Clinics & Services
Modern treatment is effective at treating and preventing the symptoms of asthma.
Having an annual review with the nurse is the best way to ensure that you are getting the best and most up-to-date treatment.
The aim of treatment is to prevent symptoms so that you hardly ever need to use ‘reliever’ medication. This can be by avoiding triggers that you know make it worse, not smoking, and if necessary by taking preventative medication which is safe and effective.
Relievers – these inhalers (usually blue) directly relax airway muscle, opening up airways and making it easier to breathe.
Preventers – these medicines act to reduce the inflammation and mucous in the airways, and help to reduce airway muscle contraction. These are usually inhalers too, although sometimes various tablets are also used.
Flu Vaccination – each year a vaccine is developed to protect you from the current most virulent strains of influenza virus. It is available from GP surgeries in the autumn and is well worth having if you have asthma that requires regular prevention treatment, (or certain other chronic conditions, or are over 65).
Where to find out more
If you think you may have asthma and want to find out more then you can make an appointment to see one of the nurses or doctors at the Health Centre.
We offer full child health surveillance including regular developmental checks and immunisations for the Under 5s.
Click here for the NHS recommended immunisation schedule
Child health reviews are carried out by the Doctors and by our Health visitor.
Newborn Review - This is normally done in hospital unless you have had a normal delivery and have been discharged after only 6 hours. This would rarely be the case for first time mothers. If your new baby requires this health check please contact the Health Centre as soon as possible after you return home
Birth Review - For the first ten days after your baby is born both you and your baby will be under the care of a midwife who will visit you at home as often as you both think is necessary. She will be able to deal with any concerns you may have. She will make sure the baby is feeding well and will also monitor his or her weight.
10-14 day Review - The health visitor takes over the care of the baby from the midwife at around 10 days and will continue to monitor the baby’s health including weight. She will also examine the baby’s hips to check they are stable.
Dermatology is the medical speciality that deals with diseases of the skin and their management. Skin disease is a very common complaint in our practice and is one of the most frequent reasons for consultation at the Health Centre.
Problems with skin and hair are also included in this speciality. There are many other types of problem that occur that we will also be able to help you with.
All the doctors are skilled in the diagnosis and management of skin problems.
The aim of treatment is to control blood glucose and minimise the risk of complications. Having regular reviews at least annually with the doctor or nurse, of different aspects of health that can be affected by diabetes is essential to ensure that treatment is effective and adequate to minimise the risk of complications.
More information about diabetes can be found on the NHS Choices website.
Drugs are substances taken into the body which change the way we feel or act. They affect the central nervous system and may alter perception, mood, consciousness, personality or behaviour.
If things are getting too much, don't keep it a secret
See your GP who will be able to look at referral to specialist services if appropriate .
The University of Nottingham Counselling Service produced a leaflet, Alcohol and Drugs:stay in control
FRANK is an independent website giving friendly, confidential drugs advice, with a comprehensive drugs A-Z, personal stories, videos and a freephone, text and email service
If you get really bad in the run up to exams or assessments make an appointment with your GP who will be able look at treatment options and referral to specialist services if appropriate.
Watch this video for an unusual way of beating exam stress on YouTube
MIND's website includes a series of questions and answers on how to deal with exam stress.
Self harm is a term used to describe the deliberate harm or damage someone may do to their own body as a way of dealing with their emotions. Self harm comes in different forms, including cutting, burning, hair pulling and taking overdoses of drugs. Afterwards it is common to feel frightened, upset or ashamed. Self harm is not necessarily about attempted suicide and no one can measure the inner distress felt. Any form of self harm indicates emotional distress or trauma and should be taken seriously.
Make an appointment with your GP who will make an assessment and be able look at treatment options or referral to specialist services if appropriate.
Harmless is a user led Nottingham based voluntary organisation. They offer a range of services including local self help groups, email and postal support. Visit the Harmless website for more details.
First Signs is a voluntary organisation run by people with experience of self harm. The First Signs website includes information and support on coming out, alternatives and using make-up to hide scars.