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Clinics & Services asthma_inhaler_3

Asthma & COPD Clinic
We offer appointments with our asthma specialist nurses for monitoring symptom control and medication together with support and advice on management according to individual needs. All asthma patients are advised to see the practice nurse for an annual review.

Blood
If your doctor or nurse has requested you have a blood test we run a clinic every morning. We offer the first appointments to those patients who are having fasting bloods. Fasting bloods mean you cannot eat or drink, except plenty of water, for 12 hours before your blood test. If you do, then this could produce an inaccurate result necessitating a retest. All blood samples are taken in the morning so they can be collected at 13:00. and taken to the laboratory at East Surrey Hospital - this is also the case for urine, stool and sputum samples.

Counselling & CBT
A counselling service is available at Brockwood Medical Practice, provided by Dorking Healthcare and funded by the NHS. Access is by referral from your doctor. The service provides for up to six sessions (each 50 minutes) of individual counselling for adults, not couple, child or family work.  Referrals may be made for a variety of issues, including relationship problems, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, stress at work, loss of confidence, bereavement, family break-up, trauma, adjustment to physical ill-health, pressures of caring.  Please speak to your doctor or practice nurse if you wish to be referred.

Once the referral for counselling has been received, you will be sent an opt-in letter explaining the times it is available, and how the initial appointment will be set up.  Appointments are available at specific times, within normal surgery hours, Monday to Friday, at North Holmwood and Brockham Surgeries. 

There will be some conditions for which CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) may be the recommended treatment, for example anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder or moderate to severe depression.  In these cases you may be referred directly to a specialist CBT service provider, self-help resources may be suggested, or a CBT approach may be incorporated within counselling.

There are four qualified counsellors working at Brockwood: Fiona Spencer (Counselling Service Coordinator), Vicky Cruz, Ailsa Taylor and Kim Oakley.  There may in addition be therapists in training attached to the service.

Diabetes
It is important to monitor the progress of diabetes to reduce the risk of complications to your health.  We offer regular reviews and check-ups to monitor blood glucose, kidney function, blood fats, weight, leg and foot assessment, eye assessment and lifestyle issues.

Antenatal
We offer an early five to six week appointment to discuss your care options and choices for delivery.  If you choose to have your baby at East Surrey Hospital you are offered a first booking appointment.  Routine follow-up appointments with a midwife from East Surrey Hospital are by appointment for all patients regardless of where you have chosen to have your baby.

Postnatal
All new mothers and babies are seen post delivery at home by the midwife.

doctor_baby_girlBaby Clinic
We offer baby first immunisations at eight weeks. Sure Start Children's Centre, Dorking Nursery School, West Street, Dorking, telephone 01306 882397 also provides a range of services for families in the Dorking area.

For general telephone advice, contact the Health Visitor 0-19 Team on 0208 979 6464 between 09.30am and 1pm. 

For an appointment to be seen in the baby clinic call 01306 748901. 

Family Planning
We provide a full range of family planning. Our practice nurses are trained in family planning and see patients by appointment.  Dr Tamsin Sevenoaks is a specialist in family planning and in her clinic fits and removes coils and implants.

Minor Surgery
Many minor operations are easily and more conveniently performed at the surgery by Dr Richards and Dr Thompson who have undergone training to perform more advanced minor surgery.

Physiotherapy
We offer a Physiotherapy Clinic on a Friday at Brockham Surgery for patients who have been referred to see a Physiotherapist.

Travel Clinic
Advice for travellers is provided by the practice nurses who are specially trained. They can provide all vaccinations including yellow fever. For more information see the above tab.

Healthcare Assistants blood_pressure8
Our healthcare assistants offer daily appointments for Warfarin (INR) checking, minor dressings, suture removal and new patient health checks. They offer appointments late morning/early afternoon for blood pressure monitoring and ECG's. 

 
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