There is a well-equipped treatment room, staffed by fully qualified Nurses, within the building. The Doctor may ask you to go and be dealt with by the Nurse. Appointments should be made at reception.
Community Nursing Team
The Health Visitors can give you advice on health care, women’s health, the menopause, smoking cessation, pre-post natal care and continence advice and assessments. They can provide you with links to a network of agencies who can deal with specific problems, health, social and mental well being. They also provide home visiting to all new mothers re care and well-being of mum, baby and extended family. They are also happy to give you telephone advice on minor ailments.
Health Visitors can be contacted directly be telephoning (01698) 261927
The District Nurses specialise in home nursing, wound care and treatment and care of the housebound, serious and terminally ill. Patients confined to their house and in need of nursing assistance can arrange with their Doctor for the District Nurse to call.
District Nurses can be contacted on the following numbers:
Motherwell District Nurses: (01698) 242606
Wishaw District Nurses: (01698) 354998
We have a Midwife attached to the Practice who attends our Antenatal Clinic on a Wednesday afternoon. She also visits our Mothers and babies after discharge from the Maternity Hospital. The midwife can be contacted by telephoning Motherwell Health Centre on 01698 242610.
Patients with muscle and joint problems can contact the physiotherapy information line on: 0800 917 9390 or visit www.nhsinform.co.uk/msk
This is for both female and male patients. All the Partners and Practice Nurses are able to give advice about contraception and sexual health matters.
Should you need insurance, employment or other medical examinations please make a special appointment with the receptionist as this takes a little longer than other services.
This test can be done by any of the Doctors or the Practice Nurse. It is recommended you have it done every three years. You will be notified when due. You will be sent the result by post as soon as it is available. Patients who are on HRT should continue to have smear tests done. Please advise the receptionist when booking your cervical smear so that an appropriate appointment can be arranged.
Breastfeeding Support Group
This is run by our Health Visitors on Tuesdays from 10.30 a.m. to 12.00p.m. in the Daisy Park Centre, Motherwell. It is run on an informal basis and is open to all breastfeeding mums for up to date advice and guidance. Come along for tea, coffee biscuits and a chat!
Patients wishing to have their blood pressure and cholesterol checked are able to do so by arranging an appointment with our Practice Nurse. Dietary advice can also be given.
Additional Services Available
Other services are available for you in Motherwell Health Centre in Windmillhill Street.
These include: Physiotherapy, School Dentist, Speech Therapy and Chiropody.
The Antenatal clinic takes place every Wednesday afternoon from 1.00pm by appointment. The Doctor will advise you when to come for your first initial visit. Patients will be seen by a Midwife. The Postnatal clinic is on a Friday afternoon from 1.00pm by appointment with the Practice Nurse.
The Practice Nurse will see all patients on regular respiratory medication. She can give advice about peak flow rates, inhaler technique and monitor your progress. If you are concerned, please contact the Nurse at any time. Appointments can be made at reception.
Child Health Clinic
The Health Visitors run this on Wednesdays from 2pm - 3.30pm at Orchard Medical Centre. This is a ‘drop in clinic’ for weight checks and advice on general parenting, infant diets and any infant health concerns. Breast Feeding Support group is at the Daisy Park within Cathedral Primary from 10.30 am - 12 am on a Tuesday. Six week assessments are on Wednesdays from 1.45p.m. by appointment only. You will be notified when these assessments are due once child has been registered.
The Practice Nurse sees Insulin Dependent Diabetics, Diet Only Diabetics and those people who need to take oral medication. She also has the services of a specialist Chiropodist and Dietician and can advise about diet and changes in medication. She will monitor you to see that your diabetic control is optimum. Clinics are on Wednesdays from 1.00p.m. to 4.30p.m. and Fridays from 10.10a.m. to 11.40a.m. Appointments via reception.
Heart Disease Clinic
Any patient with angina or following a heart attack should attend the Practice Nurse once a year for routine tests. Please book appointments at reception.
Any patient with high blood pressure should attend once a year for a blood pressure check, blood tests, E.C.G and urine test. Please book appointments at reception.
This is organised by the Health Visitors. All mothers are notified automatically when to bring their babies for immunisation. This will always be on a Tuesday from 1.30p.m. to 3.00p.m. by appointment only. A Doctor is available on Tuesdays if there are any problems relating to the immunisations, as are the Health Visitors who will be available to offer advice and guidance re immunisations and aftercare. This Clinic is for immunisations only; routine checks should be seen at the Child Health Clinic. A routine surgery appointment should be made for ill babies.
Travel Vaccine Clinic
Different vaccinations are required depending on where you are visiting. We hold a stock of the most common vaccines. Some however need prescriptions, which you should take to the Pharmacist for collection, and return to us for the vaccination.
Anyone wishing vaccinations to travel abroad should complete a risk assessment form to establish which vaccines are required and consult the Practice Nurse at least six weeks prior to their holiday. Risk assessment forms are avialable from reception.
Well Woman/Cervical Screening Clinic
The Practice nurse will see patients for cervical screening and advice. Appoinments should be arranged via reception.