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Thorverton

We offer a wide variety of services and clinics. To make an appointment for any of the following clinics please contact the main reception.

Asthma and Chronic Pulmonary Disease

The practice nurses regularly review all patients with these conditions to monitor their treatment.

Child Development

First Thursday of every month 11:45 - 12:45. The doctors and health visitors monitor pre-school child development. Children are called when their assessment is due.

Cervical Smears

The practice operates a recall system for cervical smears. This is usually done by the practice nurses during surgery hours.

Contraception

Contraceptive advice is offered during normal surgery hours by the doctors and practice nurses.

Diabetes

All patients with diabetes are seen regularly by the practice nurses. They monitor the condition, in conjunction with the doctors and advise on diet and blood sugar control to help prevent long term complications.

Heart Disease

Patients with heart disease are reviewed by the practice nurses and doctors.

Other Chronic Diseases

Patients with long-term illnesses are monitored by the practice nurses and doctors during normal surgery hours. They are recalled by telephone or letter.

Physiotherapy

The physiotherapist runs clinics on Tuesday afternoon at the Thorverton surgery. Patients are seen following a doctor’s referral.

Smoking Cessation

The clinic is run by the practice nurse. Patients enrol on a 6 week course to help them stop smoking following referral by a doctor or nurse. Patients are required to complete a questionnaire about their smoking habits and hand it into reception. The practice nurse will then contact the patient to arrange the appointment.

Weight Control Clinic

The clinic is run by the practice nurse. Patients enrol on an 8 week course to help them control their weight. The practice nurse will monitor their progress every week. Patients are encouraged to participate in the group session for support.

 
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