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Norwood Medical Centre99 Abbey RoadBarrow-In-FurnessCumbria, LA14 5ESTel: 01229 402525
Happy Easter everyone! Please note Norwood will be closed from Friday 2nd April for 4 days and will be open again as usual on Tuesday the 6th April.
Our ongoing diabetes and coronary heart disease clinics are led by our practice nurses with an identified doctor providing back up when needed. If you have been diagnosed with one of these conditions you will be invited by letter for an annual check. If you have not received an invitation and would like a check-up please call and make an appointment.
Most of our family planning is heard by our nurse team but the clinical lead within the practice is Dr Nina Burroughs. If you wish to discuss any aspect of family planning and contraception please make an appointment with Dr Nina Burroughs.
We offer a successful weight loss and healthy eating advise service through our Health Care assistant. If you would like to access this service please call for an appointment.
We offer a community dermatology service to all Furness residents. This is led by Dr John C Young and is accessed by GP referral only.
If you are eligible for a flu immunisation you will be sent an invitation, usually around early October, depending on vaccine supply. The clinics usually run through October, if you have not received your invite by mid October please contact the surgery.
If you are planning a holiday please complete one of our travel vaccination forms available at the reception or attached below. The nurse will then contact you to arrange an appointment. A Minimum of 2 weeks and ideally 4 weeks notification must be given before travel.
Any vaccinations needed are free of charge other than for malaria, yellow fever, cholera and rabies and other more unusual vaccines if needed.(these are not available on the NHS)Please note that if have booked a last minute holiday we cannot guarantee that we will be able to deal with your request in time.new_travel_form.doc
These are undertaken by a children’s nurse usually on Thursday afternoons. You will receive a letter of invitation.
These are accessed through the health visitors who can be contacted via the numbers in the red baby book you will have been given.
Progestogen Only Pill (‘mini-pill’)
If you are currently taking this very safe form of Progestogen Only Pill e.g. Desogestrel, then it is no longer required for you to have a regular health check with the practice nurse. The doctors will review your medication annually so you can have one year supply of contraceptive pills. If you wish to discuss or change your chosen method of contraception please make a routine GP appointment.
Combined Hormonal Contraceptive Pill
If you are currently taking a Combined Hormonal Contraceptive Pill e.g. Loestrin, Rigevidon then you need to attend an annual review with the practice nurse when you’re Blood Pressure and Weight will be checked. After this appointment you will be able to collect a prescription for one year supply of pills from the reception desk. When you start your final packet at 11 months, please book a pill check appointment with the practice nurse and request a year supply of contraceptive pills. If you wish to discuss or change your chosen method of contraception please make a routine GP appointment.
Progestogen Contraceptive Injection (Depo-provera)
If you are currently using the Progestogen Contraceptive Injection e.g. Depo Provera, then it is no longer required for you to have regular weight and blood pressure checks with the practice nurse. The doctors wish to review your chosen method of contraception every 2 years. If you wish to discuss or change your chosen method of contraception before 2 years then please make a routine GP appointment. If you would like to switch to an injection that you can give to yourself at home (Sayana Press) then please discuss this with the nurse at your next appointment.
Contraceptive Implant e.g. Nexplanon
If you are currently using the Nexplanon for contraception and it is due for renewal, please make an appointment for a change of implant before the renewal date. If you have passed the renewal date, please book a telephone appointment with Dr Arun or Dr Burroughs so they can arrange for alternative contraception to be provided and an appropriate appointment for a change of implant. If you wish to discuss or change your chosen method of contraception please make a routine GP appointment.
Mirena Intrauterine System (IUS) & Copper Intrauterine Device (IUD) (‘coil’)
If you are currently using a Mirena IUS or copper IUD for contraception and it is due to be changed, then please make an appointment for a change of IUS/IUD. At the same time please book a telephone appointment for at least two weeks prior to the fitting with Dr Arun or Dr Burroughs to discuss the procedure. If you wish to discuss or change your chosen method of contraception please make a routine GP appointment.
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