Clinics We Offer

Anti-coagulation

Held on a Tuesday and Friday morning and are aimed at patients taking Warfarin who have been referred to the Surgery from the hospital.

This service is provided by Dr M Jha and Dr M Sohail and nurses, Sherrie Quy-Verlander, Linda Grover and Ruth Bastick.

Cervical Smears

This service is provided by practice nurses for all female patients between 25 and 64 years of age.

 

Child Immunisation

Held on Tuesday 13:30 – 15:30, Wednesday 09:30 – 11:30 and Thursday 09:15 – 11:15.

The practice will issue invitations by post for child immunisations (except for those given at school).

Read more on the Child Immunisation Schedule here.

Diabetics

Please book a diabetic screening appointment with one of our Healthcare Assistants 10 days before making an appointment with a diabetic practice nurse or your own GP.

Dressings

Mondays ,Wednesdays and Thursdays 08.30 - 12.30 and 13:30 – 17.00 and at other times by mutual agreement with the practice nurse.

 

Family Planning

Bethesda provides a full range of family planning services including oral contraception, fitting and checking caps and coils, contraception injection and implant and emergency contraception.

Headache

Dr Andrew Dowson is a specialist in headache and holds a clinic at Bethesda once a week; this is an NHS service and to see Dr Dowson you must be referred by your own doctor.

Minor Operations

There is a limited Minor Operations clinic run by Dr Sohail and Alison Keep once a fortnight on a Friday morning and referral to this clinic will be via your own doctor.

Ophthalmology (eye clinic)

Dr Chander Khemani and Mr Ramesh Ganeshalingam both hold one clinic a week at Bethesda. This is an NHS Service and you must be referred by your own doctor or optician.

Phlebotomy

Blood samples are taken by appointment with the Phlebotomist on Monday, Thursday and Friday 08:00 – 12:30 and 13:30 – 14.30.

Physiotherapy

Mr Bodimaluwe Seneviratni (Sene) is a qualified Physiotherapist and a member of the Health Professions Council (HPC) Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Organisation for Chartered Physiotherapists in Private practice and the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists. He holds two sessions a week at the Surgery, on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons and sees private patients only. He is a specialist in treating orthopaedic (and trauma) conditions, musculoskeletal and sports injuries and acupuncture for pain relief. If you need to book an appointment with him please call 01843 209310.

Respiratory

Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) assessments are made by a practice nurse, as well as lung function screening, education and inhaler techniques being taught.

To be assessed you must be referred by your own doctor.

Smoking Cessation Programmes

There is a smoking cessation programme running at the practice to help people stop smoking. If you want to stop, ask your doctor or practice nurse to be included in this programme.

Ultrasound

An Ultrasound Clinic is held at Bethesda once a week on a Wednesday. 

This is an NHS service and in order to have an ultrasound you must be referred by your own doctor.