Clinics & Services
Our nurses run clinics morning and afternoon. They carry out blood pressure measurement, immunisations for children and travel, ear syringing, dressings and a host of other services. The receptionist will provide details if required.
For more information on immunisations visit http://www.immunisation.nhs.uk/.
Health Care Assistant (HCA)
The HCA takes routine blood samples for testing and does blood pressure measurements at the Phlebotomy clinic every morning.
The samples are sent to the hospital laboratory at 12.30 and 16.00 each day and so the appointments will be made to coincide with those collections.
You may book appointments with the phlebotomist at reception over the phone, in person or online by registering for Patient Access.
The doctors carry out antenatal checks during normal surgeries. The midwife holds a weekly Friday clinic. Please ask at reception for details.
Post Natal Care
Postnatal checks are done at 8 weeks. An appointment can be made at reception.
Consult the doctor within normal surgery appointments.
You may not know that you have it. You don't have to be examined and the test is simple, painless, totally voluntary. It is available to anyone who is a patient of the practice, sexually active and under 25 years old.
The test is available now in the practice so ask the receptionist, doctor or nurse for a testing kit and they will tell you what to do.
If you want to know more about chlamydia or the test go to www.chlamydiascreening.nhs.uk/index.htm or http://www.sayyestothetest.com/
Child Health Clinic
This clinic usually runs once a month on the first Friday between 13.00 and 15.00. Please speak to the Health Visitor for more information.
Patients with long-term conditions, such as, diabetes or asthma, will be invited to the surgery for an annual review in the month of their birthday. Patients with multiple conditions will be seen once for everything rather than having to come in several times, often repeating the same tests. It's a kind of human MOT!
Smear tests are carried out by the Practice Nurse by appointment.
If you want help or advice in giving up smoking, make an appointment with the Practice Nurse or Phlebotomist.
Both doctors carry out minor surgical procedures at the practice. Please ask the doctor.
Patients between the ages of 40 and 74 who have no diagnosed long standing conditions will be invited for a free NHS health check. These checks are aimed at identifying potential risks early and with the advice of the clinical team, help improve your chances of living a healthier life. For more information follow this link www.nhs.uk/healthcheck or ring the NHS Health Check helpline on 0845 850 9850.
Patients over 75 years may request an assessment once a year while patients who are over 16 years and up to 74 years may arrange a three–year check with the Practice Nurse. See also our information about Health Checks above.
Please see our Travel Health page for more details.
When joining the practice you may be asked to book an appointment with the Practice Nurse to review and plan your healthcare.