Practice Clinics & Services

Your Doctor will try and find the best way of making you better. This may not involve giving you medicine or tablets, as there are other ways to treat you, so please do not expect a prescription on every visit. You may require advice on how to prevent illnesses in the future.


Are You a Carer?

It is helpful to know if you have a Carer (someone who takes on an unpaid caring role) or if you are a Carer for someone else. We have a page dedicated to Carers where you can also register with us as a carer so we can provide you with additional support.

Alcohol Dependency

Please make an appointment with the Practice nurse.

Post-natal and Baby Checks

Clinic

When

Time

Doctor / Nurse

Post-natal and Baby Checks 

8-week check

at Post-natal appointment with Mum

Doctor and nurse

Blood Pressure

Please make an appointment with the health care assistant.

Cervical Cytology (Smear Tests)

All women between the age of 25 and 49 years should have a test every three years; and between 50 – 64 years, every five years, except if they have had a hysterectomy. Guidance on breast examination will also be offered in line with current recommendations. Please make an appointment with the Practice nurse if you are called by the Primary Care Support Service, or if you may be overdue. It is important to keep your smears up-to-date.

Child Health & Immunisations

Please make an appointment with the Practice nurse for immunisations. Further information can be found on our Immunisations page.

Chlamydia Test (Free)

If you are between the ages of 15- 25 you can have a free Chlamydia test ... This is done on a urine sample. The results are confidential and can be sent to your mobile phone. Ask the doctors, advanced nurse practitioners or nurses for the test. For more information about Chlamydia and the national screening programme visit www.nhs.uk.

Dietetics

Please make an appointment with the Doctor or Practice Nurse. A referral to the dietician may be made where appropriate.

Drug Abuse

Please make an appointment with the Doctor.

Ear Syringing

Please make an appointment with the Practice nurse, and use wax softening drops (available from the pharmacy) or olive oil before attending.

Family Planning & Sexual Health

Please make an appointment with the Practice nurse for contraceptive advice. Coil fitting / removal, and diaphragm fitting is carried out by appointment.

Flu Vaccinations

Flu vaccinations are carried out each year for certain at risk groups.

Our flu champions are Salilamol Pillai (Lead Nurse) and Charlene Beck (Health Care Assistant) with weekend drop in clinics planned in September. Patients are encouraged to book in for flu clinic appointments from August.

Please see the Influenza page in our Health Guides section for further information.

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.

Simply speak to reception and book yourself in, if you are aged 40-74 years.

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

Over 75 Years

You are invited for a yearly check-up with the Practice nurse or the Doctor. This is entirely optional. You may request it to be at your home if you are housebound.

Shingles Vaccines

Shingles vaccines given at 70 and 79 for all patients. Further information about shingles can be found on the NHS Choices website.

Teenage Health

Please make an appointment with the Practice nurse. The Doctors and nurses respect the confidentiality of patients under 16 who request an appointment without an accompanying adult. However, it is still strongly recommended that under 16s should come with a parent or guardian.

Practice Nursing Services

Our Practice Nurses offer the following services:

  • Asthma
  • Blood Pressure Checks
  • CHD
  • Diabetes Review
  • 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
  • New Patient Health Checks
  • Advice on Diet
  • Post Natal Exams
  • Spirometry (lung function tests)

The nurses also runs a variety of clinics.

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:

  • HGV & 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?

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.

Private Patients

Patients, who are not NHS registered at this surgery, can be seen privately. Please contact the Practice Manager regarding fees.

Fees

The current commercial fee will be charged. A cash deposit will be required when booking your appointment, which is non-returnable if you do not attend your appointment.

  • GP Letter: £35
  • Form completed by GP: £35
  • Copy of medical records: To be calculated by Wendy New - Senior Receptionist
  • Medicals (Taxi, Bus or HGV) £175 (deposit of £50 and £125 payable on day of medical)
  • GP Report (Solicitor or employer) £117
  • COP3 form £160

Smoking Cessation

Please make an appointment with the Practice nurse.

To help us update your patient records with your smoking status, please take a couple of minutes to fill in our smoking questionnaire.

For additional help with stoping smoking please see the links in Your Health.

Tetanus and Polio

Adults should have a full course if not previously immunised, otherwise a booster every five to ten years (tetanus), or for foreign travel, every ten years (polio). Please make an appointment with the Practice nurse. Also see our immunisations page for further details.

Well Person

Please make an appointment with the Practice nurse, for advice on health, diet, and lifestyle.