It is helpful to know if you have a Carer (someone who takes on an unpaid caring role) or if you are a Carer for someone else. We have a page dedicated to Carers where you can also register with us as a carer so we can provide you with additional support.
Ambulatory BP Monitoring
Diet and Nutrition
Maternity Medical Service
Disease Management Clinic
New Patient Health Check
Child Health Surveillance
Exercise on prescription
Well Person Consultations
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.
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.
In conjunction with the CCG the following staff are based at or work closely with the Surgery:
- Community Psychiatric Nurse
- District Nurses
- Health Visitors
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.
From 1 January 2008, all veterans should receive priority access to NHS secondary care for any conditions which are likely to be related to their service. However, veterans should not be given priority over other patients with more urgent clinical needs.
Our Practice Nurse offers the following services:
- Blood Pressure Checks
- 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.
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
- 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.
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.
Patients, who are not NHS registered at this surgery, can be seen privately. Please contact the Practice Manager regarding fees.
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.
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.
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).