Antenatal and Postnatal Clinics
These are by appointment with the midwife. You can pick up an information pack and first booking form from reception at Brookside Health Centre.
The asthma clinic is open to all asthmatic patients. Your doctor may refer you, but you are also able to book your own appointments. You can either book by telephone, in person, or via Patient Online Services.
The aim of the clinic is to help diagnose asthma, to educate patients about their asthma and to provide monitoring and support. It is run by practice nurses who have undergone special training in respiratory diseases. They are able to help to find the right medication to control symptoms. They can also identify patients with poor control of the condition, help them to self-manage their asthma and thereby improve their quality of life.
Children's Immunisation Clinic
The practice nurses hold clinics for children and babies. Appointments can be made at reception, via Patient Online Services or by invitation.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Clinic
If you have emphysema, chronic bronchitis or chronic asthma, the specially trained nurses at the clinic can help you manage your symptoms and find the best treatment to help with breathlessness, cough and wheeze. They are able to do lung function tests to find out how much lung function has been lost and then direct your treatment at that level, to help improve your quality of life.
Most diabetics are cared for by the practice, rather than being referred to the hospital. We hold weekly clinics for annual and general reviews run by our specially trained Practice Nurses. We hold dedicated clinics to assess results and advise on medication, insulin initiation and changes, diet and lifestyle.
As part of the annual review, an appointment will be made to see the podiatrist, and a retinal screening appointment will be offered. We have close links to the diabetic service at St. Mary's Hospital and offer a combined service with some patients having shared care between ourselves and the hospital. Patients are referred to the hospital service where necessary.
By arrangement with your own GP or our Advanced Nurse Practitioner at the weekly “Drop-In” Family Planning Clinic at Brookside, Wednesdays 5.00-6.00pm.
Leg Ulcer Clinic
The Leg Ulcer Clinic mainly specialises in compression bandaging as a form of treatment for leg ulcers. It is run by the practice nurses and is held weekly at Brookside Health Centre. Initial assessment is undertaken to determine whether this form of treatment is suitable for individual patients.
It is very important that you comply with the advice, guidance and requests of the nurses, to ensure that improvement in the health of your leg is achieved.
Minor Operations and ECGs
Please discuss these with your ANP or GP.
We provide a sexual health service to patients which includes COIL fitting and removal, as well as implants. Please discuss an appointment with an ANP or GP.
The Practice holds travel vaccines clinics where our practice nurses can offer medical advice regarding travel and administer vaccinations where appropriate.
It is very important that you plan far enough ahead of your travel, and that you make an appointment for at least 8 weeks before your date of travel. Before you book your appointment you will need to fill out a travel risk assessment form which you can pick up from reception or download from our website, and return to the Practice once completed, at least one week before your appointment.
The practice is not able to offer travel vaccine support at short notice.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Yellow Fever and some other immunisations have to be done at a designated centre. We are unable to provide these vaccines at the Practice.
Vaccines which we can administer at the Practice include Hepatitis A, Typhoid, Tetanus, Diptheria and Polio.
Vaccines which we cannot administer at the Practice include Yellow Fever, Rabies, Meningitis, Japanese Encephalitis, Hepatitis B.
Well Leg Clinic
The Well Leg Clinic aims to promote ‘healthy legs’ for those individuals who suffer from venous disease which may put them at risk of developing leg ulcers. Follow-up care is also offered to those individuals who have experienced leg ulcers in the past. This is also provided by our practice nurses and is held weekly at the the Health Centre.
We offer a phlebotomy service to all our patients, by appointment only, at Brookside Health Centre. Our clinics operate every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings, and every other Wednesday morning. On arrival, please book in at reception, or by using our self check-in screen. You must only book an appointment for a blood test if you have been instructed to do so by a clinician.
Blood tests are also available at the Pathology Department at St Mary's Hospital in Newport. Please check with the department direct for current clinic times.
All patients need to telephone the practice to obtain information regarding test results. Results can also be accessed via Patient Online Services. Please allow at least a week after providing a sample for urine, smear or blood testing, before contacting us.
If we have received your results before you contact us, and the GP has any concerns we will contact you.
You can call us for test results information between 10.30am and 12.30pm Monday to Friday. Please press option 4 for test results once your call is connected.
From September each year vaccinations to prevent flu are available for patients over the age of 65 and for those at any age who are at risk from chronic diseases. Posters are displayed in the waiting rooms at both sites and clinics are advertised on the practice website as well as local media.