Clinics & Services
We run health promotion clinics which are designed to give general advice and maintenance on good health, surveillance for disease, disability and other health problems. These clinics will also offer further management and follow-up to those suffering with chronic disease
Antenatal clinics are run by the midwife on Monday and Thursday afternoons.
Other health professionals attached to the surgery include: district nurses, health visitor, midwives, Macmillan nurses, Primary Care Mental Health nurse & IAPT workers.
This clinic is run to check that your baby or toddler is developing normally. Our health visitor is also present at this time. Please remember to bring with you your child’s parent-held health record book. Routine child immunisations are also done in this clinic.
The NHS offers a cervical screening programme to all women from the age of 25. During cervical screening (previously known as a “smear test”), a small sample of cells is taken from the cervix and checked under a microscope for abnormalities.
See what Michelle Keegan says about having her first smear test here:
Are you a carer? – Please let reception or a clinician know.
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 HMRC website.
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).
It is up to your employer to decide whether you are incapable of work. A medical certificate, now called a ‘Statement of Fitness for Work’ from your doctor is strong evidence that you are sick and would normally be accepted, unless there is evidence to prove otherwise.
If your employer has any doubts, they may still ask for a medical certificate from your GP.
We offer general contraceptive advice including implant insertion/removal and coil fitting.
Patients Not Seen Within The Last 3 Years
Patients aged between 16 and 75 years who have not been seen by a doctor in the surgery within the last 3 years may ask for a consultation with one of the GP’s.
Patients Aged 75 Years And Over
Patients aged 75 years and over who have not been seen by one of the doctors in the surgery in the last 12 months may ask for a consultation with one of the GP’s.
Some of the doctors at the surgery are able to perform minor operations and joint injections. Please seek advice from your doctor.
Some services we provide such as HGV/Taxi medicals and insurance reports are not covered by the NHS and we have to make a charge for them.
Please ask for details of charges when you make your request.
Our nurses are experienced and perform many duties, including: clinics in asthma and diabetes; general health/blood pressure/cholesterol checks/weight monitoring; cervical smears; contraception counselling; ear syringing; smoking cessation; minor injuries.
You can also see them regarding travel vaccinations, including yellow fever, childhood immunisations and advice. The nurses work closely with the doctors in all clinical areas, so do not hesitate to consult them if you are worried about any health-related matter.
Unsure as to whether your child has had two MMR vaccines? – please check with a member of the practice team.
If your child has any of the following symptoms please contact the practice for advice or call 111
- Looks mottled
- Is very lethargic or difficult to wake
- Feels abnormally cold to touch
- Is breathing very fast
- Has a rash that does not fade when pressed
- Has a fit or convulsion
Acting quickly could save your child’s life. For further information click here: NHS Sepsis
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel, you need to collect a travel form at reception, complete it and hand back in.
The nurse will then contact you to make an appointment with details of vaccinations needed.
It is important to complete the form as early as possible – at least 6 weeks before you travel.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.