Clinics and Services
If you would like to book one of these clinics or services, please visit our Consulting Room.
These are held on Thursday and Friday afternoons. The antenatal clinic offers advice and assistance to all female patients in all matters relating to pregnancy. A full range of services is offered and the midwife is in attendance.
Child Health Surveillance
This is held on a Monday afternoon, 14:00 – 16:00, by appointment.
Women from the age of 25 years are recommended to have a smear test every three years and, on reaching 49 years of age, every five years.
If you have been advised by the surgery to submit a contraceptive pill review, please use our Contraceptive Pill Review form.
We have a practice nurse with a special interest in family planning and the practice offers a range of contraceptive services. For those patients who would like a coil fitted, you must see the GP first prior to making an appointment for a fitting.
All aspects of family planning can be discussed, and your partner may also be present if you wish. You may also see a doctor by appointment if you wish. Please note that condoms are not available on prescription.
You must complete a pre-travel questionnaire at least eight weeks prior to travel and then make an appointment to see the practice nurse after she has had time to list the vaccines you need.
Please remember there are different schedules for different vaccines, so make sure you allow enough time prior to travel. We will do our best to accommodate your needs but if we are short of appointment slots, or you have not left adequate time to make an appointment prior to travel then you may have to attend a private travel clinic.
We recommend these for anyone over the age of 65 years and for all patients at risk with diabetes, heart, liver and lung disease and those on radiotherapy, chemotherapy or other immunosuppressive therapy. Please contact the surgery in September to find out when the clinics will be.
The diabetic clinic is held weekly with a practice nurse. If you are diagnosed with diabetes and it is appropriate for you to attend the clinic, you will be offered an appointment.
Coronary Heart Disease Clinic
This clinic is held with the practice nurse. If you are diagnosed with a risk of CHD then you will be invited to attend.
Respiratory Disease Clinic
If you have been advised by the surgery to submit a COPD assessment, please use our COPD Assessment form.
This clinic is held with the practice nurse. If you are diagnosed with asthma/COPD then you will be invited to attend this clinic.
Phlebotomy (Blood Tests)
The phlebotomist will take your blood for sending to the hospital and is also qualified to do blood pressure and weight checks if the nurse or GP has asked you to get a check.
Minor Illness Nurse Services
In most cases the minor illness nurse should be your first contact when a minor illness arises. This may be in the form of a telephone consultation or appointment, which you can book via our Consulting Room. If you are suffering from any of the conditions listed below, please ask for an appointment with the minor illness nurse.
- Coughs, colds and fever
- Cuts and bruises
- Acute eye problems
- New rash skin problems
- Cystitis or urine problems
- Diarrhoea and vomiting
- Vaginal discharge
- Sore throat
- Earache and other ear problems
- Nose bleeds
- Asthma – If you have been advised by the surgery to submit an annual review of your asthma symptoms please complete our online Asthma Review form.
- Bites and stings
- Minor accidents
If the nurse believes that your condition requires referring to a doctor, she will arrange this. She is also qualified to provide emergency contraception.
Routine Nursing Services
If you need advice or treatment for any of the following matters, please request a routine appointment with the practice nurse, who is available for:
- Travel vaccinations and advice
- Flu jabs
- Cervical smears
- Management of leg ulcers
- New patient health check
- Blood pressure checks – If you have been advised by the surgery to submit a COPD assessment, please use our Blood Pressure Review form.
- Diabetic reviews
- Teenage health
- Childhood immunisations
- Ear syringing
- Wound care and dressings
- Removal of stitches
- Pill or HRT check
- Weight monitoring
- Contraceptive and sexual health advice
- General health worries
Health Care Assistant Services
Our health care assistant is available for:
- Blood tests
- New patient checks
- Spirometry screening
- Routine blood pressure checks
- Routine follow-up dressings
- Smoking cessation review – If you have been advised by the surgery to submit a smoking review on a regular basis, please use our online Smoking Review form.
- Routine weight monitoring
- Lifestyle advice