Clinics & Services
The nurses, healthcare assistant, health visitors and district nurses all help run various clinics detailed here, with the district nurses working mainly out in the community. There is also access to a phlebotomist and midwife.
New Patient Medicals
If there is medical need you will be asked to make an appointment for a new patient interview.
If you are thinking of starting a family and wish to talk to someone about keeping fit and well for best health for Mum and baby, please see your Nurse for advice.
A full range of family planning services, including emergency contraception, is available. You may ask your doctor or nurse for advice.
If you have done a positive pregnancy test you should make a booking appointment to see your Midwife before you are 10 weeks pregnant by contacting Forth Valley Royal Hospital Maternity Unit Monday-Friday 8.30-12.00 on 01324 567146 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
An antenatal clinic is held at Bannockburn Medical Practice every Monday afternoon which is run by the midwife.
Well Baby Clinic
This is held on a Wednesday afternoon at the health centre. Please telephone the health centre to arrange an appointment. A health visitor will be present to give advice, to perform development checks and to offer information regarding immunisations.
It is important that your children are fully immunised against all the childhood diseases. Recall of children for immunisation are routinely done by the Practice Nurses. Those who are overdue may be sent reminders. Baby checks will be done by the GPs. Please contact the practice if you think you may have missed an appointment.
We run a weekly wart clinic on a Tuesday.
Cervical Smear Tests
We prefer to do these tests ourselves, and they can be carried out by a nurse of your choice. Please inform the receptionist when you are making your appointment that you will be having a smear test. We follow the local policy of performing smear tests every three years UNLESS the cytologist recommends repeating the smear more often, or if you have had a hysterectomy. You will receive an invitation by computer-typed letter.
Primary Care Mental Health Nurse
There are 2 part time Mental Health Nurses based within Bannockburn Medical practice. We can provide assessment and short term support for adults over 18 years of age who are experiencing common mental health difficulties including anxiety, depression and stress. We are able to offer advice on self help techniques and coping strategies and we can signpost onto other services when appropriate. We are also able to review of antidepressant medication alongside our GP and Pharmacy team colleagues.
Extended Scope Practitioners
If you have neck, back, muscle or other joint problem, instead of seeing a GP you may be given an appointment with one of our Extended Scope Physiotherapy Practitioners (ESPs). These are highly skilled physiotherapists who are able to carry out a thorough assessment and advise you on the most appropriate treatment plan. They are able to carry out joint related injections, refer for x-ray and arrange other investigations. They can also refer to other specialities such as orthopaedics or rheumatology. They can arrange for appropriate pain relieving medication to be prescribed and fit notes provided. If you require ongoing physiotherapy treatment they will refer you in to Forth Valley physiotherapy services. Useful patient advice on common muscle and joint conditions an be found on the following websites:
Arthritis Research UK