NHS Services

NHS Services

Dearne Valley Health Centre offers a full range of General Medical Services and Enhanced medical Services which includes:

  • Alcohol Screening
  • Blood Taking/Phlebotomy
  • Care of Patients with HIV
  • Cervical Smears
  • Children's Immunisations
  • Child Health Surveillance
  • Child Protection
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Contraception Services
  • Essential Medical Services
  • Extended Opening
  • Maternity Services
  • Mental Health Services
  • NHS Health Checks
  • Palliative care/care of the terminally ill
  • Services for Young People
  • Sickness Certification
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Travel Advice and Vaccinations
  • Vaccination and Immunisations

More information on some of these services can be found below:

Blood Tests

A phlebotomist from Huddersfield Royal Infirmary is available to take blood samples when requested by a doctor. If you are mobile and have access to transport we would be grateful if you would attend the blood clinic at a local hospital. This will help reduce waiting times for all our patients requiring blood tests. Please request your blood card from Reception before you go, thank you.

Our Healthcare Assistant is providing some phlebotomy appointments, as requested by GPs only.

Diabetic Clinic

The Nursing Team provide this regular clinic, with involvement from the GPs to prescribe and review treatment. Diabetic foot checks are now available at the clinic.

Flu Vaccinations

A flu vaccination is recommended for patients with heart, lung or kidney disease, diabetes, residents in nursing or residential homes and all patients over 65 years. Please contact Reception in September for an appointment.

Please let Reception know your mobile number so we can invite you by text message.

Travel Immunisations and Advice

We no longer provide a full range of holiday vaccinations. Please contact reception to complete a form at least 8 weeks in advance of your holiday/travel and the practice nurses will advise of your requirements. If any less than 8 weeks or you require vaccinations we cannot provide it may be necessary to contact a travel clinic.

Baby Clinic and Child Immunisations

The practice nurse is available by appointment for pre-school immunisations and health checks. Baby clinics are provided by the Health Visitors at various sites throughout the area.

Ante-natal Clinic

Held by the Community Midwife to provide care for pregnant mothers. Post-natal checks are by appointment with a GP.

Contraception

The clinical team have family planning qualifications and can prescribe and provide advice on a variety of contraception methods.

Smear Clinic

We provide a regular smear clinic on one afternoon per month.

Minor Surgery

Minor surgery can be performed on appropriate skin lesions. Please consult a doctor first. We run minor surgery sessions once a month.

Accidents

If you suffer an accident (possible fracture or a wound requiring stitches), please go to the Accident and Emergency department of your nearest hospital.

Sickness Certificates

If you are absent from work for up to seven days, patients must complete a self-certification form for your employer.

If you are absent from work for seven or more days, you will need an appointment with a GP who may then provide a certificate.

Other Services

The Practice team extends to provide other services, with regular clinics at the Health Centre or at other local centres:-

  • Podiatry (Chiropody)
  • Counselling and others.
  • Health Visitors provide a walk-in clinic for baby and child checks.

District Nursing Service

The District Nursing service aims to deliver the following for our patients:

  • Nursing assessment to housebound patients and those requiring care in a home setting e.g. post surgical dressings, palliative care.
  • To prevent unnecessary hospital admission and facilitate early discharge
  • To assess individuals holistically
  • To promote health independence and well being

The service includes:

  • Palliative/ terminal care and bereavement support
  • Wound care and leg ulcer management
  • Continence assessments
  • Provision & monitoring of nursing equipment and medical devices
  • Administration of medication by injection
  • Diabetic care
  • Catheter care
  • Stoma care
  • Venepuncture
  • Flu/pneumoccoccal vaccinations
  • Ring pessarys
  • Vacuum assisted wound therapy
  • Nebulisers

eConsult

Our econsult service allows you to fill out a form to get medical advice from your gp and make administrative requests such as asking for a sick note or test results

coming soon - eConsult - contact your doctors online and get a response the next day

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