Clinics & Services
Antenatal and Postnatal Care
Please confirm your pregnancy with the practice receptionist, who will inform the community midwife who will then contact you.
Childhood and Routine Vaccinations
Are you up to date with your immunisation? Ask the nurse.
Well Baby and Child Development Checks
A planned programme of developmental checks is provided up to the age of five. The community health visitor runs some clinics.
We provide a full range of contraceptive services, including coil (IUD), cap (diaphragm) fitting and Implanon fittings. Make an appointment with the doctor.
Cervical smears are recommended routinely every three years for all women between the age of 25 and 50 years and from 50 to 65 every five years. (except those who have had a hysterectomy).
Asthma Clinic - See the nurse or a doctor.
Diabetic Clinic - See the nurse or a doctor.
High Blood Pressure and Angina Clinic - See the nurse or a doctor.
Immunisation for Foreign Travel
Please see the nurse at least 10 weeks before the intended date of travel.
Certain surgical procedures are carried out within the medical centre in our well equipped treatment room. See the doctor for assessment first.
Advice on Immunisation
We strongly recommend that all children and babies are immunised against diphtheria, tetanus, polio, MMR and HIB. Thankfully, these serious illnesses are rarely seen nowadays due to the high uptake of vaccination.
Whooping cough (pertussis) causes a very distressing illness with severe prolonged coughing and can cause permanent lung damage. Risk from this vaccination has been greatly overstated in the past. We strongly recommend that all babies have this vaccination along with their other baby jabs, unless there is a clear medical contraindication. If you have any worries or queries about any aspect of your child’s immunisation please ask the doctor or nurses.
FAMILY PLANNING CLINIC
The Dove Medical Practice accepts GP and self referrals for COILS and IMPLANTS please call 0121 465 5739.
We are no longer able to offer sexual health screening here at The Dove Medical Practice.
If you need this service you can ring Umbrella on 0121 237 5700 for an appointment.