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Clinics & Services

Dolphins Practice provides all core General Medical Services - these include minor surgery, contraception, maternity, child health surveillance and immunisation. Clinics provide routine care of diabetes, asthma, high blood pressure, flu clinics for the over 65's and at risk annually.

Below is a list of the NHS clinics and services available at the Dolphins Practice, Haywards Heath.

ANTENATAL CLINICS
Antenatal Clinics are run by the Community Midwife who will monitor your health through pregnancy and the development of your unborn baby. Appointments for the Clinic should be made through reception.

To register your maternity care at either The Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton or The Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath, all you need to do is: go to www.mypregnancymatters.co.uk, Fill in the form and click send.

ASTHMA AND CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE CLINICS
Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease checks are carried out by our practice nurses, who have undergone specialist training and can provide monitoring of your condition, advice on inhaler technique and new medications.

CERVICAL SMEARS
It is very important for women between 25 and 49 to have a cervical smear test every three years and for women between 50 and 64 to have a cervical smear every five years, for which they will receive a recall letter. The test is carried out by the practice nurse.

CHILD HEALTH AND VACCINATIONS
Childhood vaccinations are important as these vaccinations protect children from serious illness. Your child will be invited by post to attend for vaccination. If you have any concerns about the safety of vaccination, please discuss with the Health Visitor, Practice Nurse or one of the Doctors.

DIABETES CLINIC
Diabetic checks are carried out by our practice nurses who assess all aspects of your diabetic care.

FAMILY PLANNING
Contraceptive services and advice are available from all of our Doctors.

LEG ULCER CARE
Leg ulcers are monitored and treated by our practice nurses.

MINOR SURGERY
Some minor surgical procedures are carried out in the practice and a cryotherapy clinic for freezing skin lesions that do not need surgical removal, is available. Your doctor will refer you to these clinics if it is appropriate.

TRAVEL ADVICE/VACCINATIONS
A Travel Clinic is run by our practice nurse, who can offer a full range of foreign travel immunisations, malaria prevention and advice.   There is a charge for some of the vaccinations and we will be happy to advise you on these.   Please go to our Travel page for more details.

CARE CO-ORDINATOR

The role of our Care Co-ordinator, Carol is to support and help you access the right services, enabling you to maintain your independence.  If you are a carer for somebody else, she can also help both you and the person you care for.

 Finding the right support can be a difficult and daunting task.  Carol can help you find the right path to follow, for example helping you with: 

  • Support for Carers
  • Befriending and Bereavement Services
  • Activity Centres
  • Meals on wheels
  • Getting involved with your community
  • General advice and information
  • Podiatry
  • And much, much more… 

If you would like to find out more about what she may be able to do for you please book an appointment with Carol - she would love to hear from you!