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.
The following Clinics are available at the Practice:
Well Person Clinic
To reduce the risk of cervical cancer, smear tests should be performed every 3 years (unless otherwise indicated by the Doctors) between the ages of 25-65. You will be informed by computerized letter that your smear is due. Smears can be done at the surgery by the nurse and appointments can be made via reception.
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.
Family Planning Advice and treatment is available by appointment with a Doctor or the Practice Nurse.
Our District Nurse can be contacted via the surgery.
She is available to see you in your home and help with dressings and removal of sutures, advice and care of the acutely and chronically sick and terminally ill and advice on incontinence and supplying pads and other aids.
Our Health Visitor can be contacted through the surgery. She is available to help with health matters relating to the under-5’s e.g, feeding difficulties, sleep problems, etc.
Our Community Midwife provides care for mothers before and after delivery and care for the baby during the first fortnight of life.
The Midwife is based at the Health Centre and holds antenatal clinics every Monday and Thursday for appointments please ring 01543 870500.
Patients will need to see the Doctor for counselling, assessment and referral to local services.
In addition to the Essential Services provided by the practice, the practice also provides the following Additional Services:
Childhood Vaccinations and Immunisations, Flu & Pneumococcal Immunisations, Minor Surgery, Near Patient Testing, Anti-coagulation Monitoring, Neonatal Examinations, Post Natal Examinations, Contraception services.
Our Practice Nurses offer the following services:
- Blood Pressure Checks
- Diabetes Review
- First aid advice, Blood and Urine Tests, Dressings, removal of stitches etc
- Ear syringing
- Adult and Childhood Immunisations
- Travel Immunisations
- Cervical Smears / Contraception Services
- Family Planning
- New Patient Health Checks
- Advice on Diet
- Post Natal Exams
- Spirometry (lung function tests)
One of our nurses is a Nurse Practitioner and can issue prescriptions if needed.
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
- 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?
A current list of fees is displayed in our Waiting Area. It you have any queries regarding these, please enquire at Reception.
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.
Patients, who are not NHS registered at this surgery, can be seen privately. Please contact the Practice Manager regarding fees.
Advice on immunisation and precautions needed for foreign travel are available from the Nurse. For all advice and information regarding foreign travel please see our Travel page.
Please note certificates for confirmation of vaccination for visa purposes are NOT on the NHS and a charge will be made.
Please try and see us well before you travel, ideally 4-6 weeks and try not to leave vaccinations to the last minute. It is essential you have adequate medical insurance, and if visiting an EEC country you will need an EHIC (European Health Insurance Card).