Services

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Appointments can be made by contacting the surgery from 8.30am until 6.00pm Monday to Friday. Telephone contact can be made between 8.00am and 8.30am for emergency purposes only.

Emergency Appointments

In a life threatening emergency, we would recommend contacting the emergency services on 999.

Appointment Cancellations

Please give us as much notice as possible of appointment cancellations. If you prefer, you can cancel your appointment online.

House Calls

House calls will be triaged by the Doctors present on that day. We would appreciate your help in ensuring any requests for house calls are requested as early as possible in the day to allow the Doctors time to plan their day.

Triage System

When you telephone the Practice or arrive at the Reception Desk to request an appointment your details will be taken and you will be contacted by a GP or Nurse that day by telephone. These changes are to try and ensure that all patients have equal access to our services as we are aware that our current system is not satisfactory.

Results & Investigations

If you have been asked to telephone for test results, please call the surgery after 11am (where possible).

Clinics

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The Practice have Practice Nurses who can offer our patients specialised nurse-led clinics and services. These include:

  • Cervical Smears & Screening
  • Heart Disease Prevention & CHD Follow Up
  • New Patient Health Checks
  • Asthma & Respiratory Problems
  • Well Woman & Well Person Checks
  • Pre School Immunisations for Children
  • Diabetes Monitoring
  • Anti-coagulant Monitoring
  • Smoking Cessation Advice
  • Travel Advice & Vaccinations
  • Nurse Prescribing

It is important that long term conditions like diabetes, respiratory, and heart conditions are regularly monitored. Appointments for these clinics are arranged by contacting the Reception desk. We are also happy to advise on weight reduction, stress and woman’s health issues.

We can arrange for the Dietician to help with those requiring specialist advice such as those with diabetes and severe weight problems. The referral to the Dietician is normally made through your Doctor of Practice Nurse.

In addition, we carry out regular Cryotherapy Clinics for wart removal. Please ask at Reception if you require an appointment.

Sexual Health Services

A range of services and advice is available regarding contraception and reproductive health.

Travel Advice

If you are travelling aboard you should contact the Practice at least 8 weeks in advance. The Practice Nurse will undertake a health assessment including vaccinations to help you enjoy good health while out of the UK.

The Practice is a Government designated Yellow Fever Centre; the Practice Nurse delivers this service when required. Patients from other Practices can access this vaccination by contacting the Practice Reception.

Flu & Pneumococcal Vaccinations

Flu vaccination is offered by the Practice to all at risk patients. This is carried out annually.

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If you feel you may be at risk, please discuss this with your Doctor or Practice Nurse and your name will be added to our list of patients who will be notified automatically with an appointment for vaccinations.

Where appropriate, pneumococcal vaccinations are offered.

Non-NHS Examinations

There are specific services provided by your Doctor that are not covered by the NHS and you will be asked to pay a fee in line with BMA tariff. For example:

  • Pre-employment Medicals
  • Private Medicals
  • Insurance Claims
  • Private Certificates
  • Fitness to Drive Medicals
  • Travel Abroad
  • Taxi Medicals
  • HGV Medicals