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TabernacleSurgery
4 Tabernacle Street
Skewen
Neath Port Talbot, SA10 6UF
Tel: 01792 817009
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Clinics
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ClinicDayTimeHeld by
Antenatal ClinicMonday9:00am-11:30amMidwife
Anti-coagulant monitoringMonday to Thursday9:00am-12:00pmPhlebotomist
Asthma & COPDMonday to Friday8:30am-12:30pm 2:30pm-6:00pmPractice nurse
Baby clinicWednesday9:30am-11:00amHealth Visitor & Practice Nurse
Blood pressureMonday to Friday8:30am-12:30pm 2:30pm-6:00pmHeath Care Assistant & Practice Nurse
Blood samplesMonday to Friday8:30am-12:00pmPhlebotomist
Childhood immunisationsWednesday9:30am-10:30amHealth Visitor & Practice nurse
Chiropody clinic (Private: Malcolm Rees)Tuesday afternoonCheck with receptionState registered chiropodist
Coronary heart diseaseMonday to Friday8:30am-12:30pm 2:30pm-6:00pmPractice nurse
Diabetes clinicMonday to Friday8:30am-12:30pm 2:30pm-6:00pmPractice nurse
EpilepsyMonday to Friday8:30am-12:30pm 2:30pm-6:00pmPractice nurse
Family planningMonday to Friday8:30am-12:30pm 2:30pm-6:00pmPractice nurse
Joint injectionsBy appointmentSurgery hoursDoctor or Practice nurse
Minor SurgeryN/AN/ANo longer performed at the surgery
Stroke clinicMonday to Friday8:30am-12:30pm 2:30pm-6:00pmPractice nurse
Vaccinations (including travel)By appointment8:30am-12:30pm 2:30pm-6:00pmPractice nurse
Well man clinicBy appointment9:00am-12:00pmPhlebotomist & Practice nurse (2 visits)
Well woman clinicBy appointment9:00am-12:00pmPhlebotomist & Practice nurse (2 visits)
Cervical smearsBy appointment8:30am-12:30pm 2:30pm-6:00pmPractice nurse

Antenatal and postnatal clinic


We have a full antenatal and postnatal service provided by our midwives. We share your care between the midwives, doctors and the hospital. The antenatal clinics are held on Mondays from 9:00am to 11:30am.


Anti-coagulant (warfarin) monitoring


This service is available from 9:00am to 12:00pm Monday to Thursday. Our clinical staff will check the result and adjust your dose of anti-coagulant if necessary. Please bring your yellow INR book with you whenever you come to the surgery, even when picking up a prescription.


Asthma or COPD clinic


If you have asthma or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), our practice nurse, Angela Rees, will regularly monitor your care and help you to improve the way you manage your condition yourself. You will be offered a review every year with the practice nurse (please make an appointment). We will review treatment every three to six months for children with more severe asthma.
To make sure you are getting the best treatment, we may do tests using computerised equipment. We can then review your peak flow and inhaler techniques and give you up-to-date information about new medications. Please bring all your medicines, inhalers and anything else that you use to the clinic. The clinic is held on an appointment basis.


Baby clinic


'Baby clinic' is a term we use for the child health clinic. It is run by our health visitors.
The clinic is held every Wednesday from 9:30am to 11:00am.
All children under school age have regular reviews. You will get a letter inviting you and your child to attend for the child development checks.


Blood pressure checks


You should have your blood pressure checked:
  • every three to five years if you are under 60;
  • once a year if you are over 60.
If your doctor has prescribed medication to control your blood pressure, we will ask you to come for more frequent checks.


Blood samples


You can arrange an appointment with one of our phlebotomists, between 8:30am and 12:00pm, check with reception for availability. Please note that all blood tests must be authorised by a doctor or nurse.


Childhood immunisations and vaccinations


Babies have their immunisations at two, three and four months to protect from whooping cough, tetanus, diphtheria, polio, HIB, meningitis and meningococcal meningitis C.
We also offer booster immunisation to pre-school children and 15-year-olds.
The immunisation clinic is held every Wednesday between 9:30am to 10:30am. If you cannot come to the clinic you can make an appointment with the nurse and she will do the immunisation.


Chiropody clinic


This is held Tuesday afternoons by appointment. Malcolm Rees is a state registered chiropodist and his main interest is diabetes foot care. Please note this is a private service which will incur a cost payable directly to Malcolm Rees.


Coronary heart disease clinic


If you have angina or have had a heart attack, we will offer you an appointment for a review every year. We will review your condition, give you the best treatment, and try to lower your risk factors to prevent further illness.
The clinic is held on an appointment basis and is run by our practice nurse, Angela Rees, with support from one of the doctors.


Diabetes clinic


We aim to achieve good control of diabetes and prevent complications by providing education and regular check-ups. If you have diabetes, we will write to offer you a check-up every six months. There is also a follow-up clinic if you need to be seen more often.
When you come to the clinic, please bring all your medicines and records of finger-prick and urine testing with you.


Epilepsy


We will offer you an appointment with the practice nurse during surgery hours to review your condition, medication and general health.


Family planning


The doctors and nurses provide advice on all types of family planning.
For emergency contraception advice, you need to see a doctor or nurse as soon as possible, and not more than 72 hours after having unprotected sex. This service is by appointment during surgery hours. Emergency contraception can also be obtained from pharmacies.


Joint injections


Dr Evans specialises in rheumatology and orthopaedics and carries out all joint injections and aspirates (drains fluid from) joints. Please make an appointment for this service. Our practice nurse is also able to perform certain joint injections.


Stroke clinic


If you have had a stroke or mini-stroke, we will offer you an appointment for a review every year. We will review your condition and treatment and lower your risk factors to prevent further illness. The clinic is held on an appointment basis and is run by our practice nurse, Angela Rees, with support from one of the doctors.


Adult vaccinations


All adults should make sure that they have had a tetanus and polio booster in the last 10 years. Our practice nurses can advise you.


Flu vaccinations


These are available each autumn for people over 65 and people with certain medical conditions such as chronic chest problems, diabetes and heart disease.


Travel immunisations


The practice nurses can give you advice on immunisations for travel abroad. Please arrange an appointment well in advance of your travel date.


Well man clinic


This is available by appointment. We carry out a general examination and record your weight, height, blood pressure and smoking status. Blood tests can also be performed.


Well woman clinic


This is available by appointment. We will identify and check your risk factors and record your weight, height and blood pressure.
We will also carry out any other investigations which we think you need.


Cervical smears


All women between 20 and 64 should have a cervical smear test every three years. You will get a letter reminding you when your smear test is due.
You should make an appointment at the well woman clinic to see the practice nurse about halfway between periods.


Breast screening


Women over 50 will be invited for breast screening every three years. This is carried out by Breast Test Wales. We also carry out breast examinations in the surgery.
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