All GP practices are contracted to provide Essential Services, that is, basic treatment of ill people.
We also provide the following Additional & Enhanced Services:
- Cervical smears
- Child health and immunisation
- Child health surveillance, together with the Health Visiting team
- Contraceptive services **(please see below an update to our service from 1st April 2015)
- Immunisation for adults in relation to travel: not all travel immunisations are available on the NHS, please ask one of our Practice Nurses for details
- Maternity services in the ante natal and post natal period, together with the midwives from Hull & East Yorkshire Hospital
- A methadone substitution programme for stable patients with drug abuse problems
- An annual flu immunisation programme to protect the elderly and those at risk
- Annual comprehensive reviews for patients with Long Term Conditions
- Regular monitoring, by blood and urine tests, for patients on a range of drugs for arthritis and bowel problems
- Minor Surgery & Joint Injections
- Anticoagulation monitoring including
- Hearing tests, 24 hour ECG
**Announcement – Sexual Health Services
From 1 April 2015 the practice will no longer be able to fit and remove the IUCD (coil) and the Nexplanon implant for contraception. Instead, patients will be referred to Conifer House to receive these services.
This situation has arisen as a direct consequence of the Health Reforms which transferred the responsibility for commissioning of Public Health Services to the local Councils. The revised terms of the contract offered to practices from 1 April 2015 are such that it is unsustainable for us to continue. Quite simply, the cost of providing the service is far greater than the revised terms we have been offered. With great regret, therefore, we have been unable to accept the contract to provide these services in the practice with immediate effect.
This decision has not been taken lightly and has far reaching implications for clinicians as well as for patients. In order to maintain their skills, clinicians must fit a minimum number of devices each year as well as undergoing regular updates and re-validation. These skills will be lost over time as we cease to provide the service.
Patients can still see their GP for sexual health advice and we will continue to discuss all available methods of contraception. Whilst we can continue to provide the oral contraceptive pill, condoms and the 3-monthly depo-provera injection, patients whose preference is for LARC (long acting reversible contraception) will need to attend Conifer House for fitting of coil or implant.
Please note that if you currently have a device fitted, we will no longer be able to remove this and, again, it will necessitate a referral to Conifer House.