Ribblesdale Medical Practice

Clinics and services

Practice Nurse Clinics and Health Promotion

The Practice Nurses run clinics for the continuous care of patients suffering from chronic diseases which include coronary heart disease, diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma. They can offer advice on a wide variety of health matters and also give advice such as diet, exercise, healthy lifestyle and travel advice.

Health Care Support Worker

Our Health Care Support Worker holds clinics for many different procedures and investigations including blood tests, blood pressure checks, weight checks, b12 injections, ECG’s, 24hr blood pressure monitors, ear syringing, and assisting Dr Ooi in his minor op clinic.

The practice is also currently inviting patients aged 40-74 years of age without a pre-existing cardiovascular health condition for a free NHS health check.  The check only takes about 30 minutes and can help you to reduce your risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes or kidney disease.  When you receive your invitation letter please contact the surgery for an appointment.  Alternatively, if you are in the above age group, you can request an appointment at reception.

Our Health Care Support Worker runs phlebotomy sessions (blood taking) 5 days a week. Blood samples can be taken any time before 4pm as these are collected by the lab around 4:15pm.

Family Planning Clinic

Our Practice Nurse, Diane administers the Implanon which is a long-acting contraceptive method. This form of contraception should be discussed with the GP or Practice Nurse prior to booking in. Our Practice Nurses also do appointments for the contraceptive injection and contraceptive pill checks.

Cervical Screening

Cervical smear tests are available at the practice and are carried out by one of our Practice Nurses or GP depending on the patient’s choice. Women aged 25 to 49 receive invitations every 3 years. Women aged 50 to 64 receive invitations every 5 years.

Minor Surgery

Minor surgery procedures involve the removal of minor skin lesions, ingrowing toenails and joint injections.  You will need to have been reviewed by Dr Ooi before a minor surgical procedure. Dr Ooi provides the minor surgical procedures along with help from our Health Care Support Worker Laura.

Smoking Cessation

Any of our GPs and Practice Nurses can provide advice and support for stopping smoking. Alternatively help is available to anyone wishing to stop from:

  • Bury Stop Smoking Service – 0161 253 7554
  • Health Trainers – 0161 253 7554
  • Your Local Pharmacy

Community Treatment Room Clinic

Nursing Sisters offer an excellent service dealing with dressings and removal of stitches. The treatment rooms are housed in various locations in Bury, including Townside Primary Care Centre and Moorgate Primary Care Centre. Patients can access these appointments by being referred by their GP or by self-referring by calling 0300 323 3316.

Please note that our GPs and Practice Nurses do not provide dressings or stitch removals.

Travel Vaccinations

When you decide to travel abroad please see one of our Practice Nurse’s, preferably one month prior to travelling. More information can be found on the travel vaccinations page.

Drug Liaison Service

Referral by your GP.

Antenatal Clinic

Clinics are held 2 mornings per week on the third floor.  When your pregnancy has been confirmed you just need to ask at reception to be added to the midwife clinic – the midwife will then contact you with an appointment.

Health Visitors

Clinics are held on the third floor for child health development and appointments are sent for developmental checks and immunisations.  Baby weighing and advice is available during the clinics.

Date published: 8th October, 2014
Date last updated: 20th February, 2024