As well as looking after your general health and wellbeing, every doctor provides a full range of particular services such as maternity, contraception, minor surgery and child health surveillance.
Infant Welfare and Developmental Assessment
Full development assessment and infant welfare clinics are held at the Kirkby practice and Masham Town Hall with the assistance of health visitors and the nurses. These are usually held on the first Tuesday of the month from 10.00 – 11.30am. Please see notice board or contact surgery to confirm dates.
Routine immunisations are given at Kirkby Malzeard at any surgery and at Masham on Friday afternoons from 2.00 – 3.15pm
Special clinics for the removal of warts are held regularly at Masham and Kirkby.
If required, physiotherapy may be provided at both Kirkby Malzeard and Masham surgeries. You will be informed of your appointment.
A wide range of minor surgical procedures are performed in the practice. Appointments can be made for these at the appropriate times.
Advice is available at all surgeries and Dr Akester undertakes a full range of contraceptive services. These include coil and cap fitting during their normal surgeries and at other times by mutually acceptable appointments.
New Patient Health Check
If you are a new patient you will be offered a health check with the practice nurse.
Winter Flu Vaccinations
These are offered to patients over the age of 65 or patients who have special problems such as chronic heart, lung or kidney disorder as well as asthmatics and diabetic patients. Flu vaccinations start in September. In addition all patients over 65 are encouraged to have a pneumococcal vaccination.
Smoking Cessation Advice
All our doctors and nurses will help and encourage you to stop smoking. We have three registered smoking cessation advisors who are specially trained to help you.
All women between the ages of 25 and 65 are encouraged to have regular smears taken. These can be done by either the doctor or the nurse. It is helpful if you can make a specific appointment for a smear as they take slightly longer to perform. Computerised reminders are sent out as appropriate.
It is essential to obtain the correct advice about immunisations, malaria prevention, and staying healthy before travelling overseas. Our nurses are trained to provide such advice. Please try to see the nurse at least eight weeks before your trip so that any vaccinations required may be correctly spaced and given in the correct sequence. Some vaccines may have to be specially ordered.
We will ask you to complete a travel questionnaire before your appointment; this will help us to work out what vaccinations you will need. Forms can be obtained from reception or downloaded via the link below. These will need to be returned to reception. We do not accept return of the forms by email at this time.
Travel Questionnaire (.pdf)
The practice is an approved centre for Yellow Fever vaccination.
Malaria prevention tablets and some travel vaccinations cannot be provided on the NHS so there will be a charge for these. All treatments are to be paid for at the commencement of courses.
Other non-NHS fees and prices can be accessed at reception.