Clinics & Services
We are well equipped to provide a full range of general medical services, including the following:
We offer a comprehensive contraceptive service including Implant, coil and diaphragm fitting.
The doctors see women for ante-natal and post-natal care in their normal surgeries, and share antenatal care with the midwife, who holds weekly clinics. The midwife is also available for home birth if desired, but please bear in mind that hospital confinement may be advised by the doctor or midwife if there is any medical reason to suspect that the labour might not be straightforward.
All the doctors carry out regular child developmental assessments in their own clinics and the health visitors also arrange regular assessments for infants. In addition, the health visitors are available to give advice on children's health, and may be contacted by telephoning 267598 on weekdays. Routine childhood immunisations are carried out by the practice nurses and recall letters are automatically sent when these are due. A booklet containing detailed information on childhood immunisations is available free to any parent whose child is registered with us.
All newly registered patient and those aged between 16 - 75 who have not attended the surgery for three years may attend for consultation on request.
All patients over 75 who do not already attend the surgery for an annual review are welcome to book a health check with one of our health care assistants. The health care assistant will check your blood pressure, weight, height and enquire about any health needs. Please book an appointment with reception if you wish to have a health check.
All the clinicians are qualified to deal with women's health issues during their routine surgeries. We also provide well woman checks run by the practice nurses which includes cervical smears and menopausal problems. You will be sent a reminder when a cervical smear is due.
The cervical screening programme offers all women aged 25-49 a smear every three year and those aged 50-64 every five years. Women over this age require a smear test if they have not had a smear since the age of 50 or if previous abnormality. The smear can then be taken by the practice nurse or your doctor.
For women between the ages of 50 and 70, three yearly invitations are issued for mammographic screening, which is intended to diagnose breast cancer at the earliest possible stage. If you have a family history of breast or ovarian cancer in a first or second degree relative, please discuss this with your doctor as you may be eligible for extra screening.
We are well equipped for a wide range of minor operations, including those requiring electrocautery or cryotherapy. In addition we are able to offer therapeutic joint and soft tissue injections and aspirations when necessary.
Nurse specialist clinics
The practice nurses have specialist training in the management of respiratory and chest conditions, diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and stroke. It is important for long term care that patients should attend at least once a year for monitoring. Please make an appointment when your review is due, you do not need to wait for an invitation.
People confined to their homes who need nursing care should arrange with their doctor for the district nurse to call. If nursing care at home is required, following discharge from hospital, this will normally be arranged by the hospital staff.
We also offer advice to help you stop smoking.
If you are a registered patient suffering from substance misuse we offer access to facilities to help your rehabilitation.
The practice offers advice and education to young people regarding sexual health in complete confidentiality as with all our services.
An NHS counsellor practises from the surgery on Monday and Thursday and referral is via your GP if appropriate.