St Johns Medical Centre

Other Nursing Services

Contraceptive Services

Our nursing team can discuss suitable methods of contraception with you, including implants and intrauterine devices (coils) which are long acting, reliable, yet reversible. These can be fitted at the St Johns Gynaecology Clinic and should be discussed with the nurse or doctor beforehand.

Other methods including patches, pills, injections, diaphragms etc are available and we also offer emergency contraception, commonly known as the morning after pill. Oral contraceptives can be discussed with your doctor during a routine appointment, and annual pill checks are carried out by our practice nursing team.

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Cervical Smears

Smear tests are carried out in order to prevent cervical cancer and all women over the age of 25 are eligible to have a cervical smear test. Between the ages of 25 and 49, routine smears are advisable every three years and every 5 years between the ages of 50 and 64 (the requirement for cervical smears ceases at age 65). Patients should automatically receive an invitation letter if they fall within the age ranges stated; please do get in touch with us if you have not received a letter.

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Antenatal Clinic

The community midwife carries out weekly clinics for newly pregnant women who will then be referred on to a hospital for scans and other investigations. After 22 weeks most antenatal care is provided at St Johns, with patients initially attending every 4 weeks but coming more often as the pregnancy progresses. The community midwife will visit patients at home after the baby has arrived.

Community Midwives: 0161 291 2942

ECG Service

St Johns has on-site electrocardiogram (ECG) facilities which record the electrical activity of the heart. The procedure is carried out on the advice of the doctor or nurse and the reading assessed by Dr Davies who has received specific ECG training. The doctor will then contact the patient regarding any follow-up advice or treatment required.

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Blood Pressure Monitoring

There is a common misunderstanding that people with high blood pressure (hypertension) display symptoms, but the only way of knowing is to have it checked. Adults are recommended to have a routine check every 3-5 years, but certain people need more frequent checks e.g. patients with diabetes or kidney problems etc.

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Stop Smoking Clinics

St Johns offers flexible smoking cessation clinics for advice and support with stopping smoking. Our team is here to encourage without judgement and can discuss suitable options available including nicotine replacements such as patches, inhalators, lozenges or gum. An NHS prescription can be given which reduces the cost to patients and a smoking cessation specialist is available for patients who experience persistent problems in quitting.

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