PERIODIC HEALTH CHECKS
If you are over 75 years of age and have not been seen by a nurse or
doctor within the last 12 months, we invite you to make an appointment
with a doctor or practice nurse.
If you have not been seen by a nurse or doctor within the last three
years, we would invite you to make an appointment with a doctor or practice
Monday 3.00 - 5.00pm.
Friday 1.30 - 4.30pm.
or by arrangement
do not bring your child if they have an infection. The midwife always
attends these clinics.
Children: Thursday 1.30 - 4.00pm.
If you are unsure whether your child needs vaccination, you are welcome
to ask the receptionist or the practice nurse.
advise you to keep your vaccinations up to date.
AND TRAVEL VACCINATIONS
The practice has been appointed
as the area Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre. For advice and vaccination
for travel, please contact the practice nurses.
In October every year we offer free
flu vaccination to patients, particularly those over 65 or with a history
of heart or chest disease, diabetes and those who live or work in institutions
or nursing homes. We offer the vaccine via the practice nurse and the doctor;
please ask for details. We also offer a vaccination against pneumococcal pneumonia
for the same group at risk. One injection confers a ten-year immunity and is
We recommend a smear test every three
years until the age of 65. These are done in the Well Woman Clinics
by appointment but your doctor may be happy to do them at other times if you
ECGs, DRESSINGS AND EAR
These can all be arranged with the practice
nurse. Please ask the receptionist.
be arranged with the phlebotomist. Please ask at reception.
or nurse will be pleased to offer contraceptive advice by appointment
but special arrangements must be made if you require a cap or coil fitting.
NEW PATIENT REGISTRATIONS
Every new patient over the age of five should have a check when registering with a new GP. General health information is collected and routine blood pressure and urine checks are performed.
WELL PERSON CLINICS
These clinics offer, where appropriate, advice on general health care,
healthy lifestyle and diet and checks on blood pressure, weight and
urine. We may be able to help you stop smoking or give advice on alcohol and
cholesterol. If you feel you need any of these services, please ask the receptionist
or your doctor.
A clinic is held on Wednesdays by appointment
for the specialist care of diabetes.
The practice nurses run a Well Woman
Clinic on Thursday afternoon. They are trained to do cervical smears
and will be pleased to offer this service by appointment.
WEIGHT REDUCTION AND HIGH CHOLESTEROL
nurses run clinics offering advice, support and follow-up for dietary
problems such as overweight, high cholesterol and diabetes. These services are
by appointment only.
The practice runs a clinic for the treatment and
maintenance of asthma and other breathing conditions, by appointment.
SMOKING CESSATION ADVICE
practice nurses offer advice and support to patients wishing to stop
The doctors offer treatment by "special" appointment in surgery
hours for minor procedures, such as joint injections and cryotherapy
of some skin conditions. Please ask your doctor for details.
Medical examinations for special reasons, eg employment, fitness to drive or
insurance are not undertaken during routine surgery times. As special appointments
may be made on Fridays from 3.00pm, a fee is normally payable for these non-NHS
services. We are now a registered VAT practice and as such, may need to charge
VAT for certain medical examinations/reports.
Sickness certificates covering a period of up to seven days are not provided by the doctor. Self certificates for this purpose are available from reception. Other forms eg BUPA, holiday cancellations or passports may usually be left for collection within 48 hours. The doctor is expected to charge for these certificates.