We offer nurse-led consultations for a number of medical conditions such as Asthma, Diabetes, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Coronary Heart Disease. If you suffer from any of these conditions we would recommend that you have a yearly review. Please see the reception staff for further information.
In addition to our nursing team we employ a healthcare assistant who will also be consulting with patients.
Antenatal and postnatal care is often shared by your GP and midwife who work closely together for the successful outcome of your pregnancy. In the first instance you should make a routine appointment with the doctor to arrange your antenatal referral after which time your programme of care will be advised by the midwife.
The doctors and practice nurses provide a full range of contraceptive advice and services. These are provided during normal surgery times and further information can be obtained from reception.
The majority of our doctors carry out minor operations from the surgery. If you wish to undertake such a procedure you should initially book a routine appointment with a doctor to make the referral.
The practice offers a counselling service by referral only. Please book a routine appointment with the doctor in order to discuss your requirements.
Patients Over 75
A practice nurse undertakes senior citizen health checks on a regular basis at the centre. Patients are invited by letter to attend for this free examination.
Flu And Pneumonia Vaccinations
These vaccinations are particularly recommended for patients aged over 65 years or for those patients with heart, lung or kidney disease, diabetes and residents of nursing and rest homes.
The pneumonia vaccination is available all year around and if you wish to avail yourself of this protection please contact the reception team for an appointment with one of the nurses. However, the influenza vaccination is only available during the autumn and winter periods and you will need to contact the reception staff in September for details of the vaccination dates and to make an appointment. If you are housebound and wish to have either of these vaccinations please let us know and we will arrange for the district nurse to visit you.
The practice nurses offer a comprehensive travel service for registered patients during routine surgery times. If you require this service you should first obtain a questionnaire from reception (or download a form from our website) for each member of your family and complete and return this to the nurse at least four weeks prior to your departure date. A nurse will then contact you by post to confirm your vaccination requirements.
A charge will be made for certain immunisations and vaccinations which are not covered by the NHS. A list of these charges is held in reception.
All routine childhood vaccinations are available at the surgery by appointment with the practice nurse. It is important to ensure that all children are vaccinated against the potentially serious illnesses and all those behind with their programme should catch up as soon as possible.
Certain services provided by your doctor are not covered by the NHS and you will be asked to pay a fee, eg pre-employment medicals, insurance claims, holiday certificates, private medicals, private certificates, fitness to drive medicals etc.
We also act as examiners for several life insurance companies. Should we be asked to examine you for their purposes the company will be responsible for the fee.