All the Doctors provide antenatal and postnatal care in conjunction with the Community Midwives.
The Midwives no longer hold clinics at the surgery. To make your first appointment with the North Pembrokeshire Midwifery Team please contact them on 01437 773290 – Monday – Friday 9.30 – 11.00am only.
Child Health Surveillance Clinic
Doctors David Cooke and Annaleene Holliday in association with the Health Visitors, perform routine development assessments for babies at 8 weeks.
The clinics are held on Tuesday mornings, by appointment, between 9.00am – 11.00am.
Baby Clinics and Childhood Immunisation Clinics
The Health Visitors hold a Baby Clinic every Tuesday afternoon between 1.00pm – 3.00pm. All mothers are welcome to drop in without an appointment for general advice on baby and child health care.
Childhood Immunisation Clinics are held on Tuesday mornings.
It is very important that all babies and children are immunised in line with the current schedule. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact your Health Visitor or Doctor.
All the Doctors offer confidential advice, during normal surgery times on all aspect of contraception.
Cervical Smear Tests
It is recommended that all women aged between 25 and 49 years old have a cervical smear every three years; and those aged between 50 and 64 years have a cervical smear every 5 years. You will receive an invitation from Cervical Screening Wales when your smear is due.
The Practice Nurses carry out smears by appointment, and some Doctors will also perform smears during normal surgery. When telephoning please let the receptionis know that you need a twenty minute appointment.
Minor Operations and Cryotherapy
All our Doctors perform a range of minor operations in a well-equipped Treatment Room. These procedures are following an initial consultation with a Doctor.
Drug and Substance Misuse
The Doctors are available to give confidential advice, information and to counsel the individual, family and friends on any aspect of drug, solvent or substance misuse.
The flu vaccine
A flu vaccine is available free for:
- anyone over the age of 65
- pregnant women
- children and adults with an underlying health condition (and to patients of any age with certain “at risk” conditions such as COPD, asthma, chronic heart disease, diabetes, renal and liver disease)
- children and adults with weakened immune systems
It is given as an annual injection to:
- adults over the age of 18 at risk (including everyone over 65)
- children aged six months to two years at risk
The flu vaccine is also given as an annual nasal spray to:
- children aged two to 18 years at risk of flu
- healthy children aged two, three and four years old
Fow more information about flu please visit the attached NHS Choices website.
Everyone aged 65 and over, or with certain “at risk” conditions (see Influenza above) should be immunised against pneumococcal disease. Most patients only need the vaccination once.
Children’s Flu Vaccinations
From October 2014 we are offering to all 2, 3 and 4 year olds the opportunity to have the flu vaccine. That is children born between 1 September 2009 and 31 August 2012. The recommended vaccine isn’t an injection, it’s a nasal spray, a fine mist that is sprayed up the nose. For more information please see the attached leaflet; or visit NHS Direct Wales on 0845 46 47 or talk to one of the GPs or practice nurses.
Help keep your child well this winter, make an appointment for the flu vaccine.
Clinics for childrens flu vaccinations will be held on the 20th, 21st and 24th November. Please contact the surgery to book an appointment.
The Surgery is currently offering shingles vaccinations for 70 and 79 year olds.
It is very important for adults to keep their tetanus immunity up to date. If you have not received five doses in your lifetime, then you may need a booster.
Travel and Holiday Vaccinations
The Practice Nurses run a comprehensive travel clinic service and are happy to give advice on vaccinations, malaria tablets and other medication you may need.
Please make an appointment as early as possible – at least 6 – 8 weeks before travel – as some vaccination schedules need to start at least eight weeks before you travel. At this appointment you will be required to complete a travel questionnaire detailing where you are travelling to. A copy of this form is available in the following link; please download and bring with you to your appointment.
Some vaccines are not provided free on the NHS, and attract a fee – please ask at Reception for details.
Please note payment for vaccinations is required prior to the first injection. Payment for a complete course is required prior to the first administration. Payment can be made by cash or cheque (made payable to Winch Lane Surgery).
The Practice is a Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre.
You can also check what vaccinations you may need by visiting http://www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/home