You may make appointments, where applicable, for the following services by calling in person or by telephone. It would be useful if you could tell the receptionist which service you require so she can give you an appointment with the right member of staff and allocate an appropriate amount of time.
Patients are seen by a community midwife for antenatal care at the surgery on a Monday afternoon.
We offer postnatal care.
Disease Management Clinics
The clinics are run by the practice nurse for patients with the following diseases:
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
- Coronary heart disease
- Cardiovascular Disease
Invitations will be sent to attend these clinics, but if you have any problems in the interim periods please do not hesitate to make your own appointment.
Health Promotion Clinics
These clinics are run by the practice nurse or assistant practitioner and include:
- Well person - this is for people over 21 and covers lifestyle, family history, personal history and basic statistics.
- Young person - this is for people between the ages of 15 and 21 and aims to provide a friendly, confidential service to raise awareness of health promotion and a healthy lifestyle.
- NHS Health Checks - for patients between the ages of 40 and 74 who do not have IHD,CVA, hypertension or diabetes.
- Smoking cessation - to offer support and help in giving up smoking.
- Cervical smears - for women between the ages of 25 and 65 as appropriate.
The practice nurse and GP run this clinic for patients who are currently taking anticoagulation therapy.
Child Health Surveillance
We offer this service to all pre-school children and share the developmental checks with the health visitors and the community medical officers.
This clinic for joint injections and minor surgery procedures under local anaesthetic is run by Dr Jha.
A confidential service is available for people of all ages. You can see a practice nurse or doctor for advice, oral contraception or post-coital contraception during surgery times. Please make an appointment with the practice nurse for the contraceptive injection.
A counsellor is available. Please ask the doctor/nurse for a referral.
The practice nurse carries out all primary immunisations as well as booster doses.
If you are travelling abroad to a foreign country where you think you may need immunisations, please call at the surgery to collect a questionnaire about your travel plans at least eight weeks before departure. The practice nurse will arrange a schedule for immunisations (which must be paid for in advance) and advise you on taking care of your health whilst you are abroad.
The influenza vaccination is particularly recommended for patients over 65 and those with heart, lung or kidney disease, diabetes, and residents of nursing and rest homes.
Please contact the reception staff in September for details of the vaccination dates and to make an appointment. If you are unable to attend the surgery, a home visit can be arranged.
Citizen's Advice Bureau
There will be a representative from the Citizen's Advice Bureau available to patients once a week by appointment to help with a variety of problems.