Practice Clinics & Services Directory
Coronary Heart Disease
Diabetes / Hypertension
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Please Note: All our clinics are by appointment only.
Cardio Vascular Services
All patients who have a history of Coronary Heart Disease / Angina / Heart Failure will be invited to attend an annual assessment with one of our Practice Nurses.
In addition to recording vital medical statistics, comprehensive advice will be given on lifestyle and support offered to patients enabling them to live an ordinary life as possible.
Child Health Surveillance Clinics
All children are invited to see the doctor for a health and development check at about 6 weeks and again at about 9 months old. Later checks are carried out by the Health Visitors and School Nurses.
All children under five years of age are encouraged to have the recommended immunisations. Appointments for clinics, held weekly at each surgery, are sent out routinely. Please let us know if your child's appointment is inconvenient.
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 or nurses for the test. For more information about Chlamydia and the national screening programme visit www.nhs.uk.
Diet & Nutritional Advice
Community Dieticians provide dietary advice to our patients. Your doctor will refer you if necessary. The practice nurse/Senior Healthcare Assistant can provide adult weight management advice.
Both doctors and nurses offer contraceptive services. Guidance on the best method of contraception for you is given and these include the pill, contraceptive injections, caps and coils, or implants.
Emergency contraception is also part of the service.
Patient confidentiality is respected at all times.
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.
We offer antenatal and postnatal care in co-operation with the midwife and hospital. Your Health Visitor attends the clinics to give help and advice.
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.
Medical Examinations (Non-NHS)
Medical examinations for special purposes; elderly drivers, fitness to undertake sports, travel, taxi drivers, lorry drivers and bus drivers can be provided by appointment only.
There is a charge for this service. Please advise Patient Services and they will arrange a special appointment for you.
Please bring your forms with you.
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
Our Practice Nursing team provide the following services by appointment:
Private Work (Non-NHS)
Certain services are not provided by the General Practitioners as part of our NHS Contract. These include medical certificates for periods of illness of less than 7 days, passport forms and insurance claim forms.
Please download our list of charges here, a copy is also available from reception.
Routine Health Screening
Please make an appointment to see the Senior Healthcare Assistant. If you are a new patient to the Practice, please arrange to have a check-up as soon as possible, as your medical records may be delayed in arriving from your previous Doctor.
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.
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.
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)
Travel Immunisations & Advice
Our Practice Nurses are available for advice and immunisations. An appointment should be made at least 6 weeks prior to travel. Further information including access to our online travel forms can be found here.