Clinics and Services

 

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Contraception

We are able to offer patients the full range of contraceptive options at the practice including, Coils (Mirena IUS and Copper IUD); Implants (Nexplanon); Injections (Depo-Provera and Sayana Press) as well as oral contraceptive pills.

If you would like more information about available contraception please visit the NHS website

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Minor Operations

Numerous procedures can be performed at the practice including joint injections, cryotherapy, removal of skin tags or sebaceous cysts.

 

Travel Vaccinations

If you are planning a vacation, it is advisable to find out in advance whether you need any vaccinations. Book an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss what disease risk there may be at your destination and what you can do to protect yourself. You can have your vaccinations at the practice - please be aware, some are not available on the NHS free of charge and you will be told if some of these have an additional cost.

Before you travel please take our travel risk assessment questionnaire

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Maternity Services

We have a midwife attached to our practice. Pregnant patients will have continuity of care from initial booking to full term. Parents have a choice of where they wish to deliver their baby. If you are low risk, you may opt for a home birth. Local centres include the Lucina birthing centre at UHCW, labour ward at UHCW and the Bluebell Centre and labour ward at Warwick Hospital. Post-natal 6-8 weeks checks for both mother and baby are performed at the practice.

 

Physiotherapy

Woodside Medical Centre has a FCP (First Contact Physiotherapist) who works at the practice offering Face-to-Face appointments one day a week.

We also have a second FCP who offers virtual telephone appointments one day a week.

If you have a new issue which you feel could be dealt with by the FCPs, please telephone the surgery on 024 7541 0100 and speak to one of our receptionists.

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Physicians Associate

Physician Associates are Healthcare professionals with a generalist medical education, who work alongside the Doctors providing medical care as an integral part of the multi-disciplinary team. Physicians Associates are dependent practitioners who work under the supervision of a fully trained and experienced Doctor.  They bring new talent and add to the skill mix within teams, providing a stable , generalist section of the workforce which can help ease the workforce pressures that Primary Care currently faces

 

Paramedic Acute Visiting Service (PAVS)

Under this scheme, practices can request a Paramedic to visit a patient (aged 65 years and over) at home, in place of a GP home visit.  The key objective is to reduce avoidable hospital admissions by providing a timely response to patients requiring a visit, and ensuring patients are cared for at home if appropriate.  It is also anticipated that the service will support practices’ resilience through the additional capacity it provides.

The service is available to adults registered with a GP practice in Coventry or Rugby, inclusive of care or nursing home residents, who are at high risk of acute admission and requires home assessment and/or an urgent priority

The GPs at the practice carry out a triage assessment of a patients needs to ensure appropriate access to this service.

 

Care Co-ordinator (Assessing Patients Needs)

Care Co-ordinators provide extra time, capacity and expertise to support patients in preparing for clinical conversations or in following up discussions with Primary Care Professionals.  They work closely with the GPs and other Primary Care colleagues within the Primary Care Network (PCN) to identify and manage a caseload of identified patients, making sure that appropriate support is made available to them and their carers (if appropriate) and ensuring that their changing needs are addressed.  They focus on the delivery of personalised care to reflect local PCN priorities, health inequalities or at risk groups of patients.  They can also support PCNs in the delivery of Enhanced Health in Care Homes