Clinics & Services
We provide a range of services to meet the reasonable needs of patients during opening hours; including all essential services for registered and temporary patients, and those needing immediately necessary treatment. This includes treatment, referrals and advice.
If you are aged over 16 and have not been seen by a doctor for over three years, or aged over 75 and have not seen a doctor for one year, you may ask for a health check appointment with the Practice Nurse.
Most of our clinics are run by our Practice Nurses and Nurse Practitioner. You can find out more about them here.
Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Clinics
Our Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease checks can provide monitoring of your condition, advice on inhaler technique and new medications.
If you are due for an annual asthma review, please complete and submit the Asthma Annual Review Form to us in advance. If your symptoms are deteriorating or you have any concerns, please make an appointment to the respiratory nurse or a doctor as well.
It is very important for women aged 25 to 49 to have a cervical smear test every 3 years. This increases to every 5 years for women aged 50 to 64. You will receive a recall letter for these tests.
Childhood Vaccination and Health Clinics
Childhood vaccinations are important as they protect children from serious illness. You will be sent an appointment when your baby’s immunisation is due. We invite children to attend for a vaccination via letter. Our vaccination clinics are held between 10:30 and 12:00 on Tuesdays.
If you have any concerns about the safety of vaccinations, please discuss them with the Health Visitor, Practice Nurse or one of the Doctors.
Coronary Heart Disease and Stroke Clinics
Our Coronary Heart Disease and Stroke Clinics help monitor your condition and medication, advise on risk factors, and help you to minimise the risk of future problems.
Diabetic checks assess all aspects of your diabetic care.
We run these clinics annually, before ‘flu season starts. Vaccination against seasonal ‘flu is recommended for people aged over 65 and those in “at risk groups”, which includes: anyone over 6 months of age with chest problems; people with chronic heart, kidney and liver disease; the immuno-suppressed; diabetics; pregnant women, and; carers. You can find out more about 'Flu here.
Leg Ulcer Clinic
Leg ulcers are monitored and treated by our Practice Nurses.
Some minor surgical procedures are carried out in the Practice. Your doctor will refer you to these clinics when it is appropriate.
Smoking Cessation Clinic
We can help if you want to give up smoking. Please ask at reception.
We no longer offer a private travel service, which means that we will direct you to a private travel clinic or chemist to obtain any vaccines or medications that you are not entitled to through the NHS (e.g. Yellow Fever or Malaria tablets). You can ask your local Pharmacist about their online and over-the-counter services (e.g for malaria) that can be obtained without a private prescription from the Surgery.
The NHS does provide typhoid, Hep A and Diptheria, Tetanus & Polio vaccinations. If you require NHS-provided vaccinations prior to your journey, you will need to make an appointment with the Practice Nurse at least 6 weeks before you travel. Please bring the following things with you to your appointment:
- A list of the countries and areas within countries that you are visiting
- A list of any previous vaccinations you were given at private clinics, and the dates they were given
- Anything advised on the websites below for your intended destination(s)
These websites will tell you which vaccinations and medication you require prior to travelling to your destination:
Guide to GP Services
The Royal College of General Practitioners has produced a useful guide for patients about the services on offer at GP Surgeries and how to access them. You can download the guide below.
A Patient Guide to GP Services
We also provide a number of services which are not covered under our contract with the NHS. These therefore attract charges, with the associated fees charged based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales. Our reception staff will be happy to advise you about these, along with appointment availability. These services include:
- Medicals for pre-employment, sports and driving requirements (HGV, PSV etc.)
- Insurance claim forms
- Passport signing
- Prescriptions for taking medication abroad
- Private sick notes
- Vaccination certificates
Please be aware that medical reports can take up to 4 weeks to be processed.