Asthma clinics are run by Sister Becky Wych.
We are always happy to review anyone with asthma every year and more frequently if your asthma is not well controlled. If you have any of the following then please consider coming to our clinic, as your asthma treatment may need reviewing:
- Shortness of breath at work/school or when exercising.
- Persistent Cough, wheeze, tightness, or shortness of breath during the day.
If you need to use your Salbutamol (blue) inhaler more than 3 or 4 times a day it may imply your asthma is poorly controlled.
If you need further advice or information then please feel free to book an appointment at the clinic.
For further information on asthma please visit the Asthma UK website.
Child Health Clinics and Appointments
Bringing up children is a demanding challenge. The Health Visitors advise on:
- Everyday difficulties such as teething, sleeping and feeding
- Parenting, sleep and behaviour management
- Any special requirements your child may have e.g. eczema, starting school
Wednesdays – Child feeding Hub . St Martins Children’s centre,150 Frome Road, Odd Down, Bath, BA2 5RE 13:00 – 14:30.
The practice offers a full range of contraceptive services. We don’t hold a special clinic but you can discuss your needs with any of the doctors.
Our nurses are able to perform routine pill checks and Depo contraceptive injections but cannot initiate prescriptions for either of these if you aren't already using these methods.
Dr Kate Jenkins is our contraceptive lead for the practice and is able to fit implants and contraceptive coils including the Mirena system. If you are particularly interested in either of these methods then please make an appointment with Dr Jenkins to discuss this.
The Diabetic clinic at the surgery is run by Becky Wych. If you are diabetic, you will be sent an appointment at least twice a year to have all aspects of your diabetes care checked. We run the clinics on Thursday afternoons and ask you to come in a week before to have your blood and urine tests taken so we can review the results with you in the clinic.
Once a year we will photograph your eyes in one of these clinics.
For further information please visit:
Click here to download a copy of a 'Diabetes monitoring sheet'
Click here to download a copy of 'Travelling with diabetes'
Click here to download a copy of 'Information for people with Diabetes'
All the doctors share maternity care with our midwives. They are part of the South Team Community Midwives, based at the Princess Anne Wing, and visit the surgery regularly. You can leave a message for the midwives on825973.
If you are thinking about becoming pregnant there are some important things you need to know beforehand; an information leaflet regarding this is available to download.
Click here to open a copy of our leaflet 'Thinking of Pregnancy?'
The Midwives will look after you in your pregnancy from approximately 8 weeks when you first meet to have your 'booking' appointment at home.
Generally pregnant women see the Midwife about once a month until later on in the pregnancy when the appointments become more frequent. (This depends on individual need.)
For some women the South Team can offer a home birth and 'team birth' care for labour - you can speak to us about this at your Booking.
All women receive post-natal visits from their Community Midwife once they are home with their baby, helping with breastfeeding, baby care and support. These visits last until around 10 days after birth, when care is handed over to your Health Visitor.
Along with monitoring your health and wellbeing in the pregnancy, the team can advise you on tests in pregnancy, classes, diet, exercise and preparation for labour and parenthood.
If you are already pregnant please see a doctor as soon as you know in order to plan your care, Catherine and Laura look forward to meeting you.
For further information about pregnancy and childbirth please visit the The National Childbirth Trust website.
We are able to perform a number of minor skin operations if they are medically indicated. Please make an appointment with a doctor if you wish to discuss this.
In line with national guidance we are normally unable to provide treatment for 'cosmetic' conditions such as Verrucas & Warts, Skin Tags and Moles (unless they have changed recently). If you are worried about a skin lesion then please see your Doctor for advice.
Please click here to download an advice leaflet on treating your warts and verrucas
Smart Heart Clinic
This is a clinic that runs regularly at Combe Down Surgery for looking after people who have ever had a heart attack or who have angina. It is also for those who have had a stroke, suffer from high blood pressure (hypertension), high cholesterol or other conditions that may increase the risk of heart disease.
It is run by our specialist nurse, Debbie Heywood.
Click here for more details about the clinic
Click here for our own "Looking after your heart" leaflet
Click here for more information on heart disease from the British Heart Foundation
We run individual smoking cessation clinics every week for patients who wish to stop smoking. You will be seen and monitored over a 12 week period.
If you would like our help to stop smoking, ask for our stop smoking pack at reception. After reading all the information contact reception on 01225 837171 and ask to make an appointment with our Smoking Advisor.
The following websites can give you additional information and support