Practice Clinics & Services

Our doctors provide general medical services, as well as specialist services such as child health monitoring, maternity and contraceptive services. To make an appointment for any of the clinics and services below, please contact our reception staff.


Our Clinics and Services

Ambulatory BP Monitoring

Diet and Nutrition

Maternity Medical Service

Baby Clinic

Disease Management Clinic

New Patient Health Check

Cervical Cytology

ECG

Phlebotomy

Child Health Surveillance

Doppler Investigations

Physiotherapy

Childhood Immunisations

Exercise on prescription

Smoking Cessation

Chiropody

Family Planning

Teenage Health

Contraception Service

Flu Immunisations

Travel Advice Immunisations

Cryotherapy

Well Person Consultations

Wound Care

Cervical Cytology (Smear Tests)

To reduce the risk of cervical cancer, smear tests should be performed every 3 years (unless otherwise indicated by the Doctors) between the ages of 25-65. You will be informed by computerized letter that your smear is due. Smears can be done at the surgery by the nurse and appointments can be made via reception.

Free Chlamydia Test

If you are between the ages of 15- 25 you can have a free Chlamydia test ... This is done on a urine sample. The results are confidential and can be sent to your mobile phone. Ask the doctors, advanced nurse practitioners or nurses for the test. For more information about Chlamydia and the national screening programme visit www.nhs.uk.

Community Services

In conjunction with the CCG the following staff are based at or work closely with the Surgery:

  • Community Psychiatric Nurse
  • District Nurses
  • Health Visitors
  • Midwives

Contraception

All methods of contraception can be discussed in complete confidence with our nurse, the best option for you can be arranged.

We provide emergency contraception (the morning after pill). To be effective you need to seek advice within 72 hours of having unprotected sex. You can also purchase emergency contraception from any Chemist if you are aged 16 or over.

We are able to offer coil fitting and implant fitting with Nurse Lizzie who is experienced in this, please call the surgery to make an appointment to discuss it with her.

Practice Nursing Services

Our Practice Nurse offers the following services:

  • Asthma
  • Blood Pressure Checks
  • CHD
  • Diabetes Review
  • First aid advice, Blood and Urine Tests, Dressings, removal of stitches etc
  • Ear syringing
  • Adult and Childhood Immunisations
  • Travel Immunisations
  • Stopping Smoking
  • Cervical Smears / Contraception Services
  • Family Planning
  • Health Promotion
  • New Patient Health Checks
  • Advice on Diet
  • Post Natal Exams
  • Spirometry (lung function tests)

The nurse also runs a variety of clinics.

Private Non-NHS Work

Medical Examinations (Non-NHS)

Certain services provided by the Doctors are not covered by the NHS and fees are payable for such items as:

  • HGV & PSV licences
  • Elderly driver licences       
  • Insurance
  • Pre-employment medicals
  • Private certificates          
  • Holiday vaccinations
  • Insurance claims           
  • Fitness for sports

Please ask the receptionist for such services. Charges are payable at the time of attendance, and the BMA recommended scale of fees is on display at the reception desk. For further information please see Why do GP’s charge?

A current list of fees is displayed in our Waiting Area. It you have any queries regarding these, please enquire at Reception.

Medical Certificates

Self-certificates are available from your employer for sickness of up to one week. Any certificate required from the Doctor for periods up to the first week can only be provided as a private certificate for which there is a charge.

Private Patients

Patients, who are not NHS registered at this surgery, can be seen privately. Please contact the Practice Manager regarding fees.

Referrals, Letters and Reports

When referring you to a hospital department, your Doctor will usually send a letter directly to the Consultant. If you request a private appointment, you will be asked to collect a letter from Reception.

Some examinations and reports are not covered by the NHS and a fee will be payable. Please ask at Reception for a list of fees.

Sickness Certificates

You do not require a doctor's sickness certificate for any illness lasting seven days or less. Your employer may however require you to complete a self-certification form (SC2) which is available from your employer or on the www.gov.uk website.

Evidence that you are sick

If you are sick for more than seven days, your employer can ask you to give them some form of medical evidence to support payment of SSP (statutory sick pay).

Your employer can ask you to confirm that you've been ill.You can do this by filling in a form yourself when you return to work. This is called self-certification.

If you're sick and off work for more than seven days, your employer will probably ask for proof of your illness. Most employers ask for a fit note from your GP.

However, this will also depend on your employer's company policy on sick leave (or sickness absence). This policy should tell you how many days you can be off sick before you need to provide proof of illness or a fit note.

You could also provide evidence from someone who is not a medical practitioner, e.g. a dentist. Your employer will decide whether or not this evidence is acceptable. If your employer has any doubts, they may still ask for a medical certificate from your GP.

Statement of Fitness for Work - ’Fit Note'

The 'fit note' was introduced on 6 April 2010. With your employer's support, the note will help you return to work sooner by providing more information about the effects of your illness or injury.

For more information see the www.gov.uk website (where this information was sourced)

Teenagers and Services for Younger People

The Doctors, Nurses and all staff at this Surgery provide a completely confidential service for teenagers including the under 16’s.

Information about you will only be shared with a third party with your full consent.

Reception is a very busy area. Please inform the Receptionist if you would like to discuss a matter privately.

Please also see the useful links in our 'Your Health' section.

Travel Vaccinations

Advice on immunisation and precautions needed for foreign travel are available from the Nurse. For all advice and information regarding foreign travel please see our Travel page.

Please note certificates for confirmation of vaccination for visa purposes are NOT on the NHS and a charge will be made.

Please try and see us well before you travel, ideally 4-6 weeks and try not to leave vaccinations to the last minute. It is essential you have adequate medical insurance, and if visiting an EEC country you will need an EHIC (European Health Insurance Card).