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Maternity care is provided at the Becket Children’s Centre on Stockbrook Street, Derby. If you would like preconceptual counselling advice, please see one of the doctors.
All the doctors will give contraceptive advice. Some of our practice nurses have been trained in family planning and would be happy to discuss your contraceptive needs with you. If you decide on a coil, this will need a special appointment with the doctor.
If you have had sex without the protection of contraception and you want to prevent pregnancy, it is important that you see a doctor as soon as possible for after-sex contraception. The emergency pill can be used up to 72 hours after unprotected sex and, if appropriate, an emergency coil can be fitted up to five days after unprotected sex. This service is also provided by some local pharmacists.
The practice nurses will take blood tests for those patients who are unable to get to hospital. Other centres are the Derbyshire Royal Infirmary, Walk-in Centre and the Coleman Health Centre. Please ask the reception staff for further details.
Childhood immunisation clinics are held at the surgery. Full childhood immunisation is extremely important. We suggest you discuss this with your health visitor soon after the birth of your child. At the first immunisation appointment a routine medical check will be made.
Each autumn we run 'flu vaccination clinics for those people for whom it is recommended. The recommendations change from year to year but, in general, if you are aged over 65 or if you have heart disease, chest problems (including asthma), kidney problems, diabetes or other long term physical illness, we would recommend a vaccination against 'flu. Please check with a doctor, nurse or receptionist each August/September to find out if you should be immunised.
Routine cervical smears are done by the doctor or the practice nurse. To book a cervical smear, please ring reception, stating that this is what you want so that everything can be made ready before you arrive. If you have had a cervical smear in another country, please bring record of this to the surgery so that your records can be updated.
Heart disease is the commonest cause of premature death. All the doctors and nurses will be happy to offer advice on what you need to do to reduce your risk.
There are treatment rooms at Macklin Street for dressings, removal of stitches and minor operations.
The practice runs separate clinics for diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma, chronic bronchitis and also teenage health. We believe that attendance at these clinics ensures that patients with these problems receive the highest possible standard of care. We hope to ensure that appointments are available at times convenient to patients.
If you require travel vaccinations, you will need to complete a travel assessment form prior to your appointment with the nurse. Please complete this form and return it to reception and a nurse will contact you to book your appointment. No travel appointments will be given without completion of this form.
Also below is a comprehensive travel advice guide that you may find useful.
Travel assessment form
Travel advice leaflet
At Macklin Street Surgery both Dr Helen Lever and Dr Minal Martin are qualified in fitting and removing Implants and coils. We can provide this service to all of our registered patients free of charge.
The contraceptive implant (Nexplanon) is a small flexible plastic rod that's placed under the skin in your upper arm by a doctor or nurse.
It releases the hormone progestogen into your bloodstream to prevent pregnancy and lasts for 3 years.
Facts about the implant;
Intrauterine device (IUD)
An IUD is a small, T-shaped plastic and copper device that's put into your womb (uterus) by a doctor or nurse.
It releases copper to stop you getting pregnant and protects against pregnancy for between 5 and 10 years. It's sometimes called a "coil" or "copper coil".
Facts about the IUD;
Intrauterine system (IUS)
An IUS is a small, T-shaped plastic device that's put into your womb (uterus) by a doctor or nurse.
It releases the hormone progestogen to stop you getting pregnant and lasts for 3 to 5 years.
Two brands of IUS are used in the UK: Mirena and Jaydess.
Facts about the IUS;
At Macklin Street Surgery Dr Richard Crowson, Dr Helen Lever and Dr Diane Pipe specialise in joint injections they can perform the following injections;
This can be done at the surgery and will save you a trip to the hospital we can provide this service to all of our registered patients free of charge.
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