Clinics & Services
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Diabetes is a serious illness that requires regular follow-up. We can provide most of this care within the practice, but we also use external services provided by outside agencies where appropriate.
The specialist nurse in the Diabetic Clinic will perform your annual check and blood test, management of co-existing diseases that impact upon diabetes, retinal eye screening services and referral for insulin support where needed.
It is very important to note that hospital-based diabetic clinics are moving away from full annual checks to a problem-solving approach. Therefore, even if you have been to a hospital clinic for an annual review, they are unlikely to have performed the complete range of tests that are recommended for annual follow-up. We very strongly encourage you to come to the annual check that we offer all diabetics, even if you have been seen in the hospital too.
There is lots of helpful information at the Diabetes UK website.
All doctors offer advice on family planning and most methods of family planning.
Also several of our doctors fit intrauterine devices (coils) and contraceptive implants.
All of our practice nurses can advise you about the different types of contraception we can offer and signpost patients to a doctor if this is something they would like to discuss further.
Regular planned contraception is the simplest, most efficient way to avoid an unplanned pregnancy.
nnually, during October we run a programme to vaccinate patients against influenza. All patients over 65 or in the 'at risk' categories are eligible for immunisation. The categories are Respiratory Disease including Asthma, Diabetes, Heart Disease or Renal Failure.
If you are over 65 you will also be eligible for a Pneumovax Immunisation (if you have not had this previously). Please mention this to the receptionists when you telephone us to make your appointment.
For more information on flu vaccinations visit the NHS Immunisation Information clinic.
Is it for you?
Flu (influenza) is a very common illness that is highly infectious and spread by the coughs and sneezes of people who have it.
To protect people who are most at-risk of serious illness or death if they develop flu, the Department of Health recommends flu vaccination every year for everyone in the groups below:-
- People aged 65 years and over
- All those aged 6 months or older with the following conditions:-
- Chest problems, including certain asthmatics on steroid inhalers or steroid tablets and those with chronic bronchitis or emphysema
- Chronic heart disease
- Chronic kidney disease
- Chronic liver disease
- Chronic neurological disease
- People who are immunosuppressed, have no spleen or whose spleen does not work properly
- Pregnant women
Those in contact with people who may be at risk of developing serious complications from flu:
- People living in long stay residential care homes
- Healthcare professionals
Join us for a Healthy Walk
Health Walks Groups in Worcester - Upton Walkers
Our Health Walks begin every Tuesday from the Surgery at 2.15 pm.
Appropriate footwear is essential as some walks involve uneven terrain and stiles.
We ask that 'new walkers' complete a health questionnaire before their first walk.
We now aim to provide 2 walks starting at the same time each Tuesday.
The 'Greyhounds' walk for approximately two to four miles.
The 'Strollers' walk for approximately half to three quarters of a mile.
We go out in all weathers so dress appropriately for our British weather!
The Upton Walkers are now in their 8th year which is a fantastic achievement.
For more information contact: Hilary/Fred 01684 592175 email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download information about health walks groups in Worcestershire
Heart Disease Clinic
This is a clinic that runs for looking after people who have ever had a heart attack or who have angina.
It is also for those who have had a stroke, suffer from high blood pressure (hypertension), high cholesterol or other conditions that may increase the risk of heart disease.
If you have heart or blood pressure problems then you probably already know that there are lots of regular checks and monitoring that need to be done. This includes blood pressure checks, blood tests etc. There have been so many advances in medicine over the past few years that looking after these conditions has become quite complicated; the idea of this clinic is that everything can be done under one clinic so it is easier for you to understand and easier for us to make sure everybody is getting the right treatment.
The clinic also allows more time for advice about diet, exercise, help with stopping smoking and other things you can do to look after your health.
Our nursing team provide appointments for regular blood pressure checks and these can be booked with the Health Care Assistant or in the Hypertension Clinic.
The Practice provides a Minor Injuries Service for patients.
Treatment can be provided for:
- Minor cuts and bruises
- Dislocation of fingers
- Foreign bodies in eye/other parts
- Wounds requiring more than a plaster to dress
- Minor burns
- Animal bites
- Crushed toes/fingers/nails
All patients with minor injuries will be assessed and treated on arrival by a nurse or doctor as appropriate.
We do not have the facilities to treat some moderate or any severe injuries.
Several of the partners perform minor surgery, including cryotherapy, for a variety of conditions. Your registered doctor will discuss the options available with you.
Appointments are required for every procedure.
NHS Health Checks
NHS Health Checks provided by your primary care team at Upton Surgery are available to book now.
To book your NHS Health Check - Telephone (01684) 595043.
Everyone is at risk of developing heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes or kidney disease, but these diseases can often be prevented.
An NHS Health Check provided by your primary care team can help you by assessing your risk and giving you personalized advice on how to reduce your risk.
The NHS Health Check is for adults in England between the ages of 40 and 74 who are not already receiving primary care for a cardiovascular condition.
The Midwives Clinic is held at Riverboats Children's Centre, Price's Lane, Upton upon Severn WR8 0LD
Clinics, by appointment, will be held every Wednesday. To book an appointment telephone: (01684) 594806. Community Midwives are contactable on (01684) 577664.
Health Visitors hold a clinic at the Riverboats Children's Centre every Tuesday afternoon from 1.30pm to 3.30pm.
6 - 8 week checks are performed here at the Surgery every Wednesday at the same time as the nurse immunisation clinics.
Counselling services are available following a GP referral on Thursday afternoons and alternate Friday mornings.
We aim to review anyone with asthma on an annual basis and more frequently if your asthma is not well controlled. If you have any of the following then please consider coming to our clinic, as your asthma treatment may need reviewing:
- Cough at night.
- Shortness of breath at work/school or when exercising.
- Persistent Cough, wheeze, tightness, or shortness of breath during the day.
If you need to use your Salbutamol (blue) inhaler more than twice a week then it may imply your asthma is poorly controlled.
If you need further advice or information then please feel free to book an appointment at the clinic.
For further information on asthma please visit the Asthma UK website.
We also monitor patients who suffer from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). This includes patients with conditions such as bronchitis, emphysema, "farmers lung" and bronchiectasis.
If you have had a cough for more than 6 weeks, experienced any shortness of breath or wheeze then please call us to arrange some breathing tests (Spirometry) and a review in the chest clinic.
From 1st April 2016, Worcestershire County Council will only fund a smoking cessation service for pregnant women. Your GP will no longer be able to prescribe you with products to support you to stop smoking.
If you want help to stop smoking, you can go to a local pharmacy for information and advice about quitting and nicotine replacement therapies.
Have a look at these websites for tips on how to quit:
If you have any questions regarding the change to the stop smoking service, these need to be directed to Worcestershire County Council.
Substance Misuse Clinic
The GPs participate in the shared care scheme. A substance misuse counsellor attends the Practice weekly.
For more information visit the Turning Point website