The nursing staff are available by appointment for:
- Blood and urine testing
- Immunisations (flu, pneumonia and childhood)
- Family planning advice and checks
- Cervical smears
- Ear syringing
- Exercise promotion
- Heart tracings (ECGs)
- Heart disease prevention
- Well man, well woman checks
- Asthma and diabetes
- Chronic respiratory disease
- Chronic heart disease
- Stroke management
Community Phlebotomy Clinics
Here are the latest details of the Community Phlebotomy Clinic locations and opening times.
Phlebotomy Patient Information Leaflet Feb 2016
Chronic Respiratory Disease Management Clinic
This clinic aims to improve understanding and management of all respiratory diseases resulting in improved quality of life and reduction of complications.
Diabetic Management Clinic
This clinic is open to all of our diabetic patients who are encouraged to attend regularly. The aim is to maintain the best control possible for each individual person with diabetes, to minimise the risk of complications.
Heart Disease Prevention
The aim is to assess and monitor all patients with raised blood pressure.
Chronic Heart Disease And stroke Management Clinic
This clinic is open to all patients with chronic heart disease or cerebral vascular disease (stroke).
We provide a comprehensive and highly confidential contraception service, including the pill, the morning-after pill, coil and cap fitting and the three-monthly injection.
Health Care Checks
Any patient between the age of 16 and 74 is entitled to request and receive a health care check with a health care professional if they have not attended a consultation or clinic provided by the partners within the period of three years prior to the date of request.
Any patient aged 75 and over is entitled to request and receive a health care check with a health care professional if they have not attended a consultation or clinic provided by the partners within the period of 12 months prior to the date of request.
Well Man / Well Woman Checks
All our practice nurses provide a general health screening service (even for apparently healthy people!), looking in particular for risk factors for coronary heart disease and strokes and giving advice where appropriate on healthy eating, weight reduction, sensible exercise and stopping smoking.
A variety of minor procedures are undertaken by the doctors, including joint injections. We also have liquid nitrogen for the treatment of warts, skin tags and verrucas. A wart clinic runs weekly – ask at reception for details.
Child Health Surveillance (CHS)
All the doctors in this practice are registered to provide screening and developmental assessments for the under-five age group. This is done in conjunction with our health visitors. Routine appointments will be sent out for you to bring your child for their regular checks with the doctor or health visitor at the appropriate time. All of these appointments are listed in your child’s parent-held record (red booklet).
All the doctors are registered on the obstetric list and, together with our attached community midwives, you and your developing baby will be carefully monitored throughout the pregnancy with a planned schedule of antenatal checks to your pregnancy. The midwives run a clinic weekly at the health centre. Bookings for delivery are usually made either at North Staffs Maternity Hospital (consultant or GP unit) or Macclesfield Hospital Maternity Unit.
Smear Tests (Cervical Cytology)
These should be done at regular intervals (usually three-yearly for ladies 25-49 years old and every five years for ladies 50-65) to detect any early abnormalities of the cervix (neck of the womb), which can then be treated to prevent the development of cancer. The optimum time for a smear is mid-cycle, that is at least one week after your period has finished and a week before the next is due to start. If you come too early or too late in your cycle there is a high chance that the smear will be inadequate and need to be repeated. Smears are normally done by the practice nurse.
If you are travelling abroad, please arrange an appointment to see our Practice Nurse and ask a member of our reception team for a travel questionnaire. It is essential that you complete the questionnaire at least 8 weeks before your departure date; our Practice Nurse will review your medical records to ensure we have the correct vaccines in stock when you attend for your appointment. For further information please ask at reception.
Patients should be aware that fees will be charged for services not covered by the NHS contract. These include the following:
- Private sick notes
- Private health insurance claim forms (BUPA etc)
- HGV, PSV and taxi medicals
- Elderly driver and fitness to drive medicals
- Medicals for fitness for certain sports (diving, racing driver etc)
- Pre-employment medicals
- Hepatitis B (occupational purposes)
- Malaria prophylaxis
The scale of fees is on display in reception.
NHS North Staffordshire leases an area of the building from the doctors’ partnership to provide the following services for the benefit of all Leek patients:
- Baby clinic
- Infant feeding
- Health Visitor service