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We are having to make some significant changes to the way repeat prescriptions are ordered. These changes are for safety reasons.  Please click here to further details

2017-18 seasonal flu vaccinations.  

It is that time of year again when we look to provide the seasonal flu vaccination to all eligible patients.  We aim to provide the maximum service available over 3 weekends in September and October and these clinics are now open for patients to make there appointments.  Please contact reception to make your appointment

Patients aged 65 and over and those in clinical 'at risk' groups are eligible including children in the 'at risk' groups.  Please see the following leaflet for further guidance.

2017-18 Flu Vaccination information

Attending Appointments

Appointment availability is something we monitor regularly and is always an area of interest to patients and we would like to thank all of our patients who turn up for their appointments on time. To help patients remember appointments, we offer an sms reminder service - please ask at reception for details 

We have previously agreed with the patient participation group that minimising the number of appointments lost through patients who 'did not attend' (DNA) prebooked appointments is a priority.   'DNA' appointments are expensive and effectively lost instead of being offered to someone else with a more urgent problem.  By letting us know in good time that appointments are no longer required helps us to: offer these to someone else; improve access to the GPs and nurses, and helps to reduce appointment waiting time.

Please be courteous to our staff and to your fellow patients and let us know in advance if you no longer need your prebooked appointment.  Please help us to help ALL of our patients.  Thank you

Appointments outside of normal working hours

Particularly helpful to working patients, your GPs provide a limited number of appointments outside of normal opening hours. However, we prefer not to disappoint so it's important to stress that this time is for pre-booked appointments only. We are not open for normal service at these times. Although available to all, we would respectfully encourage our non-working patients to avoid these times where possible.  Our extended surgery hours are held on Saturday mornings.

Neil Hewson

Practice Manager

 

Clinics & Services

bandaging_armOur Practice nurse team run minor illness clinics with treatment for sore throat, ear ache, fever, rashes, etc. Our minor injuries clinic is available for post-operative and traumatic wounds, insect bites, stings, head injuries etc.  

Family Planning

Advice, counselling and methods of contraception including an implant fitting/removal service are provided by appointment. All women should have a smear if aged between 25-49 every 3 years and if between 50-65 years every 5 years. This service is carried out by the practice nurse team. 

Health Checks

Any patient between the ages of 16 and 74 who has not attended a consultation with the practice in the last 3 years can request a general consultation. Patients over 75 who have not participated in a consultation in the last 12 months can also request a consultation. This can take place in the patient's home if, in the reasonable opinion of the practice to attend the practice premises. 

Antenatal

pregnantThis is held every Monday and Friday by appointment. The clinic is run by the Community Midwife. 

Postnatal

Postnatal checks are undertaken by appointment with the doctors. 

Cervical Smear Tests

These are recommended for all women between 25 and 64 years but are advisable from age 25 onwards. We recommend that these checks be carried out at three yearly intervals between the ages of 25 - 49 years and five yearly between 50 - 65 years. For older women, advice is available on the menopause and the prevention of osteoporosis (thinning of the bones). 

Children's Vaccinations

A weekly baby clinic is held on Wednesday morning from 10.30 - 12.00 pm. Child development checks are carried out at six weeks and eight months by appointment. Immunisation protection is available against: 
  • Diphtheria 
  • Tetanus
  • Poliomyelitis 
  • Whooping Cough
  • Measles
  • Mumps
  • Rubella and Meningitis C 
  • Hib 
  • Pneumococcal 
These are carried out by the Practice Nurse by appointment and can be given during normal surgery times by arrangement. 
 

Teenagers:

We offer confidential treatment to all our teenagers including contraceptive advice.
 

Smoking Cessation (Quit 51):

If you would like help to stop smoking please give your details to the Receptionist. 
 

Adult Vaccinations:

immunisationIf routine vaccinations and travel immunisations are required, please enquire at Reception. For travel vaccinations you need to complete a 'Travel Vaccination Enquiry' form which is available from the surgery. You will then be advised of the vaccinations you need and an appointment can be made with the practice nurse.
Please note some travel immunisations need to be given at least 4 weeks prior to the start of your holiday to be effective. It is advised to arrange your appointment 3 months in advance of your travel to discuss requirements. 
 

Minor Surgery:

Our Doctors perform minor surgery in our fully equipped treatment room.
 

High Blood Pressure:

This is usually silent and produces no symptoms until a disaster happens. We recommend at least three yearly blood pressure screening, with follow-up if high blood pressure is found. Please make an appointment if required. 
 

For Men:

All men can attend for an annual health check. This includes advice on testicular self-examination, diet, exercise, alcohol intake, blood pressure, urine and weight checks. If you have not had one, please make an appointment. 
 

For Women:

All women can attend for an annual health check. This includes advice on cervical smears, menopausal advice, contraception, diet, exercise, alcohol intake, blood pressure, urine and weight checks. If you have not had one, please make an appointment. 
 

Diabetic/ Asthma/ COPD/ Heart Care clinics:

Clinics are held to promote good health and prevent complications for our patients with chronic diseases. Please attend your check when contacted by the practice as it is only by working together that we can ensure your condition is managed effectively. 
 

Influenza Immunisations:

We offer this service, ordinarily in the period September - December, for both patients aged 65 and over and patients under 65 who have certain medical conditions. For further information please ask a member of staff. 
 

Spirometry:

Our Practice Nurses provide Spirometry and reversibility for patients with breathing problems such as asthma or COPD. We will advise you if Spirometry is required when you attend for your annual respiratory check.
 
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