Clinics & Services

Newton Drive Surgery Consulting Hours

Morning Afternoon Evening
Monday 08:30 – 11:00 14:30- 17:00 n/a
Tuesday 08:30 – 11:00 14:30- 17:00 18.30 – 20.00
Wednesday 08:30 – 11:00 14:30- 17:00 n/a
Thursday 08:30 – 11:00 14:30 -17:00 n/a
Friday 08:30 – 11:00 14:30- 17:00 n/a

Family Planning – Nurse Practitioner

We offer a comprehensive service including the fitting of Implanon devices and coils. Please make an appointment at Reception.

Antenatal Care

Antenatal Clinics are run by the Midwife and Doctor. Clinics are at Newton Drive on a Thursday morning at 9.00am. An appointment system is in operation. The Doctor, Midwife and Health Visitor will see you regularly throughout your pregnancy.

Cervical Smears – Practice Nurse

We recommend routine smears every three years from the age of 25 up to the age of 50 and then every five years up to the age of 65. Sometimes they are needed more frequently. You will be advised when your next smear is due. Cervical smears are taken in privacy, with every confidentiality by our well trained Practice Nurses. Results will be posted to you. If you would like the result sent to a different address please check with the Nurse.

Minor Surgery

Dr Gall and Dr Biyani are recognised by Blackpool PCT to offer Minor Surgery. Sister Cullen generally treats minor skin lesions such as warts and verrucas with liquid nitrogen. It may take several treatments (three to five) before the lesion is destroyed and these treatments are usually several weeks apart. Dr Gall and Dr Biyani carry out Minor Surgical Procedures. Generally children under the age of seven are not suitable. Please make an appointment with the doctor for assessment of the condition in the first instance.

Well Person Checks – Practice Nurse

These are carried out on a daily basis and entail a general check-up and discussion on health matters and problems. Blood pressure is measured and assessment of risk of coronary heart disease made. General and dietary advice is given towards improving future well-being and disease prevention.

Asthma Clinic – Practice Nurse

Special clinics for asthmatics are run by the Nurse and Doctor to further educate sufferers with an asthmatic condition.

COPD Clinic – Nurse Practitioner

To diagnose and monitor this disease.

Diabetic Clinic – Practice Nurse

Weekly clinic to monitor and manage diabetic Patients.

Healthy Heart Clinic – Practice Nurse

Appointments by invitation from the Practice Nurses.

Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) Clinic – Practice nurse

Your blood pressure is monitored by the Practice Nurse and referral to Doctors made when necessary. This clinic also covers hyperlipidaemia (raised blood fat levels).

Dental Care

You are advised to visit a Dentist regularly at least once a year. The following Patients may be exempt from payment: pregnant mothers up until the baby is one year old; children and young adults up to 18 years of age or up to 19 if in full-time education; patients receiving income support or family credit. University students can apply for an exemption certificate every six months.

Optician – Sight testing

You are advised to have your vision checked every 12 to 18 months.
Children and Patients with either diabetes or glaucoma should be tested every six months. The following Patients may be exempt from payment: those with diabetes or glaucoma and anyone over the age of 40 who is related to a Patient with glaucoma; Patients wearing complex lenses; partially sighted or registered blind; children and young adults up to the age of 16 years of age or if in full-time education (students over 19 can apply for an exemption certificate); those receiving income support or family credit.

Chiropody

Chiropody is available at NHS clinics free of charge to diabetic Patients and pregnant women.

Medical Examinations

Insurance – driving – adoption – elderly driver – HGV – taxi driver
The Doctors will carry out such medicals as are necessary. These are not covered by the NHS. The British Medical Association scale of fees applies and you are asked to pay the Receptionist at the time of appointment.

Health Visitors

They are fully Trained Nurses with Midwifery experience, who help mothers with young children but are willing to help patients of all ages with a wide variety of problems. Contact can be made via their answer machine phone – 651723. Leave your name and number and the Health Visitor will contact you.

Community Psychiatric Nurse (Stress Counsellor)

Please see your Doctor to discuss and arrange a referral.

Dietician

The Doctor, Practice Nurse or Health Visitor will refer you to the Dietician.

Midwives

They provide care of mother and child throughout pregnancy and postnatally. To contact them phone 303618 day or night.