Clinics and Services
Clinics and Services on offer at the practice include:
- Family Planning
A range of family planning services (contraceptive pills, coil and Implanon fittings, contraceptive injections and smears) are available here at the surgery. Please give the reason for your visit when making an appointment so that you are booked in with correct person.
- Cervical Screening
Routine smears are carried out in accordance with current Health Service guidelines. You will be invited to attend a clinic run by our practice nurse or one of our female doctors.
- Adult Immunisations
A tetanus booster is recommended every 10 years until you have had a total of five in your life.
- Children’s Immunisation/Infant Development Assessment
We run child immunisation clinics and it is important that children are fully immunised. Thanks to immunisation, illnesses that are potentially crippling or fatal are now rare and can be prevented. Appointments will be allocated by the Health Authority for clinics at the surgery. If, however, you cannot make an appointment, please telephone the surgery to cancel. Another appointment will be sent to you. If you find it impossible to attend your offered appointment, please contact the practice nurse to see if alternative arrangements can be made.
Child development checks are carried out by a doctor at around six weeks of age and thereafter by the health visitor.
- Stop smoking services
Stop smoking services are available at local pharmacies or by calling 0800 389 3998, you do not need to see a doctor.
- Chlamydia screening for 16-24 year olds
A free confidential service is available at the surgery, please pick up a slip at reception or for more information go to www.c-sure.org.uk.
- Sickness Certificates
A doctor’s DSS Certificate is not needed if you are off work for less than a week. This period is covered by a ‘Self Certificate’ (SC1) available from your employer or you can click on the following link to obtain a copy www.gov.uk. You will need to see your doctor if you are off for a longer time. A fee is charged for private certificates.
- Non-NHS Medical Services
Certain services are not available on the NHS and will attract a fee. These include private sick notes, signing of passport forms, private health scheme insurance forms, HGV, pre-employment, fitness to drive medicals and insurance claim forms. These services are available on request and our receptionists will be pleased to help you.
- Phlebotomy (Blood Test) Service
For more information on the Phlebotomy service, please view the information page.