In addition to GP consultations the practice offers a range of special clinics and services:
Long Term Conditions We offer appointments either in specific clinics or ordinary surgeries to review the following illnesses:
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Coronary Artery Disease (angina and heart attacks)
- Chronic Obstructive Airways Disease (COPD)
- Chronic Kidney Disease
We also believe that it is very important that patients with long-standing mental health problems or severe learning disabilities should be able to make full use of our services so we offer a full annual health check to these patients.
Our practice nurses provide a full health promotional service including a thorough check-up with a blood pressure check, height and weight measurement, a urine test (please bring a sample) and for women a cervical smear. You can make an appointment to see them about this in the usual way.
If you would like advice or help giving up then please ask us. One of our practice nurses, Rachel Clay, is specially trained in smoking cessation and can help you “kick the habit”.
Maternity care is mostly carried out by the midwives, but if you suspect you are pregnant, please make an appointment to see your doctor first.
We hold a Child Health clinic every week alternating between Bentham Surgery (on a Tuesday) and Ingleton Surgery (on a Wednesday). A health visitor and a doctor are on hand to discuss any concerns you may have about the health or development of your pre-school children. We give immunisations and carry out development checks on children up to the age of four.
Foreign Travel Advice
Family Planning and Sexual Health
Advice about all forms of contraception and sexual health is available from your doctor, the practice nurse or the health visitors and Kate Wild. A local authority family planning clinic run by Dr Gill Hodgson and Kate Wild is held monthly at Bentham Surgery.
Dr McKirdy or Dr Walker will fit an intra-uterine contraceptive device (a coil). They and nurses Meg and Karen can also place a long acting depot contraceptive such as an Implanon if you wish
We carry out procedures to remove lumps and bumps, and skin blemishes; inject joints and tendons; and use cryotherapy to treat minor skin problems.
Carers Resource Service
Sue Clements runs this service at the surgery every week.