Clinics & Services
The Practice Nurse immunise children under five years of age on a Tuesday morning, and at other times by appointment. Adult immunisations are by appointment with a Practice Nurse.
It is recommended that all adults have a tetanus injection every 10 years – five in a lifetime. (We can advise you when your last one was recorded, so if you need one, please make an appointment now).
We can offer the full range of foreign travel immunisations except Yellow Fever, which our local colleagues can do. It is sometimes necessary to allow eight weeks to complete a course of immunisations.
Please book an appointment with the Nurse in good time, when a travel questionnaire will also need to be completed, so that the nurse can prepare and if necessary order the appropriate vaccines for your appointment. When you see her she may give you advice on safe travel. A fee is payable for some immunisations. See our above Travel Vaccinations page for more information.
An influenza vaccination is particularly recommended for patients with heart, liver, lung or kidney disease, diabetes, residents of nursing homes, rest homes and carers; and for patients over 65 years of age.
Please contact the reception staff in September for details of the vaccination dates and to make an appointment. If you are housebound and thus unable to attend the surgery, a home visit will be arranged to undertake this facility.
Family Planning and Contraception
The Practice offers a full contraceptive and family planning service. Please make an appointment at reception for one of our female doctors.
Cervical smears are recommended for all women aged 25 to 64. They should be checked every three years and five yearly once you are over 50. A cervical smear is not a cancer test, but it can detect changes in the cervix before cancer sets in. These changes are easily treated, usually by laser, with the aim of preventing cancer developing later.
The surgery performs a variety of minor surgical procedures. Your GP will advise you.
The Practice nursing team run surgeries by appointment in the mornings and afternoons. Their responsibilities include:
- Family planning - blood tests - ECG tests - cervical smears - BP checks
- Dressings / suture removal - ear syringing - routine injections
- Coronary heart disease - asthma - diabetes
- Women’s health clinics
- General health advice - treatment of minor injuries - travel health and dietary advice