Clinics We Offer
We offer a range of services to address on-going issues or conditions. For an appointment or details about a particular service, please call our reception team on 0115 883 8660
Maternity services for Windmill Practice patients are provided by the team of midwives attached to the practice. If you become pregnant, we recommend you see one of the GPs to check your general medical health and past medical history and then you will be given a ‘booking appointment’ at which the midwife will ask you a few questions and carry out some general health checks.
You will be seen regularly by midwives throughout your pregnancy either at the practice or at the local hospital, or both. The midwives can also be seen at the local Surestart Children’s Centre in Sneinton.
The midwives will co-ordinate the delivery of your baby at home or at the hospital and after the birth will visit you at home for the first few weeks. At 8 weeks after the birth you will be invited to come to see the GP at the practice’s Child Health clinic for a postnatal check-up and baby’s 8 week health check and first immunisations.
Baby Clinic and Immunisations
Friday Mornings 9:30 - 12:00
Baby Clinic is held at The Windmill Practice with the GP and nurse. These are booked appointments only where new mums can have their post natal checks and baby's can have their vaccinations.
Chronic Disease Clinics
Patients with conditions such as asthma, COPD, diabetes, coronary heart disease, stroke, epilepsy, thyroid problems and raised blood pressure, are recommended to have a check-up with the nurse at least once a year to ensure their condition is well controlled and on the best treatment. The staff will write to you to remind you when you are due this annual appointment.
Please let us know if you do not want to take up this offer of an annual check-up as soon as possible after receiving the first letter as we are obliged to try to contact you three times if you do not let us know you are not interested.
Contraception and Sexual Health Services
We are able to offer a wide range of contraceptive choices – pills, patches, diaphragms, implants, depot injections, intrauterine devices (coils) and emergency contraception. Please ring reception who direct you to the appropriate clinician.
If you are 16-24 and have ever had unprotected sex we recommend you ask to see the practice nurse for a simple test to check for common infections like chlamydia. For men this involves a urine sample and for women a swab test that you can do yourself. A blood test to check for other infections is also recommended.
Health Checks for Over 40's
If you are 40-75 and we do not routinely see you for other conditions, you may be invited to see our Clinical Healthcare assistant for a check-up that involves having your blood pressure checked, blood tested for diabetes and high cholesterol and a discussion about your weight, smoking, alcohol, diet and exercise if these apply. She will then see you again to discuss the results and offer help if there are aspects of your lifestyle that put you at higher risk of heart disease or diabetes.
You do not have to wait for an invitation and can book an appointment for a “Well Person Check” if you have not yet received a letter. For more information and help to improve your health and fitness we recommend the NHS Midlife Check website (https://www.midlifecheck.co.uk)
Several of our doctors have undergone extra training to provide a minor surgery service. All cases have to be assessed first for suitability for this service by a GP. Please discuss this with your doctor and s/he will then arrange for you to be put on the (short) waiting list.
Substance Misuse Services
If you have a problem with drugs or alcohol addiction please see one of the GPs who can assess whether you would benefit from help and support from our drug support workers or the Last Orders alcohol clinic in the practice. If you have concerns about hepatitis we also have a clinic with a hepatitis liaison nurse.
- Counselling - please see the dedicated page for self-referral services.
- Anti-coagulation monitoring
- Influenza and pneumonia vaccine for those aged 65+ and those at risk
- Cervical smears
- Well man/woman checks
- Annual health check for people with a learning disability
- Initial health review for new patients with ongoing medical conditions, particularly those on repeat medications
- Initial health check for newly registered asylum seekers
- In-house phlebotomy, ECG tests and hearing tests
- Weekly outreach clinic for the homeless and work closely with the support services for the homeless of Nottingham.