Clinics & Services
The Nurses at The Beacon Health Group are a vital part of the team and provide a wide range of services:
- Minor injuries and skin dressings
- Overseas travel clinic and vaccinations
- Yellow Fever Centre
- Childhood vaccinations & health advice for parents of young children
- New patient screening
- Well Woman Checks
- Smoking Cessation Clinic
- Tissue Viability & Doppler investigations
- Health Checks
- Routine review of elderly
- Coronary Heart Disease/IHD Clinic
- Minor illness advice
- Disease Management:
- Asthma Clinic
- Diabetic Clinic
- COPD Clinic
- High blood pressure
- INR Clinic
- Annual checks for angina and after a heart attack
- Cryotherapy Clinic
- Ear Syringing
We offer full contraceptive services and advice at our surgery. You can make an appointment or just drop in to see one of our trained practice nurses. We can also provide emergency contraception and contraceptive services to non-patients.
Cervical Smear Screening
In line with health authority policy, we recommend a smear every five years until aged 65, unless greater frequency is advised. To ensure maximum accuracy, if you still menstruate, it is advisable to have a smear taken between 10 and 14 days from the first day of bleeding. Call us at the beginning of your period to enable us to secure an appointment for the appropriate days.
Some minor surgery procedures are performed in normal surgery times by arrangement with the Dermatology Lead GP, Dr Nigel Hunt.
Medicals for special purposes, for example pre-employment, fitness to travel and insurance, may be arranged by appointment. A fee will be payable. A list of fees is displayed at reception.
Flu Vaccinations/Pneumococcal Vaccinations
Flu vaccinations are available from October each year for those at risk, including patients over 65 years of age, diabetics, severe asthmatics and those suffering with chronic heart or lung conditions and renal problems. Appointments must be booked through the reception team.
Other Services - all by appointment only
- Alcohol & Drug Abuse Service
A Family Planning Clinic is weekly, alternative Mondays & Wednesdays 5.00-7.00pm and is also booked in advance.
Patients with Diabetes are advised to have their eyes check for retinopathy once a year.
Primary Care Research
As a Research Active practice we take part in a number of projects each year. These projects are co-ordinated by the Primary Care Research Network part of the National Institute for Health Research. Our Primary Care Research Lead GP is Dr Nigel Hunt.