Hearing Aid Clinic - Princess Royal Hospital provides a hearing aid clinic every first and third Friday of the month. The morning session is by appointment after referral from your doctor and the afternoon is a drop-in session for repairs to hearing aids.
The practice runs a range of Health Promotion Clinics which includes:-
Minor Injuries - the practice is able to deal with a range of minor injuries on site. Please only attend the local A&E Department when circumstances are appropriate (eg serious or life-threatening injuries). See Casualties below.
Childhood Immunisations - these are performed by our practice nurse in a special clinic on Wednesdays. If this is inconvenient, our nurses will immunise children at any time. As a practice we are strongly committed to preventative medicine and hope that all parents will have their children fully immunised.
Child Surveillance - an eight week check on all babies is offered by appointment on Thursday mornings and the first immunisation follows immediately afterwards. Please bring a spare nappy for this appointment.
Antenatal Clinic - all doctors offer a full maternity service. Antenatal clinics are held every Thursday morning by appointment (in the health visitor annexe) and are shared with the community midwif
Hearing Aid Batteries - these are available from reception. Patients should please bring the brown record book with them.
Faulty Hearing Aids - these can be examined by a hearing aid technician on first and third Friday of every month between 2.00 and 4.00pm. No appointment necessary.
CHD Clinic - all patients with coronary heart disease are reviewed annually with the nurse by appointment.
Travel Advice - up-to-date advice about which immunisations are required for travel abroad, the timing of any injections and general precautions to avoid illness abroad are offered by the nurses. Please make an appointment two to three months before you are due to travel.
Healthy Lifestyles - For those smokers who want to quit, this stop smoking service is held at the practice on a Friday by a lifestyle adviser.
Asthma - regular reviews and advice for patients who need treatment for asthma are offered by the nurses and doctors. COPD/Asthma clinics are held weekly by a Nurse.
Diabetes - the practice offers full medical care and supervision of diabetes at special surgery sessions with the health care assistant, nurses and doctors. All diabetic patients are also seen annually by the chiropodist for diabetic foot screening and given dietary advice by the dietician. Diabetic eye screening is also available.
Blood Pressure - if the doctor wishes you to have your blood pressure checked an appointment will be made for you to see the health care assistant.
Minor Surgery - Some partners will perform minor surgery from the fully equipped treatment room. Examples include the removing of cysts, moles and skin lumps and sometimes doctors will also arrange for the treatment of ingrowing toenails and joint injections.
Blood Tests - a phlebotomist attends the practice on Wednesdays from 8.30 - 11.00am to take blood for testing. If this is not convenient an appointment can be made with the health care assistant or practice nurses. For fasting blood tests please do not eat anything for 12 hours before attending and only have water to drink.
Counselling - a team of counsellors is attached to the practice. Patients wishing to see the counsellor should ask for a self-referral form from the secretary after consultation with a clinician.
Substance Misuse - patients can be seen by all doctors for substance misuse and also by a member of the Community Substance Misuse Team as part of the Telford and Wrekin Shared Care Programme.
Periodic Consultations - These may be requested by registered patients aged 16 - 75 who have not been seen for three years and also by registered patients aged over 75 who have not been seen in the previous 12 months.
During surgery hours, minor casualties requiring stitching and dressings can be dealt with at the surgery. Cases of suspected broken bones should go to the casualty department of the Princess Royal Hospital, Apley Castle, Telford.