Menopause: screening advice and treatment including HRT.
Treatment of osteoporosis.
Referral for Dexa scan.
Referrals to consultants or referral for further tests if required.
Our doctors can discuss a wide range of contraceptive options which are available to women and men. These include contraceptive pills, injections, implants (see Implanon), intra-uterine devices (see Mirena coil),other devices (Evra Patch), and permanent procedures such as vasectomy and female sterilization).
Mirena Coil Insertion
Vaectomy advice and referral
Crisis Pregnancy Options
Cervical cancer vaccination
The Cervical Cancer Vaccine is used to protect against diseases caused by Human Papillomavaris (HPV). These diseases include cervical cancer, pre-cancerous lesions of the female genitals (cervix and vulva), and genital warts. The vaccine cannot cause the diseases, it protects against it.
The vaccine can be provided and administered here at the surgery, but needs to be ordered, and paid for in advance.
The person to be vaccinated will receive three doses of the vaccine. The 1st injection on the first appointment date, the 2nd ideally 2 months after the first injection, and the 3rd, ideally 6 months after the first injection. The person to be vaccinated should complete the vaccination course, otherwise the person vaccinated may not be fully protected.
Our practice is registered with the Cervical Check Programme. This Programme entitles women aged between 25 and 60 to free cervical smears. You will need to bring your PPS number with you to avail of this free service.
This test is to detect early pre-cancerous changes in the cervix. This is not a test for sexually transmitted infections, although these can be carried out at the same time if you arrange this in advance. This is an extra test and will incur a charge.
We provide Combined Mother & Infant, antenatal (before birth) and postnatal (after birth) care under the combined care scheme with the hospital. Combined care is offered in conjunction with our two practice nurses.
This service is available by completing a Mother & Infant application form with your Doctor and we submit it for approval (please note PPS number must be provided on this form in order to be covered for this service). This service is available to all mothers with a valid PPS number.
The service covers 6 antenatal care consultations and a postnatal consultation for Mum and Baby at two weeks and a six week developmental check for children registered with this practice.
Care for other illnesses which you may have at this time, but which are not related to your pregnancy, is not covered by the Scheme. Unrelated illnesses would include Chest infections or tonsilitis etc., and may incur a fee.
If you require a GTT (Glucose Tolerance Test), this is available free, at the CUMH but may incur a charge if you wish to have it carried out here at the surgery.
Sexual Health and sexually transmitted infection
We can carry out a full screening service for sexually transmitted infections. There are a large number of such infections which can be contracted by both men and women, symptoms can include pain, sores, discharge, and burning when passing urine. In some cases, however, you may not even know you are infected, as symptoms may not be present.
Of course tests of such a sensitive nature are treated with the upmost discretion and confidentiality. Following screening we will arrange treatment or referral to specialist where appropriate