Our surgery provides maternity services. The midwife runs ante-natal clinics weekly and shares the care with doctors. The times for these clinics can be requested at reception.
Asthma and Diabetes Clinics
Our practice nurse team run these clinics and are trained in the management of asthma and diabetes. We strongly recommend that patients attend these clinics as they help enormously in coping with asthma and diabetes and their related illnesses. For patients who are due an annual asthma review, please would you answer the questions on the form in the link below and submit to us. If your symptoms are deteriorating or you have any concerns, please make an appointment with the respiratory nurse.
Open the Asthma Annual Review Form
If you are on treatment for blood pressure it is important that it is measured at least every nine months to achieve optimum control. If you would like to check it yourself there are self checking machines at each surgery. Please ask at reception if you need help with this.
The practice nurse runs a clinic for this and if you are due for a cervical smear and have been notified by either the practice or the Primary Care Support Agency, then you may make an appointment by telephoning the surgery.
Child Health Immunisations
It is extremely important that children are protected against Diphtheria, Tetanus, Whooping Cough (Pertussis), Polio, Measles, Mumps, German Measles (Rubella), Meningitis 'C' and Haemophilus 'B' HIB.
There are very few reasons against having these vaccines, but if you are worried, please discuss the matter with your health visitor, practice nurse or doctor.
The clinics are run by our practice nurses, with a doctor in attendance. They are held once a month. You should receive a reminder in the post but please refer to your 'red book' for the schedule. You can also check on Current Immunisation Schedule for the most up to date information.
Coronary Heart Disease (CHD)
CHD monitoring and treatment clinics are run by our specially trained nurses.
All doctors provide this service. An appointment can be made with a nurse for family planning and menopausal advice. Please note that the fitting of an IUCD (coil) requires 20 minutes, following an initial consultation with the doctor.
Flu and Pneumonia Vaccinations
Flu vaccines are normally available from September each year. There are special clinics held at the surgery and run by our practice nurses. There are certain criteria regarding this vaccination (these change yearly) - please check with reception if you are eligible.
Pneumonia vaccinations are available all year round - there are certain criteria regarding this vaccination, please check with your doctor or nurse if you are eligible.
If you are between the ages of 16 and 75 and have not been seen at the surgery for a three year period you are entitled to a full health check. Although there are no statutory regulations about these, it is recommended that patients have regular weight and blood pressure checks. We advise that these should be carried out at 3 yearly intervals.
NHS Health Checks
NHS health checks is a nationally defined programme which is designed to identify and manage the risk of a cardiovascular incident within the next 10 years for those patients aged 40 to 74 who are not already identified and included on the disease registers. Please ask at reception if you are entitled to one of these.
All doctors provide this service. We run special minor surgery clinics as required, but you will need to see your doctor before booking into one of these.
Examples of minor surgery undertaken are treatment of warts, removal of sebaceous cysts, treatment of toenail problems, injections of joints etc.
We do offer help with giving up smoking - please ask one of the medical team or ask for further details at reception.
Please complete a travel questionnaire available from reception and make an appointment with one of the nurses as soon as you know your date of travel.