Our Practice Nurses hold surgeries Monday to Friday and can help with the following:
- Travel Health and Vaccinations
- Asthma, Diabetes, Heart Disease prevention
- HRT and continuing contraception (pill checks)
- Antenatal and Postnatal
- Child Health Surveillance
Patients on regular prescriptions for high blood pressure, contraception, HRT should consult the practice nurse for a blood pressure check every 3 - 6 months.
Are available to offer advice and skilled nursing care within the community on referral by a GP. The hospital will normally arrange for a district nurse to call after discharge from hospital if nursing care is required.
- Minor Injury
- Family Planning (birth control) - fitting of contraceptive intrauterine devices and implants
The contraceptive implant is a highly effective method of birth control, the device is about the same size as a matchstick. It is placed just below the skin of your upper arm where it releases the hormone progestin in small doses and prevents your ovaries from releasing eggs but also thickens your cervical mucus making it hard for sperm to move around the womb and fertilize an egg. 99.95% effective, it is suitable for women who want long acting reversible contraception for up to 3 or 5 years and wish to avoid daily, weekly or monthly regimen. It can offer an alternative to those affected by the hormone Estrogen and can be used when breastfeeding six weeks after childbirth. In some women it may reduce heavy and painful periods, in others it may initially cause a change in bleeding patterns. Does not protect against HIV infection and other sexually transmitted infections.
The (IUD) intrauterine device - intrauterine meaning inside the uterus. The device immobilises sperm making it hard for them to move around the womb but does not stop the ovaries from making an egg each month. Once inserted it can stay in place in the womb for 5 or 10 years (depending on the type). 99% effective, suitable for women who want long acting reversible contraception and wish to avoid daily, weekly or monthly regimen. It isn't affected by other medications. It can offer an alternative to those affected by the hormone Estrogen and can be used when breastfeeding. Fertility returns to previous levels once the IUD is removed. Small risk of infection at insertion and of expulsion. It may cause cramps and/or irregular bleeding. Does not protect against HIV infection and other sexually transmitted infections.
Our Midwife looks after the care of expectant mothers of the Mill Road and Cherry Hinton Surgeries and is part of the Sky Team Midwives. If you have a confirmed pregnancy from taking a test please contact the surgery to make your booking appointment at around 8-10 weeks. Midwives are the main providers of care to women throughout pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period. They take the lead in care in low risk pregnancy and childbirth, which is their area of expertise, making referrals to the appropriate medical professionals if required.
From Sky Team
Congratulations on your pregnancy and welcome to the Sky Team Midwives.
Midwife Clinic Tuesdays: 09.00-12.00hrs [Mill Road]
Please make all your own appointments to see the midwife either at your own doctor's surgery or you can see the Sky Team midwives by attending clinics at the Children's Centres below.
Fields Children's Centre Midwife Clinic: Friday 09.00-17.00 (by appointment)
Galfried Road CB5 8ND Tel: 01223 516333
Romsey Mill Children's Centre Midwife Driop In Clinic - no appointment necessary - Wednesday 09.30-12.30 Hemingford Road CB1 3BZ Tel: 01223 213162
Where possible please can you make your booking appointment, 16 week and 28 week appointment with the midwife at the Doctors surgery. For your first (booking) appointment please ask for a one hour appointment.
We look forward to seeing you.