At the Wordsworth Health Centre the doctors and nurses take pride in offering the highest standard of patient-centred healthcare. We run many clinics for chronic disease care and offer a wide variety of other medical services.
Pregnancy is an especially exciting time and we hope that you will attend our antenatal clinic. Our qualified midwife is here on a Wednesday morning for routine antenatal check-ups.
Time: Wednesday 9:00am – 12:00pm
Mother and Baby
A drop-in clinic for vaccinations for all children up to age 5.
Time: Monday 1.00pm – 3:00pm
Routine and travel vaccinations for all ages are available during surgery times by appointment with our nurses.
Patients requiring any vaccinations relating to foreign travel need to complete a Travel Vaccination form. Please complete the form at least 8 weeks before you travel. You will then be contacted by the practice to arrange an appointment.
Please use the link below to print off your form
Asthma & Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Regular check-ups and advice from practice nurses on lifestyle, inhaler techniques and medication, by appointments with our nurses.
Various appointment times – please ask at Reception.
See also page: Long Term Conditions
Cervical Cytology (Smears)
All routine cervical smears are undertaken by our Practice Nurses. National guidelines state that routine smears should commence at age 25 and continue at 3-yearly intervals up to the age of 50. After the age of 50, guidelines state that the interval should be 5 years. By appointment with a nurse during normal opening hours.
See also page: Your Health – Women
Opting out of screening
It is your choice whether or not to have screening. If you decide that screening is not for you and you don’t want any more invitations, you can opt out. Withdrawing yourself means you will not get invited for that type of screening in the future.
Opting out is something to think through carefully. It could mean that if you have the condition being screened for in the future, early signs might be missed. You may want to discuss any questions or concerns with your GP or someone from the local screening programme. More information about all the NHS Screening Programmes can be found on NHS Choices.
Our GP practice can arrange this for you by removing your name from the list of women to be invited for screening.
You may be asked to put your request in writing, so that there is a record of your decision. This helps to ensure that no-one is removed from the screening programme by accident or for the wrong reasons.
More information about consent and opt out in the cancer screening programmes is available.
If a women wishes to opt out of cervical screening complete the standard disclaimer letter below and hand it into to the practice.
Seasonal Flu Clinics
If you fall into any of the following groups please contact the Practice to make an appointment (these are available to book from the middle of October)
You are only eligible to receive a flu vaccination if you are aged 65 or over, are a carer, pregnant or suffer from one of the following illnesses:
- Asthma requiring inhaled or systemic steroids
- Chronic Heart Disease
- Chronic Kidney Disease
- Chronic Liver Disease
- Chronic Neurological Disease
- Immunosuppression (or if you live with an immunosuppressed patient)
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Diseases of Central Nervous System
Invitations to attend for your flu vaccination are being sent out to eligible patients and we urge you all to have a vaccination if you have been identified as being at risk.
If you have received your letter please book your appointment.
You may find the following leaflets useful:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Clinical expertise… compassionate people… happier lives
It’s not always easy to find the right help when you need it.
A good starting point is to talk to your General Practitioner about your problems. Your General Practitioner may know of psychotherapists working within the National Health Service, who are trained to use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). However, you may have found that there is a high demand for NHS services and therefore long waiting times for an appointment.
You may be considering choosing a private therapist, but are unsure how to find the right therapist for you. Our Practice can help you find a CBT Psychotherapist with the right experience for you in your area. We have an experienced CBT Psychotherapists at the practice, who have the clinical skills to help you and who are also compassionate in their approach to helping people. Our therapists are professionals, such as Clinical Psychologists, Psychiatrists and Clinical Nurse Specialists, many of whom hold senior positions within the NHS. All our therapists are trained to provide treatment in accordance with National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines.
It is important that you are referred to a therapist who has been properly trained in the use of cognitive behavioural psychotherapy. We also understand the need to work together with your General Practitioner if you request us to.
Our Therapist are available to support you Monday and Saturday.
Why Choose CBT?
Studies have shown that Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is the most effective psychological therapy available for a wide range of common problems including;
Depression, Stress, Anxiety, Panic, PTSD, Eating Disorders, OCD, Self Esteem, Relationships Difficulties, Insomnia and Chronic Pain.
CBT focuses upon how our thinking and behavior influences the way we feel. The therapist and client work together to identify problems and reach personal goals. The client learns skills in therapy to maintain improvement after therapy is completed. This improvement aims to increase psychological resilience in the future.
Why Choose CBT Clinics?
o Clinical excellence in providing psychological therapy
o Network of highly skilled Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapists
o NHS expertise without the waiting times
o Appointments available within 1 to 2 weeks
o Confidential service in therapeutic private settings
o Work in partnership with GP and NHS services
To arrange a consultation please contact our helpful Reception staff.