Clinics We Offer

Nurse Clinics

Our Practice Nurses and Healthcare Assistants are on duty during surgery hours offering pre-bookable appointments. Please book appointments through Reception, where you will be offered an appointment with an appropriately trained person. 

All of our Nurses can provide general health advice, wound care, staple and  suture removal, vaccinations, travel advice, cervical smears, and chronic disease reviews.

We have two Healthcare Assistants (HCAs) who support and compliment the Registered Nurses within the Practice.

The HCAs have been trained in the following - Basic wound care, staple and suture removal, phlebotomy, NHS checks, annual health checks, chronic disease reviews, Flu, Pneumonia, Shingles, and B12 injections.

 

Health Checks

Any patient between the ages of 16 and 74 who has not attended a consultation with the Practice in the last 3 years can request a general consultation. Patients over 75 who have not participated in a consultation in the last 12 months can also request a consultation. This can take place in the patient's home if, in the reasonable opinion of the Practice, it would be inappropriate for the patient to attend the Practice premises. New patients are also offered a health check with the Healthcare Assistant.

Ear Syringing

Following a GP appointment.

 

Family Planning

A full range of services is provided, including fitting of coils, emergency contraception, nexplanon implant etc. Your contraception review can now be carried out via eConsult online, please follow the link below:

https://richmondmedicalcentre-lincoln.webgp.com/consult-contraception

Cervical Smear Tests

These are recommended for all women between 25 and 64 years. These checks are recommended at a three yearly interval between the ages of 25 – 50 years and five yearly between 50 – 64 years.

Children’s Vaccinations

A weekly baby clinic is held on Tuesday afternoons. Child development checks are carried out by the GP at six weeks and eight months by appointment in normal surgery time.

Immunisation protection is available against Diphtheria, Tetanus, Poliomyelitis, Whooping Cough, Measles, Mumps, Rubella and Meningitis C, Hib and Pneumococcal. These are carried out by the Practice Nurse by appointment on a Thursday morning from 10:30 – 12:00. If this is not convenient vaccinations can be given during normal surgery times by arrangement.

Adult Vaccinations

If routine vaccinations and travel immunisations are required, please enquire at Reception. You will then be advised of the vaccinations you need and an appointment can be made with the Practice Nurse. We advise you to arrange your appointment 3 months in advance of your travel to discuss requirements.

We offer flu vaccinations ordinarily in October – December, for both patients aged 65 and over and patients under 65 who have certain medical conditions. For further information please ask a member of staff.

High Blood Pressure

This is usually silent and produces no symptoms until a disaster happens. We recommend at least three – yearly blood pressure screening, with follow – up if high blood pressure is found.

Minor Surgery

Ours doctors perform minor surgery in our fully equipped treatment room.  We do not treat anything that requires general anaesthesia but will do lumps and bumps removal as well as warts etc. Please ask the reception staff for more information.

For Men

All men can attend for an annual check with the nursing team. This includes advice on testicular self-examination, diet, exercise, alcohol intake, blood pressure, urine and weight checks. If you have not had one, please make an appointment. If you have family history of heart disease or stroke we will also check your cholesterol level and advise you.

Diabetic/Asthma/COPD/Heart Care Clinics

We run clinics to promote good health and prevent complications for our patients with chronic diseases. Please attend your check so we can ensure your condition is managed effectively.

 

Spirometry

The Practice Nurses provide Spirometry and reversibility for patients with breathing problems such as asthma or COPD. They will advise you if Spirometry is required when you attend for your annual respiratory check.

ECG

The practice provides ECGs during normal surgery time. If appropriate a GP will suggest an appointment for an ECG with the Practice Nurse.

 

Teenagers

We offer confidential treatment to all teenagers including contraceptive advice.