The practice nurse offers advice on diabetes, asthma, COPD and other long-term conditions. She holds clinics for these in addition to her regular clinics for childhood immunisations, travel vaccinations and smears.
Health Care Assistant
Our HCA is available for wound management/dressings, suture removal, ear syringing, NHS health checks, new patient health checks, blood pressure monitoring, weight monitoring and lifestyle advice.
The practice offers certain services that are not provided for by the NHS. These attract a fee. Services offered include private sick certificates, insurance claim forms etc. Full details of current fees are available from reception. Payments must, however, be made before any letters or certificates can be released.
Travel Vaccinations And Advice
Travel vaccinations and advice are available from our practice nurse. Please make an appointment in advance, preferably at least eight weeks before you travel. Some vaccinations are available on the NHS, but some attract a charge; the nurse will be able to advise you on this. We can also advise on and prescribe most anti-malaria medicines.
Please complete the following Travel Questionnaire at home before arriving for your appointment for travel vaccinations.
These are held in autumn/winter annually to immunise against influenza. All patients over 65 are eligible as well as those with asthma, COPD, diabetes, cancer and immunological disorders.
We offer a full range of medical examinations including driving medicals (HGV, PSV, elderly etc), employment medicals, sports medicals etc. Examinations are by appointment only and current fees are listed in the waiting room.
The doctors undertake some minor operations to help save on long waits for hospital treatment. Procedures in cryotherapy, removal of warts and verrucae, excisions and cautery and joint injections are offered. Some of these procedures are carried out in the consulting room and others at the hospital by appointment. This is an extra service offered by the doctors and you may have to wait a few weeks for an appointment.
Patients Over 75
If you are aged 75 years or over you will have a named GP within the practice. That does not mean you will always see that GP, only that they will co-ordinate any care with the other clinicians. You should be seen annually by your doctor, the practice nurse, district nurse or health visitor. This can be arranged at the surgery or, if that is not possible, in your home.
The smear test is a simple and essentially painless procedure which is important in the very early detection of a condition which could, if left untreated, develop into cancer. Treatments for most conditions are usually straightforward and almost always effective. The local CCG operates a computerised recall system, which ensures that all eligible women aged between 24 and a half - 49 will be offered a test every three years and women aged 50 - 65 every five years. Appointments can be made with the nurse.
The practice offers a full range of family planning and contraceptive advice. We prescribe the oral contraceptive pill and advise on various other methods of contraception. We also prescribe emergency contraception (the morning after pill). This advice is available to all ages and is entirely confidential.
Doctors are not trained to deal with dental problems. In a dental emergency please contact your own dentist.
Protecting yourself against a variety of serious illnesses is simple, safe and free of charge to all our patients. The practice nurse will be able to advise you and make arrangements if necessary.
Click here to see the usual ages for the different stages of immunisation. Children should have all the injections they need during infancy or at school.
What to expect after vaccinations: common side effects of vaccinations that might occur in babies and young children up to five years of age.
Using paracetamol to prevent and treat fever after MenB vaccination.
Around one in eight people in Coventry are family carers, ie they look after partners, friends or relatives who otherwise could not manage alone because of illness, disability, mental health issues, substance dependency or old age.
A support worker from Coventry Carers Trust runs a 'drop in' service at the practice on alternate Friday afternoons. This is a free and confidential service.
Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT)
Phone number: 024 7667 1090
Address: IAPT, Central Booking Service, City of Coventry Health Centre, Paybody Building, 2 Stoney Stanton Road, Coventry, CV1 4FS