Clinics and Services
We offer general medical services and preventative care which currently includes clinics for:
- Asthma – if you have been advised by the surgery to do so, please submit an Asthma Review form
- Family planning and contraception
- Health screening
- Hypertension (high blood pressure) – if you have been advised by the surgery to do so, please submit a Blood Pressure Review form
- Coronary heart disease (CHD)
- Travel vaccinations
- Maternity services
- Baby immunisations
In addition, screening is provided for all new patients and all doctors carry out minor operations in our treatment room.
A number of clinics are held regularly, such as asthma, diabetes, CHD and well-woman. These are normally held in the Atrium and are coordinated by the nurse manager. Practice staff can advise you about which clinics are held on what days.
If you would like to request an appointment for any of our clinics and services, please visit our Consulting Room.
Please visit our Health Review and Assessment Clinic if you have been advised by the surgery to complete a health review or assessment.
NHS health checks
We provide NHS health checks for our patients aged between 40 and 74 years old, who do not have a pre-existing chronic disease or are currently take blood pressure medication.
The initial request and consultation should be arranged with the doctor in normal surgery time. Follow up appointments, checks and requests for repeat prescriptions take place at the family planning clinic held by one of the practice nurses. The practice provides contraceptive services including the cap and IUCD (coil) fitting.
If you have been advised by the surgery to do so, please submit a Contraceptive Pill Review form.
If you think that you may be pregnant and wish for a pregnancy test, please use our Request an appointment with a Nurse form. As soon as pregnancy is confirmed, your midwife will make an appointment for you to see her in the atrium. In common with most practices in the area, this practice does not provide routine care for home deliveries.
If a vaccine is given when a baby still has antibodies to the disease, the antibodies can stop the vaccine working. This is why routine childhood immunisations do not start until a baby is two months old, before the antibodies a baby gets from its mother have stopped working. This is also why it is important for parents to stick to the immunisation schedule, as a delay can leave a baby unprotected. A delay can increase the chance of adverse reactions to some vaccines, such as pertussis (whooping cough).
For more information, please check the NHS: Vaccination Schedule.
Cervical screen test
Cervical screening is a method of preventing cervical cancer by detecting abnormal cells in the cervix (lower part of the womb).
Cervical screening is not a test for cancer, but it is a test to check the health of the cervix. Most women’s test results show that everything is normal. But for one in 20 women, the test will show some changes in the cells of the cervix.
Most of these changes will not lead to cervical cancer and the cells will go back to normal on their own. In some cases, the abnormal cells need to be treated to prevent them becoming a problem later.
For more information, please visit NHS: Cervical Screening.
Since September 2008, there has been a national programme to vaccinate girls aged 12-13 against human papillomavirus (HPV). There is also a three year catch up campaign that will offer the HPV vaccine (also known as the cervical cancer jab) to 13-18 year old girls.
The programme is delivered largely through secondary schools, and consists of three injections that are given over a six month period. In the UK, more than 1.4 million doses have been given since the vaccination programme started.
For more information, please visit NHS: Human Papillomavirus.
Our practice nurses are available by appointment to offer medical advice regarding travel and vaccinations where appropriate. If you are travelling abroad, please complete our Travel Risk Assessment form.
Please note the practice will only offer those immunisations available on the NHS. If your advice is for vaccines not offered on the NHS, it will be up to the patient to make arrangements with a private company.