Clinics We Offer

Asthma

Patients with Asthma will be asked to attend an annual asthma review which will involve:

  • A full discussion about their medicine and any side effects
  • The checking of inhaler technique (s)
  • Agreeing a personal asthma action plan.
  • Support in understanding their triggers and monitoring their asthma symptoms
  • Educating them in knowing how to respond when their asthma gets worse.
  • Ensuring they know what to do if they have an asthma attack.

Key objectives of the Practice are to:

  • To empower people with asthma and their families to manage their condition
  • To develop a partnership approach with your asthma nurse/doctor
  • To ensure a high standard of care and treatment

More information can be found on the NHS website

COPD

COPD stands for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It is the name used to describe a number of conditions, including bronchitis and emphysema, where people have difficulty breathing because of long term damage to their lungs.

COPD leads to damaged airways in the lungs, causing them to become narrower and making it harder for air to get in and out of the lungs, the word “chronic” means that the problem is long term.

If you have COPD, we will call you yearly for a check-up or annual review. You can discuss your medication and the nurse will assess your inhaler technique. Perform a Spirometry test to assess your lung function and ask how your lung condition affects your life regular reviews allow monitoring of the severity of your COPD, and gives an opportunity for health promotion such as help with stopping smoking or weight control.

For further information please see the British Lung Foundation website.

Diabetes Clinics

The practice runs a diabetic clinic every week. There is a local support group for patients with diabetes, please follow this link:

Daventry and District Diabetes UK

Diabetes.co.uk

Diabetes Multi-Disciplinary Team

Also available in Northamptonshire is the “Diabetes Multi-Disciplinary Team” who promote care closer to home and provide seamless service between acute & primary care. Their focus is to enable people with diabetes to remain healthy by working collaboratively to promote self-management and avoid acute and long term complications of diabetes.

For further information please visit their website

Heart Disease

Heart disease can be managed effectively with a combination of lifestyle changes, medicine and, in some cases, surgery.

With the right treatment, the symptoms of heart disease can be reduced and the functioning of the heart improved.

More information can be found on the NHS website

Baby Clinic

The Health Visitors run a clinic every Tuesday between 1:00pm – 3:00pm.  No appointment is necessary and you are welcome to come for advice on anything to do with childcare or to have your baby weighed. Parents can seek advice about behaviour, sleep, minor illnesses or family health issues. Clinics are also held for regular check-ups of babies and young children.

Childhood Immunisations

Your child will normally be called for routine immunisations by the local authority. The immunisations take place at the practice on a Thursday between 1.30pm and 3.30pm. If you cannot keep the appointment sent to you, you should contact your health visitor to advise the reason, and then another appointment can be arranged.

Family Planning, Sexual Health and Contraception

We offer a range of family planning services at Danetre Medical Practice. Both Dr Butler and Vikki Seeney are qualified to fit coils (including the mirena coil) and  insert and remove the contraceptive implant. All our doctors and nurse clinicians are qualified to provide advice and prescriptions for a range of contraception including the following:

  • combined oral contraceptive pill
  • progesterone only pill (mini pill)
  • contraceptive injection
  • free emergency contraception
  • Chlamydia screening

For routine follow up please book an appointment with one of our treatment room nurses who can provide on-going contraception. If you are under the age of 16 years see one of our GPs who will be happy to discuss your options with you.

Vasectomy services (male sterilisation) are offered by Dr Lewis.

Dr Viira is a GP with a special interest in genitourinary medicine and can offer more specialist advice regarding sexual health.

FPA.org.uk

Emergency Contraception

If you have had sex without using contraception, or think your contraception might have failed, you can use emergency contraception.

If you act quickly emergency contraception will usually prevent pregnancy.

The emergency contraceptive pill should be taken within three days of having unprotected sex. It is more effective the sooner it is taken. Please ask for an appointment with the Minor Illness Clinic if you think you need the emergency contraceptive pill.

For further information please visit the Family Planning Association website.

Maternity Care

Community Midwives

The team work with the doctors to care for mothers before and after delivery and hold weekly antenatal clinics by appointment. 

For your first appointment you will need to ring The Barratt Maternity Home 01604 545430. You may contact them by ringing 01604 545430.

Joint Injections

We provide steroid injections if one of your joints is affected by arthritis, such as your shoulder, knee, elbow or wrist joint. Steroid joint injections can help to reduce pain and swelling in the joint and allows it to move more easily by easing the pain and swelling in soft tissues, e.g. carpal tunnel syndrome or tennis elbow. The pain relief can last for anything from 1 week to 2 months or longer, depending on the type of steroid you have injected. Injections can be repeated every 3 to 4 months, with no more than 3 injections in 1 year. We provide regular clinics for such procedures and our patient feedback from this service demonstrates a consistent high level of satisfaction with this service.

The doctors who provide this service are Drs Viira, Digby & Knight and Advanced Practitioner Julie Mitchinson