Knotty Ash Medical Centre

OUR SERVICES

Essential Services

The practice provides a number of essential services to patients, including:

  • The management of patients who are ill or believe themselves to be ill, with conditions from which recovery is generally expected, for the duration of that condition, including relevant health promotion advice and referral as appropriate, reflecting patient choice where practicable.
  • The general management of patients who are terminally ill.
  • The management of chronic disease in the manner determined by the practice, in discussion with the patient. Monitoring of coronary heart disease, diabetes, asthma and COPD is carried out by appointment with the practice nurse.

Additional Services

Cervical screening

Cervical smears are recommended at least every three years for women below 65 years of age and who have not had an hysterectomy. The test is quick and painless and can pick up very early changes in the cervix which are easily treated and which could otherwise eventually become malignant. A recall system operates in this area so you should receive an invitation to attend if your smear is due. When you require a smear please contact the surgery for an appointment with a practice nurse.

Child health surveillance 

Please make an appointment with the health visitor.

Contraceptive services

Please make an appointment with a doctor/nurse for advice on family planning and different forms of contraception.

Holiday immunisations

If you are travelling abroad, especially outside Europe, you may need extra 
vaccinations. Please contact the surgery at least eight weeks prior to travelling
in order to complete a holiday travel form, as some vaccinations need to be given
a month or so before travelling. You may be required to collect a prescription prior
to attending for the vaccination with the practice nurse. Up-to-date information on
vaccinations required for different countries will be assessed prior to attendance at
the clinic but is also available from the NHS Choices website or the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine Travel Health Advice Line - 0906 701 0095 (pre-recorded country specific travel advice).

Immunisations and Vaccinations

Childhood vaccinations and immunisations. Please make an appointment with the health visitor.

Postnatal care

By appointment with the practice nurse.

Maternity services - excluding intrapartum care

Please make an appointment with the midwife for antenatal care.

Private medical examinations for insurance purposes

By appointment with a doctor.

Practice nurse services 

Available by appointment with the practice nurses dietary advice, blood pressure check, well person checks and chronic disease management.

Directed Enhanced Services

Improved access to primary care services 

We aim to provide patients with access to a GP within 48 hours or with a
practice nurse within 24 hours.