Practice Clinics & Services

To make an appointment for any of the clinics and services below, please contact our reception staff.


Cervical Smears

It is important for all women aged between 25 and 65 to have a cervical smear test every 3 years. Appointments can be made with the practice nurses.

Children's Immunisations

Immunisation clinics are held on Tuesday 12noon to 1.00pm. No appointment is necessary.

Details of what immunisations your child should have and when can be found here.

Clinics

We are actively engaged in health education and disease prevention. We have clinics, by appointment, for:

  • Weight Control
  • Immunisation
  • Cervical Cytology / Well Women
  • Diabetes
  • Asthma

Please ask at reception for details.

Family Planning

We offer the full range of contraceptive services, pregnancy counselling and referral for termination of pregnancy when appropriate.

Flu Vaccinations

These are offered each autumn to all patients aged 65 and over and those other groups who are most a risk. Further information about Flu Vaccinations can be found in our health guide.

General Practitioners

General practitioners look after the health of people in their local community and deal with a whole range of health problems. They also give health education and advice on things like smoking and diet, run clinics, give vaccinations and carry out simple surgical operations.

GPs usually work with a team including nurses, health visitors and midwives, as well as a range of other health professionals such as physiotherapists and occupational therapists. If a GP cannot deal with your problem themselves, they'll usually refer you to a hospital for tests, treatment or to see a consultant with specialised knowledge.

Maternity Services

We offer antenatal and postnatal care in conjunction with consultants at the maternity hospital.

Further information is available in our Pregnancy Advice Health Guide.

Community Midwives

Community midwives work in the practice and they, alongside the GP, will provide care for pregnant women in the practice (antenatal care). This care will be overseen by the consultant obstetrician at the hospital. Some antenatal checks and scans will be carried out in the hospital. After baby is born (postnatal), the community midwife will visit the new mum at home and then the GP will see mum and baby for a routine full check in the surgery at about six weeks - or sooner if necessary.

Further information is available in our Pregnancy Advice Health Guide.

Minor Surgery

Minor surgical procedures can be carried out at the surgery.

NHS Health Checks

Our Practice is pleased to be offering a free NHS Health Check to all our registered patients between the ages of 40 and 74 years who do not have an existing diagnosis of diabetes, heart disease or stroke. (These patients will already be receiving care and attention from the practice).

The latest guidance we have is that we no longer need to perform Health Checks on patients under 40 years - although we can do this where there is a particular wish on the part of the patient.

The NHS Health Check is a fairly short but comprehensive assessment with a trained Health Care Assistant and will include Blood Pressure, weight, diet advice, smoking advice and cholesterol measurements amongst other things.

We strongly recommend all our target population attending the surgery for these checks and will be organising a recall via the text messaging system shortly.

Please contact the practice manager for more information - or simply speak to reception and book yourself in, if you are aged 40-74y.

View further information at www.nhs.uk/conditions/nhs-health-check.

Physiotherapy Self Referral

If you have an injury of, or discomfort in, a joint, you do not need to see a GP to be referred to a physiotherapy. This form will allow you to self refer into the local physiotherapy service.

Practice Nursing Services

Practice Nurses

Our Practice Nurse offers the following services:

  • Maternity Care (including antenatal, postnatal care and baby care)
  • Chronic Disease Checks
  • Diabetes
  • Asthma
  • CHD
  • First aid advice, Blood and Urine Tests, Dressings, removal of stitches etc
  • Ear syringing
  • Adult and Childhood Immunisations
  • Travel Immunisations
  • Stopping Smoking
  • Cervical Smears / Contraception Services
  • Family Planning
  • Health Promotion e.g., dietary advice and advice on smoking
  • Advice on Diet
  • Post Natal Exams
  • Spirometry (lung function tests)
  • New Patient Screening

Private Non-NHS Work

Medical Examinations (Non-NHS)

Certain services provided by the Doctors are not covered by the NHS and fees are payable for such items as:

  • LGV & PSV licences
  • Elderly driver licences       
  • Insurance
  • Pre-employment medicals
  • Private certificates          
  • Holiday vaccinations
  • Insurance claims           
  • Fitness for sports

Please ask the receptionist for such services. Charges are payable at the time of attendance, and the BMA recommended scale of fees is on display at the reception desk. For further information please see Why do GP’s charge?

A current list of fees is available here and is also displayed in our Waiting Area. It you have any queries regarding these, please enquire at Reception.

Medical Certificates

Self-certificates are available from your employer for sickness of up to one week. Any certificate required from the Doctor for periods up to the first week can only be provided as a private certificate for which there is a charge.

Stop Smoking Service

Ask at reception or speak to a doctor or practice nurse if you want to stop smoking.

Please also complete our Smoking Status Questionnaire.

Travel Vaccinations

We offer a full range of vaccinations for foreign travel. For all advice and information regarding foreign travel please see our Travel page.

Most travel vaccinations provide to patient are under NHS expense which is free of charge. Our Practice Nurse is fully qualified and experienced. We offer readily available appointment for travel vaccination every week.