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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. 

prescriptionsContraception 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. 

Antenatal Clinic  

This clinic is run by the midwife on Tuesdays & Thursdays.  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.

Cervical Smears  

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

baby_lyingThis 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/Post-Natal Clinic
Health Care Assistant and Doctor
 
Long Term Condition Management

This is run by the Nursing Team, 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.

Immunisations For Babies To Pre-School

Carried out on a Monday by the Practice Nurse, you will be invited by letter from Child Health.
 
If you cannot bring your child yourself you can give written permission for a relative to do so on your behalf.

Minor Surgery 

lady_examProcedures 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.

Quit Smoking 

This Practice gives advice 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 fit 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.
The link below will take you to the Employee statement of sickness form on the GOV.UK website
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/statutory-sick-pay-employees-statement-of-sickness-sc2

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 there.

Chiropody/Podiatry 

If you have a problem with your feet, the doctor may refer you to the podiatrist. 

Counselling 

The practice can refer patients for counselling. 

Dietician 

If your doctor feels it is appropriate to refer you for dietary advice they will arrange for you to see the dietician.

Physiotherapy 

Our Reception Team can book you directly in with our in-house Physiotherapists for an assessment.
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