Clinics and Services
Family Planning Services
Lambgates Health Centre provide a full range of contraceptive methods, advice on safer sex, emergency contraception, pregnancy testing.
Maternity Care: Antenatal
Fridays 9.00am - 12.00pm
The Community Midwife cares for our expectant mothers (from 16 weeks), liaising closely with the doctors. Home delivery / short-stay hospital arrangements can be discussed with the midwife. (Please see information leaflet to describe the roles of members of the team)
The community midwives contact number should be used for general pregnancy enquiries and for newly pregnant women to arrange your booking appointment. Call: 0161 922 6159
New! Maternity COVID hotline for women that have questions about COVID-19 during the antenatal and postnatal period. It is not for general pregnancy advice.
Women who require a routine antenatal follow up appointment should contact the Acorn Birth Centre on 0161 922 4921.
For pregnancy related concerns that are over 16 weeks gestation should be advised to contact the maternity triage on 0161 922 6175.
When your baby needs their vaccinations you should receive a reminder from the Child Health Department when these vaccinations are due.
Child Surveillance and Post-Natal Check
Congratulations on the birth of your baby! We will contact you via post with dates of your Mum and Baby’s surveillance/post-natal check (at 8 weeks of age). These appointments will be booked together.
Termination of Pregnancy
You don't have to see the doctor if you want to terminate your pregnancy. You can self-refer by calling 0345 730 4030. Information from Tameside General Hospital can be found here
Services we offer include:
- Mirena/Copper Coil (also available for external patients by GP referral only)
- Implant (also available for external patient by GP referral only)
By appointment with Dr L Palmer on Monday Mornings (Contraception and some skin lesion surgery) or Dr M Laurie on Wednesday Mornings (Joint injections).
Certain minor surgical procedures and joint injections are undertaken at surgery by appointment. The doctor will discuss this if applicable. We can also offer appointments to patients not registered with the practice.
NHS Health Check
NHS health checks are being offered to people aged between 40 and 74 every five years. The check is to assess your risk of developing heart disease, stroke, kidney disease or diabetes. If there are any warning signs, then together we can do something about it.
The check should take about 20-30 minutes and is based on straightforward questions and measurements such as age, sex, family history, height, weight and blood pressure. There will also be a simple blood test to measure your cholesterol level.
Following the check, you will receive FREE personalised advice about what you can do to stay healthy.
- You will be invited for your Annual Check around your birthday month.
- You will receive up to 3 reminders either by SMS, Phonecall or letter.
- You will be provided with a reference number between 1 and 12, please quote your number on booking.
If you have Asthma or COPD, we would like you to complete a questionnaire prior to your appointment. You can print a copy off at home, or please arrive 10 minutes earlier to your appointment and we can print one off at Reception for you to complete in the Waiting Room.
Have you had an exacerbation of your COPD? Visit this website for information about what medications you may be prescribed and how best to manage your symptoms: