Minor Surgery - This clinic is devoted to skin problems that respond to treatment with liquid nitrogen (cryotherapy). These include viral and other types of warts, skin tags and actinic keratoses (a specific condition caused by sun exposure). The clinic runs on a weekly basis. We would request that you do NOT make an appointment for this clinic until you have been assessed by one of the doctors in the practice.
Baby Clinic - these are held on a Tuesday afternoon. All babies should have an 8 week developmental assessment, which is carried out by a doctor. Immunisations are given by the Practice Nurse. The Health Visitor is also available for checks, weighing and advice for your baby.
Phlebotomy: Blood tests are carried out on Tuesday and Friday mornings. You will need to be referred by your GP for this.
New Patient Checks: All newly registered patients who have certain chronic diseases are given a full check up by the Healthcare Assistant.
Maternity Services - Please see a GP for your first ante-natal appointment. You will then be referred for your hospital booking. You can also discuss pre-conception care. A post-natal check will be carried out 6 weeks after delivery.
Well Woman/Family Planning: Breast examination education, cervical smear tests and a full range of contraceptive care and advice (except contraceptive implants).
Influenza Vaccinations - We usually offer appointments from September each year. The vaccination is available for patients over 65 years and those with any of these chronic conditions: asthma, cancer, chronic lung disease, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, immuno-surpressed, liver disease, stroke, living in a nursing home or are a carer for any of the above, or you are pregnant. If you do not fall into any of these categories and would like to vaccinated against 'flu, there is a charge of £20.
Dietician - Your GP can refer you to the dietician who gives advice on disease related diets and weight loss. Weight checks also take place as a follow up to weight reduction diets as advised by the dietician.
Diabetes: All patients with non-insulin diabetes not seen regularly at hospital have a full check-up and assessment in surgery annually. Patients are usually called up during their birthday month.
Asthma Check: All asthmatics should attend at least annually, even if well, to ensure they are using their devices correctly and that their symptoms have not changed since their last review.
Smoking Cessation: Patients who want to give up smoking can make an appointment with our Healthcare Assistant, who can give help and support through this process.
Health Promotion: Advice is available on avoidance and management of coronary heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure. We can also provide advice on lowering cholesterol and healthy eating.