Alva Medical Practice

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Our Clinics

Each doctor is qualified to provide a full range of contraceptive, maternity, minor surgery and child health surveillance services.

Family Planning

The practice provides a full range of family planning services including oral contraception, hormone implant and IUCD fitting. See your doctor for advice.

Planning a Pregnancy

If you are planning a pregnancy, we suggest that you see one of the doctors or a Health Visitor beforehand for general health advice and to check that you are immune to rubella (German measles). It is also recommended that Folic Acid 400mcg tablets are taken daily before becoming pregnant, and for the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.

Diabetic Checks

The Practice Nurses run clinic sessions for diabetic patients. The review offers comprehensive care to diabetic patients in the practice – either on its own or as part of a shared programme of care with the Diabetic Clinic at the hospital.

All diabetic patients will be offered regular check-ups at the clinic.

Heart Function Clinic

This is a nurse-led clinic with GP support, which offers checks and advice to patients with heart or blood pressure problems. Patients will be invited to attend either by the nurse or via their GP.

Respiratory Clinic

This clinic offers a high standard of care for patients with respiratory problems. It is important for patients with respiratory problems such as asthma to attend the clinic when they are well. If you require an appointment please telephone the surgery.

Minor Surgery

The practice performs minor surgery such as cautery to warts, removal of skin tags etc. See your doctor for advice.