All doctors at Clarendon Medical Centre are qualified to provide care during pregnancy in conjunction with the midwife. Most of your antenatal care will be provided at the surgery on Wednesday afternoons. Please book an appointment at reception.
We provide the full range of family planning services. Like all services provided by the practice, this is completely confidential. Please make a routine appointment with your doctor or practice nurse to discuss your requirements.
Child Health Care
The practice provides Child Development Clinics at Clarendon Medical Centre with the health visitor on Tuesday mornings at 9.15am. We feel it is important to find any problems there may be with a child's health as early as possible and the first six to eight weeks' check is always performed by one of the doctors at Clarendon.
Appointments can be made at your convenience with the practice nurses for all your children's immunisations.
We are able to perform some minor surgery procedures such as joint injections and the treatment of warts by liquid nitrogen.
Flu/Pneumonia Vaccination Programme
During October each year we commence our vaccinations against the flu virus.
This is especially recommended for patients with chronic lung, heart or kidney disease, diabetics, asthmatics and the elderly.
Cervical smear tests are performed by our trained practice nurses.
Our practice nurses are trained to give both advice and vaccinations for foreign travel. These will be charged for some vaccinations; the nurse can be advised which. Please make an appointment as early as possible, preferably six weeks before you travel.
Health Promotion Clinics
Well Woman Clinic
These clinics are run under a doctor's guidance by the practice nurse, and offer a general medical check-up, including a cervical smear when indicated.
We hold an Asthma Clinic for both children and adults. It is run under the doctor's supervision by the practice nurse who has been trained to advise on the care of asthma and the techniques used in the various forms of treatment.
We hold a Diabetic Clinic every week run by a doctor and a nurse trained in the management of diabetes. A dietician also attends periodically, and we have excellent relations with local optometrists and chiropodists to anticipate complications of diabetes. We liaise with the Tameside Diabetic Centre.
Heart Disease Prevention Clinic
This clinic screens for risk factors associated with the development of heart disease, such as smoking, increased blood cholesterol and raised blood pressure.
Appointments are available routinely.
Elderly Screening Clinic
Screening for health problems associated with ageing is available by appointment each day with the practice nurse.
The practice recalls patients with the following chronic diseases:
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
- Cardiovascular disease
We also recall at-risk patients for annual flu vaccination.
Remember that the nurses are always available to give advice via telephone consultation.
Letters From The Practice
Please note that if the practice writes requesting you to attend an appointment please do so; examples of these letters could be medication reviews, asthma reviews, blood tests. We may even request you have some exploratory tests to eliminate you from “at risk areas”. The practice would not be asking you to attend if we did not think you required them. Remember, these tests could save your life.