Clinics & Services
Family planning is provided at the Practice by the doctors or by our specialist family planning nurses. If you are using this service for the first time, please ask for a longer appointment. Please see the Practice Nurse for a six monthly follow-up check. Emergency contraceptive advice is provided at all Surgery times. Details are available from our staff at reception.
Pregnancy and Maternity Care
Please arrange with the chemist for a pregnancy test. If it is positive, the Doctor will then want to see you, and you can see our Practice Midwife for your ante-natal care. After delivery a community midwife will visit you.
Infant and Under Five Years Old Development Checks
The Doctor, in association with your health visitor, offers routine check ups for your child and you will be sent an appointment for the health checks and first immunisations (due at approximately eight weeks). The Practice Nurse will advise you when further immunisations are due. You should have a booklet that gives full information about immunisations for children and babies. If you have not, please ask at reception.
These are usually given by our Practice Nurses. Please check to see if you or your child are fully protected. Flu jabs are usually available from October to certain groups of people for whom a bout of ‘flu would be a serious health risk. Please ask about the criteria if you aren’t sure if you are eligible. If you want a flu jab but are not eligible, we offer private flu vaccinations for a fee, but we may delay these slightly until we are sure there are enough vaccines to cover the eligible groups.
Chronic Illness Clinics
Our Practice Nurses and Trainee Advanced Nurse Practitioners run regular Chronic Illness Clinics for conditions such as:
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Coronary Heart Disease
- Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
Most patients who have these conditions will need regular 6 or 12 monthly check-ups. The aim of these clinics is to keep you well and prevent your condition from getting worse. Appointments can be booked with reception.