Additional Services

Health Promotion

There are specific arrangements for the management of certain conditions, eg diabetes, asthma, high blood pressure, menopause and smoking.

Details are available from the receptionists with whom appointments are made.

Services for Children

From the day you return home from hospital with your baby we provide a complete programme of child health surveillance, immunisation and health care. This will involve at various stages the doctors, midwives, health visitors and practice nurses.

Doctors from our practice carry out developmental checks at specified stages. Your health visitor will provide full details.

Immunisation Clinic

This clinic is held every Monday afternoon from 2:00pm – 4:00pm which is by appointment only.  You will receive an appointment time for your child to attend through the post.

Family Planning

We offer a full range of contraceptive advice to our patients.

Maternity Services

Comprehensive antenatal and postnatal care is provided by the doctors with the help of our community midwife and health visitors.

Cervical Smears

We recommend that females up to the age of 65 should have regular smear tests.

under 25  up to 6 months before you turn 25
25 to 49  every 3 years
50 to 64  every 5 years
65 or older  only if 1 of your last 3 tests was abnormal

 

Please make an appointment at reception.

Services for the Elderly

If you are aged 75 years or over, you will be invited to consult either your doctor, the practice nurse, district nurse or health visitor.

This can be arranged at the surgery or, if that is not possible, a home visit can be arranged.

Vaccinations

Tetanus/Diphtheria - Please make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss these.

Influenza - This is recommended both for all patients over the age of 65 and for younger patients with chest problems, heart disease or diabetes. Details are available from our receptionists in October each year.

Pneumovax - This is available and recommended by the Department of Health for all patients over the age of 65, immunosuppressed patients and those who have had a splenectomy.

Minor Surgery

The surgery is fully equipped for minor surgery. The doctors are qualified to perform a variety of minor surgical procedures.