Clinics & Services
Note: Stated days & times are subject to change dependant on availability of staff & clinicians. Please contact the surgery for current information.
Periodic Health Checks
Any patient who has not been seen at the surgery for a three year period or longer is entitled to request a consultation and will be granted such. Any patient over the age of 75 who has not attended the surgery for a period of 12 months will be afforded the same right to a consultation.
Fasting blood tests
FASTING blood tests will now be able to be booked at the Wollaston Surgery from 9am as well as other routine blood tests. This service is provided by the Dudley Group of Hospitals Phlebotomy service. To book an appointment please ring 01384 244330. Note that these appointments cannot be booked through the Practice directly.
You may also book appointments for FASTING blood tests at the Corbett outpatient centre on the same number
Contraception And Sexual Health
Comprehensive, confidential advice is available during normal surgery hours. We offer oral contraceptives, injectable contraception and coils. The 'morning after' pill is prescribed when appropriate. Please remember that for this pill you need to be seen within 72 hours. Please ask at reception.
Tuesdays 1.00 - 3.30pm and Thursdays 9.00am -12 noon.
This clinic is run by the midwife. If you become pregnant, you will be given a 'booking appointment' at which the midwife will ask you a few questions and carry out some general health checks.
You will be seen regularly throughout your pregnancy either at the practice or at the local hospital, or both.
These are normally carried out by the practice nurses. Please telephone the surgery appointment line to make a convenient appointment. If you have any problems or queries about cervical smears please contact the practice nurse.
Child Health Surveillance
This is a surgery check on baby and child development, and problem spotting. All new babies are invited for regular check-ups at six to eight weeks old. Baby 6-8 Week Check
Health visitor and doctor
Chronic Disease Management
This is run by the nurses, who give advice, treatment and monitor your condition. For conditions such as Asthma, Heart Disease/Stroke and Hypertension. Please contact the surgery for further details or to make an appointment.
Diabetic Clinic (run by nurse and GP)
Monday 2.00 - 4.00pm
Wednesday 10.00 - 11.00 am, 1.00 - 3.30 pm
Thursday 2.00 - 3.45pm
Immunisations For Babies To Pre-School
Mondays 2.30 - 3.00pm at Wollaston and Tuesdays 11.00am - 1.00pm at main surgery
If you cannot bring your child yourself you can give written permission for a relative to do so on your behalf.
Check with surgery for dates & times
Procedures such as joint and tennis elbow injections and treatment of warts and other skin problems can often be done in our treatment room, so avoiding the need for hospital referral and the delays involved. Please ask us regarding any moles, lumps or bumps that you are concerned about, as many may be suitable for removal at the surgery. Please discuss this with your doctor who will then arrange for you to be given an appointment.
This clinic gives advice and support to patients trying to give up smoking.
Medical reports and non-NHS examinations
Some services requested at the practice lie outside the remit of the practice's NHS contract and therefore there is a charge for these services. Non-NHS services include: accident and sickness insurance medical reports, certificates (such as sick notes for first week of work absence); drivers', school and sports medicals, holiday insurance certificates, passport applications, private health insurance claims, private prescriptions and some vaccinations for travel abroad.
Charges are on display in the waiting area.
Medical Fitness for Work Certificates
When off work due to sickness, an employee can self-certify for up to seven calendar days. If you are ill for more than seven calendar days, certificates are obtained as part of the consultation with your doctor. Any request from an employee/employer for a doctor's certificate covering fewer than eight calendar days will be a private certificate only, for which there will be a charge. If you attend a hospital department and are told not to work, you must get a certificate from the officials there.
If you have a problem with your feet, the doctor may refer you to the podiatrist.
The practice can refer patients for counselling.
If your doctor feels it is appropriate to refer you for dietary advice he will arrange for you to see the dietician.
If you have a problem coping with everyday tasks of dressing, mobility, cooking etc, the doctor will refer you to our occupational therapist for advice. She will then visit you in your own home to assess your needs.
Referrals to the physiotherapist are made only through your doctor. The physiotherapist is based within the practice.