Clinics & Services
Our midwives run regular antenatal clinics. If you become pregnant, you will be given a ‘booking appointment’ at which our midwife will carry out a health check. You will be seen regularly throughout your pregnancy at the practice or the local hospital, or both.
Immunisations for pre-school children are run weekly, usually on a Thursday morning.
Free, fast and confidential screening for 15 to 24 year olds.
Chronic Disease Clinics
The doctors and practice nurses run specialist clinics to keep a check on longstanding medical problems, including Diabetes, COPD, Asthma and High Blood Pressure. These clinics are not bookable directly. Patients are called for review.
Emergency contraception is available. Please ask at Reception for an urgent same-day appointment.
Family Planning & Maternity Services
All doctors and some nurses can offer advice on contraception. All doctors are qualified to look after women during pregnancy. Some GPs are also qualified to fit/remove intra-uterine devices (coils) and implants (Nexplanon).
Influenza vaccination is recommended for patients with heart, lung or kidney disease, diabetes and for patients in residential care and those aged 65 and over. Vaccinations start in October/November depending on when vaccines are available.
Certain doctors are qualified to carry out minor operations including joint injections. Most of these operations are carried out in the treatment area. Please make it quite clear to the receptionist if the doctor has advised you that you require a minor operation. These often need a longer time than an ordinary appointment.
Minor illness clinics
Most of our nurses are trained to manage a range of minor illnesses including coughs and colds, headaches, etc. If you call for a same-day appointment, our operator will ask what the problem is. They will triage most minor illnesses to a trained nurse to deal with.
These are carried out by practice nurses and doctors. Please remember to tell the receptionist if you are booking a cervical smear.
Family Planning Clinics
Regular clinics for advice on contraception and sexual health. Emergency contraception is also available.
One to one counselling from one of our healthcare assistants. There may be a short waiting list for this service.
The practice nurses are available Monday to Friday between 08:45 and 18.00. Nurses are qualified to give advice on minor conditions, including accidents, dressings, injections (including holiday vaccinations) blood and other tests including cervical smears. They are happy to advise you on any aspect of healthy living. Please book appointments by calling the appointments line.
All services require an appointment. The treatment area is closed between 12:30 and 13:30.
Please be aware that patients may be waiting for several different clinics. Therefore, they may arrive after you and be seen before you. All patients are seen in order of arrival, except where urgent medical attention is required.