Clinical Services

Maternity Care

Antenatal Clinics are run by the Midwives from the Blackburn birthing centre and are held on Friday’s  at the surgery. They run both Booking appointments and Antenatal appointments. Pre-conception advice is also available by appointment in the normal surgery.

Childhood Vaccination and Immunisation Clinics

These are held weekly on a Thursday morning by appointment and are run by our practice nurses.

Diabetic Clinic

If you suffer from diabetes you will receive a letter to come and see our practice nurse for a review and blood taken.

Family Planning

All types of family planning are available from the practice.

Coronary Vascular Disease

This clinic is for patients with a history of heart disease, circulatory disease or stroke. They are invited to attend a clinic for regular reviews, one yearly blood test and a six monthly follow up.

Cervical Smears

These are available to women aged between 25 and 65 and will be carried out by appointment by the practice nurses.

Minor Surgery

A limited scope of minor surgery and joint injections are performed at the Oakenhurst Medical Practice, Barbara Castle Way Health Centre Health Centre. Please see the doctor to discuss this.

Asthma Clinic

If you suffer from asthma you will receive regular letters inviting you for review appointment with our practice nurses.

Travel Advice

Travel Advice and travel vaccinations are available from the practice nurses. If you require travel vaccinations please call at reception to collect and fill in a travel form which will be then given to the nurse who will then contact you regarding the vaccinations and appointment details. This must be done at least 3 months before travelling abroad. Some vaccinations carry a charge. If you make last minute travel plans we cannot guarantee an appointment , you will be given the numbers of the nearest Travel clinics to contact if we cannot accommodate your request.