Our nurse provides contraception advice in conjunction with the doctors. Please make an appointment in the normal way.
You should make an appointment with the doctor to confirm your pregnancy. Your antenatal/postnatal care will then be provided jointly by the doctor, the community midwife and the hospital.
All female patients between the ages of 20 and 65 are advised to have regular smear tests every three years. You will be sent a reminder. The tests are carried out by the practice nurse and appointments can be made in the normal way.
Our nurse is available by appointment for advice, check-ups and reviews of medication.
We prefer that childhood vaccinations are given during our Well Babies Clinic on Tuesday and Friday mornings.
Health Promotion Clinics
Our nurse is available to give advice on smoking, diet, weight control and to help our patients to achieve a healthier lifestyle. Please make an appointment in the usual way. A specialist dietician is available, appointments for whom are made by referral from the doctor/nurse.
Travel Advice and Immunisations
The practice nurse is happy to give information and advice on travel requirements and to administer any necessary vaccines. If possible, at least eight weeks prior to your holiday/trip please ring or call giving full information about your destination, date of travel and length of stay. Arrangements will then be made for you to be given the necessary appointment(s).
NB: There is a charge for certain travel services.
Flu and Pneumonia Vaccinations
Influenza and pneumonia vaccines are recommended for patients over 65 years, those with heart, lung or kidney disease or diabetes and residents of community homes. Please contact reception staff in September for details of vaccination dates.
Both doctors hold minor surgery clinics where they perform simple surgical procedures under local anaesthesia. They also hold regular cryotherapy clinics for the removal of warts. Patients should see the doctor who will, after examination, refer them.
National Health Service chiropody treatment is available at the St Peter's Health Centre and at Kiddrow Lane Health Centre.
Non-NHS Examinations and Reports
The doctors are happy to carry out medicals eg insurance and driving etc. Please ask at reception for details of charges and appointments for this service.
Minor Ailments Scheme
This surgery participates in a minor ailments scheme with local chemists. Patients signing up to the scheme will be issued with a passbook by the surgery. This entitles them to go to local pharmacies to receive medications for minor ailments such as cold sores, coughs, nappy rash, head lice etc.
Patients who would like more information about the scheme should contact the surgery on 420680 or call in to reception.