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Clinics & Services

Nurse Practitioners

Our nurses have all done extra training and are able to offer a wide range of services to patients, including the following:

Acute Illness

Treatment of acute illnesses, such as earache, sore throats, coughs, sticky eyes, hay fever, cystitis and urine infections, stomach pains, diarrhoea and vomiting, back pain, skin rashes etc.

Treatment of Minor Injuries

Such as cuts, insect bites and sprains.

Management of Long Term Conditions

Such as asthma, diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease.

Sexual Health Advice

Such as contraception (including emergency contraception), sexual health screening and smear tests. For more information visit our Sexual Health page.

Travel Health and Vaccinations

If you are travelling to two or more countries, please ask for a double appointment with the nurse at the time of booking.

Other Services

Asthma Care

Patients with asthma can be seen by appointment at any time during the nurses’ surgery hours. We aim to review every patient with asthma each year.

Counselling

For the students of Sheffield Hallam University a counselling service is provided by the University. Students can make their own appointments at the counselling reception or by phoning 0114 225 2136. For more information see the SHU site at: www.shu.ac.uk/services/sas/counselling/

Diabetes

Patients with diabetes are invited for regular reviews. If you are a SHU student with diabetes, we would like to see you annually, even if your diabetes is managed in your home town.

Eating Disorders

If you have any problems with an eating disorder, please ask a doctor or nurse to refer you to our Eating Disorder Clinic. You can be seen at either site by a nurse with additional training and experience in this area.

Other services which you might find helpful include South Yorkshire Eating Disorders Association (SYEDA) www.syeda.org.uk/  and Biteback which is a support service for University students who are affected by eating disorders.

Biteback is run by Syeda and offers free support, information and a safe and confidential space to share your experiences.Group sessions or one to one support are both available. Ring or Text Biteback on 0114 272 8822, 07722269855 via their website www.bite-back.org.uk/

Health Promotion

The promotion of a healthy lifestyle has an increasing role in the care we provide for our patients. We provide advice and support for people who want to give up smoking. We will advise you about how much alcohol you drink, healthier eating and the importance of exercise.

Minor Surgery

Minor surgery is available by appointment for removing moles, sebaceous cysts, warts and so on after an assessment by a doctor or nurse.

Physiotherapy

To access Physiotherapy services, you will require a referral by a GP.

Travel Advice

The practice offers an advice and vaccination service for travellers. It is important when you are planning to travel abroad that you make an appointment with the nurse six to eight weeks before you travel wherever possible.

Porter Brook Medical Centre can give the vaccination against yellow fever.

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