Clinics & Services
All GP practices are contracted to provide ‘essential’ services, that is, basic treatment of ill people. The Lanark Doctors also provide the following ‘additional ‘ services;
- Child Health Surveillance, together with the Health Visiting Team
- Contraceptive Services
- Maternity Services in the ante-natal and post-natal periods, together with the Community Midwifery Team and Wishaw General Hospital Maternity Unit.
- Routine immunisation of children, together with the Health Visiting Team.
- Immunisation for adults in relation to travel and travel advice.
- Cervical Screening.
- Freezing of warts and other small skin lesions.
Nurse Practitioner Clinics
The Nurse Practitioner can treat the following conditions:
- nausea and vomiting
- diarrhoea and vomiting
- abdominal pain
- chest infections
- urine infections
- back pain
- ear, nose and throat complaints
- flu-like symptoms.
The Nurse Practitioner can prescribe and arrange hospital admissions in the same way as a GP.
The Practice Nurses fulfill an advanced clinical role specialising in Chronic Disease Management. This includes regular nurse led clinics for Asthma, COPD, Coronary Heart Disease, Diabetes (including group education), Hypertension and Stroke.
Appointments are also available for smears, smoking cessation, well woman/well man checks, contraceptive pill checks and lifestyle advice.
A travel clinic is available. Complex trips may require patients to attend elsewhere for advice and vaccination. The Practice Nurses can be contacted, during normal opening hours, on 01555 665522.
- An annual flu immunisation programme to protect the elderly and at risk.
- Annual comprehensive reviews for patients with heart disease.
- Annual comprehensive review for patients with diabetes (including appointments with the Dietician and Podiatrist).
- Annual comprehensive review for patients with respiratory disease, including COPD and asthma.
- Support service and annual comprehensive review for Carers.
- Service and annual comprehensive review for adults with learning disabilities.
Patient-centered counseling is available to help people adjust to change, loss and emotional trauma. Referral can only be made by the GP.
Alcohol and Substance Abuse
A range of addiction services are available, by GP referral, with the Community Addiction Team and the Lanarkshire Drugs Service. The Lanark Doctors as a Practice, does not prescribe substitution therapy but will always refer appropriate patients to the Community Addiction Team.
The Harm Reduction Service is also available via self referral.