Screening for Heart Disease and Stroke
The centre offers a comprehensive programme for identifying the risk factors for heart attack and stroke. This may also include a blood test and following the detailed assessment, a customised action plan will be recommended to reduce your chances of developing a heart attack or stroke.
Obesity Management Service
The centre helps patients with weight problems by offering advice on diet, exercise and, where appropriate, medication to help lose weight.
Sexual screening services
The centre promotes screening for sexually transmitted disease. It offers screening for Chlamydia for those aged between 16 and 24, both male and female.
The Grove Medical Centre provides services for all types of vaccinations and immunisation. This includes the national immunisation recommendations for all age groups as well as specific requirements for those travelling abroad. The centre is a Department of Health registered Yellow Fever vaccination centre.
Contraception is an important aspect of modern life to prevent unwanted pregnancies. The Centre offers a full range of contraceptive services including contraceptive pills, injections, patches and the insertion of IUCD (coil).
The Grove Medical Centre promotes exercises for healthy living and for improving the outcome in a number of chronic medical conditions. Apart from providing advice, we also refer patients, where appropriate, to the prescription exercise programme at the local sports centre.
The health and social dangers of smoking are well recognized. The Grove Medical Centre supports all its patients who wish to give up smoking by enrolling them in special clinics. This service consists of psychologically preparing the patient to give up smoking. This is followed by nicotine replacement treatment which may consist of patches, gums and tablets.
Further information on smoking cessation is available from www.nhs.gov . Smoking cessation advice is also provided by local pharmacies.