Houghton Close Surgery, Ampthill, Bedfordshire

Houghton Close Surgery

1 Houghton Close
Ampthill
Bedford
MK45 2TG
Tel: 01525 300898
Fax: 01525 406939

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Asthma Clinic

Our asthmatic patients are offered regular appointments with the Minor Illness Nurse in the Asthma Clinic on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.  

The clinic has been very successful and we have seen a marked improvement in the control of asthma symptoms since the clinic has been introduced. 

The Nurse provides an assessment and full explanation of treatment, including teaching correct inhaler techniques. She liaises with the Doctor when changes in treatment are recommended.

Anticoagulation Clinic

The practice now can offer in house anticoagulation testing for Warfarin control by our Practice Nurses, Claudia Tyson and Louise Borromeo. This is done via a finger prick blood test and computer support system.

This system will relieve pressure on busy hospital anticoagulation clinics and local phlebotomy services as well as being more convenient to patients. All eligible patients will be contacted by the practice and if interested will be invited to the clinic in a rolling programme to enable best clinic time management.

CHD Clinic

The Practice Nurse runs a Coronary Heart Disease Clinic (CHD) on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons by invitation.  

The patients who need to attend this clinic need to be assessed for risk of CHD and will be referred by their GP. You will have a blood test two weeks before, and then a 30 minute appointment is allocated to discuss current symptoms and medications.  

Diabetic

The Practice has two Diabetes clinics on Monday and Thursday afternoons. The clinic is run by our Diabetes Nurse - Kate Philbin. 

The clinic is for new and existing diabetic patients. The Diabetes Nurse performs an examination of blood pressure, urine and blood tests and screens for foot conditions and circulation. She is also able to provide advice on diabetic control, diet and smoking. The Diabetes nurse will liaise with Dr Smith, the Diabetes Lead GP, or your own GP on any issues that may arise in the clinic.