We aim to provide a full range of services to cater for all your healthcare requirements. Our comprehensive programme of services and clinics include:
Baby and childhood immunisations
Our nurses provide routine immunisations to protect young children from serious childhood diseases. We can offer up-to-date advice and guidance about these immunisations.
Vaccinations - Children
All children should be have routine vaccinations as follows:
2 months: Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (whooping cough), Polio, Hib & Pneumococcal
3 months: Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Polio, Hib (type b) & Meningitis C
4 months: Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Polio, Hib (type b), Meningitis C & Pneumococcal
Around 12 months: Hib (type b), Meningitis C
Around 13 months: Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR), Pneumococcal
3 years and 4 months or so after: Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Polio & MMR
13 to 18 years old: Diphtheria, Tetanus, Polio
These are clinics held fortnightly on a Wednesday morning at the surgery with the health visitors, practice nurses and GPs, providing advice on keeping your baby healthy.
We advise on and provide all forms of contraception, including the fitting of contraceptive coils and contraceptive implants. This service (as with all our medical care) is completely confidential.
Minor surgical procedures can be carried out in the practice, including the removal of a small lumps and bumps and administering joint injections. Please be aware that these appointmnet are by referral only. You must see a GP before you can be booked in to these clinics.
Influenza and pneumococcal vaccinations
The influenza vaccination is given annually to over 65-year-olds, and a one-off injection is given for the pneumococcal vaccination. Both vaccinations are also given to patients in ‘at-risk’ categories, which include those with heart or lung conditions, diabetes, those with no spleen and those with a weakened immune system (for example, patients undergoing cancer treatment). The Flu season is between September and January. We cannot administer Flu vaccines outside of this time.
We offer weekly clinics by a highly trained and qualified diabetic nurse, to monitor this condition. Additional support is provided by a wider range of health care professionals including podiatrist, dietician and if required consultant care.
Heart disease in the community is cared for by our specialist nurse. Conditions, such as angina, strokes, and peripheral vascular disease are managed on an ongoing basis at our weekly dedicated clinic.
These clinics provide regular checks for all adult patients with asthma. For children under 16 years, please consult with the GP. Through these clinics we ensure you are receiving the most appropriate medication and treatment.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
To help us manage this condition, we use a spirometer (breathing test) to help diagnose, treat and monitor patients with chronic obstructive airways disease, chronic bronchitis and emphysema.
Smoking cessation clinics
To help you break this habit, these one-to-one weekly sessions will use the full range of medication available to us, including tablets, patches, gum etc.. Motivation and support is key to your success.
All women aged between 25 and 64 years are advised to attend the surgery for regular smears. These are done every three years up to the age of 50, and then every five years.
We provide an in-house ECG service, so if a doctor refers you for an ECG recording you won’t need to go up to hospital for it. This is done only by referral from a GP.
Twice weekly physiotherapy sessions are conducted in the practice. Referral to this service is usually made through the GP or Nurse Practitioner.
The practice can provide access to a wide range of services when needed. These services include counselling, occupational therapy, social services, exercise on prescription (through the BEEP Scheme) etc. Access is usually provided through referral by the GP or Nurse Practitioner, although some services are through self-referral – please ask a member of the team for advice.
Insurance medicals, medicals for HGV drivers and other professions are carried out by GPs, and appointments can be arranged by our receptionists. These Non-NHS services are charged for using a scale as recommended by the BMA.