Clinics and Services
Antenatal and postnatal care is available at the surgery. Advice on all forms of family planning including hormone and contraceptive implants and contraceptive injections is available. For emergency contraception, you need to see a doctor or nurse as soon as possible, and not more than 72 hours after having unprotected sex. If you have been advised by the surgery to submit a contraceptive pill review, please use this form.
Cervical screening (smear tests) is recommended for all women aged between 25 and 65 years. Current guidelines recommend 3 yearly screening between 25 and 50 years and 5 yearly between 50 and 65 years.
Breast screening is recommended for all women aged between 50 and 65 years every 3 years.
You will be sent an appointment to attend a screening clinic for your mammogram.
The midwives hold clinics at Whitwell Health Centre. For more information please call: 01909 808082
We will regularly monitor your care and help to improve the way you manage your condition yourself, for chronic conditions such as:
- COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) – if you have been advised by the surgery to submit a COPD assessment, please use this form.
- Asthma – if you have been advised by the surgery to submit an annual review of your asthma symptoms, please use this form
- Heart disease
Appointments can be booked with the practice nurses. It would help if you could bring your inhalers with you to clinics and details of home monitoring results, along with any new medication you may have been given at hospital.
These are available from October each year. Patients over the age of 65 and those with certain chronic diseases are entitled to a free vaccination. Arrangements can be made for the housebound to have vaccinations at home.
Please contact the surgery for further information.
We advise all our patients over the age of 65 to have these vaccinations, which help to protect against pneumococcal infection. This infection can cause diseases such as pneumonia, septicaemia and meningitis.
Smoking Cessation Clinics
We are asked to record all our patients’ smoking status on our computer. We advise and support all patients not to smoke. Our health care assistant can provide you with support, please make an appointment.
If you have been advised by the surgery to submit a smoking review on a regular basis, please use this form.
Free local support is available form North Derbyshire Stop Smoking in the following ways:
Telephone: 0800 085 2299
There are phlebotomy clinics held at Crags Health Care Creswell and Whitwell Surgery. If you are having a fasting test i.e. for cholesterol, please do not eat or drink from 22:00 the night before the test. You can have sips of water on the morning of the test.
If you are diabetic, please request the earliest available appointment and bring something to eat with you.
The new HPV vaccine has been developed to protect against the commonest course of cervical cancer.
The new HPV vaccine programme has been running successfully since September 2008. The vaccine is offered to girls between 12 and 13 (school year 8). A catch up programme is also running to ensure all girls up to 18 years will have been offered the vaccine by April 2010.
Girls registered to a practice in Derbyshire will be given the vaccine at their surgery.
The vaccine is part of a course of 3. The first two are given one month apart and the final dose is given six months later.
Leaflets are available from the practice but if you have any questions about this vaccine, please contact the surgery.
NHS Health Checks
We offer health checks for new patients which are carried out by our health care assistants. To make a health check appointment please visit our Consulting Room.
In addition to this, our healthcare assistants can offer advice and assistance with the following:
- CVD checks
- Blood pressure monitoring – If you have been advised by the surgery to submit your blood pressure readings on a regular basis, please use this form
- Smoking cessation – If you have been advised by the surgery to submit a smoking review on a regular basis, please use this form
- COPD care – If you have been advised by the surgery to submit a COPD assessment, please use this form
Appointments can be made at both Crags Health Care and Creswell Surgery in the following ways:
Minor operations instructions:
- Please have a bath or shower before the procedure
- Please do not wear any jewellery, (eg. necklaces – we are not responsible for the care of these items)
- Please wear appropriate clothing (eg. not a polo neck)
- We will check you understand the procedure and will be asked to sign a consent form
- A local anaesthetic will be given
- A dressing may be applied to the area. Please let us know if you have any dressing allergies (eg. latex)
- You may bring someone with you, especially if you suffer with anxiety over having a procedure
- You may need a follow up wound check and we will advise you accordingly
You will be contacted 7 to 10 days post minor op by the nurse/GP for a review