mobile screening unit is based at Selby War Memorial Hospital.

Cervical Smear Tests

These important checks facilitate early detection of cancer of the cervix (neck of the womb). All female patients between the ages of 25 and 65 should be tested every 3 years, or more regularly if advised for certain conditions. Younger patients may also be recommended for testing. Appointments can be made with the nurse; results can take up to 8 weeks to get back from the laboratory.

More information on the cervical smear test

What happens once you have had a smear test

Child Development Checks

docbabyChecks are made on all children during their pre-school years (see below)

  • 8 weeks: Child seen by GP (parents need to make this appointment themselves)
  • 2 years: Child seen by Health Visitor for developmental assessment

Letters are sent by the practice inviting parents to make an appointment for their child for a 8 week check.

Family Planning and Emergency Contraception

We provide a full contraceptive service in normal surgery hours. Emergency contraception is available from the nurses as well as doctors, and it is important to be seen within 72 hours of any potential contraceptive failure or omission. This service is also available from the Minor Injuries Unit at Selby War Memorial Hospital.

Flu Vaccinations

The Department of Health recommend that certain groups of the population have a seasonal flu vaccination each year. ( DoH criteria )

All patients eligible for a flu vaccination will be contacted by letter mid/late September each year. Due to the large number of patients to be vaccinated, dedicated clinics are set up that run from our main surgery in Selby on  Saturday's. These appointments are for FLU VACCINATIONS ONLY. Appointments for flu vaccinations at our branch surgeries of Carlton & Riccall are not usually until later in the year.

Seasonal Flu (influvac) Information

Health Checks

Patients aged between 40 and 74 years can request a 'NHS Health Check' once every 5 years.

The check will be carried out by a Health Care Assistantand is designed to assess risk of developing Heart Disease, Stroke, KidneyDisease or Diabetes.  If there are anywarning signs we can do something about it. By taking early action, you can improve your health and prevent theonset of these conditions.

The check should take about 20 minutes and is based onstraightforward questions and measurements such as age, sex, family history,height, weight, and blood pressure. There will also be a simple blood test to measure your cholesterol level. 

For more information visit www.nhs.uk/nhshealthcheck or call the NHS Health Check Helpline on 0845 850 9850.

Maternity

A GP assisted by a Nurse runs weekly postnatal clinics. The Midwife runs her own antenatal clinic alongside these.

Minor Surgery

Some of the Partners undertake minor surgical procedures, such as joint injections, removal of lumps and moles etc. This is usually done at Selby hospital on a Monday or Wednesday morning. Before any such procedure can be undertaken it is important you see a doctor in surgery first.

Stop Smoking Groups

Various options of support are available, these include drop in clinics, 1-1 appointments, group courses and specialist help for those in pregnancy who would like to stop smoking.

If you want to give up smoking but feel you need help, you can get free expert advice, support & information from smokefreelife, 0800 245 5215

 

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