It is helpful to know if you have a Carer (someone who takes on an unpaid caring role) or if you are a Carer for someone else. We have a page dedicated to Carers where you can also register with us as a carer so we can provide you with additional support.
If your doctor asks you to use a blood pressure recording machine at home for a period of one week or more, you will need to record the readings each day on a paper form. Normally a form covers a one week period. At the end of the week you will send in the form to the surgery.
This application replaces the need for the paper form because it allows you to enter your readings online. As soon as all your readings have been entered for the week, you can send the form directly to the surgery without the need to use the post, fax or a visit in person.
Another advantage is that the average blood pressure calculations are calculated automatically eliminating possible errors and saving administration time within the surgery.
The District Nursing team provides nursing to patients in their home. Their caseload includes patients (of all ages) recently discharged from hospital, patients requiring long-term care or terminally ill patients. Additionally, the team runs a daily wound care clinic at the surgery.
Both doctors and nurses offer contraceptive services. Guidance on the best method of contraception for you is given and these include the pill, contraceptive injections/implants, caps and coils, patches or condoms. Emergency contraception is also part of the service.
To help us keep your medical record up-to-date, we would be grateful if you would take a few minutes to complete our Health Questionnaire. The information requested is basic and is of course confidential.
Additionally, the Department of Health has asked all General Practices to ascertain the smoking habits of their patients so that services and resources can be directed to those patients wishing to quit.
It is therefore important that patients completing these forms confirm whether or not they are a current smoker, a past smoker or have never smoked tobacco.
If you do not wish to complete the medical records update online, please contact us and we will arrange a paper copy to be sent to you.
Health Visitors care for patients of all ages, however their main involvement is with children, monitoring their development and advising parents at each stage. They hold a number of clinics at the surgery that include developmental checks and also hearing tests. They also run a baby clinic at the Children's centre, Waterloo Street.
An important part of the Health Visitors' role is Child Protection - ensuring that children are living in a secure and safe environment.
All childhood/adolescent immunisations are offered along with influenza and pneumococcal for the appropriate patient groups.
For travel vaccinations please refer to our Travel Health and Immunisations section.
We have a midwife who holds clinics each week at the surgery at which she monitors and advises women throughout their pregnancy.
We have a full time Community Psychiatric Nurse (CPN) at the surgery. He receives referrals from the rest of the clinical team and offers help and advice including counselling. He is also involved in the care of patients with an enduring mental illness.
The practice has an air-conditioned operating suite and offers a range of minor surgical procedures for our own patients and for patients referred from other surgeries.
The vasectomy service that we offer is not just for Carlton Group Practice patients but also for anyone who is referred to us by their own doctor. We are the main provider of this service in the Burton on Trent area.
The normal NHS route a 2 stop consultation and operation service.
The operation itself is simple, performed under a local anaesthetic and usually takes around half an hour. Vasectomies are performed by an experienced surgeon in our air-conditioned operating suite.
As well as the in-house vasectomy service, we are now available to perform carpal tunnel and trigger finger operations in our purpose designed operating suite.
This service is not only offered to our own patients but also patients from other surgeries in Staffordshire and parts of Derbyshire too. The normal NHS route is to be referred to us by your GP if he/she feels it appropriate, instead of them referring you to a hospital
The operation would be performed here under a local anaesthetic. If you would like further information please contact our Practice Nurses who will be only to happy to help you.
There may be times when you require the services of your doctor for matters unrelated to the NHS, we will be happy to help. There will be a professional fee in line with that suggested by the British Medical Association. For example, HGV or Taxi driver medicals, travel insurance cancellation certificates, private prescriptions and sick notes.
To help us update your patient records with your smoking status, please take a couple of minutes to fill in our smoking questionnaire.
Please complete the questionnaire whether you smoke, are an ex smoker or a non smoker.