Practice Clinics & Services

Our doctors provide general medical services, as well as specialist services such as child health monitoring, maternity and contraceptive services. To make an appointment for any of the clinics and services below, please contact our reception staff.


Are You a Carer?

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.

Ante-natal & Post-natal Care

Patients are seen by the midwife at the clinics by appointment and also by the doctors during surgery hours.

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.

Asthma Clinic

Asthma patients are looked after by our practice nurse, in liaison with the doctors.

Blood & Smear Tests

Blood Tests

Blood Tests are carried out on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Blood tests are done by the nurse and you must tell the receptionist it is for a blood test, when booking the appointment. IF YOU ARE ADVISED THAT YOU NEED A FASTING BLOOD TEST this means that you cannot have anything to EAT OR DRINK apart from water for 12 HOURS before the test.

Smear Tests

These are used to screen for cervical cancer. By detecting this early it can be better treated. women will be sent reminders for regular smear tests once over the age of 25. Routine smear tests would be every 3 years until the age of 50, after that it will be every 5 years. Smear tests are usually performed by the nurse.

Child Health & Immunisation

Baby clinics are run by most of the doctors for child developmental checks and immunisations. They also allow an opportunity to discuss other problems e.g sleeping, feeding and child health worries, with a doctor or health visit.

Further information can be found on our immunisations page.

Please contact reception for clinic times.

Cervical Cytology (Smear Tests)

To reduce the risk of cervical cancer, smear tests should be performed every 3 years (unless otherwise indicated by the Doctors) between the ages of 25-65. You will be informed by computerized letter that your smear is due. Smears can be done at the surgery by the nurse and appointments can be made via reception.

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 run by our practice nurses, in conjunction with all of the doctors by appointment only.

Free NHS Health Checks

Helping you prevent heart disease, stroke, diabetes, kidney disease and dementia.

Everyone is at risk of developing these conditions. The good news is that these conditions can often be prevented - even if you have a history of them in your family.

If you are between 40 and 74 years of age and have not been diagnosed with any of the above conditions, you will be invited for an NHS Health Check. Please come along to this and you will be better prepared for the future and be able to take steps to maintain or improve your health.

Family Planning

All of the doctors are pleased to discuss family planning. Please make a normal surgery appointment.

Teenagers and young adults are welcome to discuss aspects of safer sex and contraception with either the doctor or the practice nurses. However, if you are requesting contraception for the first time, you must see the doctor.

Patient confidentiality is respected at all times.

Health Promotion

We encourage all our patients to share the responsibility for their health, both in preventing disease and treating existing conditions.

The Practice Nurse will be happy to discuss your general health with you and offer advice on many issues, including smoking, alcohol, diet, exercise, travel vaccinations - and on influenza / pneumoccocal immunisation for those at risk. 

Please check with the receptionist about making an appointment.

Leg Ulcer Clinic

Our leg ulcer clinic is held on the following days:

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Run by District Nurses

Minor Surgery

Certain minor operations can be performed at the surgery, avoiding the need for you to go to hospital. If the Doctor recommends this sort of treatment then arrangements will be made at the surgery.

Practice Nursing Services

Nurse availability can be found on our opening times page.

Our Practice Nurse offers the following services:

  • Asthma And Respiratory Disorders, by arrangement
  • Blood Pressure Checks
  • Chronic Heart Disease Clinic, by arrangement
  • Diabetic Clinic, by arrangement
  • First aid advice, Blood and Urine Tests, Simple Dressings
  • Ear syringing
  • Adult and Childhood Immunisations
  • Travel Immunisations
  • Stopping Smoking
  • Cervical Smears / Contraception Services
  • Family Planning
  • Health Promotion
  • New Patient Health Checks
  • Advice on Diet & Lifestyle
  • Post Natal Exams
  • Spirometry (lung function tests)
  • Stoma Care Nurses, by arrangement
  • Well Woman, Family Planning and Menopause, by arrangement

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.

Private Non-NHS Work

Medical Examinations (Non-NHS)

Certain services provided by the Doctors are not covered by the NHS and fees are payable for such items as:

  • HGV & PSV licences
  • Elderly driver licences       
  • Insurance
  • Pre-employment medicals
  • Private certificates          
  • Holiday vaccinations
  • Insurance claims           
  • Fitness for sports

Please ask the receptionist for such services. Charges are payable at the time of attendance, and the BMA recommended scale of fees is on display at the reception desk. For further information please see Why do GP’s charge?

A current list of fees is available for here and is also displayed in our Waiting Area. It you have any queries regarding these, please enquire at Reception.

Medical Certificates

Self-certificates are available from your employer for sickness of up to one week. Any certificate required from the Doctor for periods up to the first week can only be provided as a private certificate for which there is a charge.

Private Patients

Patients, who are not NHS registered at this surgery, can be seen privately. Please contact the Practice Manager regarding fees.

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)

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.

Travel Vaccinations

Advice on immunisation and precautions needed for foreign travel are available from the Nurse. For all advice and information regarding foreign travel please see our Travel page.

Please note certificates for confirmation of vaccination for visa purposes are NOT on the NHS and a charge will be made.

Please try and see us well before you travel, ideally 4-6 weeks and try not to leave vaccinations to the last minute. It is essential you have adequate medical insurance, and if visiting an EEC country you will need an EHIC (European Health Insurance Card).

Well Woman Clinics

This service is provided by two of our practice nurses. We strongly urge all women patients to attend for routine cervical smears when asked to do so.

Walfarin Monitoring

Our Walfarin Monitoring clinics are held on the following days:

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