All doctors provide maternity services, and a double appointment is required for the first and subsequent ante-natal appointments. The Midwife runs ante-natal clinics concurrently and shares the care with doctors. The times for these clinics can be requested at reception.
Asthma and Diabetes Clinics
Our practice nurse team run these clinics and are trained in the management of asthma and diabetes. We strongly recommend that patients attend these clinics as they help enormously in coping with asthma and diabetes and their related illnesses.
The practice nurse runs a clinic for this and if you are due for a cervical smear and have been notified by either the practice or the Primary Care Support Agency, then you may make an appointment directly for this clinic.
Child Health Immunisations
We consider it important that children are protected against Diphtheria, Tetanus, Whooping Cough (Pertussis), Polio, Measles, Mumps, German Measles (Rubella), Meningitis ‘C’ and Haemophilus ‘B’ HIB.
There are very few reasons against having these vaccines, but if you are worried, please discuss the matter with your health visitor, practice nurse or doctor.
The clinics are run by our practice nurses, with a doctor in attendance. They are held once a month on the 2nd Monday.
Vaccinations against Meningitis ‘C’, Diphtheria, Tetanus, Whooping Cough, Haemophilus ‘B’ & Polio are given at 2, 3 and 4 months of age. Normally an appointment will be sent prior to the clinic.
The vaccination against Mumps, Measles and Rubella (MMR) is given at between 12 and 14 months There is a pre-school booster against Tetanus, Polio, Diphtheria & Whooping Cough together with a booster MMR which is given at about 4 years of age.
Coronary heart disease (CHD)
CHD monitoring and treatment clinics are run by our specially trained nurses.
All doctors provide this advice. An appointment can be made with a nurse for family planning and menopausal advice. Please note that the fitting of an IUCD (coil) requires 20 minutes, following an initial consultation with the doctor.
Flu and pneumonia vaccinations
Flu vaccines are normally available from September each year. There are special clinics held at the surgery and run by our practice nurses.
Pneumonia vaccinations are available all year round — there are certain criteria regarding this vaccination please check with you doctor or nurse if you are eligible.
If you are between the ages of 16 and 75 and have not been seen at the surgery for a three year period you are entitled to a full health check. Although there are no statutory regulations about these, it is recommended that patients have regular weight and blood pressure checks. We advise that these should be carried out at 3 yearly intervals.
All doctors provide this service. We run special minor surgery clinics as required, but you will need to see your doctor before booking into one of these.
Examples of minor surgery undertaken are treatment of warts, removal of sebaceous cysts, treatment of toenail problems, injections of joints etc.
We do offer help with giving up smoking - please enquire.