Our attached Midwife offers care and advice throughout pregnancy, during labour and in the post natal period. She can be contacted via the surgery and holds an ante-natal clinic here on Wednesdays.
If you are pregnant there is no need to see a doctor. Please make a booking appointment with the Midwife at the ante-natal clinic when you are between 8 – 10 weeks pregnant.
If in doubt our Receptionists will be able to advise you.
Asthma & COPD
Patients with asthma are encouraged to come at least once a year for a check to make sure that their condition is under control. Both Nurses in the practice can carry out a full asthma review.
Our Practice Nurse also monitors patients with more serious lung problems and will measure their lung function on a regular basis.
All Nurses in the Practice are trained to take cervical smears. Women are encouraged to take advantage of this screening service as any problems are easily treated if found early.
These are given by the Practice Nurse by appointment for your convenience.
All of our Nurses are trained to offer annual Chlamydia screening and counselling.
Our Practice Nurse holds regular clinics to monitor patients with Diabetes. She works together with one of the Doctors to make sure that Diabetes is well controlled to slow the progression of the disease.
We offer a full range of contraceptive services. Both of our nurses are fully trained to give family planning advice. Dr Ola offers Nexplanon implant fitting and removal.
Emergency contraception, e.g. the morning after pill, is also available at the practice.
For more information regarding your contraception options before you have a consultation or if you are considering changing your method. Please click on the following link for more information.
Flu clinics dates are to be confirmed for the 2019 flu season. You are only eligible to receive a flu vaccination if you are aged 65 or over, are a carer, pregnant or suffer from one of the following illnesses:
- Asthma requiring inhaled or systemic steroids
- Chronic Heart Disease
- Chronic Kidney Disease
- Chronic Liver Disease
- Chronic Neurological Disease
- Immunosuppression (or if you live with an immunosuppressed patient)
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Diseases of Central Nervous System
Invitations to attend for your flu vaccination are being sent out to eligible patients and we urge you all to have a vaccination if you have been identified as being at risk.
Our Nurse Practitioner is highly qualified and has undertaken advanced training to enable her to prescribe and manage patients with undiagnosed minor illnesses.
If you are offered an appointment with our Nurse Practitioner she can deal with the following symptoms:
- Sore Throats
- Head Lice
- Urinary Tract Infection
- Eye Infection
- Pain relief
- Emergency Contraception
- Minor Injuries
- Ear Problems
- Diarrhoea & Vomiting
- Vaginal Discharge
- Psoriasis & Eczema
For the convenience of patients needing blood tests we hold daily phlebotomy clinics, by appointment. These are run by two members of our surgery team who have been fully trained.
If you want help to stop smoking, please make an appointment to see our Health Care Assistant. She can offer a range of help including the six week Phoenix support programme.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible – at least 6 weeks before you travel – as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
Travel health questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.
Routine and travel vaccinations for all ages are available during surgery times by appointment with our nurses.
Flu vaccinations, for those eligible, will receive invites later in the year. Please check the practice website and notice boards for more information about clinic times in the autumn.
Our Practice Nurse is fully trained to monitor Warfarin doses and holds a weekly clinic on Tuesday morning by appointment.
If you want to lose weight, both Nurses in the Practice can help you with dietary and lifestyle advice and regular support.