We have a fantastic midwifery team locally who offer a very personal level of care.
The majority of patients choose to go to Cambridge (the Rosie) or Bury St Edmunds to have their baby, although some do choose to have their babies at home, and are well supported by the midwifery team.
When you find out you are pregnant come and see us. The practice supports home deliveries for our registered patients. We will do our best to be there if you or the midwife feel that you need or want us there and are happy to see you at any time in your pregnancy in addition to your midwifery appointments if you would like to see us.
We aim to offer a child friendly surgery. We offer all the usual baby immunisations, and if you have any worries about your baby or toddler please don’t hesitate to come and see us. We will always speak to you or see you on the day if you feel your baby or toddler is unwell.
Please don’t hesitate to call.
Our Health Visitors run baby clinics in the old Health Centre across the road from the Surgery. Health visitors mainly work with families with children under five years old, offering support and advice on feeding, sleeping, growth and development, and offering help for new mums and families needing support.
District nurses offer a range of care in the community including post-operative care, leg ulcer care, catheter care and palliative care in terminal illness. Again we are lucky to have a marvellous team working with us. The district nurses can be contacted on their direct number, 01440 710036.
The Nurse practitioners offer a comprehensive women's health service. This includes a complete contraception service including oral, injective and emergency contraception. Liz also fits and removes contraceptive implants and holds a regular intrauterine device/system (coil) fitting clinic.
Oral contraception should be reviewed 3 months after initiation or change and then a minimum of annually.
For the maturing lady, menopause symptoms can be problematic. Discussion of available treatments with assessment and review of Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) can be offered by the Nurse Practitioners.
HRT should be reviewed 3 months after initiation or change and then a minimum of annually (if you have not had a review for some time you will be invited to do so with your next prescription request).
Schools and nursing homes
The practice also provides care for boarding pupils at Barnardiston Hall Prep School and Broadlands Hall Special School. We also look after patients in Eastcotts Nursing Home, The Meadows and The Swallows and can provide occupational health services and private medicals on request.
Access for patients with special needs
The practice has access for wheelchair users and an adapted downstairs WC. Patients may be dropped off outside our entrance and there is an on-site wheelchair available.