We recommend that anyone with asthma is reviewed at least once every year, and more frequently if your asthma is not well controlled. If you have any of the following then please consider coming to our clinic, as your asthma treatment may need reviewing:
Cough at night.
Shortness of breath at work/school or when exercising.
Persistent Cough, wheeze, tightness, or shortness of breath during the day.
If you need to use your Salbutamol (blue) inhaler more then 3 or 4 times a day it may imply your asthma is poorly controlled.
The Diabetic clinic at the surgery is run by nurses Heather French at Liss and Jill Justin at Liphook. If you are diabetic, you will be asked to make an appointment at least twice a year to have all aspects of your diabetes care checked. The clinics are run every week and we would ask you to have your blood tests taken a week before the appointment so we can review the results with you in the clinic.
These clinics are run regularly at both Liphook and Liss for looking after people who have had a heart attack or who have angina or peripheral vascular disease.
It is also for those who have had a stroke, suffer from high blood pressure (hypertension), high cholesterol or other conditions that may increase the risk of heart disease.
Giving up smoking is probably the greatest single step you can take to improve your health.
Our doctors and nurses will be able to tell you about nicotine replacement products and other stop smoking medicines and can advise you on where to go for help locally.
All the doctors share maternity care with our midwives. For those patients of the Liss surgery their midwives are based at Petersfield Hospital. For Liphook patients the midwives are based in Basingstoke but hold regular clinics at the surgery.
If you are thinking about becoming pregnant there are some important things you need to know beforehand; an information leaflet regarding this is available to download.
The midwives will look after you in your pregnancy from approximately 8 to12 weeks when you first meet to have our ‘booking’ appointment. Generally pregnant women see the midwife for regular checks, which occur more frequently as the pregnancy progresses. (This depends on individual need.)
All women receive post-natal visits from their Community Midwife once they are home with their baby, helping with breastfeeding, baby care and support. These visits last until around 10 days after birth, when care is handed over to your Health Visitor.
Along with monitoring your health and wellbeing in the pregnancy, the team can advise you on tests in pregnancy, classes, diet, exercise and preparation for labour and parenthood.
If you are already pregnant please see a doctor as soon as you know in order to plan your care.
We offer advice and immunisations to patients planning to travel abroad. Please contact our practice nurse well in advance so that we can plan your immunisations. (Some of the vaccinations courses take 3 months)
Your initial appointment with the nurse will be a telephone consultation lasting approx 10 mins. This will establish your vaccination requirements with the minimum of inconvenience to you. The nurse can then make an informed decision as to how long your face to face appointment may need to be. Our surgery in Liphook is also a registered Yellow Fever Centre.
Please note: Malaria medication and many travel vaccines are not available on the NHS and we are obliged to charge a fee.
For more detailed travel advice you can click on the link below.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office
We offer a range of contraceptive services, including emergency contraception, coil and implant fitting. Cervical smears and HRT checks are done by our practice nurses.
Clinics are held at the surgery for minor surgical procedures. An appointment with a doctor will be necessary in order to establish if the procedure is appropriate.