Clinics & Services
The doctors and nurses in this practice are all committed to health promotion believing (where possible) that it is better to prevent illness rather than treat it. Appointments for all of the following clinics can be made by calling the surgery.
A booster tetanus injection and Polio are needed every 10 years if you are visiting a part of the world where the risk is high. We also offer a flu vaccination for those over the age of 65 and also to those who suffer from asthma, heart problems and diabetes. Pneumonia vaccines are also available for those patients at risk. We are a registered Yellow Fever vaccination centre. There is a charge for some holiday vaccinations.
The nurses offer this clinic to those who suffer from asthma and need regular check-ups. They will advise you on lifestyle, inhaler techniques and medication, and discuss any concerns you may have.
The practice nurses hold regular diabetic clinics. They will advise on all aspects relating to diabetes. Once a year the practice is visited by a mobile Retinopathy Camera where the eye is examined these appointments are prearranged and suitable patients will be contacted.
The practice nurses hold regular CHD clinics. They will advise you on all aspects relating to Coronary Heart Disease.
A smear test is an examination of the neck of the womb to check for changes which occur before cancer develops. This test is done by the practice nurse. We strongly recommend this test for all women up to the age of 65, usually those who are or have been sexually active. The health authority will automatically call you when your smear is due.
All the doctors and nurses can offer advice about family planning, the pill and other methods of contraception. All the doctors will prescribe the 'morning after' pill in any consultation time. This can be taken up to 72 hours after intercourse and the service is, of course, confidential. Coils are fitted by the doctor and practice nurse usually an early morning appointment when they are both available, this is done in practice.
Foreign Travel Clinic
Travel clinics are held every Friday afternoon on an appointment only basis. For more information and to download our travel forms please visit the above tab.
This clinic is run by the community midwife on a Wednesday & Thursday 9.15 am-11.45 am & 1.00 pm-3.30 pm by appointment only. If you wish to book an appointment with the midwife for the first time there is no need to see the GP please speak to the receptionist.
Child development checks are done by the health visitors by pre-arranged appointments. Telephone 0116 2953397. They will also discuss any problems and can sometimes provide baby milk.