Not every consultation at the practice involves a one to one appointment with the doctor. The following list outlines many other services, which are offered on the surgery premises:
- Asthma clinic
- Minor surgery procedures including Cryosurgery
- Joint Injections
- Diabetes annual review clinic
- Family planning
- Anti Coagulation clinic
Advanced Nurse Practitioners are experienced, highly educated registered professionals who have the skills to manage the complete care of patients.
They are educated to Masters level and have undertaken extra clinical training so they can safely care for and treat patients with illness and injury.
Among other skills and roles, they have the ability and authority to clinically assess and examine patients, refer to specialists if appropriate, order investigations, make treatment decisions, review patients, prescribe medications, issue sick notes and complete home visits.
If you would like to read more about their roles please see Advanced Nurse Practitioners (ANPs) in primary care.
Our Practice Nurses are available by appointment for the following:
- Minor injuries and dressings
- Contraceptive advice and pill checks
- Cervical smears
- Travel advice including vaccinations. Please book appointments 6 to 8 weeks before your planned holiday!
- Smoking cessation advice. Our nurses can help and support you.
- Chronic conditions. Our nurses offer monitoring checks and advice for a variety of chronic conditions including Diabetes, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Heart Disease.
Our Healthcare Assistants provide the following:
- Blood tests, Blood Pressure monitoring, Electrocardiograms (ECGs), dressings and basic health checks as well as providing support for the practice nurses and doctors as required.
- Administer pneumococcal injections and also offers support with smoking cessation and weight management.
When to See Your First Contact Physiotherapist
- First Contact Physiotherapists (FCPs) are highly trained physiotherapists, usually based in GP surgeries.
- FCPs have extensive experience in the assessment and management of musculoskeletal conditions, such as back or neck pain, and see these patients without the need for a GP appointment.
- If you have bone, joint or muscle pain, you can see an FCP.
What to expect when you see your FCP
- Your FCP will assess and diagnose you.
- Give you expert advice on how best to manage you condition.
- Refer you onto a specialist service if necessary.
How do you book an appointment to see your FCP?
- Simply contact your GP practice and request an appointment to see the FCP. The reception team will check that you’re suitable and book an appointment for you.
We, at Bradshaw Medical Centre are proud to be an accredited Veteran Friendly GP Practice and to support our Armed Forces community.
Find out more about our Services for Veterans.
Our practice nurses offer a comprehensive Travel Advice and Vaccination service for travelling abroad. Some travel vaccinations are not available on the NHS but can be provided. Charges are available from reception.