Clinics & Services
Disease Management Clinics
There are several clinics specially for looking after patients with ongoing conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma and other breathing conditions. You will be sent an appointment to attend if it’s appropriate, but if you feel you need to be seen beforehand, this can usually be arranged. Specially trained practice nurses mainly run the clinics. If you are usually seen for more than one chronic condition it is possible for you to be reviewed in just one appointment, please ask reception when making your appointment.
We are able to perform a variety of investigations within the surgery including:
- Blood and urine tests
- Electrocardiograms (ECGs, heart tracings)
- Spirometry (lung function tests)
- 24 hour blood pressure recordings
- Pregnancy tests (when there is a medical reason to find out)
- Cervical smears
Please note: You will be contacted if your results are unusual.
Should transgender men have cervical screening tests?
Cervical screening checks the health of cells in the cervix. Detecting and removing abnormal cervical cells can prevent cervical cancer.
Cervical screening is available every three years at ages 25 to 49, and every five years at ages 50 to 64.
Trans men who still have a cervix are entitled to have cervical screening. If you are:
- a trans man registered with your GP as female, you will receive invitations for cervical screening between the ages of 25 and 64
- a trans man registered with your GP as male, you remain eligible for screening but will not receive automatic invitations. You will need to request screening appointments at your GP practice
Trans men (individuals who have changed gender from female to male) who have had a total hysterectomy do not need to have cervical screening tests.
You can ask your GP to remove you from the cervical screening list if:
- you no longer have a cervix, but still receive invitations to screening
- you still have a cervix, but no longer want to have screening
If you are asked to provide a specimen by your GP or nurse, it is vital that the pot is clearly marked with your name and date of birth. If we are not able to identify you, the specimen will be disposed of. If your specimen needs to be sent to the hospital for testing, please bring it to the surgery by 11:30am. Please click on the link for How to collect a faecal (poo) specimen at home.
If you have been referred for ear syringing it is mandatory for you to complete a consent form before the nurse will carry out the procedure. This is to ensure that you are aware of all the risks associated with ear syringing and to inform the nurse if you have had any previous problems. Please complete the form and bring it to reception to obtain an appointment with the right clinician. An appointment will not be given without a completed form. Click on this link Ear Irrigation Form to download the form or ask for one at reception. Please note if you tick yes to any of the second list you will not be able to have your ears syringed at the surgery without having a prior check with the nurse. A referral to the Ear Cleaning Clinic may be necessary.
Most of the doctors are trained and experienced in performing minor surgery including the removal of skin lesions, joint injections and cryotherapy (treating skin lesions with liquid nitrogen). These appointments are limited so there is usually a waiting list.
Dressings can be done by the nurses and healthcare assistants. We also run clinics for the management of leg ulcers. Click here for the leg ulcer dressings formulary
Well Person Check
These are available by appointment with the practice nurse. Please note this consists of blood pressure, height and weight measurement and healthy lifestyle advice.
We do not provide Occupational Health services at Wareham Surgery.