Clinics and Services
Maternity care is provided at the Becket Children’s Centre on Stockbrook Street, Derby.
If you would like preconceptual counselling advice, please make an appointment.
All the doctors will give contraceptive advice. For more information about Implants and Coils, please visit our Implants and Coils page. If you decide on a coil, this will need a special appointment with the doctor.
Some of our practice nurses have been trained in family planning and would be happy to discuss your contraceptive needs with you.
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. Please ask the reception staff for further details.
If you would like to find out your blood test results, please contact the practice.
Childhood immunisation clinics are held at the surgery. At the first immunisation appointment a routine medical check will be made.
Full childhood immunisation is extremely important. We suggest you discuss this with your health visitor soon after the birth of your child.
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
- 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 contact 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.
At Macklin Street Surgery some of our doctors specialise in joint injections, they can perform the following injections:
- Large joints (not hip joint or spine
- Carpal tunnel
- Trigger fingers and thumbs
- Small joints of hands and feet
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.
Free NHS Health Checks
If you’re in the 40-74 age group without a pre-existing condition, you are eligible for a free NHS Health Check. If you wish to have a Health Check, please contact the surgery and book an appointment.
For more information, please visit www.nhs.uk/Conditions/nhs-health-check/Pages/NHS-Health-Check.aspx.
Please visit our Travel Room to find out more about our travel service.
The practice runs separate clinics for:
- high blood pressure – If you have been advised by the surgery to submit your blood pressure readings on a regular basis please use our online form.
- asthma – If you have been advised by the surgery to submit an annual review of your asthma symptoms please use our online form. If your symptoms are deteriorating or you are having any concerns please make an appointment with our nurse.
- chronic bronchitis
- 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.