The services and clinics we offer include:
Minor surgery is performed Thursdays, and can be arranged after assessment by your doctor. Procedures are carried out by Dr Gazeley, who also performs surgery at the skin cancer clinic at St Lukes Hospital. Lesions removed include skin tags, cysts, ingrowing toe nails, symptomatic skin lesions and some types of skin cancer.
We have 5 dermatologists who offer specialist clinics, Dr Goodwin-Jones, Dr Newell, Dr Anne Marie Killeen, Dr Parsons and Dr Mark Gilhooly. They are supported by Dr London, Consultant Dermatologist from Bradford Teaching Hospitals, who also visits once a month. You will need a referral from your regular GP to be seen in the skin clinics.
Dr Dawson provides a comprehensive and fully confidential sexual health clinic where men and women can be tested and treated for sexually transmitted infections, without the need to go to the hospital clinic. Please ask for a "green appointment" at reception if you would like to be seen.
Sister Moreland and Dr Dawson have extensive experience and training in diabetic care. They offer an extended diabetic service both to patients at Springfield and patients referred in from other practices. We offer in-house laboratory testing to give instant results, and diabetic patients receive regular invitations by post to attend reviews.
We have clinics at the surgery run by specially trained advisers, designed for adults who currently do little or no exercise but would like to get started. The aim is to increase peoples activity levels in a safe and controlled way to promote health and increase longevity. Advisers have a range of gyms, classes and activities to refer you into, depending on your current health and personal requirements.
Some patients need warfarin eg. after a blood clot or for certain heart conditions. In the past this has meant frequent trips to the hospital for blood tests. We now offer clinics at the surgery, with trained pharmacists who can monitor your warfarin with a simple finger prick test rather than a full blood test. If you take warfarin and would like to come to these clinics, please speak to your GP.
Many patients will see their GP for musculoskeletal problems such as pulled muscles or lower back pain, but often these can be treated more effectively by physiotherapists. We have regular clinics run by local physios, and patients can book into this after referral from their GP.
All the doctors and nurses can provide general family planning and contraception advice. Dr Dawson also offers coil and implant insertion.
We have a regular midwife attached to the practice, who sees our Mums-to-be on a Monday and Wednesday. As soon as you are pregnant, book in to see the midwife who will offer you advice and arrange the monitoring you need. If it is your first pregnancy, you'll also need to see your GP for a quick heart check.
Asthma & COPD
Sister Molineaux is our lung expert, and is skilled in testing and treating conditions such as asthma and COPD. She sees patients for annual checks, and can offer advice if your asthma/COPD is not well controlled.
Heart & BP
If you have raised blood pressure or a long term heart condition (eg. angina or previous heart attack), you will be seen every 6 months alternating between doctor and nurse.
We also offer a range of in-house diagnostic testing, including home BP testing and ECGs.
Coronary risk assessments (heart health checks) take place routinely during your appointments with the doctors and nurses.
We routinely monitor and assess the health and development of your child. Child health clinics are run by Dr Dawson these can easily be combined with nurse appointments for immunisations. The first assessment takes place when your child is 6-8 weeks old. Remember to bring your red book!
For all travel vaccinations, malaria tablets, and general travel advice, please make an appointment with the nurse.
The NHS does not routinely fund care relating to travel, so some injections may not be available on the NHS and therefore attract a charge.
If you require a blood test, you can book an appointment to have the test done at the surgery.
Alternatively, there is still the option to attend drop-in sessions at Keighley Health Centre or Airedale Hospital.