Practice Clinics & Services

Our doctors provide general medical services, as well as specialist services such as child health monitoring, maternity and contraceptive services. To make an appointment for any of the clinics and services below, please contact our reception staff.


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.

Our Clinics and Services

The following Clinics are available at the Practice:

CHD

Asthma

Diabetes

Blood Pressure

Ante Natal

Baby Clinics

Spirometry Testing

Well Person Clinic

Cervical Cytology (Smear Tests)

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.

Free Chlamydia Test

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.

Contraception

Family Planning Advice and treatment is available by appointment with a Doctor or the Practice Nurse.

Community Team Services

District Nursing Services

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.

Health Visitor Service

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.

Midwifery

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.

Psychiatric Services

Patients will need to see the Doctor for counselling, assessment and referral to local services.

Health 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.

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
  • 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.

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?

A current list of fees is displayed in our Waiting Area. It you have any queries regarding these, please enquire at Reception.

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.

Travel Vaccinations

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).