7 North BrinkWisbechCambs, PE13 1JUTel: 01945 660460
Asthma is a condition that affects the airways – the small tubes that carry air in and out of the lungs.
Asthma Clinics are held at the Practice on a regular basis.
Please remember to bring your inhalers with you when you come to the Asthma Clinic.
Click here for more Asthma information.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the name for a collection of lung diseases including chronic bronchitis, emphysema and chronic obstructive airways disease. People with COPD have trouble breathing in and out. This is referred to as airflow obstruction.
Breathing difficulties are caused by long-term damage to the lungs, usually because of smoking.
Respiratory Clinics are held at the Practice on a regular basis.
If you use an inhaler, please remember to bring it with you.
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Diabetes is a common life-long health condition. There are two main types of diabetes:
Pre-diabetes occurs when glucose levels are higher than normal but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes.
The important thing to remember is that if you have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes, steps can be taken to reduce the risk of progressing to Type 2 diabetes. With the right changes your blood glucose can even return to normal levels.
Known as the 'silent killer', high blood pressure rarely has obvious symptoms.
Blood pressure measures how strongly blood presses against the walls of your arteries (large blood vessels) as it is pumped around your body by your heart. If this pressure is too high it puts a strain on your arteries and your heart, which makes it more likely that you will suffer a heart attack, a stroke or kidney disease.
Follow the links below to find out information about:
More information about Hypertension
Prevention and Treatment of hypertension
You are able to use our in-house blood pressure machine to monitor your blood pressure, please hand your result slip to our reception staff who will use our Blood Pressure system to process your reading. If you have an appointment, please use the blood pressure machine first and hand the result to the clinician that you are seeing.
We offer a variety of contraceptive methods. If you would like contraceptive advice please book an appointment to speak with one of our clinicians.
We have regular procedure clinics for a range of contraceptive methods. Please call 01945 660460 to book in or speak to Reception in house.
- The Implant - Nexplanon: Over 99% effective, a flexible progesterone only releasing rod, inserted underskin on the inside of the upper arm. Click for more information
- Intrauterine System (IUS): Around 99% effective, small plastic T-shaped levonorgestrel containing device, inserted into the womb like the contraception coil. Click for more information
- Intrauterine Device (IUD): Over 99% effective, copper contraceptive device, inserted into the womb, lasting 5-10 years.
- Contraceptive Injection - Depo-provera: 99% effective, creates a reservoir of medroxyprogesterone continuously released into the bloodstream. Given in the muscle of the buttock or upper arm every 12 weeks. Click for more information
Look no further, North Brink Practice are now offering Smoking Cessation Clinics to help you quit smoking.
You will receive support and advice about giving up smoking and then our specially trained staff will be able to advise you which product is most suited for your needs.
Make a healthy change and choose to quit today. Ask at the reception desk or call the practice on 01945 660460 to book in now!
Personal Health Trainer Service
If you want to improve your health and need some lifestyle advice and support, ask your GP for a referral to see the Personal Health Trainer.
For more information on what benefits you can gain from seeing the health trainer click here.
NHS health checks are available every five years to people aged between 40 and 74. The purpose of a Health Check is to check both circulatory and vascular health in order to detect potential problems before they can cause damage. These problems include Type 2 Diabetes, Kidney Disease and Heart Disease.
An NHS health check consists of measuring your height and weight, asking questions surrounding your family history, checking your cholesterol and blood pressure and asking some simple lifestyle questions.
The health checks are carried out by our friendly Healthcare Assistants Chloe and Jemma. If you think you may be eligible for an NHS health check, please call our dedicated Patient Services Team on 01945 660460.
We offer Travel Vaccinations here at North Brink Practice. In order to assist us to make a full assessment of the potential risks to your health for your holiday, we ask that you complete a Travel Assessment Questionnaire at least 6 weeks before your departure date. You will need to take this form to your appointment in the Travel Clinic, in order for the nurse to assess what vaccinations and advice you will need before you travel. Travel risks can vary, and due to this we allow a minimum of 30 minutes for each appointment. We aim for you to be given any necessary vaccinations at this appointment to save you having to return, but please note that this may not always be possible. As some vaccines are not available on the NHS there may be a private fee charged and this will be discussed at your appointment.
It would help us greatly if you had some awareness of the travel problems that you may be at risk from on your trip before you come for your appointment.
Please look at the following website, to read the information for the county you are visiting www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk
Other useful websites to look at are:-
Click to download the North Brink Travel Risk Assessment form or complete online here: Travel Questionnaire.
Care Choices produces a comprehensive guide to choosing care and support for adults through to old age. This directory covers home support, specialist care, useful contact and also care home.
For a FREE copy of the directory, please call customer services on 0345 045 5202.
Are you feeling low or anxious and struggling to cope? If so the 'Changing Lives Primary Care Wellbeing Service' may be able to help you. The project offers two levels of support to meet a range of different needs:
The IAPT service provides short term therapeutic-based interventions for people going through difficult times including one-to-one low intensity Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). If you are interested in in IAPT please speak to a clinician who can refer you for this service.
Are you struggling with personal or relationship difficulties? Or, perhaps you are feeling permanently low, confused or stressed? Counsellors work with individuals or couples for a period of 12 weeks at a low-cost in St Neots, Huntingdon and Cambridge. For more information please contact Elisabeth Allan on 07561182508.
Inclusion is a Drug & Alcohol family service which offers informal and confidential support for families and carers of substance misusers.
For more information please contact Cate Talbot on 07964120962 (Cambridgeshire Drug Team) or Vicky Cupit on 07580767318 (Cambridgeshire Alcohol Team) or join a session between 10:30 & 12noon on the following dates:
Wisbech & District Stroke Club provide information, social, leisure, learning and other activities for Stroke survivors & carers.
Meetings normally take place on the second and last Friday or each month at the Wisbech Library at 1.15pm. There are no membership fees so for more details please contact 07501980603
Headway is a charity that helps provide support for people who suffer with a brain injury. There is a social and support group which provides a relaxed environment where the individual, family, partners and careres can get thogether abd share experiences and support.
The group meets each month and a variety of locations and you local groupd is at Octavia's Cafe, South Brink, Wisbech on the last Tuesday of every month from 1.00pm.
If you have recently been referred through the E-Referral system after a consultation with us and you wish to change your appointment date and/or time, you can do so by following the link below and using your unique referral information that we would have posted out to you.
If you have any concerns regarding this service or your referral please contact the practice on 01945 660460 and speak to member of the Patient Referrals team.
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