Practice Clinics & Services

To make an appointment for any of the clinics and services below, please contact our reception staff.


Carers

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.

Antenatal Clinics

This is held on Wednesday afternoon and a midwife is usually present. New Antenatal patients will be seen by the midwife at the surgery or be contacted and seen at home.

For information on on preparing for pregnancy, the roles of your GP, Community Midwife, Health Visitor and Hospital Clinics in the provision of your ante-natal and post-natal care, please view our Pregnancy Care page.

Child Health Clinic

This is held on Tuesday 2.00pm - 3.30pm and is for well babies only. This is an informal clinic and no appointment is needed. Please come along to chat about any worries you may have and have your baby weighed if you wish.

Coronary Heart Disease Clinic

This is a weekly Nurse clinic for the follow up of patients having heart disease.

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.

Diabetic Clinic

This is a weekly Nurse and Nurse clinic for the follow up of diagnosed diabetic patients.

Ear Nose & Throat Service

Our ENT Clinics are run by a team of specialists, which includes a GP with a Special Interest in Ear, Nose and Throat problems, Audiologists, visiting Hospital ENT Consultants and fully trained nurses. Referrals are made via your GP.

Family Planning

Both doctors and nurses offer contraceptive services. Guidance on the best method of contraception for you is given and these include the pill, contraceptive injections, caps and coils, or implants.

Emergency contraception is also part of the service.

Patient confidentiality is respected at all times.

Immunisations

Childhood immunisation clinics are held weekly by our nurses. The nurses also carry out all routine and holiday immunisations (including Yellow Fever), for patients registered at out practice.

As a yellow fever centre we are able to offer yellow fever immunisations to patients who are not registered with us.

Not all immunisations are provided free of charge by the NHS. Please ask the nurse whether a charge will be made before you have your immunisation.

Further information can be found on our immunisations page.

Please also refer to Travel Vaccinations.

Lifestyle Issues, Healthy Eating, Smoking Cessation & Weight Reduction

These can be dealt with by the Nursing Team. For smoking cessation please complete a Red Card available from Reception. For other enquiries ask either the Nurses or at Reception.

Minor Surgery

We have the facilities to perform various minor operations. Please see one of the Doctors in Surgery.

Practice Nursing Services

Our Practice Nursing team provide the following services by appointment:

Private Work (Non-NHS)

The Doctors are willing to undertake private medical examinations for insurance purposes and for LGV and other licenses. You may also be charged a fee for other non-NHS services such as private sick notes, private health insurance forms, passports, fitness to travel certificates and holiday cancellation forms.

The services available and fees can be downloaded here.

Appointments can be made through reception.

Physiotherapy Clinic

Usually on Tuesday and Thursdays.

Patients Over 75 Years of Age

If you are 75 years or over, we offer you an annual consultation with the nurse. This can be done at the surgery, but if you are housebound, please tell the receptionist and we will arrange a review in your own home. Please bring a urine specimen with you.

Smear Clinic

These are held weekly by our Practice Nurses.

Stopping Smoking

The practice nurse offers smoking cessation advice and support.

Please ask for an appointment or to help us update your patient records with your smoking status, please take a couple of minutes to fill in our smoking questionnaire.

Local pharmacies also provide a Stop Smoking service.

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)

Travel Immunisations & Advice

Our Practice Nurses are available for advice and immunisations. An appointment should be made at least 6 weeks prior to travel. Further information including access to our online travel forms can be found here.