Claughton Medical CentreTel: 0151 652 1688
Fender Way Medical CentreTel: 0151 651 4995
Carolyn Bragg is the designated midwife for Claughton Medical Centre and can be contacted via the community midwives office on 604-7682 or directly on her work mobile number 07710464469.
She runs antenatal clinics at Claughton on a Wednesday and a Friday afternoon from 1pm. You can make appointments by ringing the number above for the office.
Antenatal classes are held at your local Children’s Centre, partners welcome. Ask me for details when you see me.
As soon as you realise you are pregnant, please contact the surgery to make an appointment with your GP so that they can refer you for your antenatal care.
We provide a development programme and health checks for all children under the age of five. The doctors carry out the babies 6 week check, this is done on a Wednesday morning from 11.30am. We also have a baby clinic held on a Thursday between 2.00 - 4.00pm with the Health Visiting team where you can have your baby weighed and get any advice from a health visitor.
We recommend that all babies and children are fully immunised, we have a clinic on a Wednesday morning 9.15 - 12.30pm held by our highly skilled Practice Nurses. If you have any worries or questions about vaccinations please discuss with the doctor or health visitor.
For more information about vaccinations please visit childhood vaccinations.
Heart disease is a leading cause of death and illness that affects millions of people worldwide. Our nurses have undergone extensive training in the care of heart disease and other associated conditions. Appointments are available Monday to Friday with any of our practice nurse team.
The practice runs well established review clinics for patients who have already got heart disease and also for those who are likely to be at higher risk of developing this problem in the future. Screening clinics for patients over the age of fifty with no known or related problems are planned to be introduced during 2009.
Our Practice Nurses are fully trainined in Diabetic care and carry out regular diabetic reviews and give help and advice on a daily basis. The clinical lead in the practice is Dr Fiona Cox and the clinical nurse lead is Sister Paula Dewhirst.
Useful help and advice can be found on the "Diabetes UK" website.
The flu vaccine reduces your chances of catching flu. The government recommend that those at higher risk of severe illness are vaccinated, higher risked patients include:
Chronic Lung Disease, Chronic Heart Disease, Asthma, TIA/Stroke, Diabetics, Chronic renal disease, Weak Immune System and patients Aged 65 and over. Vaccinations will take place October / November. Housebound patients who require flu vaccinations should contact the surgery and we will arrange for a home visit from one of our Nurses.
The influenza vaccine can not give you flu (it is a dead vaccine), but nor will it prevent other coughs and colds. If you are in the target group but still do not wish to be vaccinated please contact the surgery to let us know and so that we can input this into your computer records.
For the first time ever you can drop into see a GUM nurse during the early evening, on Saturdays and at locations away from Arrowe Park Hospital. Many of these sites are in or around Birkenhead.
You do not need an appointment and you can discuss a range of issues in complete confidence.
This service is not sighted at Claughton.
Click here for the link to more information.
We have two highly trained counsellors that attend the Practice on a Tuesday and Thursday. The counsellors are here to help with psychological, emotional or relationship problems. If you feel that this service may be appropriate to you please consult one of the doctors.
The counselling services provided at Claughton are commissioned through "Inclusion Matters"
More specialised counselling services for particular problems such as eating disorders, adolescent problems, alcohol and drug related problems are provided elsewhere but need a referral after consultation from the doctor. Please see below links that may be of help:
Wirral Drug and Alcohol Service - www.wirraldaat.org Relate - www.relate.org.uk Cruse - www.crusebereavementcare.org.uk The Samaritans - www.samaritans.org
Our on site Pharmacy Claughton Pharmacy offers a range of services that include:
Please ask at the pharmacy for more information regarding the above services or contact them on 0151 653 7543.
07:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 16:00
Please note the following -
Patients are able to have their prescriptions dispensed, as well as receiving any general pharmaceutical advice and additional pharmaceutical services, from any community pharmacist they choose.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel please go to International Travel Clinics and complete the online travel risk assessment form. A member of our travel team will then contact you within 48 hours.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the link below:
Travel Health Pro
It is important to arrange your travel vaccinations as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as more than one appointment may be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. Vaccinations need to be given at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS. Please see the price list below.
(Please note: Prices quoted above are per dose, some require you to have more than one to complete the course).
We are a registered Yellow Fever Centre.
Vaccines available to registered patients free on the NHS are as follows;
We will provide a personalised individual travel health assessment based on your itinerary and plans which will include a vaccination schedule, anti malarial medication if appropriate and a free booklet containing travel health information and advice.
We also extend our services to the traveller with more complex needs: pregnant women, young children or those with pre existing health issues. In addition to being able to provide you with your vaccinations and expert travel advice, we also offer anti-malarials, and a range of travel health products.
Please see International Travel Clinics for more information.
The doctors are able to sign and complete various forms including Passport forms, Insurance Forms, Driving Licence, etc. There is a standard charge per form as agreed by the British Medical Association.
We ask for 5 working days in which to complete the form. This is due to the amount of paperwork the doctors have as well as surgeries and house calls etc.
A selection is shown below:
Racing driver fitness certificate; fitness for sports, Fitness to attend school;
Seat belt exemption. (3 months £26.00)
(+15.00 if not registered)
Due to ongoing changes being made by the Phlebotomy (blood test) service we are no longer able to offer in-house blood test clinics. You can contact us to book appointments at other surgeries or you can attend one of the walk in centers listed below.
Victoria Central Hospital, Wallasey, CH44 5UF
St Catherine's Health Centre, Birkenhead, CH42 0LQ
Eastham Rake Walk-in-centre, Eastham, CH62 9AN
These venues run from 13:30 to 16:30 Monday to Friday.
If you require a Glucose Tolerence Test (GTT) you will need to contact the surgery on 0151 652 1688 and arrange an appointment time at one of the clinics above.
Please remember if you have a blood test or other investigation it is your responsibility to ring the practice for the result. Please telephone for all results after 2pm.
Blood test results are usually available within 7 days of being taken.
The doctor will advise you if the interval is significantly different. To maintain confidentiality, results will only be given to the patient.
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